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Exploring the Personal Narrative
Students define the characteristics of a personal narrative, explain the difference between a 'memoir' and an 'autobiography', and create a reading journal in which they will log their reading activities. In this personal narrative lesson plan, students listen to the beginning of a variety of memoirs and autobiographies and participate in class discussion to identify characteristics of these personal narratives.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 6 Views 35 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
Oral History Memoirs of American Experiences in Japan
Students identify the process of producing an oral history/documentary. Students analyze and synthesize information and memoirs as a valuable tool for exploring the past using primary resources. Students differentiate facts of historical times/events from personal "memory" as an individual's way of interpreting and narrating their experiences.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Writing a Personal Narrative
Students complete a variety of computer file pre-writing activities to help them prepare for writing a personal narrative. They focus on including a beginning, middle and end to their narrative. They make a class book.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 45 Downloads
Fusing Firecrackers with Narrative
Improve your youngsters' descriptive writing. They study an object and write about what they see as a warm-up, then they read an excerpt from Paul Guest's memoir, One More Theory about Happiness. The next part of the activity prompts them to write a descriptive paragraph about an event in their lives.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Major Holocaust Themes in Elie Wiesel's Memoir, Night
Young scholars read accounts of children during the Holocaust and read Elie Wiesel's "Night". Using the internet, they share ideas and discuss topics with peers across the nation. They examine the role of the individual in the Holocaust and create a visual aid to accompany passages of "Night".
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 43 Downloads
Shelby County: The Regulator-Moderator War
Seventh graders comprehend the importance of the Regulator-Moderator War through John W. Middleton's memoir. They comprehend how the different motivations held by each faction began the conflict. Students are shown the map of Shelby County and discuss how its location along the border of Republic of Texas and the United States allowed many disreputable individuals to flee justice.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's Farewell to Manzanar
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities, Roosevelt’s December 8, 1941 speech, primary source accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a San Francisco Chronicle article on post-war trauma, and graphic organizers for a culminating essay.
7th - 9th Language Arts 73 Views 166 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 Greek Mythology Version 2.0: To Be or Not to Be an Epic Hero?
Using The Odyssey in your classroom? Then this resource is for you. After listening to a reading of a portion of Book 9 of The Odyssey and watching a PowerPoint about Greek heroes, partners complete a "Think Pair Share" chart about whether Odysseus meets any of the criteria for being a Greek hero.
9th - 10th Language Arts 15 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Not-So-Famous Person Report
Students research a not-so-famous person and write a report about that person. They conduct interviews in order to find out information about their chosen person. Students share what they learned about the person with the class.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 31 Downloads
Varied Beginnings: Research Process / Narrative Writing Techniques
What's the best way to start a story? Learners write a memoir using effective openings. They research the process and work through a list of hooks to use in their writing. They use at least two hooks to begin their personal memoir. A great way to convey narrative writing techniques.
5th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 134 Downloads
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the plan also includes photographs of Chicago, historic and contemporary articles, and directions for an argumentative writing assignment.
6th Language Arts 83 Views 182 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Stress Less: Understanding How Your Mind and Body Respond to Anxiety
What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your classroom about real-life stress.
6th - 12th Language Arts 190 Views 370 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review High School Writing: Student Guide
Here's an amazing writing guide that deserves a place in your curriculum library. The 136-page packet provides focus lessons on the writing process, expository, persuasive, and timed writing, the Cornell system of note taking, and more. A must-have resource.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Introducing Literacy Elements in Nonfiction
Explore nonfiction writing with your class. They will identify elements in nonfiction by reviewing elements of fiction. Then they use biographies, memoirs, menus, Time for Kids, and text books to identify elements of nonfiction. They will respond to the text using thoughtful questions.
4th - 6th Language Arts 24 Views 115 Downloads
Emotional Effects of World War One
Explore how World War One affected the world and changed the writings of poets and authors to create a new movement called Modernism. Identify how articles, memoirs, diaries, and poetry written after the war changed. Practice writing a poem in the Modernist format.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 20 Downloads