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Making Patterns Make Sense
Tenth graders analyze organizational patterns in analytical writing by reading the book, Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss. They apply these patterns to their own writing by creating studenT books about success.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 5: The Tragic Hero
Should identifying a tragic hero be based on a universal definition or a definition based on the morals and values of a specific culture? As part of a study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Sylvia Plath's "Colossus" and then...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sense and Sensibility: Final Assessment: Movie Maker
Assess your class's understanding of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility with a fun and creative final project. Using what they have learned about the novel's characters, they create presentations featuring music and images that best...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Dreaded Outline
As the sixth instructional activity in a persuasive writing series on how to make proper arguments, particularly in a court of law, here your learners will be guided through the process of taking an idea web and constructing it into an...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Welcome to the Color Vowel Chart
Focus English language learners' attention on word stress and phrase stress with a pronunciation chart that breaks the sounds into moving and non-moving vowel sounds. The chart tool uses colors and key words to indicate where to put the...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment
An extensive portfolio project encourages your kids to reflect on their personalities with multiple writing assignments. From activities on extended metaphors to writing about an important day in their lives, kids explore the way they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Thematic and organizational patterns in McLaurin's "The Rite Time of Night"
Discover how authors design narrative and thematic structure with these practice activities for McLaurin’s “The Rite Time of Night.” Learners are encouraged to track repeating patterns such as references to nature or types of conflicts...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review What Makes a Poem … a Poem?
What makes a poem a poem? The narrator of a short video wades into the debate with the contention that the three characteristics that poems share are musical qualities, condensed language, and intense feelings.
5 mins 8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Make Sense of Spelling
Help your pupils comprehend how words are put together. The video takes the history of words into consideration as the narrator investigates the word one and words related and connected to one. Using an onion as a metaphor, the video...
4 mins 7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable