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Comparing Themes Across Texts
Read various texts to compare the themes across each text. Learners write a journal entry describing the most beautiful scenery they've seen and use a map of the United States to locate the Sequoia National Park and Muir Woods. They then read "Saving the Redwoods" and complete written responses for the text comparing it to the poem "Stars.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 70 Downloads
Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: Concluding the Novel
As I Lay Dying is a beautiful book and a wonderful vehicle for understanding, interpreting, and comparing themes. The class reads and analyzes the novel, discusses possible interpretations, and characterizations. They compare the themes of hope and loss found in the book to how the themes were conveyed in Faulkner's Nobel Prize speech.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Comparing Themes and Plots: "Young Goodman Brown" and "The Minister's Black Veil"
Students read two stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne and write an essay comparing plots and themes. In this Nathaniel Hawthorne short stories lesson, students read "Young Goodman Brown" and "The Minister's Black Veil." After a class discussion on theme, students take notes and write an essay to compare the plots and the themes of the two stories.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Comparing Themes to Assess Validity
Start by reading the excerpt from Peace in the Streets, and then present your class with a general theme. The suggestion here is "Teenagers like to display a tough image yet they are mostly good people who need a little guidance from adults.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The tale of "Lon Po Po" is a Chinese story, very similar to the European tale of "Little Red Riding Hood." Learners make cross cultural comparisons between the two tales, focusing on themes common to both. They review story elements such as, plot, conflict, character development, action, and theme; then they create scenes from each story.
3rd Language Arts 7 Views 9 Downloads
Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum
Henry David Thoreau and Linda Ronstadt? Ann Tyler and Pete Townshend? Joyce Carol Oates and Pearl Jam? This richly detailed plan pairs classic literature with contemporary music and asks learners to analyze how the theme of conformity is developed in different mediums.
10th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Connecticut Yankee/ Huckleberry Finn Lesson
After reading Huckleberry Finn and Connecticut Yankee, eleventh graders explore the theme of appearances vs. reality in chapters 27-29 of Connecticut Yankee. They will compare and contrast both works using Venn diagrams and create a short project of their choice.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
After reading and discussing Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, pupils compare/contrast the concept/theme of love within several multiple pieces of literature. They must support their claims with textual evidence. In addition, they analyze several quotes from other literary works (suggestions included).
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Esperanza Rising - Anticipation Guide
Learn about Mexican culture while simultaneously strengthening reading, writing and computer skills. In order to get the most out of Esperanza Rising, pupils should have prior knowledge of Mexican culture. Therefore, there are links to a website included, and an anticipation guide designed to prepare your class.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 19 Views 81 Downloads
Analyzing Poetic Devices: Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" and Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz"
Analyze the poetic devices used in Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" to those found in Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz." Critical analysts discuss poetic meter and rhythm and its relationship to theme. They compare and contrast themes found in each poem and write an analysis of the relationship between a poem's form and its content.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Comparison and Contrast - D. H. Lawrence
Read The Horse Dealer's Daughter and The Rocking Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence, then write an essay comparing and contrasting the two stories. Learners choose some aspect to write about, such as themes, characters, setting, or plot.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Great Debate
Groups of learners investigate the persuasive genre of writing as they research and present on an issue. They research the Internet (possible websites are included) for a topic and locate information to present to the opposing team. In teams, they present their debate and look for connections to the novel A Raisin in the Sun.
6th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 90 Downloads
Culture and art are two things that change with time and context. Learners compare and contrast two landscape prints from different time periods. They work through art terminology to help them describe what they see in each piece. The activity culminates in a writing exercise where they compare two cultures based on the observations they made while comparing each art piece.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Lesson: The Power of Story
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how the image is a representation of traditional Hindu tales.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 14 Downloads
Lesson: Cultural Comparisons
A game, research, and cross-cultural comparisons are in the works as you open an artistic lesson. Upper graders get analytical as they make observations that will help them create a link between abstract and creative thinking. They analyze the piece, Orator's Stool in terms of art, structure, and purpose, then create a visual or written piece that reflects a single theme.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 37 Views 85 Downloads
Children's Books Teach Diversity, Respect
Learners compare aspects of children's books that teach diversity and respect. They examine universal values such as courage and bravery, respect and apathy. They create a final project based on their ability to recognize the values in society.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Ain't That America
"Well there's more and more people, what do they know?" Help your class connect their lives with history and literature using this resource, which guides them through the lyrics of John Mellencamp's "Pink Houses." Using the images in the song, they can connect events from history or literature to the lyrics in a Six-Trait Writing activity.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 42 Downloads
More, Less or Equal?
Your class compares groups of small stars by counting quantities in each of two sets and deciding which has more. They write symbols for greater than, less than, or equal to in a circle between each pair of sets. Two completed samples are followed by 8 exercises.
K - 1st Math 3 Views 57 Downloads