Setting Teacher Resources
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Comparing and Contrasting
Teach your third graders to compare and contrast literary elements in two different works on related topics. A pre-assessment activity asks young readers to identify story elements such as character, setting, plot, and main idea. Pairs then record the similarities and differences between the two poems or stories on a Venn diagram.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Media Literacy with Focus of Strategies for Collaboration
Introduce your class to literary analysis with a series of activities that has them examine book and movie reviews. Groups then draft their own review of a text, select a digital medium, and craft a presentation.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Story Setting: High Hopes
In this recognizing where and when in the setting worksheet, students read a passage, identify the clues telling when and where it takes place, record the clues on a chart, and complete a chart about the setting of a favorite movie. Students write five answers.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Setting's Effect on a Character's Actions
Do the actions of a character in a story change based on the setting the writer provides? Learners explore the concept of character action in relation to story setting by investigating the setting and events in the story Science Friction. They start by discussing how the main character's actions change throughout the story as the setting in the story changes.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Elements of Narration
Through this three-day lesson, learners will develop an understanding of several elements of narration such as plot, characterization, setting, point of view, and theme. Reading several fiction texts and taking notes using dialectical journaling, your class will make analytical observations, comparisons, and ask textual questions.
10th - 11th English Language Arts
The Learning Network: Re-envisioning Classic Stories
Readers reflect on enjoyable stories they know, brainstorm criteria that make a story "good," analyze a New York Times article about innovative children's performances, re-envision classics on their own, and peer edit drafts. Use this as enrichment for gifted readers who readily grasp the vocabulary, but for whom the content (fairy tales, children's performances) is still relevant.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy
High schoolers read texts, view film and video and conduct research in an analysis and comparison of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and the Kabuki piece "Chushingura". They focus their analysis on the theme of revenge.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Rest Cure: Gender in Medicine and Literature
Read and discuss "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and the gender issues that the story brings up. Use articles from the time period to analyze, complete with specific discussion questions. After two days, scholars write an essay based on topics listed in the Writing Project handout.
11th - 12th English Language Arts
What A Pair! A Cross Grade Writing Activity
What a pair! Older pupils interview younger ones and use what they learn to write a short, illustrated storybook that features the youngster as the main character. The youngster responds with a thank-you note in which they identify their favorite part of the story they were in.
Pre-K - 12th English Language Arts
You Can't Catch Me!
What an engaging lesson! The Gingerbread Man is used to help young readers learn how to retell a story in order, and create projects about the story. Small groups are given pictures from the story, which are embedded in the plan, and they must put those pictures in chronological order.
1st English Language Arts
Going to School Paintings
This resource will help you compare and contrast the history of school experiences in America. For this cross curriculum U.S. history and art appreciation lesson, students view and discuss reproductions of the 19th century "Learning the ABC's" and "John F.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Greed is Good?
From Mr. Merdle to Mr. Madoff? A viewing of the PBS adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Little Dorrit” launches an examination of greedy characters in literature and a study of greed, unfairness, and economic hardship today. The richly detailed resource includes extension activities, interdisciplinary connections, and a list of related links.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review EdTech Tuesdays: A+ Writing Prompts
Thousands of prompts? Great! Rich and Jennifer tell you all about how to use this prompt-generating app, which can enhance your curriculum and provide a fabulous variety of topics for your class to write about. Listen for application ideas and pros and cons that will help you decide if this is an app for you.
5 mins 4th - 12th English Language Arts
Tintin and I: Primary and Secondary Sources
Mickey Mouse, Elmo, and Tintin? Belgian cartoonist Georges (Herge) Remi’s famous comic character launches a study of primary and secondary source material and the impact these sources have on storytelling. Class members also examine the work of Jason Lutes and his comic series Berlin before researching an unfamiliar culture and crafting their own illustrated adventure narrative.
10th - 12th English Language Arts