Communication, Day 4: Hearing "No"
Young scholars read a case study about communicating with others. They identify a second choice if their first item is rejected. They practice accepting "no" as an answer and complete a worksheet.
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A Close Reading of Learned Hand's "I Am an American Day"
Judge Learned Hand's "Spirit of Liberty" speech delivered during the July, 1944 "I Am an American Day" celebration is the subject of a close reading activity that models for learners how to approach a dense, difficult text.
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 4: Proverbs
"Eneke the bird says since men have learnt to shoot without missing, he has learnt to fly without perching." As part of their study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Paul Hernadi and Francis Steen's essay, "The Tropical Landscapes...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Vocabulary Starter Unit: Adjectives and Routines
Start off each day with a quick warm-up exercise. These starters, which address adjectives, antonyms, and basic sentence formation about routines, will cover four days of the week. All of the activities are on one page, so you can either...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
St. Patrick's Day: James Joyce
Whether it's St. Patrick's Day or not, this lesson can be a great way to study James Joyce and how his heritage has influenced his writing. The lesson is meant to be used with the Gale database, specifically the Student Resource Center...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
How Often Do You Interact with People of Another Race or Ethnicity?
Is interacting with people from different backgrounds part of a well-rounded education? A big question awaits young readers as they explore two New York Times articles that discuss modern-day segregation, population statistics, and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
"Groundhog Day" - Teaching English With Movies
Use a movie as an aide to learn how to speak English. The class watches the movie, "Groundhog Day" which is repetitive in nature and humorous as they learn about the folk belief of the groundhog. They compare city dwelling and country...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts