In this lesson, students will choose from a list of the top 100 movies of the past 100 years. Students will then research critical reviews of the films and write one of their own reviews.
This video clip is meant to serve as a writing or discussion prompt during a unit on forces and motion. This can be used at varied grade levels, with the expectation that student responses would be more complex in higher grade levels.
In this lesson, students write an expository paragraph after comparing and contrasting items of texture, taste, odor, and visual appearance.
After taking a virtual tour of the Globe Theater in Elizabethan London, students use graphic organizers to compare attending a performance at the Globe to attending a Broadway play or movie. Then they work collaboratively to create a commercial advertisement geared towards an Elizabethan audience.
In this lesson, students will understand the concept of argumentative position, analyzing the position, premises, reasoning, evidence, and perspective of arguments.
In this lesson, students use a circular chart to analyze the plot structure of John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men. Students consider the similar structures of each chapter and how the novel ends where it began, leading into a literary analysis essay about the novel.
After gaining skill through anazlying a historic and contemporary speech as a class, students will select a famous speech from a list (included) and write an essay that identifies and explains the rhetorical strategies that the author chose while crafting an effective speech. The analysis will consider questions such as: What makes a good argument? How did the author's rhetoric evoke a response from the audience? Why are the words still famous today?
In this lesson students learn to evaluate political cartoons for their meaning, message, and persuasiveness. Students first develop critical questions about political cartoons. Then they access an online activity to learn about artistic techniques cartoonists frequently use. Finally, students will work in small groups to analyze a political cartoon.
This lesson reviews the basic conventions for using quotations from works of literature or references from a research project, focusing on accurate punctuation and page layout.
In this activity, students will work in collaborative groups to create 9M x 9M models of plant and animal cells. Class population can be split into 2 or 4 groups, with half the students constructing animal cells and the other half constructing plant cells. Students must organize and assign duties, provide materials for this activity, and write a written report. They will also give "Cell Tours" to other students and/or classroom guests.
A teachers guide for Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid, including questions for each chapter to increase understanding, topics for class discussion, and assignment ideas to deepen understanding of themes and context
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In this lesson, students will reflect on the writing process, competing a quick write on a prompt that helps them examine their strengths and weaknesses as a writer. Students will then share their experiences in small groups or pairs and talk about what makes good writing.
The Art of Illumination project is a great way for students in grades 5-12 to experience the medieval process of illumination as authentically as possible. After researching the history, people, and art of the Medieval Ages, students will have the opportunity to create an illuminated text of their own.
In this end of unit assessment, students will write a multi-paragraph response to show their understanding and analysis of St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves."
This resource for "Letter One" from Letters to a Young Poet focuses on how to craft a formal, multi-paragraph essay on how word choice impacts meaning and tone.
In this End of Unit Assessment, students will craft a formal essay exploring and identifying the development of similar ideas in Letters to a Young Poet and Black Swan Green.
On March 1, 1896, a massive Ethiopian army routed Italian forces at the Battle of Adwa. The battle marked the largest military triumph of an African state over a European army in the 19th century and helped Ethiopia retain its independence during Europe's "scramble for Africa." In this lesson students read three different textbook accounts of the battle - two American and one Ethiopian - to investigate the question: How did Ethiopia defeat Italy at the Battle of Adwa?
Noh, the oldest surviving Japanese dramatic form, combines elements of dance, drama, music, and poetry into a highly stylized, aesthetic retelling of a well-known story from Japanese literature, such asÂ The Tale of GenjiÂ orÂ The Tale of the Heike. This lesson provides an introduction to the elements ofÂ NohÂ plays and to the text of two plays, and provides opportunities for students to compare the conventions of theÂ NohÂ play with other dramatic forms with which they may already be familiar, such as the ancient Greek dramas of Sophocles. By reading classic examples ofÂ NohÂ plays, such asÂ Atsumori, students will learn to identify the structure, characters, style, and stories typical to this form of drama. Students will expand their grasp of these conventions by using them to write the introduction to aÂ NohÂ play of their own.