Pel had this idea a few weeks ago that we should do a piece on Twilight being used in the classroom. Being a teacher, I was very excited about this idea so much so that I asked to be the point person on it. I started off this project like any other, making an announcement on the front page asking for your stories. I figured I would receive two types of stories: ones from teachers and ones from students. I even created labels so I could remember which story was which as I sorted through them all. I soon realized that two labels were not enough.
Not only had teachers and students written in, but so had librarians, school secretaries, parents, college professors, college students at all levels, and community outreach workers as well. The diversity of people using Twilight for educational purposes was surprising.
I had never thought about using Twilight to teach ESL Parents about literary elements so they could understand what their students were learning or creating Twilight Tournaments to coincide with Teen Read week. The stories sent are both inspirational and funny. Twilight has been a proven tool in the classroom whether your teaching kids about point of view, using it in an ESL class, or tempting the non-readers with a 500+ page book that they can’t put down.
Over the summer we will be featuring the stories from teachers, students and everyone in between. Each week there will be stories and sometimes artwork that was inspired by Twilight in the classroom.