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Covering vocabulary, literary analysis, and grammar, this worksheet would be a great study guide or homework assignment for an eighth-grade Language Arts class. Though the five stories by Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, and Oscar Wilde are very specific, a teacher could work their own material into this format. A section on the different types of irony as they relate to the stories is especially helpful, as well as grammar questions about different phrases and sentence types.
What are transitional words, and how does one use them in writing? Designed for high schoolers, this lesson plan encourages practice using transitional words in writing. Learners receive a handout of transitional words (which is really just a bare list of transitional words), and they read and identify the transitional words in a paragraph provided.
Students read three case studies to focus on how the United States dealt with foreign policy issues. In groups, they read about the decision to drop the atomic bomb, the commitment of troops to Vietnam and wwhether to send troops to Somalia. They discuss the variables involved when dealing with foreign policy issues and write a paper to end the instructional activity.
Students learn about the time period from 1945-1975. In this history lesson plan, students read 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' by John Irving, play a jeopardy game, complete a scavenger hunt, watch a documentary on Vietnam, as well as research and present information on the selective service system.
Students engage in shared verbal and written reflections about ethnic traditions. They study fairy tales of the Caribbean and the repeating patterns or themes used in folktales and fairy tales. They discuss similarities and differences among the various versions read prior to this lesson plan.
Students explore the war in Iraq. They use videos, newspapers, and other media to examine the circumstances leading up to the invasion, the war's major battles, and the post-war situation on the ground. Students read letters from Iraq to view the war through the eyes of a U.S. soldier.