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Third graders study the holiday associated with Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. In this Martin Luther King, Jr. lesson, 3rd graders examine how MLK, Jr.'s birthday became a United States holiday. They use music, including that of Stevie Wonder, and literature to study the process of acknowledging this holiday. They write a paragraph that describes a hero as an assessment.
Invite your advanced ESL learners to explore the US national holiday Martin Luther King day. Play the attached mp3 which is a description of this important holiday and facilitate the phrase match and listening gap activities included. To further instruction encourage your class to complete the multiple choice, spelling, scrambled sentences, and the other activities included. Please note some of the practice items include partner work. You can split this lesson up into several class periods or have your learners complete a section for homework.
After defining and offering cogent examples of fragments and complex sentences, this worksheet presents pupils with two passages. One they must revise. For the second, an excerpt from an E.B. White essay, they must identify the fragments and note why White intentionally breaks the rules.
What if society sought equality by handicapping the gifted and dispelling any traces of diversity? Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offers one possible answer to this question through his incredibly engaging and thought-provoking satirical story, "Harrison Bergeron". In addition to offering writing prompts and discussion questions that are sure to spark interest and debate amongst your readers, you will also have the opportunity to preview video excerpts where editors of the anthology engage in high-level discourse and work to elicit meaning from the classic American text.
To allude, or not to allude, that is the question: whether ‘tis better to make a reference and engage your audience or risk confusing them or sounding dated. After reading an article about, and loaded with allusions, class members take a New York Times literary allusions quiz and then consider the difference between recognizing the reference and understanding the implications. Be sure and check out the riotous comments that conclude the lesson. They are full of sound and fury, but perhaps signify nothing.
What a great way to incorporate current social trends and a historical research project. The class completes to win the title of "American History Idol." They each choose a historical figure from a list of 100, research, evaluate informational text resources, and create a skit they will perform for the class. Each skit will be voted on and the winner receives an "American Historical Idol" t-shirt. Sounds like a blast.
Learners examine protest music and songs from the Civil Rights movement. For this music of the Civil Rights era lesson, students listen to selected music before working in groups to determine who the music was directed at, what social ills the lyrics were addressing, and what affect the music had. They write an essay using music and a primary source document.
Students analyze a variety of literary styles focusing on poetry and prose. In this made for television lesson, students view video news clips shown during the Vietnam War to discuss how the media affects society's perception of war. Student select an event that occurred during war to research and role-play as a war correspondent.