Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Students read the novel Falling Leaves. They evaluate the repeated story lines which compose the history of narration. They analyze and defend reasons why self-esteem affects the success or failure of characters.
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Five Elements of a Short Story
The five elements of a short story are described in detail in this resource. This is not an activity, nor an assignment, but rather a reference sheet for teacher or class member. You might give this to learners to look at as they read,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Shizuko’s Daughter: List-Group-Label Strategy
Help your learners navigate the vocabulary of Shizuko's Daughter by Kyoko Mori with a lesson on categorizing words. After coming up with a list of things that grow from the earth, learners decide which categories each words belong in.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tales of the Supernatural
Scary stuff! Whether approached as the first horror story or a "serious imaginative exploration of the human condition," Frankenstein continues to engage readers. Here's a packet of activities that uses Mary Shelley's gothic novel to...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Macbeth: Denouement/Falling Action
Readers of Shakespeare explore denouement in Macbeth and track the play's falling action in Act IV, Scene 1. They complete a worksheet/table noting the content and significance of each of the three apparitions granted Macbeth by the...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Word Roots 4: Grad, Mot, Cad Advanced True and False 3
Test your pupils' vocabulary skills with this somewhat unconventional activity. Using context clues and word roots, leaners must decide whether a word is used correctly in a sentence or if it is not. This is a true/false activity; if the...
8th - 11th English Language Arts
Things Fall Apart Study Guide
“There is no story that is not true.” And Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, uses proverbs (“. . .the palm-oil with which words are eaten”), a compelling tragic hero, and historic events, to engage readers in the truth of his story of...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable