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Academic Vocabulary in the Common Core: High School Language Arts
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This three-part video demonstrates a lesson plan for teaching vocabulary in context of literature. Part one shows an introductory activity to get students thinking about the words used in the text - in this case, Nathanial Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Parts two and three elaborate and show a small group discussion about the words and the text.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
And the Mountains Echoed Literary Wheel
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This task allows students to apply literary techniques employed in a text.  Although this is for And the Mountains Echoed, it is easily adapted to fit any work of fiction.  Often students will create a wheel because information stems out from the center, but allowing more creative freedom and letting students use an object that is more specific to the text is certainly encouraged.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Kinsi King
Date Added:
11/15/2019
Characterization in A Streetcar Named Desire
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This lesson has students analyze various elements of Tennessee William's classic play, A Streetcar Named Desire, to uncover the characterization of various characters in the play. Students can work in individuals or groups to create an oral presentation focused on one character from the play.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bright Hub Education
Author:
S Forsyth
Date Added:
02/26/2019
English Language Arts, Grade 11
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The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 11th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Students move from learning the class rituals and routines and genre features of argument writing in Unit 11.1 to learning about narrative and informational genres in Unit 11.2: The American Short Story. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Pearson
Date Added:
11/02/2020
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story
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In this unit, students will explore great works of American literature and consider how writers reflect the time period in which they write. They will write two literary analysis papers and also work in groups to research and develop anthologies of excellent American stories.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Students read and analyze stories from several 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century American authors. After researching a time period, they select stories from that period to create an anthology. The readings enhance their understanding of the short story, increase their exposure to well-known American authors, and allow them to examine the influence of social, cultural, and political context.
Students examine elements of short stories and have an opportunity for close reading of several American short stories. During these close readings, they examine the ways that short story writers attempt to explore the greater truths of the American experience through their literature.

GUIDING QUESTIONS

These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.

If you were to write a short story about this decade, what issues might you focus on?
What defines a short story? Just length?
To what extent do these stories reflect the era or decade in which they were written?
To what extent are the themes they address universal?

CLASSROOM FILMS

History.com has short videos on the Vietnam War (“Vietnam” and “A Soldier's Story”).

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Provider:
Pearson
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story, Culminating Project and Paper, Project Presentation
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In this lesson, students will present their projects to the class. They will reflect on their own project and those of the other groups in the class.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Pearson
Date Added:
11/02/2020
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story, "The Things They Carried", Essay Structure
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In the final lesson in this episode, and as a warm-up for the final essay and project, students will discuss the organization of the student sample essay “The Search for Knowledge.”

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Pearson
Date Added:
11/02/2020
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: The Novel as Historical Source
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This multi-day lesson asks students to consider their own concepts of class and social status before diving into an analysis of those concepts in the novel, Pride and Prejudice. It concludes with students comparing the portrayal in the novel to a nonfiction text.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
Christine L. Compston
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Literature Test Lesson Plan
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This lesson encourages students to justify their thoughts about literature by prompting them with ambiguous test questions. Students take the test without understanding that questions are intentionally unclear, then justify their answers with textual citations for credit.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bright Hub Education
Author:
Trent Lorcher
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Mini Lesson on the Setting of a Story
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This lesson provides examples of how to incorporate a discussion of setting into other parts of short story analysis. Students consider the setting in addition to the characters and themes in an attempt to tie all of the elements of a story together.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bright Hub Education
Author:
Haley Drucker
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Structure and Meaning in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
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This activity asks students to examine and evaluate how the structure of a work can impact meaning and audience experience. Students are tasked with examining text structure, plotting events for a visual representation of the "highs and lows" of the story, and composing a formal paragraph explaining their findings/analysis. It is divided into 3 sections, which can be spread out and completed individually or it can be a single assignment. It should take students about 120 minutes to complete all parts.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
MERIDITH NOYES
Date Added:
10/30/2019
A Student-Driven Introduction to Poetry
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In this lesson, students analyze songs as an introduction to poetry. Students search songs for examples of poetic devices and assemble them in a storyboard that matches each term with an illustration and a line from the song.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bright Hub Education
Author:
Stacey Moore
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Teaching Students to Analyze Imagery in Of Mice and Men
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In this lesson, students define and discuss imagery before searching the text of John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men for examples. Students will use their findings as the basis for a literary analysis essay.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bright Hub Education
Author:
Trent Lorcher
Date Added:
02/26/2019
"Things Fall Apart"  A Novel
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This resource provides teachers with background information, discussion questions, literary analysis, and extension literature to help guide students in exploring Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart." It also provides questions that help with exploring plot, character development, imagery, and the placement of this book in the literary tradition.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Random House
Author:
Judith Moore Kelly
Date Added:
02/26/2019