At last year’s in-service, one of the suggestions for the blog was “Meme Mondays,” and so today we roll out the red-carpet for Memes.
To coincide with Banned Books Week, these memes are all about censorship.
A few ways to use memes in your classroom:
- As warm-ups to start a discussion or concept you’ll be introducing
- As classroom rules/expectations
- As discussion starters, enhancers, or “curve-balls”
- As prompts for writing
- In a group or paired with another text, as seminar text (the really good memes)
- As models for memes students will create (based on grammar, literature, authors, current events, etc.) – Mematic is just one free app available for easy meme-making.
- Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week (NYT’s The Learning Network)
- Higher Order Thinking Through Meme Building (from Surviving English)
- Five Ways to Use Memes to Connect to Students (from Mrs. Orman’s Classroom)
- Ermahgerd – Memes in the Classroom (from NJEA)