"The past is always tense, the future perfect."

—  Zadie Smith


This site provides materials to support students in their high school English learning endeavors. It reflects the breadth and depth of my knowledge and passion for teaching the literary arts. -- Ms. Eller



A collection of blog posts that explore authors, works of literature, themes, and eras of literary history. Each post was designed for use in my classes.  

Find textual analysis insights and reading questions


English Skills

A series of lessons to help you refine your skills in writing, textual analysis, literary criticism, citation, research and more. 

Use these tips to improve your English skills

English Resources

A treasure trove of recommended links for dictionaries, grammar sites, citation tips, style guides, online literary journals, literary research tools, and more! 

Keep these resources at your fingertips


"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."

—  Kurt Vonnegut


Who is Ms. Eller?

Teaching English is my calling. However, as you'll see, I also enjoy community service and writing, editing, and research outside of class. 


Teaching Principles

This is where English teaching theory and practice merge. Discover how to apply teaching approaches to English lessons for secondary classroom contexts. 


Express Yourself

Find your voice and overcome your writing barriers. 


Score Better

Improve your SAT, ACT and AP English test taking strategies