Drawing Conclusions and Inferences

By Sharena Downey Drawing conclusions and inferencing is one of the most challenging skills for many students. In order to master this skill, students must learn and know how to make an educated guess based on the clues in the text provided whether it is an image or passage. QAR (Question Answer Relationship) When students … Continue reading Drawing Conclusions and Inferences

Plot Diagram X Will

“Now Here is a Story…” All about how I use The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song to teach plot to my students. Throw it back to the 90’s when family shows were popular such as Family Matters, Full House, Saved by the Bell, Hanging with Mr. Cooper, and Step-by-Step were all the rave along … Continue reading Plot Diagram X Will


The plot diagram can be hard for students to understand. As a result, I try to make it interesting and fun, but also I give them visuals that will help them remember each stage of the plot, and I do this by showing a video of a local roller coaster that my students can relate … Continue reading PLOT ELEMENTS


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Hi, I’m Sharena. I am a secondary school English teacher. I spend most of my time writing and watching movies. This blog is for my love of teaching and to share resources and ideas with you!

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