Students examine the concept of satire by reading lyrics to a song and reading "Soap and the Campus: A Web-Site Spoof Succeeds." They create treatments for parodies based on current television shows.
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Vocabulary Study: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Cold Blood, the riveting story of the 1959 murders of the Clutter family, is noteworthy not only because it is considered one of the greatest true crime novels, but also because of the language Truman Capote employs to recount the...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Whether you are new to teaching language learners or an experienced pro you will find much to like in this massive tool kit. The 195-page packets contains teaching tips and tools, sample lesson plans and activities, worksheets and...
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Reading Between the Lines
Learning to read between the lines, to recognize the on-the-surface meaning as well as the implied or inferred meaning of text, is an important skill for all readers. The materials and activities in this 73-page packet are designed to...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Portraits Visual and Written: Louisa May Alcott and Samuel Clemens
Students discover the life and work of an American author, either Samuel Clemens or Louisa May Alcott. In this study of visual and written portraits activity, students take a look at the authors through four different sources: a...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Middle School General Music Unit Plans
Here's a collection of unit plans for middle school musicians. Topics include the mbira, opera, rhythm and culture, music in Africa, music in the movies, music theory and notation, blues and jazz, and the ocarina. Definitely worth a look.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Articulation: Singing Words That Communicate
How does a singer keep an open, relaxed throat, a rich tone, and pure, matched vowels while articulating the words of a song? Oh, it's easy if you follow the directions and practice the exercises in this, the third in a series of...
3rd - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Black Actors in American Cinema
Students examine the contributions of a few African American actors. After watching different films, they work together to recreate the film and the struggles faced by the actors. In groups, they compare and contrast the acting style of...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts