Maintained by the University of Nottingham (UK) comes this collection of videos for each element of the periodic table. Be sure to check out the university’s YouTube channel for more great content.
Vocabulary.com isn’t just a tool for English teachers (Though it’s quite handy for literary devices and novel vocab!). Any teacher can create their own lists of vocabulary for students to learn, or choose pre-made lists from the vocabulary.com library on any subject! Create lists of terms for history, math, science, or art units to help reiterate and refresh.
How vocabulary.com works:
One of our favorite teen reading sites is www.teenreads.com. If you’re looking for ways to add an independent reading project to your class, this site has great booklists (The Ultimate Reading List!), author interviews, reviews, blog posts, and newsletters about reading to supplement the project. You can also encourage voracious readers to apply to be a book reviewer!
This post by literacy coach Lauren Francese outlines the process for using primary sources to make found poems. This activity can easily be adapted for any discipline. In the blog post below, students use soldiers’ journals from World War I, but I have also seen teachers use found poetry with novels and articles.