The Centre of the Universe by Danny Wallace and I Love Football by Hunter Davies
Learners read, analyze, critique and study the novels, "The Centre of the Universe," by Danny Wallace and "I Love Football," by Hunter Davies. They evaluate an extract from each novel and explore the concept of private passions.
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"As you grow, you'll realize the definition of success changes." After reading the commencement address provided by American comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane University in 2009, learners summarize the main points and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Jacob Have I Loved: Semantic Feature Analysis Chart
Do not allow your pupils to ignore the connections among the characters in Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Medal winning novel, Jacob Have I Loved. Instead, provide them a semantic feature analysis chart that asks them to note things Louise...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
New Review Unit: Hamlet
Encourage readers to determine if Hamlet's madness is actually divinest sense. Class members analyze the words of the play before studying related texts, including T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," scenes from...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Like Pale Gold - The Great Gatsby Part I
American dream or American nightmare? The Great Gatsby comes under scrutiny in a Crash Course on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of the Jazz Age, its glitter and its ash heaps. The narrator’s focus in Part I of the two-part series, are...
12 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
Oh, I Believe in Yesterday
Who is Aimee Mann? Read the New York Times article "P.S. I Loved You," included here, and have your readers answer a series of reading comprehension questions. Afterward, encourage your class to brainstorm ways in which they were...
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Student Opinion: Should Couples Live Together Before Marriage?
Bring nonfiction into the classroom with this high-interest op-ed piece from the New York Times about love, marriage, and relationships in the 21st century. Pupils read a short article on the topic of cohabitation and offer their own...
9th - 12th English Language Arts