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Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary activity has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance often tells a story. A research component allows them to collect data on select populations to inspire written stories and creative dances.
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. The lesson provides models and rough draft guidelines.
You, Me and Sexuality
Discuss how media influences teen sexuality by explaining the importance of values learned from family, religion and society. Learners will role play given scenarios and write a reflection after the instructional activity.
Questions for The Joy Luck Club film, 1993 version
Facilitate film analysis of The Joy Luck Club with these questions. As viewers watch the 1993 version by Wayne Wang of Amy Tan's classic novel, they explore key concepts specific to the film. Questions include description and higher-order thinking skills as well as crossover with history and other novels.
Exploring Character Traits and Actions
Exploring character traits is a fascinating process. First, read Song of the Trees, by Mildred Taylor, and then utilize technology to determine the character traits of the main characters from the story. The Microsoft Word files needed to complete the lesson are embedded in the plan. These files take small groups through the process of creating a cause and effect map for each character.
Sky Time: On the Astronomical Meaning of the Day, Year and Seasons
Learners simulate the movement of the Earth using their body motion. In this earth science lesson, students explain how this causes seasonal changes on Earth.
Julie of the Wolves
Learners reading the book Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George can enhance their understanding of the novel using this comprehensive activity. Students can use the graphic organizers to display information and the many comprehension questions to check for understanding.
Use the story "Bearstone" by Will Hobbs to explore issues related to growing up. In this work, a troubled teen finds himself through an adventure in the wilderness. Learners practice summarizing, drawing inferences and conclusions, and identifying similes while answering the questions in this resource.
Julie of the Wolves
Have your class practice their comprehension skills using this resource. After reading Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, learners engage in cause and effect activities, identify story elements and figurative language, and compare texts.
Letters From Rifka
Small groups read assigned chapters from the book, Letters to Rifka, then work together to fill out comprehension worksheets associated with their chapters. This fine, 13-page lesson plan culminates with each group getting together to meet for an exchange of ideas about Rifka, and what she experienced on her trip to America.
Interpreting a Short Story
Short stories often are a venue through which writers can express their opinions on society. Read Thank You Ma'am with your eighth graders and reflect upon the commentary exhibited. Anticipatory and post-reading questions are included along with character analysis activities.
Radioactive: An Interdisciplinary Study of Marie and Pierre Curie
Use this innovative text to show the far-reaching influence of the dynamic Curie couple
Slave narratives: A genre study
Excerpts from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass provide learners with an opportunity to study the genre of slave narratives.Class members look for common elements and theorize about why certain elements are included. While all the recommended selections have been previewed for appropriateness, a note is included about preparing readers for difficult themes if they are going to continue their research.
Activity 3: Composing Personal Narratives
What was your most (exciting, maddening, nervous, thrilling, etc.) experience in school? A part of a unit on narrative writing, in this lesson class members review the elements of the form and then choose an event when they learned a lesson through a life experience. After drafting, peer reviewing, and polishing the narrative, writers share their experience with the class. Although referenced in the plan, activities 1 and 2 are not included here.
Analyzing a Theme
Class members select one story from a unit study, and using an Inspiration Software Flowmap, identify a central event in the story, and examine the causes and effects of the event. They then identify a similar event from their own life and compare the two events. Provided resource links do not function but can be accessed directly from Inspiration Software.
If you are considering showing the film Cry Freedom, directed by Richard Attenborough, to your class, you might show them this presentation first. The slides contain background information about South Africa, apartheid, Steve Biko, and non-violent resistance as well as filming techniques used in the movie. The presentation appears to have been made by students; however, there is ample content.
Need to review literary terms/techniques with your class? The slides in this presentation define and give examples of 22 common literary terms. The PowerPoint could be used for AP test prep.
Anticipation Guide for Death of a Salesman
"It is better to ignore something unpleasant than to face reality." Readers of Death of a Salesman complete an anticipation guide before tackling Arthur's Miller's tale of Willy Loman and his sons. After completing the play, class members revisit the guide to reconsider their responses. Some things are more important than being well liked.
Semester One Practice Quiz
Due to the wide range of topics covered, including questions about literary terms, methods of characterization, usage, etc., this resource could be used as a pretest to assess prior knowledge or as a semester review quiz.
The Structure and Design of Stories: Putting It All Together
Stories don't have to run linearly; introduce your class to some alternative options. The PowerPoint begins by reviewing some pertinent vocabulary terms (chronology, flashback, flash forward, etc.), and then jumps into how to present one's story. The Journey Model (think Star Wars) is also a focus of this resource.