Students focus their attention on the study of one author's works - not just one book, but a variety of works written by the same author - to discover what themes and/or other commonalities might run throughout the body of one person's writings.
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Perspectives and Point of View: Day 1 Task 1
The class works in collaborative learning teams to understand theme, historical context, author's purpose and portrayal of an event. This lesson includes activities that span four days and require learners to analyze three different...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Educator's Guide: Holes
You'll be a star at your next grade level meeting with an educational unit on Louis Sachar's Holes. Based on both the novel and film, the lessons include applications to language arts with character studies and movie reviews; social...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lessons for Social Studies Educators
Point of view, purpose, and tone: three concepts readers of primary and secondary source materials must take into account when examining documents. Class members view a PowerPoint presentation and use the SOAPS strategy to identify an...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Our Computers, Ourselves: Imagining the Digital Lives of Authors and Characters
The guiding question for this lesson is "Do computers and their contents shape who we are?" Open with a selection of Apple's commercials to introduce stereotypes and people's relationships with their computers. Then, read the attached...
7th - 12th English Language Arts