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New Review "What Good are the Words?" A Close Reading of an Excerpt from The Book Thief
A close reading of an excerpt from The Book Thief provides high school readers with an opportunity to examine how Markus Zusak uses syntax, repetition, and figurative language to contribute to the power of the novel, and to help develop his themes.
9th - 10th Language Arts 28 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Helping Students Understand Text Structures: Informational Problem/solution
What does a text say? What does it do? Good readers use these questions to help them understand the structure of a problem/solution text. Model this approach by putting a copy of the included article on an overhead (or interactive white board).
10th Language Arts 64 Views 248 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with a chunk of text, how to highlight imagery and figurative language, and how to use in-text citations to answer guiding questions.
11th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 2
Complex text can be a challenge for even good readers. Encourage your class members to develop the skills needed to tackle big reads with a series of activities based on a passage from "The Offshore Pirate." The second in a three-part series of close reading exercises based on passages written by F.
11th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Shakespearean Soliloquy Fluency: A Close Reading and Analysis of "To be or not to be"
Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy (Act III, scene i) gets the close reading treatment in a group of skill building exercises. As an engagement activity, class members assume the role of a WWE wrestler, a kindergarten teacher, ninja assassin, etc.
11th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparative Close Reading Poetry Analysis: "All that lives must die..." - Shakespeare
Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" and Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for death . . ." are the focus of a series of close reading exercises that help learners develop their skill reading challenging text. Using the provided worksheets, groups highlight imagery in the poems in order to compare the attitude toward death expressed by the two poets.
11th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Greek Mythology Version 2.0: To Be or Not to Be an Epic Hero?
Using The Odyssey in your classroom? Then this resource is for you. After listening to a reading of a portion of Book 9 of The Odyssey and watching a PowerPoint about Greek heroes, partners complete a "Think Pair Share" chart about whether Odysseus meets any of the criteria for being a Greek hero.
9th - 10th Language Arts 14 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Need for Sleep: A Close Reading of a Soliloquy from King Henry IV, Part II
Gentle sleep eludes poor King Henry IV. Uneasy under the weight of his responsibilities, Henry contemplates the darkness of the night and in his soul. To develop their skill reading difficult text, class members engage in a close reading of King Henry's soliloquy from Act III, scene i of King Henry IV, Part II.
11th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Analyzing an Argument
How do you read non-fiction, informational text? How do you recognize the rhetorical devices a writer is using? How do you determine the tone of such a document? Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address provides a perfect vehicle for learners to develop and practice these necessary skills.
10th - 12th Language Arts 161 Views 129 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 1
A passage from The Great Gatsby is used to launch a series of skill-building activities that can be used to introduce close reading strategies. Groups practice crafting text-dependent questions, theme statements, and conclusions, as opposed to summaries.
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part II
The second in a series of three lessons that examine how different writers explore the issues of individual freedoms and tolerance in America uses The Crucible as the anchor text. The focus here is what Miller has to say about the causes and results of intolerance.
11th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Redistricting: Drawing the Lines
Difficult redistricting concepts are covered in a context that will make it understandable to your government scholars. They begin with a KWL on the term redistricting and then watch a video to answer some questions. They analyze political cartoons using a graphic organizer (included), focusing on satire.
7th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 103 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Applying KWL Guides to Sources with Elementary Students
What is a KWL chart? Here is a well thought-out lesson that has learners use KWL charts to gain historical perspective. Your class examines primary sources about historical events and identifies what they know, want to know, and, finally, what they learned about the chosen topic.
2nd - 7th Social Studies & History 17 Views 186 Downloads
Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Given the rhetoric on both sides of the issue of captive killer whale populations the question arises, "Is it possible to have a rational discussion of this controversial topic?" Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional information before deciding if the claim is true.
11th - 12th Science 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 3
The third in a three-part series of exercises uses close-reading strategies to help readers develop their skills for comprehending complex text. Groups examine Eugene Robert Richee's photo portrait of Louise Brooks, considered the inspiration for Jordan Baker in F.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? They watch a video (linked) about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Scholars focus on rhetorical device by listening to famous speeches and completing a graphic organizer on persuasive techniques.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 162 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Internet of Things: IoT
How has the Internet of Things affected our lives? Scholars examine the massive influence of mobile devices in this analysis activity, which begins with a seven-minute documentary clip. They also read a New York Times article (linked) which acts as the basis for a pro/con list analyzing Google's privacy policies.
7th - 12th Language Arts 116 Views 423 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Point of View and Tone
Good grief? Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Grief" and Emily Dickinson's "After great pain, a formal feeling comes" are the focus of a series of close reading activities that ask groups to compare the point of view and tone of these two poems on the same subject.
11th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Literature - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Ambrose Bierce’s short story, is used to model how structural moves, the decisions an author makes about setting, point of view, time order, etc., can be examined to reveal an author’s purpose. Groups examine the three parts of the story and collect evidence to show how the point of view, tone, and mood change in each part.
11th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Cross-Genre Lesson: Exploring a Thematic Idea of Informational and Literary Texts
Let the synthesizing begin as your learners trace and explore thematic ideas through informational and literary texts that concern Ramses II and the fall of Saddam Hussein. Learners begin by examining an encyclopedia article concerning Ramses and progress to “Ozymandias” by Shelly, and an article from National Geographic of the same topic but of a different tone.
6th - 10th Language Arts 125 Views 216 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable