Self Motivation Letter
High schoolers see how to think critically and brainstorm ideas, and apply those brainstormed ideas into a persuasive letter. Additionally, the letter be used as a diagnostic tool and a retention tool. They use a template imbedded in this plan.
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Our “Civilized” Society
The Scarlet Letter is the anchor text in a four-week unit that examines Hawthorne's novel through the lens of the intolerances found in a supposed civilized society. In addition to their reading, class members watch clips from TV shows,...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Nathaniel Hawthorne's—The Scarlet Letter
Designed for teachers, this guide to The Scarlet Letter is divided into background information about Hawthorne and Puritan New England, suggestions for teaching various ability levels, and ideas for extensions that include current events.
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing, Listening, and Speaking Middle School
This is a fantastic collection of a wide variety of rubrics for writing, listening, and speaking! The resource contains over 14 rubrics for assessing such items as a summary, autobiographical sketch and narrative, speech, oral report,...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 19th Century Lessons for 21st Century Lives
"A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority." The words of Henry David Thoreau on Civil Disobedience seem particularly relevant today, as are his writings and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Times That Try Men's Souls: Communities in Crisis
Eleventh graders write a personal reflection of a historical document. After accessing a digital copy of "The Crisis," they examine the community's reaction to the events portrayed in the story. Students use the information the have...
11th English Language Arts
Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 11
As an end-of-unit assessment, class members craft a formal, multi-paragraph essay in which they identify a similar idea found in both Rainer Maria Rilke's collection, Letters to a Young Poet and David Mitchell's Black Swan Green. Writers...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Character Development Through Song
Students use songs to analyze their sense of identity and self-worth. In groups, they discuss and explore their own character development and discover how far they have come in recent years. They also identify the positive and negative...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Skill Building for Educational and Vocational Advancement
Over ten weeks, 8th graders refine their visions of future careers, develop skills needed to write resumes and business letters, and learn to make a strong impression at interviews. Three specific activities are included, but mostly the...
8th - 9th Social Studies & History