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Poems For Two Voices are a great resource in any language arts classroom, whether you are studying poetry or not. Focusing on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this lesson plan prompts young authors to write a Poem For Two Voices about the duality of the two main characters. A Six Trait writing activity takes them through the writing process from brainstorm to revision.
What are your pupils' life philosophies? Help them explore their beliefs in this lesson, which uses the Switchfoot song "Gone" and Robert Herrick's poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time." The lesson includes a graphic organizer and prompts pupils to watch a scene from Dead Poet's Society (not included) to open the activity. A Six-Trait writing process takes them through writing their own poems about life, time, and the meanings of each.
"Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!" Whether it's dark, delightful, or somber, set the mood with William Golding's Lord of the Flies. High-schoolers practice descriptive writing by creating the appropriate mood for an original scene, starring one of the book's main characters. This activity is a great "through" activity for the novel, ideal for the middle of the book to really get your class into the plot and characterization.
Third graders describe, represent and compare fractions using pieces of a chocolate bar.  In this fractions lesson, 3rd graders demonstrate how to read and write fractions correctly. Students then integrate technology by using the internet to watch a  video about vocabulary words.  Students then use Microsoft word to type out vocabulary terms and definitions. Students then use active board and doc camera to present their matching fractions and illustrations to the class.
Assign this practice test to your ninth graders reading "Cask of Amontillado," by Edgar Allen Poe. They examine the characters, the plot line, the mood, and different themes in the text during this 32-question quiz. 
"I made strength from everything that had happened to me. . ." In the third session of a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima, class members investigate the various, and often conflicting, forces that impact Antonio. 
Is a book "a loaded gun"? After completing Part One of Fahrenheit 451, individuals are asked to craft a letter to Captain Beatty in response to this charge and present their own ideas about books and education. In addition, class members examine the effects of the third person limited point of view.
What would happen if I structured this review by beginning in the middle of it? Or by flashing back to the dinner I had last night that gave me bad heartburn, and then transitioned into how the lingering burn of acid seeped into my ability to provide an effective review of this resource? You might say,"Just start at the beginning," which I will, four lines into the review (but I think you see what skill this resource addresses, and why our learners need to master it). The plan is conveniently broken down into three levels that help with differentiating the skill. The quiz is adequate, and can be used as is but should be modified with examples used from class.    
Students use video and the Internet to make predictions, draw conclusions, determine conflict and point of view while reading a short story. In this short story analysis instructional activity, students watch a related video and complete a prediction activity. Students discuss the point of view types and research them online. Students discuss the given literary devices and find examples in the story. Students write their own short story.
Students read short stories that are related to adolescent issues and behaviors. In groups, they review the elements of a short story and vocabulary they might need while reading. To end the lesson, they read "Sir Tatton Sykes" character sketch and write their own short story to accompany it.
Have your learners choose an author to study. One resource link gives a list of approved authors. Scholars read at least three works produced by that author and produce three separate book reports as well as a two-page author report. Rubrics are included. 
Young scholars demonstrate the ability to read independently for extended periods of time in order to derive pleasure and to gain information. They use graphic representations such as charts, graphs, pictures, and graphic organizers as information sources and as a means of organizing information and event logically.
Ninth graders read "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. In groups, they analyze the opinions of various philosophers on the French Revoluion. To end the lesson, they take all the information gathered during their readings and write a paper on their own position.
In this characterization worksheet, students identify 7 characters from George Orwell's Animal Farm as they expose each as a main or subordinate character, reveal the character's motivation and main conflict, and note how the character and his motivations have affected the plot.
In this allegory worksheet, students examine the subgenre of allegory as they read a brief description of it and complete a graphic organizer with their observations of the use of allegory in George Orwell's Animal Farm.
Introduce the genre of the short story to your class. You can make a handout out of this resource or develop extensive notes from the information included. Cover development, characteristics, types, and elements of the short story, with a particular focus on plot, conflict, and character.
Students read a variety of short stories that focus on teenage protagonists. In groups, they answer comprehension questions and discuss the characters and setting for each story. Individually, they choose one writing assignment to complete for each story as well. To end the lesson plan, they identify their favorite story or discuss how one character reminds them of themselves.
Eleventh graders examine the style of authors. In this writing style lesson, 11th graders read a number of works by the same author in order to determine the author's style. Students rewrite a common poem, rhyme, tale, or legend in the style of the author studied.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about John Milton's Paradise LostStudents may check some of their answers online.
Explore the different types of discourse and language with your lecture students in this presentation, which explores "sweet language," "stuffy language," and "poetic language," among others. Helpful for English, Sociology, Semantics, or Writing students, the slide contains two slides of references for teacher and student use. 

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