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Creative Writing Unit: Analyzing, Interpreting, Discussing and Writing Various Genres of African-American Literature
10th - 12th
A six-week unit takes high schoolers through various works of African-American literature, including poems, plays, and short stories. The lesson plan format includes a week-by-week description of activities, goals, materials, and...
Read "El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez"Americo Paredes version
6th - 8th
Students see examples of other types of written stories. They are introduced to the ballad in literature. Students obtain ideas for their own family story. They discuss how ballads can relate true stories through music. Students discuss...
Epic Poetry: Literary Terms for Story Analysis
11th - Higher Ed
What do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and The Odyssey have in common? Why, they are all epics, of course, and are presented here as examples of the literary term. If you are beginning a study of epics, consider previewing the terms included...