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Film Critique: The Story and the Techniques
Why just show your class a movie when you could teach them how to critique film the same way they do literature? While this lesson uses Battlestar Galactica as its visual text of choice, this plan could be used with any film selection. It would be perfect to use with the film adaptation of any literary work.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 33 Views 232 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Study Guides: Of Mice and Men
Here is a widely applicable set of materials to enhance any reading task. You'll find graphic organizers, response to literature activities, writing prompts, a reading schedule, study guides, a story plot flow chart, and a character map. Resource is designated for Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but these materials would work for any literary text, at home or in the classroom.
9th - 10th Language Arts 38 Views 499 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Back to the Beginning!
The final exercise in a series of lessons about writing a novel, this resource focuses on how to begin a story. The directions are clear, examples are plentiful, and practice activities provide writers with several possible options. Whether they start at the beginning, start with an inciting incident, start in the middle of things, or start at the end, your writers will be well prepared to draft their novel or a narrative of any length.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end.
5th - 9th Language Arts 106 Views 161 Downloads
Lesson Plan 17: Novel, Take 2
It's all about using peer resources in this writing process instructional activity, which includes a fantastic novel revision worksheet packet. Learners have read a partner's story draft the night before, and groups have a "lightning round of praise" giving compliments about the novel they read.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 28 Views 64 Downloads
Simple Machines IV - Levers
The principles of levers and simple machines are presented here. An easy-to-make lever is constructed by each group of scientists, and they use it to explore how this simple machine makes heavy things so much easier to lift and move. A good lab sheet is embedded in the plan, as are some terrific extension activities.
4th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Reading the Play
Students read the play "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare. In groups, they identify the instances of similes, metaphors and personification. They use the Internet to compare and contrast the events in the play with historical facts. To end the lesson plan, they hold a mock trial to examine Brutus' innocence or guilt.
6th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 111 Downloads
The Talking Goat Lesson
Students analyze the meanings and patterns of a folk tale. They respond in their reading journals to the following prompts: How do you feel about the way "The Talking Goat" ended? Why? Which did you like better: your group's predicted ending or the actual ending?
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Study Guide for Second Semester English Exam
Thorough and all-encompassing, this study guide summarizes an entire semester, or possibly a year, of language arts vocabulary words. Vocabulary from The Diary of Anne Frank, Night, Romeo and Juliet, and various short stories is listed for review, as well as the elements of drama, stories, and literature.
8th - 10th Language Arts 44 Views 529 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Domestic Violence and Teen Dating
It is important for students to have a safe place to discuss domestic violence, dating, and abuse. This discussion-based lesson provides upper graders with a list of warning signs for abuse, community resources, and ways they can help those suffering from abuse.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 99 Downloads
Painting Places with Words Using John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
Useful in an Of Mice and Men unit, or in a unit that focuses on descriptive writing, this lesson prompts young authors to impersonate John Steinbeck's writing style in the opening passages of the novel. A Six Trait writing activity guides them through the process of mimicking the sentence structure, all the way into writing their own descriptive essay about a place they know.
8th - 9th Language Arts 11 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Video Games and Social Control
Can technology can be addictive? After viewing a short video called "Play," class members consider this questions, gather data on types and amount of time people spend on various technology, and draw conclusions from the information gathered.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 106 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pharaoh Mountain Hike: Investigating Adirondack Life Zones
Students hike a local mountain and examine its life zones. They measure various components at each zone and collect leaf litter at the sites. At the mountain top, students make descriptive observations and complete a handout about the four zones.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
Young scholars complete a variety of activities as they examine the historical significance of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Golden Spike Ceremony in Promontory, Utah, which honored its completion. In one activity they plan and recreate a grander, more appropriate Golden Spike ceremony.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 50 Downloads
A Letter to Sarah, Plain, and Tall
Patricia MacLachlan's novel Sarah, Plain and Tall serves as an excellent tool for examining point of view. During reading, the class thinks about how characters feel. Just before the climax of the novel, they write friendly letters to Sarah from the point of view of Anna or Caleb.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 14 Views 245 Downloads
Remembering to Never Forget
Learners discover how the history of a place or event affects one's present perceptions of that place or event. They examine the current tensions caused by the decision to make Weimar, Germany Europe's cultural capital.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 56 Downloads
Ecology of The Sonoran Desert Soil Crusts: Biology, Geology
This lesson is designed after research done on the ecology of soil lichen in the Tucson Basin area during the summers of 1997 and 1998. Its purpose is to guide learners into adopting the problem solving thinking of ecologists. The lesson encompasses all t
6th - 11th Science 6 Views 21 Downloads