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Students examine how to model story telling for their classes. They investigate how to learn, rehearse and share stories.
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Introduction to the Monomyth, an Initiation Theme
Students analyze the archetypal hero called the monomyth. In this archetypes lesson plan, students discuss the topic and view a chart of hero figures with related details. Students analyze the monomyth process diagram, read the story of...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Forbidden Territory: Middle East Project - Traveling Jewish Theatre
Students complete activities to study the traveling Jewish theatre and the ideas of tolerance. For this theatre study lesson, students read information about the Traveling Jewish Theatre and learn about the project to unit artists from...
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson Four: Comparatives and Superlatives
Put on your best smile, or a least a better one, for this lesson on superlatives and comparatives. English language learners first fill out a graphic organizer by finding other people in the class who are taller than they are, shorter...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Things Fall Apart Study Guide
“There is no story that is not true.” And Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, uses proverbs (“. . .the palm-oil with which words are eaten”), a compelling tragic hero, and historic events, to engage readers in the truth of his story of...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Folklore in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
Students read Zora Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and explore her life history as well as novel analysis activities. In this novel analysis lesson, students identify elements in the novel and its overall literary impact. Students...
10th - 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