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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.
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. Carefully consider your community before using this plan. Although an attempt is made to present a balanced view, the preponderance of literature suggested is anti-military.
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.
Students analyze ethics issues as they read science fiction works. In this science and ethics lesson, students read science fiction short stories of their choosing, investigate the ethics issues raised in the stories, and present dramatic presentations to their classmates. Students discuss the implications of the ethics issues presented in class.
Students trace the rites of passage from the 1940's through the present in literature. They review some of their favorite expressions first and compare some of Holden's speech with their own. They discuss initial reactions to the book and the similarities or differences between Holden and self?
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. The 35-page lesson plan provides beneficial background information, worksheets, resource links, answer keys to ensure success at teaching this mini-unit to your biology masters.
Designed for homeschoolers (but equally as effective for independent learners), this worksheet 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. The worksheet includes several literary activities to extend learning. It also includes several online resources for the novel, though the rest of the activities are not specific to the book.
Students read the novel, "Night" by Elie Wiesel. Using excerpts from the novel, they complete a performance and literary technique objective. In groups, they finish handouts to give them more information on the Holocaust. They compare and contrast fiction and non-fiction writings and discuss the negativity found in "Night".
Ostensibly designed for Larraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, the comprehension questions, activities, charts, and graphic organizers that accompany this study guide can be used with any high school level independent reading assignment. Pupils set up a reading schedule, summarize what they have read, keep a vocabulary list, create and respond to questions, and select activities from a provided list. A great resource for your curriculum library.
Your emerging readers know not to judge a book by its cover, but they can categorize these titles into either fiction or nonfiction. There are four book covers pictured here, and scholars record the titles under the corresponding text type. There are a few introductory sentences explaining the difference, however you will want to review this with the class ahead of time. Challenge them to explain their reasoning.
With a nice description of what the standard means, an idea for a class activity, and a quiz with answers, this resource should deepen your (and your pupils') understanding of the targeted Common Core standard. The provided activity is not very detailed, but does include ideas of themes to cover when assigning famous works of historical non-fiction. You might consider the quiz as a pre-assessment or a jumping-off point for creating more detailed curriculum.
Encourage your pupils to support their claims with textual evidence, whether is is from literary texts or informational texts. You might use the assignment example, which suggests an assignment on what it's like to be an immigrant in America, or simply apply the idea to another assignment. Check for learner understanding of the Common Core Standard W.9-10.9 with the brief included quiz.
Use the internet to research the differences between families in the past and today. In groups, they identify the reponsibilities and roles of each member of the family. As a class, they compare and contrast non-fiction and fiction and read various excerpts of literature to identify the setting, characters, plot and theme. To end the lesson plan, they take a survey for their teacher's eyes only about the structure of their family.
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. The activity would work in any class setting, not just homeschool.
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. The rest of the lesson is not specific to the novel, and can be used with any book or story. Also, the activity would work in any class setting, not just homeschool.
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. The lesson is designed for homeschool, but would be fine in any class setting. Though it mentions Cyrano De Bergerac, the format is not novel-specific.
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. Additionally, the lesson is designed for homeschool, but would be fine in any class setting.
Determining the meaning of a word based on context clues or marking how the meaning of a term evolves in the course of a document can be a challenge in more complex text. Give your pupils an opportunity to practice this skill with a series of exercises that are based on an article from the Indiana Law Journal and an essay entitled “Find Water for Survival in Extreme Cold.” Learners could use the provided quiz as a close reading exercise or as a group activity.