Students research and discuss historical facts about Adolf Hitler's artistic pursuits, and the history of artists that lived in Terezin.
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Interpreting the Story: Characterization and Plot
Imagine being trapped in a junkyard on Halloween by a drunken gunman! The main characters in Robert Jennings’ short story “Junkyard Jaunt,” have very different responses to this dilemma and readers will enjoy examining the personalities...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
High schoolers are introduced to the techniques associated with interpreting functions. The vocabulary associated with this technique is reviewed, then pupils view a PowerPoint (embedded in the plan), that shows how to interpret...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Artistic Interpretation of a Classic: The Author's Role
Reading the original Hans Christian Andersen tale of “The Little Mermaid” and viewing the Great Performances: The Little Mermaid from the San Francisco Ballet video offers class members an opportunity to consider how artistic decisions...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Interpreting Works of Art:The Compare and Contrast Method
Through analyzing two Renaissance works of art, have your class describe elements and principles, subject matter, history and medium. They use a compare and contrast strategy to interpret the meaning of the works of art. This is a...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
How Interpreters Juggle Two Languages at Once
How do they do that? How do interpreters simultaneously or consecutively translate from one language to another? Check out this short video that details some of the skills required and the training provided to interpreters. And it is as...
5 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts
Analyze a Key Word or Phrase to Interpret the Story
Model for your young readers how to identify the most important word or phrase in a story, and how to use those words to interpret a story. Using Walter Dean Myers’ award willing novel, Monster as a sample, the short video details how...
5 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed