Featured author: Sonja Mix
Sonja Mix has taught English and art for 21 years in the same school. She makes fantastic English resources that work to develop students' critical thinking skills.For example, her resources range from an involved film analysis of the Matrix to an investigation of song lyrics to teach inductive and deductive reasoning. She teaches in one of the biggest districts in the State of Virginia, with more than 58,000 students attending 63 schools.
This week, we recorded our chat with Sonja on video! Watch her interview below to hear about her experience teaching and being a successful TES author.
Her Favorite Resources
This 70 page resource on T.S. Eliot’s masterful poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” focuses on literary devices and analysis. It’s well-suited for a high school English course, with activities, AP level writing prompts, and additional handouts.
Red or blue pill? Which one will you choose? Immerse students in academiclessons’ editable “Matrix Complete Unit.” This 119 page comprehensive unit focuses on literary devices and film analysis through the lens of paragraph essay prompts, 10 focused activities, and viewing questions. It comes with a teacher answer key, so get unplugged and enjoy this no-prep resource!
Help your students step up their #selfie game! With academiclessons’ fabulous 15-day unit, “The Elements and Principles of Design,” students will examine and create artwork and photographs to learn how line, shape, texture, space, form, balance, and more all contribute to designs that are powerful and appealing to the eye.