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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 10: Author's Purpose SeminarLesson Planet
10th - 11th CCSS: Designed
Why did Chinua Achebe write "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" in response to Conrad's novel? As part of a study of Things Fall Apart, class members conduct a socratic seminar focused on Achebe's purpose and...
Interactions: A Cross-Cultural PerspectiveLesson Planet
7th - 10th
Examine author's purpose in different literary genres with this language arts lesson. Middle and high schoolers read descriptive paragraphs and poetry, and respond to questions about their literary elements. They then respond to short...
Reading Non-Fiction: Sentence StructureLesson Planet
6th - 9th
Use this learning exercise to help make explicit the connection between sentence structure, audience, and author's purpose. Readers track and find patterns in sentence structure in various nonfiction texts, and connect it to the purpose...
A Lesson Before Dying: SymbolsLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the religious symbolism in A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. Once your class has read through Chapter 21, lead them in a discussion about the way religious symbols make their way through the novel, and their impact on...
Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 12EngageNY
9th CCSS: Designed
Finding the central idea in a text can be as simple as deciphering the correct pieces of supporting evidence. As your class reads Stage 4 of "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" by Karen Russell, they analyze the interactions...
Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 9EngageNY
9th CCSS: Designed
Find the central idea in an except of Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" with a literary analysis lesson. As your class analyzes a section of the story, they determine how the author forms the central idea with...
Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 5EngageNY
9th CCSS: Designed
Finding the central idea in a text is equally important in fiction and nonfiction. Work on analyzing a piece of writing for the central idea with Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves," complete with supporting...
A Brief History of Plural Word...sLesson Planet
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed
One of the most straightforward rules of the English language is to add an s to make a word plural, except for a few irregular words. However, English wasn't always like this. Watch a narrated, animated video that explains the history of...
Lesson Four: Comparatives and SuperlativesLesson Planet
9th - Higher Ed
Put on your best smile, or a least a better one, for this lesson on superlatives and comparatives. English language learners first fill out a graphic organizer by finding other people in the class who are taller than they are, shorter...
Education for global Citizenship: Envisioning Possible, Preferred and Plural Future Scenarios Part ILesson Planet
2nd - 9th
Students improve English language skills by completing several varied exercises. In this ELL lesson, students listen to information and determine the truth or falsity of the ideas presented. They then read a passage and analyze it for...
Lesson Five: Introduction to Auxiliary VerbsLesson Planet
9th - Higher Ed
If you are interested, you could try out this lesson on auxiliary verbs. Class members get the chance to discuss the difference between can and could in-depth before viewing a presentation that breaks down several auxiliary verbs. After...
Analyzing an ArgumentLesson Planet
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How do you read non-fiction, informational text? How do you recognize the rhetorical devices a writer is using? How do you determine the tone of such a document? Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address provides a perfect vehicle for learners...
Education for Justice: Trial by PublicityLesson Planet
8th - Higher Ed
Students improve their English language skills through completing a variety of activities that focus on legal issues. For this ELL lesson, students complete reading and listening comprehension exercises, vocabulary and grammar building...
Basil Heatter, "The Long Night of the Little Boats"Lesson Planet
7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
“It was a miracle.” Basil Heatter’s “The Long Night of the Little Boats,” which details the miraculous rescue of the British army from the shores of Dunkirk in 1940, is featured in a series of exercises that ask class members to read,...
World History Lesson Plan: Uncovering Essential QuestionsLesson Planet
3rd - 12th CCSS: Designed
Have you ever noticed a news story revolves around an essential question? Scholars research methods of reporting historical events. Working in groups, they use an interactive module to gather information on a historical topic, uncovering...
Fashion and Gender RolesLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
What do the fashions of an era say about the values and gender roles of that era? Expert groups examine primary source documents and fashion visuals of the 1900s, 1920s, 1940s, and 1950s and consider how these fashions reflect economic...
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