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  • NC.ELA.W.11-12.3
Analyzing Character Development in Three Short Stories About Women
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Students will read three short stories about women, written in different historical periods. Students will read each story and discuss the development of female characters in a particular setting, the role of women, gender differences, and society's expectations.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Patricia Alejandra Lastiri
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Analyzing Character in "Hamlet" through Epitaphs
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Students compose epitaphs for deceased characters in "Hamlet," paying close attention to how their words appeal to the senses, create imagery, suggest mood, and set tone. Students will design gravestones to display their epitaphs. Students must capture the essence of their character's personality and station in life.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Nancy Barile
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Analyzing Plot, Symbolism, and Theme in "Death and the Miser"
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Students will apply analytical skills to an exploration of the early Renaissance painting "Death and the Miser" by Hieronymous Bosch. Students will sketch and label the painting using an interactive tool to explore its elements, apply literary analyses tools to their interpretation, predict the painting's plot, and conclude the unit by creating a project that identifies and explains their interpretation of the painting.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Junius Wright
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Analyzing and Comparing Medieval and Modern Ballads
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Students will read, analyze, and discuss Medieval English ballads and then list characteristics of the genre. Then they will examine the narrative characteristics of ballads by choosing a balad to act out. Using the Venn diagram tool, students will compare Medieval ballads with modern ones. Finally, students will compose and perform their own ballads.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Susan Spangler
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Become a Slam Poet in Five Steps
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With enough passion and practice, becoming a slam poet is within your reach. Explore a distant memory on paper, then read it out loud. Edit. Try reading it out loud again, and add your finishing touches. This three-minute video offers five steps to being a slam poet -- while being downright poetic in the process.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Gayle Danley
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Before My Eyes Teachers Guide
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A teachers guide for Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock, including in-depth insight to the setting, characters, and author's inspiration, questions for class discussion, and activities to provoke deeper understanding of issues

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
St. Martin's Griffin|Macmillan|Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
Date Added:
03/30/2017
Ben Franklin's Teaching Guide
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A teaching resource for actiities, research assignments, writing prompts and cooperative activities for Ben Franklin including Poor Richard's Almanac.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Author:
PBS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Book 3, Transformation. Chapter 4, Lesson 2: Assembling Hits At Motown
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In this lesson, students will learn about behind-the-scenes operations at Motown Records and a few of the company's most important contributors through a "cafe conversation."

Subject:
Music
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachRock
Date Added:
08/06/2019
Carl Sandburg's "Chicago": Bringing a Great City Alive
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After students examine primary photographs, maps, and other documents that depict Chicago at the turn of the century, they will anticipate Sandburg's description of and attitudes towards the city. After reading a short biography of the poet they will make further predictions about the poem, and identify ways Sandburg uses literary techniques to make vivid the Chicago he knew. The lesson concludes with a piece of writing in which students describe a favorite place.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Challenging the Human Spirit
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Students select a theme-related essay topic from Night, by Elie Wiesel, or The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, and develop an essay that relates the theme to modern day personal experiences. The essay follows a preset rubric.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Beacon Learning Center
Author:
Beacon Learning Center
Date Added:
04/23/2019
The Children's Picture Book Project
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In this lesson students plan, write, illustrate, and publish their own children's picture books. First, students review illustrated children’s books to gain an understanding of the creative process and the elements that help make a children's book successful. Next, students use graphic organizers, peer feedback, and storyboards to brainstorm and create the relationship between the illustrations and text, as well as formalize character, setting, and conflict. Finally, students use a variety of methods to bind their books in an attractive manner and present their books to their peers.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
04/04/2017
Composing a Story in Verse: Writing a Ballad
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In this lesson, students learn the characteristics of ballad poetry - song-like poems that tell long stories. Students write their own ballads, composing in quatrains stories that may fit with some of the common themes of classic examples of the structure.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bright Hub Education
Author:
Lady Lit
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Create Mood in Writing Using Digital Photos
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In this lesson, students experiment with creating mood in their stories using digital photographs for inspiration. Students examine a list of mood words, then try to write and create moods that match the photos they see. Students may optionally read from a list of short stories that all excel at creating mood.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bright Hub Education
Author:
Kellie Hayden
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Crossing Borders Through Poetry
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In this lesson, students read and discuss poems about crossing borders before creating their own border-crossing poem.  Using a Readers'/Writers' Workshop format, students and teachers explore what it means to cross borders, either literal or figurative, and what we can learn about ourselves and others in a border-crossing experience.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
ANNE OGBURN
Date Added:
11/12/2020
The Da Vinci Code Teacher's Guide
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In this Common Core aligned teacher's guide to Dan Brown's fast paced novel The Da Vinci Code, students will explore discussion questions, thematic activities and questions, and a variety of extension activities to deepen their analysis. A related resources section is also included at the end of the guide.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Anchor Books
Date Added:
05/10/2017