Reflecting on Learning Experience
Students internalize learning experience by writing about it.
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Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
“You Will Always Be Mango Street”: Sense of Place and The House on Mango Street
Vignettes from Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street provide readers with an opportunity to observe how writers use dialogue and details to create a sense of time and place.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson Learned: Creating a Life Reports Project
Tap into the wisdom and knowledge of older members of the community with this New York Times plan. To warm up, learners write about and discuss advice they have been given. After reading "The Life Report," an op-ed column that asks older...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Dark Materials: Reflecting on Dystopian Themes in Young Adult Literature
The Hunger Games. Maximum Ride. Why is so much of young adult literature so dark? What is the appeal of dystopian literature to young readers? The six activities in this resource ask kids to reflect on some of the reasons this genre has...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
How to Implement Project Based Learning to Engage Students
Can a math teacher employ project-based learning? Learn how one great math teacher uses PBL to design math projects that provide learners with a more challenging and holistic learning experience. A wonderful article, that includes three...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Three Day Unit: Marigolds by Alison Buske on Prezi
Eugenia Collier's 1969 short story "Marigolds" and The Diary of Anne Frank provide the text for a consideration of experiences that cause the loss of childhood innocence and the development of compassion for others.
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed