I have spent this week attending training to teach Pre AP English. I have to admit that while I don't exactly enjoy spending my summer in workshops all day, this one has been very informative. It is getting me all excited about teaching English this upcoming year. I have several things that I want to share with you, but I'll try to do it in small chunks.
If you have been teaching ELA for several years, let me warn you: I'm new. Everything is new, wonderful, and exciting to me.
The first thing I want to share is a website where you can get some free kits for your school. Go to www.teachingtolerance.org. From there click on teaching kits. There are six different teaching kits and you can have all six of them for free. At this point I can't really tell you how useful they are or aren't. I just ordered my yesterday. It takes 6 to 8 weeks for you to receive the kits.
If anyone has ordered and used these kits before, please let me know what you think about them.