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.
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.
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.
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.
In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of the elements of a short story by collectively creating stories within a group.
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.
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
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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."
Students will design a pilgrimage experience using budgeting, creative writing, and research to plan a senior trip before embarking upon their post-graduate adult lives. With seven days and $5000.00 to spend, they will design a journey in which they reflect on their life as an early college senior, before starting their life as a young adult and professional.
Driving Questions / Scenario (what are we trying to solve or improve?):
How can you relate to the pilgrims from the Canterbury Tales and use your own motivations for seeking a pilgrimage to relate to their real-life desires and need for spiritual cleansing and purification?
The Canterbury Tales
Using your understanding of the Canterbury Tales and The Prologue, design and develop a pilgrimage designed to suit your own needs for purification as you near your high school graduation.
ENG IV HN
W.11-12.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
W.11-12.4 Use digital tools and resources to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
W.11-12.5 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Economics and Personal Finance
EPF.MCM.2 Understand the purposes and services of financial institutions.
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.
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.
In this lesson students plan, write, illustrate, and publish their own children's picture books. First, students review illustrated childrenâ€™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.
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.
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.
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.
The lessons in this curriculum resource will guide students through reading strategies, debate, individual reflection, group activities, and discussions of The Scarlet Letter.
In this lesson, students work with partners to create a short story lining unrelated details into a logical plot with a clear setting and established characters.