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Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves
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Students analyze grammatical pet peeves with the intent to see how these errors may connect to race, class, and audience expectation.  This resource is a way to study "proper" language usage.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
NCTE
Date Added:
11/10/2015
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Cardboard Boat
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Students will collaboratively design and construct a cardboard boat using a variety of tools and methods which will float and hold 1 human in the school pool.

Subject:
Education
Character Education
Speaking and Listening
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Blake Jersey
Lynn Aprill
Date Added:
09/16/2019
A Class Divided
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The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, a teacher in a small town in Iowa tried a daring classroom experiment. She decided to treat children with blue eyes as superior to children with brown eyes. FRONTLINE explores what those children learned about discrimination and how it still affects them today.

Subject:
Character Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
FRONTLINE
Date Added:
10/13/2016
Critiquing Poetry: A Brief Guide
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This handout gives students an in-depth orientation to effective peer review in the context of a poetry writing workshop. It offers guidelines, statement starters, and a checklist of language elements to consider when giving feedback to a fellow student writer. The resource is geared toward beginners or students who have a difficult time discussing one another's written work in a productive way.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reference Material
Date Added:
06/16/2015
Editing as Close-Reading: Cutting and Performing Complex Texts
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In this lesson student will perform a close reading of a scene from Shakespeare or other complex text (preferably a play). Student will edit the text by evaluating main idea, plot elements, tone, etc. Then, they will practice and perform their scene for their peers.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Folger Shakespeare Library
Date Added:
11/12/2015
Frontline: Muslims- An examination of Islam's worldwide resurgence through the stories of diverse Muslims struggling to define the role of Islam in their lives and soceity
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This guide provides teachers with background information and classroom activities to extend the viewing experience of the film "Muslims." The classroom exercises are designed for teachers who have a working knowledge of the difference between stereotypes and facts about Islam. You may want to use the background information in this guide to familiarize yourself with Islam prior to doing any of these activities. If you are not comfortable in your own knowledge, some of these exercises could perpetuate stereotypes about Muslims rather than correct them.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reference Material
Provider:
FRONTLINE
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts: Exploring the Ways Writers Scare Readers
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What is scary, and why does it fascinate us? How do writers and storytellers scare us? This lesson plan invites students to answer these questions by exploring their own scary stories and scary short stories and books. The lesson culminates in a Fright Fair, where students share scary projects that they have created, including posters, multimedia projects, and creative writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Alternate Assessment
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Interim/Summative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Reading
Date Added:
06/16/2015
Grade 12 ELA Extension Module
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In this 12th grade Extension Module, students can go deeper into analyzing arguments, as they outline, analyze, and evaluate the claims that Michelle Alexander makes in|The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, paying attention to her use of rhetoric to convey her ideas. Please note that this 12th grade Extension Module is an extra module that has been developed as part of the 12th grade ELA modules; grades 9-11 do not have additional or extension modules. A full year of curriculum is available for 12th grade through modules 1-4.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
04/30/2015
Huck Finn: Words Change Over Time
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This activity is used as a pre-reading activity prior to reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  It is used as a way to introduce students to the fact that the "N" word is used in the book and that the word, as Twain used it, did not mean then what it means to us today.  By having students look at a variety of words that have had their meanings change over time, students begin to see derogatory terms in a different light and thus approach novels like Huck Finn differently.  

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Joshua Beck
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Id, Ego and Superego in The Cat in the Hat -- a lesson in literary criticism
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Using Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, students learn a simplified method of analyzing a literary work through psychoanalytical criticism. Students identify plot and theme, and then identify characters from the story with their psychological personalities (Id, Ego, and Superego). Students then develop an argument supporting the character identification. Finally, using explicit textual evidence, students write an analytical essay supporting their position.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reference Material
Provider:
International Literacy Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Menominee Ethnobotany 10 Community Presentation
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Students will present what they have learned about their plants, prayer, the Menominee language, and the traditional uses of plants by the Menominee people.

Subject:
Speaking and Listening
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Art and Design
Art History
Global Education
Biology
Botany
Ecology
Environmental Science
American Indian Studies
Ethnic Studies
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ben Grignon
Date Added:
05/29/2019
My Milk is Better - A persuasive activity
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This activity engages studnets in a making persuasive arguments using appeals to pathos, egos, and logos. 
Throughout the ELA standards, studnets are asked to "Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively".

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Unpublished Manuscript
Author:
Alan Barnicle
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Narrative Structure and Perspectives in Toni Morrison's Beloved
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Using Beloved as a model of a work with multiple narrative perspectives, students use a visualizing activity and close reading to consider ways in which subjective values shape contradictory representations.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Speaking Poetry: Exploring Sonic Patterns Through Performance
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Having explored how Robert Hayden uses consonance, assonance, and alliteration to illustrate a complex relationship between a father and a son in "Those Winter Sundays," students engage in a variety of vocal activities and performance techniques based on word sounds. Students then prepare a recitation of the poem for small group performances and compare their interpretative choices as part of the reflection process.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
ILA/NCTE
Date Added:
06/16/2015
Toulmin Argument  Essay
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This lesson extends over several class periods. Students view a Prezi presentation on Toulmin's argument and complete an assignment based on the presentation. Students then write an argument essay about the power of prevailing passion over reason.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
11/01/2017
Writing a Group Sonnet
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This lesson allows students to write a collaborative sonnet, either as a class or in small groups. Composing a sonnet as a class or group can be an effective way of reinforcing understanding of the sonnet's pattern and could be used to pave to the way for writing individual sonnets. Students start with the rhyme scheme and work backwards to fill in the iambic pentameter of the lines. This could easily be used with many sonnet or poetic forms.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Folger Shakespeare Library
Date Added:
11/12/2015