Standard English II
Twelfth graders examine and discuss editing skills. They read a story, and write a one-page story with no capital letters and punctuation, exchanging their stories with a partner and editing them for capital letters and punctuation.
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Unit 3 English III
Who were the writers of the American Romantic period? What inspired them? What themes did these writers address? How does romanticism differ from transcendentalism? Such are the questions addressed by this six week American Literature...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Learning From World War II and Connecting It to the Present
Compare and contrast World War II to the modern Iraq war with this instructional activity. After watching a film, learners use supporting evidence to support their point of view of the conflicts. Using the internet, they create a...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? Secondary pupils watch a video about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Focusing...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
High School Writing: Student Guide
Here's an amazing writing guide that deserves a place in your curriculum library. The 136-page packet provides focus lessons on the writing process, expository, persuasive, and timed writing, the Cornell system of note taking, and more....
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Hispanic Experience in World War II
Students are introduced to the experiences of thousands of Hispanics during World War II. After watching an excerpt from "The War", they work together in groups to research more in depth their different experiences. They compare and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Analyzing Grammar and Syntax in Ayn Rand's Anthem
“I am. I think. I will.” Seek the secrets of words. Ayn Rand’s Anthem provides the text for a series of exercises that ask readers to analyze how Rand uses antimetabole, epistrophe, parallelism, and repetition to create meaning. Using...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
An English-Speaking World
An overview of the development of English as a global language fills out these slides. Beginning with statistics regarding how much of the world speaks English and to what capacity, a brief history is then given mostly pertaining to WWII...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Heaven or Groundhog Day?
An engaging and highly relevant way for students to examine classic literary ideas. Although the primary text for this resource is nontraditional ( the 1993 movie Groundhog Day), this plan incorporates several more classical, literary...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Charles Darwin Meets John Paul II
If you teach AP English language and composition and are looking for a way to address the differences between written and spoken arguments, consider this activity. Over the course of three days, class members research Charles Darwin or...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable