Students become familiar with the course, they are introduced to the question-at- issue, and to assess their starting point. They also begin the process of academic inquiry. Students are given a copy of the Syllabus and policy statement.
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Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation...
8th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Prose Styles: Tough, Sweet, and Stuffy
Take a walk on the rhetorical side with this presentation, which discusses three styles of prose: tough (ethos), sweet (pathos), and stuffy (logos). The slide show provides thorough definitions and examples of each style, as well as...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Library Orientation with Mythology Emphasis
Students investigate their library's layout and complete a research project for mythology. In this mythology research instructional activity, students participate in an orientation to their school library's layout and investigate...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Structure of Natural Narratives
Class pairs select a prompt from a provided list and tell (and record) their story to their partner. They then examine linguist William Labov's model for natural narratives, and apply his model to their tale. Next, class members watch...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Murder on the Orient Express Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature activity, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. Students may check some of their answers online.
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts