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The Inside Story
Eighth graders study the usage of symbolism in poetry and examine how symbolism can be used to explain their own lives and emotions. They read and discuss poems by Robert Frost and Shel Silverstein.
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Teaching the Short Story - Teacher's Packet
Get your writers composing their own short stories by following some or all of the ideas included here. You'll find short lessons and activities, handouts and assignment pages, sample paragraphs and sentences, and all sorts of great...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Retrieved Reformation
Use O. Henry's short story "A Retrieved Reformation" as a way to discuss identity and if a person can change his or her identity. Learners read the story and respond to text-based questions as well as questions that are referred to as...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Matter of Prejudice
Kate Chopin's moving short story, "A Matter of Prejudice" prompts a discussion of the effects of prejudice and discrimination. After reading the story, class members use evidence from the story and their own experience to consider the...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: The Power of Story
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how the...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Language and Dialect
Practice listening skills while studying oral story tellers from different parts of Louisiana. Consider the regional dialects and insider language of folk groups with your class. Identify language as part of folk life and recognize that...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The ABCs of the Three Little Pigs
Promote sentence variety through an engaging writing activity. First, read through a plain version of Cinderella and discuss what makes it so boring, focusing on sentence structure and beginnings. Then, read a more exciting version and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable