Who am I ?
Ninth graders select a mythical figure. They use the internet, school library or classroom resources to research their selection. Students construct an Inspiration concept web to organize their presentation and then tie in their PowerPoint to it.
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Analysis of Two Speeches
While learners only hear one speech, they set the stage for critical analysis and textual comparison. They discuss rhetoric, figurative language, and word choice as they listen to a civil rights speech read by John F. Kennedy. They...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay" serves as a model for a poetry analysis activity. The whole class critiques the sample and then groups select a poem and prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate how their poet...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Selected Haiku by Issa
If your class doesn't know what a haiku is, show them two examples from the Japanese poet Issa (both included here), and have them make some observations. How long are they? What is the structure? A video and a list of questions help...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Composing and Illustrating Homeric Similes
If you're beginning The Odyssey and would like to address figurative language and basic story elements, this resource could be useful. Over the course of two days, class members identify the main events, explore characters, identify...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Race and Crime in the United States: Are We Victims of Discrimination or Antiheroes?
Using methods adopted by Public Policy Analysts (PPA) class groups define a social problem, gather evidence to document the existence of the problem, identify causes, evaluate existing policies designed to deal with the problem, develop...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable