Swinging with the Times
Students examine the many changes in the Tarzan character from Edgar Rice Burroughs' first novel to Disney's newest movie version to explain how student movies are often used to mirror and promote cultural attitudes and beliefs.
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TIME Magazine: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Use Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith" to practice poetry analysis and comprehension with your middle schoolers. Three activities with three questions each guide young readers before the reading, during the reading,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
To Kill a Mockingbird: Culture and History
To establish the historical and cultural context of To Kill a Mockingbird, class members listen to an audio that describes Lee's life experiences that parallel the novel, including her friendship with Truman Capote. Groups then read...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Gone With The Wind" Challenge: Fun Trivia Quiz
Like most Fun Trivia quizzes, this quiz tests the takers ability to recall specific and often trivial elements of plot. Although it may be a useful tool to check for completion of the reading, the content should be reviewed before it is...
9th - 12th English Language Arts