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Response to Literature: Anecdotal and Saga Memoir Poems
Students differentiate between anecdotal and saga memoir poems. In this response to literature lesson students analyze poems written by others then analyze incidents from their own lives to determine whether they meet the criteria for anecdotal or saga poems.
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Elementary schoolers explore the concept of a memoir. The teacher tells a story from his/her childhood as an example of what a memoir is; a written account of one's past. The kids are asked to pretend that they are now adults, and are looking back on their childhood.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Crucible Project Sheet
Provide your pupils with 12 project options for The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The first six are creative writing assignments ranging from a letter to the editor to a memoir. Each option comes with a brief description and there is a rubric provided that is applicable to all creative writing projects.
8th - 11th Language Arts 10 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lunsford Lane: A slave in North Carolina who buys his freedom
“To break the bonds of slavery opens up at once both earth and heaven. Neither can be truly seen by us while we are slaves.” Class members read excerpts from the memoir, Narrative of Lunsford Lane, to gain understanding of the details of the life of a slave who worked in the city of Raleigh rather than as a field hand.
9th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is Your Story?
Students write a family story with special meaning to them. In this family memoir instructional activity, students listen to a perasonal memoir of the teacher and write a memoir of their own. Students use worksheets to interview a family member about the memoir and also look at a sample writing.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Setting the Stage for Service Related Learning Relationships
Students understand the stereotypes and realities of older people. In this philanthropic lesson, students in groups read and report on the positive images of older people in children's books. Students address the needs and wants of older people making decisions about how to best implement their service to elders.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Help your middle schoolers brainstorm for a personal narrative or memoir with this activity. A graphic organizer prompts students to provide their parents' and grandparents' names, birthplaces, occupations, as well as what makes each person special.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 32 Downloads
Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory details and one rich in description.
8th Language Arts 85 Views 383 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learners choose one topic to write about. They brainstorm ideas about their topic or incident. They use sensory details to visualize their topic. They answer a variety of teacher directored nudging question to help them describe their incident in vivid detail.
3rd - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Evaluating Eyewitness Reports
Students consider the advantages and disadvantages of eyewitness accounts as records of history. They research several accounts of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and then compare and contrast each version to arrive at a final picture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 18 Downloads
Asian Cinderella Tales
Explore the world of fairy tales using this lesson focusing on higher- order thinking skills. Learners compare and contrast an Asian Cinderella story to other versions. It is a great way to review the characteristics of the genre and make sure that your class engage in critical-thinking activities.
6th Language Arts 12 Views 88 Downloads
Breaching the Gulf Between Cultures
Students read excerpts from Jim Toner's memoir Serendib which chronicles his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka. They work in small groups to analyze the excerpts and discuss how the author came to terms with Sri Lankan customs.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Capturing the Reader With Vivid Images
Students examine the use of imagery to hold a reader's attention in an excerpt from John Deever's memoir "Mr. John and the Day of Knowledge". They are introduced to background information about the Ukraine and create original imagery.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 33 Downloads
I Had a Hero Lesson
Students read "I Had a Hero" a memoir written by a Peace Corps volunteer serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They discuss the story, respond to it in writing, complete comprehension activities and relate the account to their own lives.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 83 Downloads
Create a graphic autobiography integrating images and text. Working within the structure of the programs Comic Life and Photoshop, pupils integrate the Principles of Design. They focus on balance, rhythm, proportion, and text structure. The instructional activity provides assessment, differentiated instruction, and enrichment options.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 31 Downloads