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New Review The Joy Luck Club: Culture and History
Explore San Francisco's Chinatown in a lesson about the first few chapters of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Kids research Chinatown on the Internet and create a virtual tour of the neighborhood, including the foods, cultural events, and social issues that the residents are experiencing.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Literature - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Ambrose Bierce’s short story, is used to model how structural moves, the decisions an author makes about setting, point of view, time order, etc., can be examined to reveal an author’s purpose. Groups examine the three parts of the story and collect evidence to show how the point of view, tone, and mood change in each part.
11th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review 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 Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Study Guide for Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper"
The battle between the Free Staters and the Republicans in the 1922-1923 Irish Civil War provides the backdrop for “The Sniper.” Individuals prepare for a discussion of Liam O’Flaherty’s tragic short story by completing a study guide that asks them to define vocabulary words, identify literary terms, and answer fact-based questions about the tale.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
All in a Day's Work
Who is Herman Melville? Read and discuss "Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-street." Then, discuss the film adaptations of Melville's work and translate a passage of the text into modern-day English. Discussion questions are included, and be sure to check out the possible extension activities.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 127 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
3rd Language Arts 19 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Setting the Tone with Figurative Language
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the lesson plan prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and personification.
8th Language Arts 202 Views 1757 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
3rd Language Arts 69 Views 671 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Elements of Style: Literary Devices
How does an author develop his or her personal writing style? This presentation starts by looking at E.E. Cummings and some of his most notable works. As an author with a lot of style, he's the perfect example! Then, terms such as figurative language, symbol, irony, and imagery (among others) are defined and examples are given.
7th - 12th Language Arts 38 Views 132 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 Language Arts 43 Views 246 Downloads
Narrative Art: What's the Story?
An extensive lesson on art analysis, storytelling, critical thinking, and observation awaits your class! They learn to observe and read art the way they would a story; paying attention to details, historical context, and visual cues that describe a place, time, and thought.
3rd Language Arts 31 Views 50 Downloads
The Missing Parts
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.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Write a Round-Robin Story
Students discover the elements of a story (introduction, plot, climax, resolution, denouement). In groups of five, one student writes an introduction and passes it to the next person, who writes the plot and passes it to the next person, until an entire story has been created.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 86 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Second graders read The Piano and become familiar with racial discrimination. In this racial discrimination book lesson, 2nd graders answer comprehension question to focus on the importance of the book. Students discuss the reader's purpose in this story.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 42 Downloads
Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find": Who's the Real Misfit?
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 34 Downloads
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 12 Views 129 Downloads
Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy
Students 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 Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads