Writing Ghost Stories Using Encounter With a Skull As a Model
Students explore the elements of a ghost story and cautionary tales. The story, "Encounter With a Skull" is read and used as a model for their own story creations. The values and belief systems of various cultures are examined.
9th - 12th English Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Beware of the Dog - Crossing Borders
Roald Dahl’s classic World War II short story, “Beware of the Dog” is the focus of a close reading exercise that asks learners to respond to text-dependent questions with evidence drawn from the story. Participants record responses on...
9th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 11
Close readers and forensic detectives alike deal with collecting strong evidence. Ninth graders become both with a lesson about Sophocles' Oedipus the King, in which they find connections between Oedipus' stated words and the truth of...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Ghost Stories Published in Colorado Newspapers in the 1900s
Students read Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection to locate ghost stories published in the 1900's. They select stories of interest from this primary resource. The stories are read in order to increase critical thinking skills and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences
Here's a resource that explicitly teaches, models, and provides readers with opportunities to practice the process of drawing inferences from text. Packed with strategies elementary, middle, and high school teachers can use, the resource...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 5
As class members conclude their reading of Leslie Marmon Silko's "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" they consider how the story of Kochininako, Yellow Woman, not only provides a satisfying ending to the narrative, but also...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss and using The Sneetches and The Lorax is a great way to introduce readers to allegories, parables, and literary symbolism. The lessons...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Character in Place: Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” for the Common Core
How do writers use the interaction between elements like characterization and setting to create meaning? Readers of "A Worn Path" create a series of comic book-style graphics of Eudora Welty's short story and reflect on how Welty uses...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Literary Elements in Short Stories
Introduce your class to Glogster with this literary analysis lesson. At the end of your short story unit, they choose one literary element to apply to three short stories and make an online poster using Glogster. Samples are included. If...
9th - 11th English Language Arts