In the TED Ed lesson focused on language, students will explore the history of English and why semantically equal phrases can evoke very different images. Discussion questions and additional resources are linked in the sidebar.
In this TED Ed lesson focused on writing, students will explore tips for using language to make fiction really come alive. Discussion questions and additional resources available in the sidebar.
Students will learn about the impact of enjambment in Gwendolyn Brooks' short but far-reaching poem "We Real Cool." One element of this lesson plan that is bound to draw students in is a compelling video of working-class Bostonian John Ulrich reciting the poem.
In this lesson, students will explore poetry through listening and reading the poem "The Great Migration." Pre-reading activity will utilize small group discussion of nuance in vocabulary. Post reading activity will utilize tableaux to reflect new ideas based on learning, and an optional poem or short narrative on community furthers student exploration of empathy.
This lesson is designed to assist learners with understanding the traditional essay, its development, and skills required to effectively practice this traditional form of writing. Students will spend time evaluating specific essay writing techniques prior to practicing writing an essay using some of the techniques they have covered.
In this lesson, students analyze Jacob Lawrence'sThe Migration of the Negro Panel no. 57(1940-41), Helene Johnson's Harlem Renaissance poem"Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem"(1927), and Paul Laurence Dunbar's late-nineteenth-century poem"We Wear the Mask"(1896), considering how each work represents the life and changing roles of African Americans from the late nineteenth century to the Harlem Renaissance and The Great Migration.
In this three-part lesson on the inner chapters of "The Grapes of Wrath" students will first determine the function of Steinbeck's opening chapter then explore the relationship between the inner chapters and the Joad narrative chapters throughout the novel. Students will view two documentaries along the way as well as read two relevant articles in order to draw their own conclusions about the purpose of this novel's inner chapters.
Students discuss and examine the differences between electronic communication such as texts and emails versus more "traditional" means of writing. There is also a discussion on audience and puropse when writing, and students will practice writing a "style guide" page in order to reinforce conventions of standard English.
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- ALISON ZIMBALIST and YASMIN CHIN EISENHAUER
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Although American colonists complained bitterly about British taxation policy, it was not until 1775 that they decided to take up arms against the king. What changed? The Battles of Lexington and Concord. The killing of Americans by British troops transformed a largely peaceful resistance into an armed rebellion. In this lesson students will read three primary sources that illustrate this shift, including a farmer's diary, a broadside, and a sermon. Students will perform close readings and answer a series of text-dependent questions.
This literacy assessment is based on a chapter from a book about math and how it connects to everyday life and includes one text and ten text-dependent questions and explanatory information for teachers regarding alignment to the CCSS.
This handout carefully details the basic guidelines and formatting needed for a paper written using MLA.
In the TED Ed lesson focused on language, students will explore spelling, meaning, and the complex history behind the structure of words. Discussion questions and additional resources are linked in the sidebar.
This literacy assessment includes two text excerpts and 13 text-dependent questions and explanatory information for teachers regarding alignment to the CCSS.
In this activity, students will work in small groups to increase the fluency and complexity of their writing and sentence structure by first modeling the first two paragraphs from Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and then the writing of their classmates. They will focus on "painting with words." Lastly, they will integrate improved sentence structure into an original piece of writing based on their own experience in nature.
- English Language Arts
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- San Jose State University: Steinbeck in the Schools/Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies
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Lessons, Powerpoints, activities and games on the differing types of sentence structures including simple, compound, complex, dependent and independent clauses.
This resource contains lessons, Powerpoints, activities and more on the differing types of sentence structures including simple, compound, complex, dependent and independent clauses.
Students will examine their preconceptions about Shakespeare and his work. Then, after reading one theater critic's case for reading and seeing Shakespeare, they will use the Times to explore adaptations of a Shakespearean play they are currently studying. Finally, they will use these as a springboard for staging their own scenes from the play in a new way, using an adaptation they have read about as a model.
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- Amanda Christy Brown and Katherine Schulten
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