High schoolers define many terms related to film and genres. They examine examples of screwball comedy and apply the vocabulary terms to that genre. They discover how to "read" or analyze films they watch.
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Genre and Originality
Investigate the beginnings of the detective fiction genre through a discussion and writing assignment related to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter." Class members converse about the elements of the story and then compose brief...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Discourse Communities Lesson Two: Finding Genres
Introduce your learners to databases in order to perform research. Spend a day in the library looking for various publications that covers each person's topic of choice. The topic is not the focus, though; encourage readers to find a...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Portraits, Pears, and Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts
Students define genre in the visual arts, particularly in Western painting and explain the differences between subject and genre. The genre of a variety of works of art is identified.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Portraits, Pears, And Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts
Differentiate between the various genres in the visual arts world, particularly in Western painting. Your class can view and discuss, in small groups, paintings published on the National Galleries website. Then each student individually...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Shirley Jackson, The Lottery
Tradition, the importance of rituals, and clearly defined roles for men and women as factors that provide unity in a community come under scrutiny with a reading of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery." After a whole-class discussion of...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Jamie Nabozny: Bullying: Language, Literature and Life
Class members identify bullying in contemporary texts and role play how they might change those scenes to examples of anti-bullying. They then re-define their initial definitions of bullying and discuss what they would like to see as...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Introducing Metaphors Through Poetry
Learners examine a series of poems containing metaphors and with each poem, the lesson progresses in difficulty addressing all skill levels. How metaphors are used in literature and what makes it an effective tool is explored in this...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Lesson 1: Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury
I love Faulkner, his experimental style and stream of consciousness are so exciting. Your learners can analyze William Faulkner and his novel, The Sound and the Fury by defining his place in American literary history and exploring his...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Creative Writing Unit: Analyzing, Interpreting, Discussing and Writing Various Genres of African-American Literature
A six-week unit takes high schoolers through various works of African-American literature, including poems, plays, and short stories. The lesson plan format includes a week-by-week description of activities, goals, materials, and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts