Students consider the online game Neopets as a springboard to developing the characters, settings and plots for online fantasy games. They draft technical plans that describe how their games be presented and played on the We
6th - 12th English Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Vantage Points- Multiple Perspectives
Explore elements of fiction and plot with your middle schoolers through the Japanese short story The Wise Old Woman. Although this lesson is designed around the Holt Literature Book (which includes this story), the links and procedural...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Epic Poetry Unit
The Odyssey is the core text in this unit study of the hero's journey motif. Along the way, kids research Greek and Roman history, mythology, art, and epic poetry. The 104-page packet is perfect for homeschool or classroom situations and...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 8
Prepare for a mid-unit assessment based on Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club with a brainstorming and discussion lesson. Focused on two chapters from the novel ("Rules of the Game" and "Two Kinds"), the lesson guides tenth graders through the...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Things They Carried: The Plot Structure
Why does Tim O'Brien arrange his stories as he does? Why mention the death of several of the soldiers before detailing the events? Readers are asked to consider whether the arrangement of the stories contributes to O'Brien's presentation...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Teaching the Short Story - Teacher's Packet
Get your writers composing their own short stories by following some or all of the ideas included here. You'll find short lessons and activities, handouts and assignment pages, sample paragraphs and sentences, and all sorts of great...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Learning Network: Re-envisioning Classic Stories
Readers reflect on enjoyable stories they know, brainstorm criteria that make a story "good," analyze a New York Times article about innovative children's performances, re-envision classics on their own, and peer edit drafts. Use this as...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Most Dangerous Game
Psycho, The Blair Witch Project, "The Most Dangerous Game." Even the titles of these tales create goosebumps and it's the setting, both physical and psychological, that instills this sense of dread. After reading Richard Connell's...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable