1. History of the English Language
I've used this video at many times during a semester but it's probably best being used early on. This was made for adults so there are clinical terms for genitalia included within it. Pre-screen for your classes.
2. Crash Course: How and Why We Read
This video is great for the first week or so of an English class! And, it's John Green! Kids love him!
I use this video right before the first time we peer edit/revise papers. I ask students to write down a few things that they think they often mess up on!
4. Strongbad Emails #64: English Paper
Homestar runner is an oldie but a goodie. This is a great video to show when assigning the first essay of a class. Some students find it more amusing than others- but I love it.
5. Write your story, change history - Brad Meltzer (Ted-ed talk)
What are your favorite videos to use?
Thanks for reading!