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Seeing the Image in Imagery: A Lesson Plan Using Film

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
In our increasingly visual society, it is often difficult for some readers to create a mental picture of a picture created only with words. An image-rich text like F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby can therefore, present a real...
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Zach’s Lie: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Close your eyes and picture a time where you decided to tell the truth to someone. What were you wearing? How did you feel? Such prompts begin a guided imagery activity for Zach's Lie. Directions for creating an environment conducive to...
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Prior to reading The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, spark engagement, and step into the shoes of Charlotte Doyle through this guided imagery activity focusing on adventure and the emotions that may be felt along the way.  
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Determine a Poem's Theme by Considering Imagery, Sound, and Symbolism

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Perfect for your poetry and imagery lesson, this short video uses William Wordsworth's "Daffodils" to reinforce the concept of theme. The video is structured in an easy-to-understand format for learners of all levels, and would be a...
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Imagery and Dependent Authorship

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use imagery to visualize what they are reading. After a lecture/demo, students listen to a Robert Frost poem, creating a list of words and images as the poem is read aloud. They use the imagery to write their own poem.
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Words by Heart: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sad, depressed, miserable, inconsolable, forlorn: so many synonyms have a lot of variety with their connotations. Through the guided imagery activity, writers explore the use of connotation and its influence on imagery and description by...
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Focusing on Imagery through your Senses

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students enrich their writing of an original scene by incorporating imagery, visual pictures and scenes painted in the readers mind by using one of their senses as a unique writing tool.
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Animal Imagery in Of Mice and Men

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Writers employ a variety of literary devices to bring their stories alive in the minds of readers. Their use of imagery especially lets us see their characters, form impressions of them, develop feelings of sympathy or revulsion. Class...
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King Lear: Study Guide

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Characters who slowly descend into madness make great material for tragedies. A study guide from the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival introduces theater goers to Shakespeare's tragic play King Lear. Along with an extensive summary of...
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Visual Metaphors in Scenic Design: Activity

For Students 9th - 12th
As part of a study of how visual metaphors are used in set design, class members examine an image of designer Josef Svoboda's 3-D scale model for the opera Idomeneo, re` di Creta. They then find another example that employs a visual...
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Imagine That! Analyzing Imagery

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Poems by O. Henry, Marion Dane Bauer, Monty Roberts, and Langston Hughes provide the text for a study of symbolism, hyperbole, and imagery. Employing the “think-pair-share” strategy learners generate definitions of these terms and locate...
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Build Mastery: Visualization

For Teachers K - 3rd
What do you see? Young reader tap into the visualization process as they listen to or read a fiction story and fill out a graphic organizer. Model this first with a think-aloud, showing scholars how you visualize a familiar story. For...
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The Old Man and the Sea: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do you imagine when you think of the sea? Put on some ocean sounds, close your eyes, and listen to a guided meditation based on the imagery from The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. After class members listen to the...
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My Antonia: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Willa Cather's novel My Antonia is full of vivid imagery. Encourage your pupils to visualize and translate images from the text into original writing with this guided imagery activity. Learners listen to an excerpt, take a moment to...
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Imagery in Song Lyrics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce young learners to imagery with a lesson that asks them to look closely at the lyrics from popular songs. Class members listen to a song rich with imagery, draw a picture of the images that come to mind, and then share their...
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The Giver: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Guide your class through the imagery of Lois Lowry's The Giver with a peaceful meditative experience. After you create a serene environment in your class, read through a provided script in which kids sift through their favorite memories...
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Macbeth: Study Guide

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Murder, betrayal, and three witches—sounds like a modern-day thriller. It's actually Macbeth, and a helpful study guide helps scholars explore paraphrasing, imagery, and themes. Next, learners conduct research to compare titles of...
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Mississippi Trial, 1955: Imagery Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Class members take on the role of jurors in this guided imagery activity designed to be used with chapter 15 of Mississippi Trial, 1955. 
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Walk Two Moons: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sensory details can enhance the reading experience, especially during a guided imagery reading. Young readers close their eyes and listen to a passage from Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons before responding to discussion questions and...
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Visual Poetry Lets Students 'See' The Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read a favorite poem and create a Power Point slide show depicting a visual interpretation of the images in the poem.
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The Comedy of Errors: Study Guide

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
William Shakespeare could outwit even the best of today's comedians with his sarcasm, satire, and insults. The Comedy of Errors is no exception. Using a helpful study guide, scholars identify and analyze imagery, draw a picture or write...
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Peter and the Starcatchers: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Tap into imagination with a visualization activity. Class members relax as the teacher reads an excerpt from Peter and the Starcatchers. Learners respond with quickwrites and discuss themes in the book.
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Monster: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How would you feel if you were on trial for murder—and you were only 16 years old? Put yourself in Steve Harmon's shoes before reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers. Kids listen to music that fits the theme of the book before listening to...
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Curriculum Guide: The Scarlet Letter

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The Scarlet Letter may be a classic, but keeping high schoolers engaged in the reading of Hawthorne's vocabulary, syntax, imagery, and historical references presents it own set of challenges. Here's a guide that offers readers...

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