Teacher Review For SparkNotes

Great tool for assistance with difficult text in classical literature

Linda C.
Classroom teacher
Cabell Midland High School
Ona, WV
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this site to assist students with difficult text to better understand plot and characterization. The only problem is the right side of the screen with all the ads. This is somewhat distracting.
My Take
I utilize this teaching tool for students who have missed direct teacher instruction and need assistance with difficult text. If the ads were removed, it would be easier to focus on text; however, the split page makes it easy to students to compare the classical language with today's language.