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The Scarlet Letter and Hester Prynne
11th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewIs Hester Prynne a virtuous woman? To conclude a unit study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter class members craft an argument essay in which they use the standards listed in Proverbs 31 from the Bible to judge Hester's virtues.
Using Folklore to Improve Close Reading Skills: "Here's How I Heard It"
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
New Review"X" is for exaggeration, "F" is for fact. To encourage close reading and to improve literary analysis skills, class members annotate fables and tall tales with symbols that identify key features of this genre.
Notes of a Native Son: The World According to James Baldwin
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why would the FBI have perceived James Baldwin as a threat to national security? Why did they consider this preacher, writer, thinker, expat, activist so dangerous while Robert Kennedy and other government officials considered him an...
Little Theater and American Avant Garde: Crash Course Theater #40
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When it comes to quality theater, Americans were tardy to the party. A video on early American theater, number 40 on the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist, shares information about plays during the early 20th century. Discussions...
Why Should You Read Flannery O’Connor?
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed
There is more to literature of the American South than Civil War battles and Scarlett O'Hara. A short video introduces viewers to the works of Flannery O'Connor and her world of unique characters that causes readers to consider the dark...
In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Activity Book
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Moving to a new country isn't easy, as Shirley Temple Wong learns in In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord. A series of language arts activities carry readers through the novel, addressing the story's themes,...
The Mouse and The Motorcycle: Novel Study
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
A mouse on a motorcycle—what could possibly go wrong? Using the novel study that accompanies Beverly Cleary's The Mouse and the Motorcycle, pupils complete a brief vocabulary activity and then answer questions about the text. Next, they...
Little Women (Volume 1): Novel Study
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Few siblings have a bond as strong as the one shared by the March sisters. A novel study introduces readers to the sisters from Little Women. In addition to analyzing the different protagonists, they look closely at the time period in...
A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
While many can identify Ernest Hemingway's famous works, they may be unaware of his service during World War I and how that affected his literary contributions. An video details Hemingway's service in World War I and explains events and...
A Teacher’s Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Mary Shelley ’s Frankenstein
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Contrary to popular belief, the monster's name in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is not Frankenstein. A teacher's guide for the novel helps readers make sense of key details in the text, define vocabulary words, and discuss prominent...
Designing Museum Exhibits for The Grapes of Wrath: A Multigenre Project
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Challenge readers of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath to create a museum exhibit that uses artifacts to focus on one issue raised by the award winning story of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the Joads.
Discussion Guide for The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, The Pearl
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Open-ended questions that cause readers to think critically and deeply about a text are hard to craft. Never fear! A collection of great discussion questions for John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, or The Pearl is...