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A Great Piece On Student Boredom & The Writing Prompt I’m Using With It


How to Never Succumb to Boredom is a very good piece over at Bright. I’m going to have students read it and then answer this prompt:

What is the author saying about boredom? Do you agree with his view? To support your opinion, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.

I’m adding this post to:

The Best Posts & Articles On Boredom & How Students & Teachers Can Deal With It

The Best Posts On Writing Instruction

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Hi Larry,

    I really liked that piece (it’s also really nice that you can hear the author reading it!) and your suggestion for the writing prompt. I wanted to ask – would you do any scaffolding or pre-teaching of that story with your students before you had them read/listen to it? What English level do you think the students would/should be at to be able to read that story w/o any help?

    Thank you!


    • Chikae,

      I am planning to make it the culminating activity of a short lesson I do on boredom for mainstream students, not my ELLs. I believe you can find it on my “Best” list, or it’s in one of my books.


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