In this Crash Course Literature resource, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 2: The Raft, the River, and the Weird Ending of Huckleberry Finn, students will explore the metaphors in the book, a little bit about what the metaphors like the Island and the River and the Raft might mean, and why one should pay attention to said metaphors. Students will also look at the ending of the book, which a lot of people believe isn't up to the standards of the rest of the novel.
This Random House for High School Teachers reader's guide includes an introduction, discussion questions, and author biography designed to enhance student reading of Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses, a novel that won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992.
This Random House for High School Teachers reader's guide includes an introduction, discussion questions, and author biography designed to enhance student reading of Philip Roth's American Pastoral.
In this lesson on Emily Dickinson's poem, "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain," students will examine the poet's use of structural choice and the use of capitalization, rhyme, and rhythm.
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.
The Bedouins of ancient Arabia and Persia made poetry a conversational art form. Several poetic forms developed from the participatory nature of tribal poetry. Today in most Arabic cultures, you may still experience public storytelling and spontaneous poetry challenges in the streets. The art of turning a rhyme into sly verbal sparring is considered a mark of intelligence and a badge of honor. Students will learn about the origins and structure of Arabic Poetry.
Students will evaulate a nonfiction or realistic text for its cultural relevance to themselves and as a group. Then they analyze the cultural relevance of a selected text using an online tool. After, students search for additional relevant texts; each chooses one and writes a review of the text that they choose.
This guide to The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne includes analysis of the story, an extensive selection of study and discussion questions, key vocabulary terms, and a follow-up assignment.
This page discusses two works by William Faulkner: Barn Burning and A Rose for Emily. This resource includes teaching strategies, an overview of themes and connections, and discussion questions.
The world of modern theater owes its roots to the tragedians of Ancient Greece. As far back as the 5th Century BCE, actors and playwrights were entertaining the masses with intriguing stories. This five-minute video unveils the ancient theatrical innovations that made the way for Broadway.
In this Common Core aligned teacher's guide to Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel, students will explore the idea that that there is more than one way of seeing and more than one way of communicating. This guide provides suggested topics for discussions, terms for consideration, supplemental reading, and activities.
In this lesson based on Emily Dickinson's famous poem, students will explore how a poem can infer tone and analyze connotative, allegorical, and metaphoric meaning.
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
- English Language Arts
- Material Type:
- St. Martin's Griffin|Macmillan|Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
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In this Random House for High School Teacher's Guide for Black Swan Green, David Mitchell's coming of age novel, students will explore vocabulary, author background, discussion questions, writing prompts, and extension ideas designed to enhance student understanding of character, theme, and structure.
This lesson is designed to help students prepare to read a historical novel. Students are required to complete research pertaining to the work's setting, time-period or decade. Afterwards, students use the online site and software, Prezi, to communicate and share their findings.
After reading a play, students create a resume for one of the characters. Students first discuss what they know about resumes, then select a character from the play to focus on. Next, they search online for historical background information. Using supporting details from the play, students then draft resumes for their characters and search a job listing site for which their character is qualitfied.
By mimicking popular websites that relate the plot of movies, television shows, and real life events in reverse, students have the opportunity to review the plot in a more creative and challenging fashion. Using a snowclone (a verbal formula that is changed for reuse), students complete the phrase "If you read ____ backwards, it's about ____" to comment on the plots of novels.