It Was A Dark and Stormy Night
Tenth graders read and discuss Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and are introduced to the genre of horror. In groups, they create their own PowerPoint presentation on a topic related to horror. A panel of their classmates judges the best story.
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New Review Famous Speeches: Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"
The 1963 March on Washington, powerfully punctuated by Martin Luther King's impassioned "I Have a Dream" speech, was instrumental in passing the Civil Rights Act just one year later. A reading assignment presents the written speech...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Setting the Story: Techniques for Creating a Realistic Setting
“It was a dark and stormy night.” Thus begins the 1830's novel Paul Clifford and, of course, all of Snoopy’s novels! Encourage young writers to craft settings for their stories that go beyond Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s often-mocked phrase...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Everything You Need to Know to Read "Frankenstein"
It was a dark and stormy night in 1815 when Mary Shelley began drafting a ghost story in response to a competition suggest by Lord Byron. Find out more about Shelley, her life, and events that influenced what is called the first science...
5 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts