Students discuss tactics for summarizing and responding to images help students examine that summary and response skills can be used in a variety of rhetorical contexts.
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Using Poetry As inspiration for Composition
A reading of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken launches an interdisciplinary study of the connection between the meter of a poem and that of a melody. Composers, including many popular musicians like Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison, often use...
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Unit: Hamlet
Encourage readers to determine if Hamlet's madness is actually divinest sense. Class members analyze the words of the play before studying related texts, including T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," scenes from...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Edgar Allen Poe And The Art Of Composition
High schoolers evaluate several works by Edgar Allen Poe based on the criteria in his essay, "The Philosophy of Composotion" Their analysis is documented using a graphic organizer. Learners begin the pre-writing process for their own...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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
Charles Darwin Meets John Paul II
If you teach AP English language and composition and are looking for a way to address the differences between written and spoken arguments, consider this lesson plan. Over the course of three days, class members research Charles Darwin...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable