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Students discover literary classics by reading Robinson Crusoe. In this language arts lesson, students investigate the writing techniques that make Robinson Crusoe a classic piece of literature. Students complete a creative writing worksheet and based on story elements from the novel.
Who was Robinson Crusoe? Kids love learning about his interesting story. First, read the simple paragraphs with your learners, and have them answer the six questions provided. There's also space for your learners to record items Crusoe had on the ship, and there's a chart for them to record verbs used in the present tense. Two other short activities, focusing on retelling, close this lesson. Some of the text is written awkwardly.
Students facilitate each student's comprehension of the different jobs on a ship and the job's evolutions over time. They compare/contrast certain jobs on a ship from history to today. Students work together in cooperative groups to present their combined learnings from this lesson.
Understanding different cultural experiences is a challenging and worthwhile objective throughout grade and content levels. This lesson plan facilitates an appreciation of rural Mongolian life through a simulation of being a nomadic teen as well as other activities. The resource includes suggested partner readings of books like Hatchet and Island of the Blue Dolphins. It also provides extension activities.
Setting and conflict are the focus of an image-rich presentation that asks viewers to imagine the story behind the picture. Each principle is illustrated with examples from published stories. Practice exercises are included in this PowerPoint that deserves a place in your curriculum library.
Students discover the people of Mongolia. In this social studies activity, students look at the Mongolian nomadic culture by reading a letter written by a member of the Peace Corps. They describe the different types of communities found in Mongolia and compare them to the United States.
Everything you wanted to know about the history of English literature and language but were afraid to ask. From Beowulf to Canterbury Tales, the Knights of the Round Table to Robin Hood, Addison, Fielding, Shakespeare, Swift, and many more are all featured in an overview appropriate for a high school or college level survey of English literature.
Students participate in a simulation of life on a deserted island. They work with their group to develop an island survival plan and summarize it in a journal. Students use a worksheet and challenge cards to earn points. They will be challenged to use their critical thinking skills and knowledge of islands to "survive" and return to safety.