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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA Module 4: How Do Authors Use Craft and Structure to Develop Characters and Ideas?

For Teachers 10th Standards
Nonfiction and dramatic text take center stage in a three-unit module that focuses on how authors convey and develop central ideas. In Unit 1, E. B. White’s “Death of a Pig” provides sophomores with an opportunity to analyze the...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 2b: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Comedy of Control

For Teachers 8th Standards
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the anchor text in a three-unit module that has eighth graders examine how Shakespeare develops the theme of control. Young scholars look at why and how the characters seek control and the results of...
18 Items in Unit Module
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Understanding Shakespeare and Launching A Midsummer Night’s Dream

For Teachers 8th Standards
A Midsummer Night's Dream takes center stage in a collection of 18 resources that explore not only William Shakespeare's appeal but also the question of authorship of the plays attributed to him. Eighth graders participate in read aloud...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 2: Case Studies: “What Fools These Mortals Be”

For Teachers 8th Standards
In Module 2B, Unit 2 collection, eighth-graders finish reading  A Midsummer Night's Dream. They collect evidence of characters trying to control one another and examine how Shakespeare drew on the myth of "Pyramus and Thisbe" in his...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief" is the anchor text in a unit that teaches 10th grades close reading skills. Class members gather evidence for an expository essay in which they analyze how how the author uses the interactions...
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Candy Bar Book Report and Character Study

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Over five days, scholars conduct a character study and report on the class story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Scholars first examine a candy bar wrapper, list their observations, and name as many candy bar names they...
2 In 2 Collections
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Studying Conflicting Information: Varying Perspectives on the Pearl Harbor Attack, Part 1

For Students 8th Standards
Scholars first read the Day of Infamy speech by President Roosevelt and analyze the words of the speech using close reading guides. After reading the speech and filling in the guides, readers determine Roosevelt's point of view.
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Analyzing the Resolution of the Play: World Café Discussion

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's time to get active! Scholars participate in a World Cafe protocol to promote discussion and leadership. They get out of their seats and move from group to group to discuss key questions related to their read-aloud of Shakespeare's A...
2 In 2 Collections
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Characters and Consequences

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars consider how dialogue reveals aspects of a play's characters as they read Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and complete a written conversation note-catcher. Additionally, pupils participate in an I Have/Who Has jigsaw...
2 In 2 Collections
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Reading Shakespeare: Analyzing a Theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

For Teachers 8th Standards
After finishing Act I, scene 1 from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream class members study the theme of control as it relates to the play, and start an Evidence of Control note-catcher worksheet.
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 17

For Teachers 10th Standards
Madness, violence, despair—the titular character of Shakespeare's Macbeth is spiraling out of control. Pupils first explore the topic with a collaborative jigsaw discussion. At the end of the lesson, they write about how character...
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Theater Making: Acting

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Theater comes alive for actors of all ages through the activities packed in a dynamic dramatic arts resource. Lessons for early elementary learners focus on creative play and improvisation. Middle school lessons focus on vocal and...
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Eleven

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Turning 11 comes with a range of emotions. Explore those emotions by reading the short story "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. Readers analyze the main character's reactions to the events of her day. Then, they write an essay describing what...
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Esperanza Rising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Accompany a reading of the novel, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan, with a series of lessons that dive deep into the literary world of a young girl and the journey she takes to start a new life. Lessons and their...
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Narrative Writing

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Enhance narrative writing instruction with engaging and interactive planning pages. Eight lessons take authors through the process of writing a narrative story, two lessons prompt writers to create a personal narrative, and a...
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Infer

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Reading between the lines, or inferring, is an important skill in reading comprehension. Sometimes readers discover a hidden message by making inferences, whether it be through a character's actions or the illustrations. A 39-page...
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O Pioneers!: Cause and Event Chain

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Examine one of the main events in Willa Cather's O Pioneers! with a graphic organizer that focuses on cause and effect. Pupils go back into the text to track moments leading up to the event in question and discuss their findings with a...
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Make Up Your Story

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Putting together an interesting story can be hard, but this set of worksheets will guide your writers into the depths of their own creativity as they characterize both their main character and villain. Using humor to keep learners...
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The Great Brain

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Do you have a class set of The Great Brain? If so, check out this richly detailed guided reading lesson plan. Before, during, and after reading activities are provided for every chapter as well as comprehension and interpretive...
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Be Good To Eddie Lee; Stop Using Labels on People

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Read and discuss the story Be Good to Eddie Lee as it relates to the  ways in which people use terms to describe people. Learners suggest ways to stop people from using labels and mean terms to describe other people. They then write...
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Historical Fiction: A Wealth of Interpretations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Historical fiction becomes a platform for exploring different perspectives. The class makes predictions based on illustrations, completes Venn diagrams to compare and contrast differing points of view, and to think about how characters...
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Establishing a Point of View in Narratives

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Your readers study first and third person point of view and then rewrite classic tales. Richly detailed, the six-part plan provides considerations for beginning, proficient, and advanced learners. Included are suggestions for...
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The Big Ideas in "Bud, Not Buddy"

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice identifying the theme in the Newbery-winning novel Bud, Not Buddy. The activity reinforces literary analysis skills as young readers create responses to a short story through writing, orally, or in a media...
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Come Fly with Me . . . Open a Book: Travels through Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This detailed overview of a curriculum unit suggests using travel literature to engage and stimulate your third graders’ interest in reading. The suggested reading list includes fiction and non-fiction materials and offers urban children...