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From Courage to Freedom: Slavery's Dehumanizing Effects
Students study how Frederick Douglass uses language to describe a realistic picture of slavery in his writings which are primary source documents. They examine his use of word choice, imagery, irony, and rhetorical appeals and use slave narrative as a source of historical study.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 39 Downloads
Perspective on the Slave Narrative
Students examine narratives of two slaves: iam W. Brown and Frederick Douglas. They produce an essay explaining how Brown's narrative challenged the prejudices of readers in his own time and how it challenges prejudices today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 10 Downloads
The Not-So-Famous Person Report
Students research a not-so-famous person and write a report about that person. They conduct interviews in order to find out information about their chosen person. Students share what they learned about the person with the class.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 31 Downloads
Library Skills: Biography
Biographies deserve special attention when training youngsters how to use the library because they are alphabetized by subject rather than by author. Guide children through the process of finding biographies over a two-visit series. On the second day, they illustrate a 6-page reproducible biography of Ernest Gallo (provided, along with samples of biography call numbers).
2nd Language Arts 7 Views 85 Downloads
Can't Judge a Book by its Cover
Apply language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language and genre to create and discuss print and nonprint texts. Learners research the life of a famous person and present their findings using multimedia software.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Students brainstorm a list of possible topics for their essay. As a class, they review the characteristics of anecdotal writing and the form they take in newspapers or autobiographies. To end the lesson, they decide on their topic for their college essay and write about it informally in their journals.
11th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 16 Downloads
Truth Be Told
Encourage your middle and high schoolers to share their memories of a recent event. After reading a New York Times article, they discuss Elie Wiesel's memoir, Night. They write their own memoir about a significant event that affected their school or community.
6th - 12th Language Arts 66 Views 460 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 65 Views 517 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lyddie: An Instructional Unit Resource Guide
Katherine Paterson’s young adult novel Lyddie is the foundation of a differentiated instruction unit that not only explores the rise of industrialization and labor but women’s rights issues as well. The resource links, list of activities, assessment tools, and template for planning modifications make this a powerful teacher resource.
6th - 8th Language Arts 62 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book or a multimedia project for an oral presentation.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 12 Views 211 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory details and one rich in description.
8th Language Arts 139 Views 420 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Imagine what it was like to be a slave in the United States in 1845. Eighth graders are given an opportunity to experience life from the point of view of Frederick Douglass as they read and discuss an annotated passage from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself.
7th - 9th Language Arts 188 Views 287 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"Their Eyes Were Watching God": Folk Speech and Figurative Language
Using or considering using Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God? Then this packet is a must for your curriculum library. The examination of how Hurston combines folklore and folk language to create the voice of her characters, will not only help readers comprehend the dialogue, but will also reveal her mastery of traditional literary techniques.
9th - 12th Language Arts 35 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close reading and discussion, and also includes a video seminar illustrating what high-level discourse regarding the text looks like.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review My Ántonia: Biography
Begin your unit on Willa Cather's My Ántonia with a stellar combination of interviews, essays, and discussion activities designed to develop context around the novel. After listening to the first track of the (attached) audio guide, readers present the three most important points that they have noted from the interviews.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Transportation Systems
Learners analyze the evolution of cultural attitudes through the lens of transportation, examining several artifacts, documents, and photographs. Topics covered include how American attitudes have influenced society's evolution into a car-dependent society, how transportation affects the availability of goods, and transportation for the future.
8th - 12th Science 21 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review EdTech Tuesdays: Scribble Press
Discover the fantastic app that allows students to transform their in-class writings to published, hard-copy material. This video will walk you through the pros and cons of using this application, including price, classroom uses, instructional support for teachers, and the extent of publishing rights.
5 mins 2nd - 8th Classroom Support 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Unit Lesson Plan: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
This instructional activity is designed to provide closing activities for A Christmas Carol. Four closing activities are provided, so you can pick and choose what would work best for your learners. The first activity asks learners to write a biography for Charles Dickens.
9th - 10th Language Arts 9 Views 83 Downloads