Their Eyes Were Watching God
High schoolers comprehend the dialect used in the novel. They summarize a reading selection and articulate a personal response. Students write a draft and/or articulate complete responses to questions related to the reading selection.
9th - 12th English Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
The Concept of Identity Lesson 1: Close Reading/Socratic Seminar
John Knowles' A Separate Peace provides readers with an opportunity to develop their close reading and analytical skills as they look for what Knowles feels are the factors that shape our identity.
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 11: The Historical/Biographical Approach to Literature
How affected is Thinks Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe's personal biography? Using a four corners strategy, and evidence from their readings, class members debate the degree of biographical influence in Achebe's novel.
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
The language of the Constitution can feel quite ominous to young learners, but there are a variety of strategies you can utilize to help your class grasp the important concepts and ideals in our nation's founding document. This lesson...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address provides the text for a series of close reading exercises that model for instructors how carefully crafted guiding questions can help readers think critically about what they read, thus developing...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 9 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 5
Class members continue their study of Romeo and Juliet by watching scenes from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and then examining the figurative language Shakespeare uses in act 1, scene 5, lines 92–109, when Romeo and Juliet meet at the...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 1
Can authors speak to each other across works, genres, and even centuries? Study the conversation between Christopher Marlowe in his poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," and the responses by Sir Walter Raleigh and William Carlos...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Graphic Organizers for Reading Strategies
Help your pupils grow the reading strategies they need to succeed by supporting them with various graphic organizers. This packet includes a wealth of attractively formatted graphic organizers for predicting, keeping track of plot,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed