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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 10: Author's Purpose Seminar

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
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...
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Brochure Writing

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Have your budding authors evaluate various writing styles found in informational brochures. They look for effective writing, compare and contrast styles, and create an assessment.
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Interactions: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

For Teachers 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...
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Mystery and Macabre, He Wrote: Lesson 5 Is Number 5 Of 15 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Explore the mystery and macabre genres. Writing as Edgar Allen Poe, pupils complete a diary entry comparing the song Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne to the story The Tell Tale Heart. The class discusses vocabulary words associated...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 11

For Teachers 9th Standards
Address annotation, word choice, and tone in the same language arts lesson. Ninth graders read a section of Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" and track character development based on supporting evidence.
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A Lesson Before Dying: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 12

For Teachers 9th Standards
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...
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Eloquent Words

For Teachers 9th
Logan’s Lament, a speech delivered by Mingo Chief Logan in 1774, provides pupils with an opportunity to not only study the historical events surrounding the battle between Native Americans and the Europeans for the West Virginia...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th Standards
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...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 9

For Teachers 9th Standards
Find the central idea in an except of Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" with a literary analysis instructional activity. As your class analyzes a section of the story, they determine how the author forms the...
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Learning to Become: Time Out for Reflection

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners explore the Filipino culture. For this cultural appreciation lesson, high schoolers listen to choric interpretations and read selections about Filipino culture. They discuss the selections, complete questions about reported...
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To Help You Write Well

For Students 7th - 10th
In this grammar worksheet, students review, define and write each one in a grammatically sound sentence. Students share their sentences with their classmates.
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Analyzing an Argument

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
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...
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Persuasion and Parallel Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss the definition of parallel structure with your high school class. In small groups, they read a section of "The Declaration of Independence" to identify examples of parallel structure. Each learner writes an essay explaining the...
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Reading Letters: Recognizing Point of View and Bias

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice their reading comprehension by analyzing letters written by historic figures.  In this slavery lesson, students read letters between former slave Frederick Douglass and President George Washington and analyze their...
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Lincoln's Legend and Legacy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students evaluate Lincoln's impact on American History. In this Civil War lesson, students view a film clip of writings about Lincoln. Students take notes and compare how the writings define his legacy. Students write their own poem or...
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Education for Justice: Trial by Publicity

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Learners improve their English language skills through completing a variety of activities that focus on legal issues. In this ELL instructional activity, students complete reading and listening comprehension exercises, vocabulary and...
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PAPA Analysis of Speeches

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Start this speech analysis lesson by demonstrating annotation as you show the class Jimmy Valvano's famous ESPY speech (linked). There are questions for you here, but consider also creating a graphic organizer for note-taking. The...
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Truth and Lies Games

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Students participate in a get to know you activity. In this social lesson plan, students write three statements about themselves. One is true and the other is false. Students read their cards and their peers decide what is true and what...
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A Brief History of Plural Word...s

For Students 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...
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Education for global Citizenship: Envisioning Possible, Preferred and Plural Future Scenarios Part I

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Students improve English language skills by completing several varied exercises. For 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...
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Adopt a Planet Math

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students practice using math skills by investigating our solar system.  In this space science lesson, students research a specific planet of our solar system and take extensive notes.  Students write a paper about their planet and...
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Georgia CRCT Online: 8th Reading Quiz B

For Students 7th - 9th
Practice for a standardized test or reinforce reading comprehension with this practice test, designed for the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). Twelve reading questions about two short passages (one fiction, one...
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The Voice of a “Lost Generation”: Environmental Bumper Stickers

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students explore environmental issues through video and discussions. In this environmental lesson students create  bumper stickers to demonstrate ability to use clear, concise and attention-getting language.