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Students read and analyze the short story, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," by Flannery O'Connor. They write a one-page response, explore various websites, take an online interactive journey, and write a final assessment paper.
Young scholars 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.
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. Plan to spend time to make the material accessible. A thorough, thoughtful resource.
Sixth graders demonstrate comprehension of specific text by making inferences on the material and referring back to portions of the text. They use Inspiration to create a graphic organizer showing comprehension of the reading material.
One way to teach "The Lottery," a suspenseful and rich short story by Shirley Jackson.
In this element of the story activity, students answer questions regarding the setting, theme, plot, and point of view of a story or reading passage.
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. Examine the points found in this intriguing short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
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. A special assembly or reading in the library could bring these two groups together to share the results.
What an engaging instructional activity! 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. In the computer lab, each group accesses the linked PowerPoint which has been designed to allow them to retell the story in order.
Students combine creativity with the rigor of careful editing by adding music to their story. It forces them to focus on how they communicate the meaning of their story to the listener.
Young scholars explore Italian politics and warfare of the High Renaissance. They explain the effects of the Protestant Reformation and the Counter Reformation.
Understanding the essential elements of a story (setting, characters, plot, solution, conclusion), is very important for young readers. In this language arts lesson, 2nd graders complete a picture sequencing activity based on three famous Fairy Tales. Students are then asked to write about what is happening in each picture. There are some excellent blackline masters embedded in the plan that are used to carry out this terrific lesson.
This resource will help you compare and contrast the history of school experiences in America.  In this cross curriculum U.S. history and art appreciation lesson, learners view and discuss reproductions of the 19th century "Learning the ABC's" and "John F. Demeritt." Students interview their parents about school memories and share ways in which contemporary school experiences are alike and different from those of their parents.
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. A great way to connect literature to current events!
Students use sensory adjectives in the game "I Spy". In this adjective and descriptive phrases lesson students create a list of sensory adjectives for an item in their classroom. The other students try to guess what item the student is describing. On a following day, the students build upon this activity by using more descriptive language.
Students consider their beliefs about proper and improper surveillance and then create imaginary neighborhoods featuring surveillance technology in various public and private sites.
Peer editing is a big part of the writing process, and this worksheet will really help guide both editor and writer. Class members read brief editing tips and examine examples of helpful and not-so-helpful comments. (Consider projecting this document instead of simply handing it out.) The focus is on specific and constructive comments, and there are five short-answer questions to guide the editor. This is part of the National Novel Writing Month project, so if your kids are embarking on this journey, be sure to look at the rest of this thorough unit.
What ancient Roman objects perform the same tasks as modern objects? In this instructional activity, students are asked to identify 5 illustrations of Roman objects. Students are then prompted to compare these objects with the functions of 5 modern objects. The end of the instructional activity invites students to draw the modern equivalents. This lesson would be a great supplement a lesson about Roman history, or a story set in ancient Rome.
Explore universal themes in literature with a literacy and multicultural awareness lesson. Elementary and middle schoolers make real world connections between themes in books from several cultures. They make inferences and locate text evidence to support the theme of freedom found in the book Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan and the story Brotherly Love: A Korean Folktale Retold.
Learners define and identify typical characteristics in a fairy tale using terms such as character, setting, illustrations, and plot. They familiarize themselves with different versions of fairy tales. Help your class recognize the traits that make fairy tales universal.

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