High School Non Fiction Teacher Resources
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West Nile Virus-What is the Risk?
Begin with an online pre-quiz about West Nile Virus. Using a fictional scenario, young epidemiologists read how it is transmitted and examine the stages of the life cycle of a mosquito. They imagine that they are members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, formulating plans for identifying infected persons and how to contain the spread of the virus.
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 47 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: New Frontiers
Take a trip to the stars with this instructional activity, which is based on four stories about space exploration ("The Adventures of Sojourner: The Mission to Mars that Thrilled the World," "Franklin R. Chang-Diaz," "Beneath Blue Winters," and "Out There").
6th English Language Development 3 Views 23 Downloads
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 41 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Rights of Women in the United States (Secondary)
What do your pupils know about abusive relationships and equal rights? Expand their knowledge with a series of activities that provide discussion opportunities and information about rights and abuse. First addressing issues relating to violence against women, this set of lessons also requires pupils to examine in detail various amendments and acts that affect women.
8th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teach the Novels: an Educator's Guide to A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan
Moral choices arise when a character is imbued with great talent or super powers. A study of these choices form the basis of a unit focused on character development in the first two novels of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series. The richly detailed plans include step-by-step lessons, activities, extensions, journal prompts, and culminating activities.
6th - 10th Language Arts 7 Views 28 Downloads
Hidden Stories: A Three-Part Lesson in African-American History, Research, and Children’s Literature
Groups of high school learners conduct research on a particular era of African-American history, focusing on events, people, and places important to that era. Next, they review children's literature in four different genres. As a culminating activity, group members combine what they have learned in their research and readings to create their own piece of children's literature based on African-American history.
10th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 103 Downloads
You and the Military
Do military recruiters plan to visit your campus? If so, the visit presents an opportunity for class members to engage in a series of action projects. Class members interview recruiters, propose a PTA meeting to discuss the pros and cons of military recruitment of high school students, write essays on why they would or would not consider joining the military, conduct Internet research, and read war literature.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Real Life Challenge: An Evening of Fresh Voices
Students participate in a poetry and prose reading of their original work. In this creative writing lesson, students write poems, fiction, and non-fiction to present in an individual performance. Students work in groups to prepare a coffee house style public reading.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Berlioz the Bear
Young children read the story, Berlioz the Bear and complete various reading and writing activities. They learn about fiction and non-fiction, and complete graphing and writing activities for the story. Youngsters draw the bear and use different types of artistic techniques to illustrate their favorite part of the story.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
The Day the Mesozoic Died
While this is not the traditional, step-by-step lesson plan, it is chock-full of material that you can easily incorporate into your earth history unit. Its main purpose is to serve as a guide to using a three-part film, The Day the Mesozoic Died, which uncovers evidence in the fossil record for the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period.
6th - 12th Science 14 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learning Animal Classifications by Writing Non-fiction Texts
The perfect activity to follow a class field trip to the zoo! Young scientists use photos of different animals to observe their characteristics and sort them into appropriate categories. Learners can come up with all kinds of categories as long as they justify their thinking.
Pre-K - 2nd Science 20 Views 309 Downloads
Literature Study Guide -
Guide your class through Upton Sinclair's The Jungle with this reading activity. A reading schedule, literature question page, and supplementary list of literary activities makes this book report form a great addition to your junior high or high school class.
7th - 9th Language Arts 23 Views 78 Downloads
Literature Study Guide - Moby Dick
Complete with a reading schedule, literature question page, and supplementary list of literary activities, this book report form on Moby Dick would be an good resource for your junior high or high school class. The guide includes resources for online reading.
7th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 39 Downloads
Literature Study Guide - Cyrano De Bergerac
With a reading schedule, literature question page, and supplementary list of literary activities, this book report form would be an excellent addition to your junior high or high school class. The activities in the lesson lend well to class assignments or an individual report, depending on skill level.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Literature Study Guide - Return of the King
With several activities such as a reading schedule, literature question page, and supplementary list of literary projects, this novel activity would be an excellent addition to your junior high or high school class. Use the activities for any novel, as only the list of online resources is specific to Tolkien's Return of the King.
7th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 18 Downloads
Literature Study Guide: Alice in Wonderland
Designed for homeschoolers (but equally as effective for independent learners), this learning exercise focuses on Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Middle and high school readers summarize, define vocabulary, and answer questions about the chapters they have read.
7th - 10th Language Arts 16 Views 196 Downloads
Presidential Elections and American culture
What do statements made by presidential candidates reveal about what they want the public to believe about them? What can be deduced about American culture and values based on these statements? Do these values change over time? How do political messages reflect these changes?
7th - 12th Language Arts 36 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Designed