Make Your Lessons Legendary


Has your teaching become repetitive?

Do you struggle to find creative ways to reach your students?

Have you turned to the internet for lessons only to be disappointed time and time again?

Help is here.  




Our Best Ideas Become Your Best Lessons

15 Master Teachers
Veteran instructors, inspirational teacher-authors, and national award winners share their favorite literature activities for your classroom.
Step-by-Step Instructions
We are not fans of jargon. Our master teachers guide you through their activities with clear details and options for differentiation. Each lesson is easy to understand and easy to implement.
Handouts Included
Each chapter includes links to free literature, online articles, and expertly crafted handouts that are ready to go.

Overview of The Best Lesson Series: Literature


 No more heads down in class. 


This book will energize your classroom.


Our expert teachers will help you:


✓ Build student-centered experiences

✓ Deepen inquiry skills

✓ Break through with reluctant learners

✓ Generate great literary discussions


Each Chapter Contains:


  • ✓ the story behind the lesson

  • ✓ a backwards-designed plan that focus on student learning

  • ✓ handouts, resources and links

  • ✓ final thoughts on what made the lesson legendary

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Todd Finley

Multi-Draft Reading Using Print and Digital Texts
East Carolina University
Edutopia Editor

Dave Stuart Jr.

When Novels Start with Bathroom Scenes: An Inquiry into Novel Structure
Cedar Springs High School
author of A Non-Freaked Out Guide to Teaching the Common Core

Susan Barber

The American Dream
Northgate High School
AP Lit Help Editor and BAM Radio Blogger

Jori Krulder

Demystifying Poetry: 3-Step Poetry Analysis and “The Red Wheelbarrow”
Paradise High School
AP Lit Help Editor

Dan Ryder

Literary 3x3: Literary Analysis Remixed & Reshuffled
Mt. Blue High School
Wicked Decent Learning

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

The Excitement Graph
San Gabriel School District
author of Writing Behind Every Door

Josh Stock

April Awesomeness Poetry Challenge
Santa Fe Trail Middle School
Microsoft Certified Educator

Joy Kirr

Student-Generated Questions Using Science Fiction
Thomas Middle School
Genius Hour Leader

Amy Rasmussen

What Makes a Work of Literature?
Lewisville High School
Three Teachers Talk

Shanna Peeples

Building Bridges with Visual Literacy
Palo Duro High School
2015 National Teacher of the Year

Brianna Crowley

Who’s the Bird on the Wire? Characterization, Symbolism, and Textual Evidence
Hershey High School
CTQ Teacherpreneur

Gerard Dawson

Ignite Talks
Highstown High School
Teaching Resources by Gerard Dawson

Laura Bradley

Thinking Icons for Literary Analysis
Kenilworth Junior High School
Henry Ford Innovation Winner

Brian Sztabnik

Think Like a Poet
Miller Place High School
Talks with Teachers

Ruth Arseneault

Finding Courage to Fly Close to the Sun: Interpreting Icarus
Riverview High School
a dedicated teacher + the heart and soul of the TwT Voxer group

About The Editor

Brian Sztabnik has taught English for over a decade in New York. By day he shares his love of literature with his students.  By night he is a husband, father, Twitter chat host, podcaster, and blogger. He created Talks with Teachers in 2013 to inspire teachers by sharing ideas. 

At the heart of everything that he does, though, is the belief that great ideas should be shared and celebrated. This simple principle has helped his students outperform the world on the AP Literature and Composition exam. It has catapulted his podcast, Talks with Teachers, to No.1 in the K-12 category on iTunes. And it has enabled his writings to appear on Edutopia, Teaching Channel, EdWeek, Heineman, and AdLIT.

He won the Bammy Educators’ Choice Award in 2015 for Education Commentator/Blogger.


Brian Sztabnik

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