Creating a Fantasy World
Students create the basis for a fantasy story. They discuss what makes a story "fantasy" and identify which stories include something that could not happen in the real world. They determine what these fantasy stories have in common.
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That's Absurd! Understanding the Use of Satire
Based around the documentary Battlestar Galactica: Propaganda and War, this plan asks learners to create a satirical piece. After a discussion about satire, the class views the documentary and then splits off into pairs to complete the...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The End: Special Lesson Plan
Setting the stage, creating characters, and establishing a suspenseful storyline can be a tricky task. Young authors read the story The End as a model of good and organized writing. They analyze the writer's techniques and employ them in...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
The Dark Is Rising: Problematic Situation Strategy
What items would you need to save the world from an evil wizard? Prior to reading Susan Cooper's young adult contemporary fantasy The Dark is Rising, and to generate interest in the tale, class groups must reach consensus on a list of...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
How to Build a Fictional World
Hear one author's take on what makes a compelling fictional world and how to build a story within it. A series of questions check if the kids were listening, and a compendium of six rich resources for expanding on this concept also...
5 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts
Vampires: Folklore, Fantasy and Fact
Who would've thought that a video on vampire imagery could also be such a fantastic resource on cultural folklore, European history, and human anatomy? This video illustrates how the vampire image has evolved throughout history across...
7 mins 9th - 12th Science
New Review The Fellowship of the Ring
Here's a must-have resource for educators who use J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and/or The Lord of the Rings. Packed with materials for both tales, the packet includes both a reader's guide and an educator's guide, lesson plans, vocabulary...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable