Check List for Compositions
In this writing worksheet, students review a checklist related to their writing. For example, students ask themselves if there is a definite introduction.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 1: Unit Introduction
To launch a unit study of the concept of diversity in World Literature, class members compare Chinua Achebe's essay, "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" and Richard Rodriguez's essay, "The Chinese in All of Us: A...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Newspapers in Education
Take young writers on an journey through the pages of a newspaper with this language arts lesson series on journalism. Covering the topics of news reporting, opinion writing, photojournalism, advertising, and much more, this resource...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Welcome to the Blogosphere
Create a blog spot for your classroom and promote online discussions. There are several blogging websites listed here, and you can create one specific to each class or one collective site. Teach your learners how to post on the blog, and...
6th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
New Review AP English Literature and Composition Practice Exam
The AP English Literature and Composition exam can prove to be especially challenging given the often seemingly subjective nature of literary analysis. Taking practice exams is a great way to reduce the stress associated with testing,...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Active Reading with American History
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this lesson plan about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine credibility...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Parallelism: How to Write and Identify Parallel Sentences
Parallelism pitfalls are the focus of a short video that models for viewers how to craft parallel constructions using coordinating and correlative conjunctions. The transcript, as well as a short quiz to check for understanding, are...
6 mins 9th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Great Debate: Developing Argumentation Skills
"Advertising has no impact on whether people buy something." "Looting is morally permissible during national disasters and emergencies." "Gay teenagers should be allowed to take dates to the prom." Considering a class debate? Check out...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Positive Spin
Study word choice and connotation in advertising. Readers examine campaign ads, both negative and positive, from the 2006 mid-term election before discussing an article and analyze a campaign of any candidate they choose. Finally, they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable