Teaching Companion

Teaching Companion® provides teachers with quality, field-tested curriculum created by experienced educators.

Teaching Companion® Teaching Guides deliver prep-free teaching for months at a time.  You can literally walk in to class, open the Teaching Guide and conduct your lesson without using any of your spare time to prepare.

Each Teaching Guide includes...

Detailed Daily Lesson Plans Chapter Questions
Step-by-Step Instructions Creative Assignments
Worksheets and Handouts Quizzes
Vocabulary Exercises Tests
And Much More!

Teachers who use Teaching Companion® Teaching Guides will enjoy...

More Free Time Better Curriculum
Less Stress Superior Organization
Greater Confidence Higher Job Satisfaction
Happier Students More Family Time
And Much More!

Teaching Guides  

Anne Frank: Diary of a young Girl

Anne Frank's diary has become a modern classic and has been read by millions of students.  Today it is one of the most-taught books in American schools.

Anne's honesty strikes a chord with all readers, and students are quickly attracted to the themes of adolescent isolation and angst.  Most students find that despite Anne Frank's extreme circumstances, her daily thoughts and concerns are entirely familiar and relatable.  Students are often amazed to find that they too have asked themselves many of the same questions that Anne poses to her diary.

Anne's diary also provides a great opportunity to teach students about the Holocaust and other examples of genocide.  This Teaching Guide includes some incredible lessons that will significantly enhance your Anne Frank curriculum.

Of course the Teaching Guide also includes all vocabulary, discussion questions, handouts, worksheets, quizzes and tests you will need to teach for more than a month.

Diary of Anne Frank Teaching Guide

 

Animal Farm

This Teaching Companion Teaching Guide leads students through an critical examination of George Orwell's Animal Farm.

While exploring literary elements such as theme, character, and irony, students will also learn about the historical context for the novel.  By the end of the unit, students will be familiar with the Russian Revolution and will have some understanding of why communism failed in the USSR. 

Teachers using this Teaching Guide will enjoy the detailed daily lesson plans, integrated handouts and worksheets, creative assignments, and comprehensive unit test.

Animal Farm Teaching Guide

 

The Catcher in the Rye

This comprehensive Teaching Guide provides everything you need to teach a successful Cather in the Rye unit.  Without spending a single hour on prep time, you can go to class with 20 lessons completely planned.

The Teaching Guide also includes handouts and worksheets, assignments, discussion questions, quizzes, tests, and much more.

J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye remains an American classic and is taught in schools in English speaking countries around the world.  Themes of disillusionment, and the search for personal identity keep this novel eternally relevant to youth.

Catcher in the Rye Teaching Guide

 

The Crucible

Arthur Miller's The Crucible can be a very difficult play to teach effectively, but the Teaching Companion® Teaching Guide makes it remarkably easy and enjoyable.

This Teaching Guide comes with 20 detailed daily lesson plans.  The lessons are seamlessly integrated with a series of assignments, activities, and tasks.  Everything you need to teach for an entire month is provided.  Your only prep work will be an occasional trip to the photocopier to make copies of worksheets or handouts.

During this unit, students will study literary terms and techniques, learn about the witch trials of New England, and explore compelling themes and issues related to honesty, loyalty, fear, and faith.

The Crucible Teaching Guide

 

Hamlet

One of Shakespeare's most famous plays, Hamlet remains a staple of senior literature classes around the world.

Hamlet's famous soliloquies, many of which explore the such deep issues as the meaning of life, still resonate today.  There is plenty of food for thought here, and a well-planned unit can make this an enjoyable, engaging educational experience for your students.  Of course, the opposite can also be true.  If you don't have the right plan, Hamlet can be a real slog.

Fortunately, the Teaching Companion Teaching Guide ensures you will get the most out of your Hamlet unit.  The Teaching Guide comes with an amazing mass of resources.  Along with the detailed daily lesson plans, you get countless assignments, discussion questions, quizzes, worksheets, handouts, and much more.

Hamlet Teaching Guide

 

The Hobbit

Tolkien's prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy is a great novel for classroom study.  It includes all of the elements many adolescents seek in literature - action, adventure, fantasy, etc.

This Teaching Guide includes everything you will need to teach The Hobbit for an entire month.  The daily lesson plans are integrated with chapter questions, vocabulary work, and ongoing assignments, making this a comprehensive, effective unit plan.  The Teaching Companion Teaching Guide also includes a full unit test, which will help teachers assess students' understanding of the novel and the concepts discussed in class.

The Hobbit Teaching Guide

 

Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain's classic American adventure story about a young boy who runs away with a slave remains one of the most taught novels in the US.  Ironically, it is also one of the most banned novels in the US.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn provides an excellent forum for exploring issues of racism, morality, loyalty, and friendship.  As Huck and Jim drift down the river, they encounter a great variety of people and situations, and Huck's responses, and our own responses, can be deeply informing.

The Teaching Companion® Huckleberry Finn Teaching Guide provides absolutely everything you will need to teach an entire Huckleberry Finn unit including a month's worth of detailed daily lesson plans, vocabulary exercises, chapter questions, crossword puzzles, quizzes, tests, and more!

Huckleberry Finn Teaching Guide

 

Julius Caesar

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears..."

The Teaching Companion® is your ticket to instant mastery of Shakespeare's historical tragedy, Julius Caesar.  Our Julius Caesar Teaching Guide includes a complete set of daily lesson plans, a unit calendar, creative assignments, research projects, and everything else you could possibly need to teach a successful Julius Caesar unit.

From Caesar's grand speeches, to Brutus' brooding, to Marc Antony's famous eulogy, our Julius Caesar Teaching Guide will have you covered.  Your students will enjoy their Shakespeare experience and gain the essential cultural literacy that comes from studying these classics.  Through close reading, and through viewing the play on film, students will develop a deep understanding of the play.  Persuasive writing assignments, vocabulary exercises, and chapter questions will ensure your students also practice their writing skills.

Julius Caesar Teaching Guide

 

Lord of the Flies

William Golding's Lord of the Flies continues to captivate readers.  Still studied by most secondary school students, Lord of the Flies provides a venue in which young adults explore the many contradictions and dualities of human nature.

In this comprehensive teaching guide, students explore Lord of the Flies on three distinct, yet connected levels: social, political, and spiritual.  The social aspect of Golding's novel is the conflict between civilization, and savagery.  Students examine and discuss what would happen to our society without the constraints of law.  The political plane revolves around the conflict between democracy and totalitarianism.  And the spiritual element is the conflict between good and evil.

By analyzing Golding's intricate use of symbols, students come to understand these three main conflicts in Lord of the Flies, and the poignant messages conveyed in the text.

The Lord of the Flies Teaching Guide includes everything needed to conduct and entire month of Lord of the Flies lessons.  Teachers get lesson plans, handouts, worksheets, quizzes, tests, and more.

Lord of the Flies Teaching Guide 

 

Macbeth

The Teaching Companion® Macbeth Teaching Guide provides everything you need to teach Shakespeare's great tragedy.

This robust Teaching Guide comes with 20 daily lesson plans, dozens of handouts and worksheets, amazing assignments, a comprehensive unit test, and much more.  All of the prep work is completely finished, so you can simply show up for class ready to teach.

Your students will be amazed at how much they enjoy this tale of excessive ambition and supernatural meddling.  The activities and assignments are designed to fulfill learning objectives while also engaging students.  This means that the curriculum gets covered, but beyond that, students have a meaningful, positive experience with the text.

Try the Macbeth Teaching Guide today.  You won't be disappointed.

Macbeth Teaching Guide

 

Of Mice and Men

With the Teaching Companion Of Mice and Men Teaching Guide, you and your students are guaranteed to get the most our of John Steinbeck's American classic.

The Of Mice and Men Teaching Guide comes with lesson plans, chapter questions, vocabulary exercises, handouts, worksheets, assignments, tests, and more.  Nothing is left out or left to chance with this guide.

Students will especially benefit from the lessons and activities in this guide that focus on descriptive writing.  Steinbeck was a master of setting the scene.  The Teaching Companion Of Mice and Men Teaching Guide features lessons that teach students to recognize and utilize the descriptive tools that make Steinbeck's writing so vivid and evocative including simile, metaphor, personification, detail, and others.

Of Mice and Men Teaching Guide

 

Romeo and Juliet

Perhaps Shakespeare's greatest play, and certainly his most famous, Romeo and Juliet is still studied by secondary students around the world, and with good reason.  This play is full of conflicts and themes that make it uber-relevant to teenagers.

Highlighting these relevant conflicts and themes is the key to a successful Romeo and Juliet unit, and the Teaching Companion Romeo and Juliet Teaching Guide achieves this masterfully.  Through a series of engaging lessons, students form a deep connection to the play.  While learning about dramatic and literary devices, students also examine the emotions and motivations of the characters.

The end result is a fun, effective, memorable unit.  Students and teachers will be amazed at how much they enjoy the Romeo and Juliet experience.

This Teaching Guide comes with absolutely everything you will need to teach Romeo and Juliet at the secondary level.  You won't have to do any prep work for an entire month!

Romeo and Juliet Teaching Guide

 

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird continues to entertain and inform students across the English-speaking world.  It is at once a coming-of-age story and a scathing indictment of prejudice and racism.  Through Lee's developed, compelling characters, students can learn much about literature, history, and humanity.

Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird means exploring issues.  The novel is too richly laden with engaging, though-provoking issues for them to be ignored.  Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird provides an excellent opportunity to extend teaching beyond the confines of reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, and literary technique.  While these elements should remain staples of your To Kill a Mockingbird unit plan, it is imperative that you lead your students on a much more important journey: an in-depth exploration of the key issues within Harper Lee's classic novel.

The Teaching Companion To Kill a Mockingbird Teaching Guide ensures that you cover the staples of all literature units, but also delve deeply into the issues that make this novel so compelling.  It comes with detailed daily lesson plans, assignments, worksheets, tests, an amazing PowerPoint presentation, and much more.

To Kill a Mockingbird Teaching Guide  

 

Teaching Companion® provides teachers with quality, field-tested curriculum created by experienced educators.

Teaching Companion® Teaching Guides deliver prep-free teaching for months at a time.  You can literally walk in to class, open the Teaching Guide and conduct your lesson without using any of your spare time to prepare.

Each Teaching Guide includes...

Detailed Daily Lesson Plans Chapter Questions
Step-by-Step Instructions Creative Assignments
Worksheets and Handouts Quizzes
Vocabulary Exercises Tests
And Much More!

Teachers who use Teaching Companion® Teaching Guides will enjoy...

More Free Time Better Curriculum
Less Stress Superior Organization
Greater Confidence Higher Job Satisfaction
Happier Students More Family Time
And Much More!

 

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Also be sure to see this amazing unit plan for teaching The Hunger Games, one of the most popular new novels being used in schools across the world.

 

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Thank you very much for your Romeo and Juliet Teaching Guide.

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Your guide made teaching Romeo and Juliet easy and fun.

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Burlington, VT

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 I really wanted to teach Animal Farm, but I was concerned I would miss important elements, but your teaching guide made sure I covered everything.    Thanks to you, teaching Animal farm was the easiest four weeks of English 10.  I didn't have to do any planning at all.

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I owe this dramatic change to your teaching guides, which allowed me to leave my work at work.  I have taught my last two units using your guides, and I have been supremely pleased with the results.  My students are learning, I am having fun, and, perhaps most importantly, I am spending much more time on my personal life.

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Kelowna, BC

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