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Editing/Transitions and D.W. Griffith
Young scholars identify different transitions used in the editing process. They discover the contributions of D.W. Griffith to the development of film art. They discover how to analyze films more carefully.
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 23
Malcolm X's journey to Cairo, his Hajj, his Letter from Mecca detailing his insights into "true Islam," and his transition to Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, are the focus of the discussion of chapter 17 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 11 ELA Module 4 - Full Module
The intricate craft of narrative writing can make a happy story feel exuberant, or it can make a sad story feel devastating. With 42 extensive lessons that include poignant discussion questions, standards-aligned self-reflections,...
11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Transition Words in Expository Writing
Create to learn! Your class can create posters of transitional words and phrases to help them compose an explanatory text. They work in groups and focus on one type of transition (time, place, importance, etc.). They also create a poster...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft
Strengthen your high schoolers' writing with a series of steps for writing successfully. With sections on organizing an essay, choosing a topic, crafting a thesis statement, and revising a draft, the lesson encourages your class to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 9
Having preparing for an analysis essay about one of the characters from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, tenth graders demonstrate their understanding in a mid-unit assessment. They focus on either Jing-Mei or Waverly in an informative...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 6
As part of a mid-unit assessment, class members exchange their draft of a multi-paragraph essay with a classmate, review their partner's writing using the provided text analysis rubric, and evaluate the strength of evidence, the...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grapes of Wrath: Setting up Historical Context
Discuss life in the 1930s in relation to the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, then do a cross-media analysis. Here you'll find background information on film maker John Ford, writer John Steinbeck, and 1930s America. You can compare the...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Clarify Relationships Between Ideas by Adding Transitions
Fix choppy paragraphs with strong transition words, phrases, and clauses. The video emphasizes that writers should use words that not only create flow, but also illuminate the relationships between two different ideas. Example...
7 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed