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The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast | ELA

May 23, 2023

If you tuned into the podcast last week, you know I received an email from Shannon, an ELA teacher with big questions. In a nutshell, she asked - how do we fit it all in? The writing, the review, the whole class novels, the skills...

Last week, we took a look at the big picture - how to plan the year to cover what you want to cover without getting overwhelmed. This time we're zooming in on planning a unit for one whole class text, and how to make all the decisions that go with it.

Discover my process for choosing a path through the reading, adding complementary texts, choosing consistent programs, and designing a buy-in project to help give the whole unit a solid shape.

You can use this step-by-step plan to approach units you'd like to redesign or build from scratch this summer. 


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