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Blogtopia: Blogging about Your Own Utopia
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After studying utopian literature, students design their own utopian society, publishing the explanation of their ideal world on a blog. As they blog about their utopia, students establish the habits, practices, and organizing social structures that citizens will follow in their utopian societies. They begin by brainstorming ideas about what a perfect society would be like and then, in groups, begin to plan their project. Next, they become familiar with the blogging process, including legal guidelines and the specific site they will be using. Over several class sessions, students work on their blogs comparing their work to a rubric. Finally, after students visit one another's blogs and provide constructive and supportive feedback, they reflect on their own work. The lesson plan includes alternative handouts for classrooms where computer or blog access is limited. In this alternative, students complete the same basic activities, but publish their work using a Flip Book.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of English
Date Added:
11/12/2015
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments Unit: Search Warrant
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This unit focuses on aspects of argumentation
involving evidence, reasoning, and logic, rather
than on persuasive writing and speaking. Students are first expected to understand objectively a
complex issue through exploratory inquiry and
close reading of information on the topic, then
study multiple perspectives on the issue before
they establish their own position. From their
reading and research, they are asked to craft an
argumentative plan that explains and supports
their position, acknowledges the perspectives and
positions of others, and uses evidence gleaned
through close reading and analysis to support
their claims.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Stephanie Rau
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Cutting Antony's Speeches: Close Reading Monologues and Speeches
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Students will perform a close reading of Mark Antony's monologue by cutting the text by 50%. Students will evaluate use of tone within the speech and choose appropriate tone words for the monologue. Students will perform the monologue for the class.
This activity could be used with other monologues as well as speeches.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Folger Shakespeare Library
Date Added:
11/03/2015
Grade 10 ELA Module 4
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In this module, students read, discuss, and analyze nonfiction and dramatic texts, focusing on how the authors convey and develop central ideas concerning imbalance, disorder, tragedy, mortality, and fate.

Subject:
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
07/09/2014
Persuasion=Stating and Arguing Claims Well
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This article presents a lesson plan for teaching students how to write persuasive essays and other texts. Specifically, the authors present examples for teaching the use of ethos, pathos, and logos in persuasive writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Date Added:
04/28/2016
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A Raisin in the Sun
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Students develop close reading skills as they examine Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. The play develops many thematic concepts such as the strength of family, issues with conflicting expectations, and stereotyping and prejudice. Students analyze the play through the close study of scenes and character development as well as the examination of symbolism, language choices, and structure. Students will also view a film version of the play to enhance understanding as well as analyze some poetry.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Stephanie Rau
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Topic Sentence Formative Assessments
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This resource contains a link to a visually pleasant Prezi and several notesheets that reflect scaffolded learning from asking the students to choose the most important information themselves to guiding the students to specific types of topic sentences only.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Self Assessment
Provider:
Maureen D. Mead
Date Added:
12/21/2016