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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
"It is my lady, O, It is my Love!" Provide class members an opportunity to develop their skills reading difficult text with an exercise that focuses on the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet (Act II, scene ii). Using the provided...
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Imagine what it was like to be a slave in the United States in 1845. Eighth graders are given an opportunity to experience life from the point of view of Frederick Douglass as they read and discuss an annotated passage from Narrative of...
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Persuasion as Text: Organizational, Grammatical, and Lexical Moves in Barbara Jordan’s All Together Now

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
A thorough lesson on persuasive writing takes middle schoolers through several activities, including group discussion, collaborative posters, and independent writing. They compare historical speeches and analyze the persuasive techniques...
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Language Analysis: “I Have a Dream”

For Teachers 8th Standards
Middle schoolers take a close look at Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech and use a language analysis sheet to determine if King's sentences make use of active or passive voice. They then move their attention back to take A...
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Analyzing an Author’s Craft: Carlotta’s Journey to Justice

For Teachers 8th Standards
Find your voice. Readers look at a passage from A Mighty Long Way and discuss what it means for Carlotta to find her own voice. After discussing figurative language and idioms, learners listen to the the song "This Little Light of Mine"...
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Analyzing an Author’s Craft: Carlotta’s Journey to Justice

For Teachers 8th Standards
What's an appropriate response? Scholars open the text A Mighty Long Way to see how Carlotta responded to racism, discrimination, and abuse. They work in pairs to answer questions regarding her responses. To finish, they use a Dignity...
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Analyzing Author’s Craft: “I Have a Dream”

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's time to make some connections! Scholars complete a close reading of the speech I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr. They use a I Have a Dream Speech Gist Note-catcher and I Have a Dream text-dependent questions to guide their...
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Is That Rhetorical?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young speechifiers learn how to identify ethos (ethical), pathos (emotional (pathos), and logos (logical) appeals used by orators to sway their audiences. They then demonstrate what they have learned by identifying these elements in...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Analysis of Language Techniques

For Teachers 8th Standards
Show what you know. Learners demonstrate their level of English grammar and usage mastery by completing a pen and paper assessment of verbals and verb shifts. In addition they begin composing a book review based on an independent reading...
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Launching the Performance Task

For Teachers 8th Standards
This word or that, this picture or that. Individuals dive into the lives of The Little Rock Nine and the connotation used in the book A Mighty Long Way as they begin the performance task. The task scenario establishes literature lovers...
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Introducing a Thematic Concept: Becoming Visible Again after Captivity

For Teachers 8th Standards
Share your thoughts. Scholars use Think-Pair-Share to answer questions related to Louie in Unbroken. The whole class works to complete the Becoming Visible Again anchor chart to better understand the theme of the text. They write an...
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Analyzing a Thematic Concept: Becoming Visible after Captivity

For Teachers 8th Standards
Have some dignity. Readers describe the word dignity using a word web and then sort Louie's actions into categories of reconnecting or dignity with a Visibility Double Arrow graphic organizer. They then use all of their ideas and...
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Character Analysis: Resilience

For Teachers 8th Standards
A Three Threes in a Row note catcher enables class members to dig deeper into the theme in Unbroken. They work with partners for 10 minutes and then rotate around the room to work with others. After regrouping and class discussion,...
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Introducing a Thematic Concept in This Unit: The “Invisibility” of Captives during WWII

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars discuss the phrase identity is erased and how it relates to the theme of invisibility. They use their Understanding Invisibility note catcher to identify how invisibility may occur within a person. They then work on a Gathering...
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Analyzing a Central Idea: Carlotta’s Journey to Justice

For Teachers 8th Standards
Verbs are deceptive and like to disguise themselves. Young linguists identify verbals, specifically gerunds, infinitives, and participles in the context of analyzing the third stage of Carlotta's journey in the novel A Mighty Long Way....
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Analyzing a Thematic Concept: The Invisibility of Captives during WWII

For Teachers 8th Standards
Have a little dignity! Readers complete a word web based on the word dignity. They use their Understanding Invisibility note catcher to discuss how dignity relates to the theme of invisibility. After group discussion comparing...
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Grade 8 Module 2B: Unit 2, Lesson 10

For Teachers 8th Standards
Annoyed or bewitched. What effect does an author's word choice have on a text? Scholars begin the lesson by analyzing word choice in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Next, learners take a closer look at the narrative structure...
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Final Performance Task: Becoming Visible Again

For Students 8th Standards
It's task time! Scholars complete the final instructional activity of the unit by completing a performance task. Readers begin in groups working on a task card. Once complete, they then move to an independent task in which they write...
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End of Unit Assessment: Analysis of Language Techniques

For Students 8th Standards
Watch your language! Scholars work on an end-of-unit assessment in which they demonstrate the language skills they learned. Questions ask readers to work with different types of verbs and mood all pertaining to the text in Unbroken.
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Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Analyzing Narrative Structure and Author’s Craft: Part 1

For Teachers 8th Standards
Using the resource, scholars complete a mid-unit assessment to gauge their learning at the halfway point of the unit. Pupils read the myth "The Harvest That Never Came" and plot its narrative structure.
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Figurative Language for Edgar Allen Poe

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are your classes weary of dreary worksheets? Are the learners nearly napping? Thrill them, fill them with delight with an interactive worksheet that asks them to identify the figurative language Edgar Allen Poe uses to add horror and...
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Analyzing Poems from Inside Out and Back Again to Develop Criteria for an Effective Poem

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars analyze a model poem to help guide their own poetry writing. They use Think-Pair-Share to discuss word choice and meaning in "Papaya Tree" and "Wet and Crying." To finish, they use their discussions to collect evidence on what...
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Catching a Grenade: How Word Choice Impacts Meaning and Tone

For Students 8th Standards
Beyonce's "Halo" and Bruno Mars' "Grenade" provide eighth graders with an opportunity to consider how a writer's choice of words can create a very different tone even when the subject is the same. After a close reading of both lyrics,...
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End of Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing Author’s Craft in To Kill a Mockingbird: Allusions, Text Structure, Connections to Traditional Themes, and Figurative Language

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars demonstrate their learning with an end-of-unit assessment. They work independently to discuss the Golden Rule and its relationship in To Kill a Mockingbird.