"I Cannot Tell a Lie"
Young scholars examine and debunk historical myths, using the American Revolution as a starting point. They create and play a game of "American History: Fact or Fiction?"
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Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen
It is entirely fitting and proper that Wilfred Owen’s powerful “Dulce et Decorum Est” is the poem used for an exercise in close reading, discussion, analysis, and argumentative writing. Class members discuss focus questions in pairs,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grammar Worksheet: Lie vs. Lay
To do something to someone or something or not to do something to someone. That is the question. And it is the source of the confusion between lie and lay. The strength of this learning exercise is in the clear, cogent explanation for...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
For King’s Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream "Cannot Wait"
"Hate is why we cannot wait." Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s attorney and advisor Clarence B. Jones' six words on race are at the center of an article that reflects on the civil rights movement. After reading the article, middle schoolers...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Best of Poe
A chilling look of Edgar Allan Poe's works may not be a dream within a dream, but it's certainly a review within a crossword puzzle. Look down and across to find references to "The Raven," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Black Cat," and "The...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 13
Using the open-ended discussion questions developed the day before, class members engage in a fishbowl discussion of the three texts that anchor the unit: “True Crime: The Roots of an American Obsession," “How Bernard Madoff Did it,” and...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed