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Constructing New Understanding Through Choral Readings of Shakespeare
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After reading "The Tempest" or any other play by William Shakespeare, students work in small groups to plan, compose, and perform a choral reading based on a character or theme.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/28/2013
Examining Human Compassion (Remix) Days 7-9: Character Analysis in "The Life you Save May Be Your Own"
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Students will read and analyze a short story from the Southern Gothic genre entitled "The Life you Save May be Your Own" by Flannery O'Conner.  They will continue to explore the ideas of human compassion and morality by examining the apparent  lack of compassion in the characters of Mr. Shiftlet and the old woman, Lucynell Crater.  Students will use close reading strategies to identify examples of indirect characterization that contribute to their analysis of these two central characters in the text. Image source: "Mockingbird" by skeeze on Pixabay.com.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
April Fleming
Kathleen Maher-Baker
MSDE Admin
Date Added:
07/17/2018
Grade 10 ELA Module 1
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In Module 10.1, students engage with literature and nonfiction texts and explore how complex characters develop through their interactions with each other, and how these interactions develop central ideas such as parental and communal expectations, self-perception and performance, and competition and learning from mistakes.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
02/04/2014
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
Grade 9 Author's Craft: Character, Diction, and Structure Lesson #1 (MDK12 Remix)
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In this lesson, students will read and analyze "The Interlopers" by Saki (H. H. Munro). Lesson 1 from the Author's Craft unit focuses primarily on character. Students will examine how the motivations of Georg and Ulrich drive the plot, develop the theme, and enhance the irony. The lesson requires student to collect evidence, discuss, and complete a writing assignment. It also offers additional stories to extend the lesson. Image source: "Forest" by flo222 on Pixabay.com.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Emily Scherer
Kathleen Maher-Baker
MSDE Admin
Date Added:
06/26/2018
Grade 9 ELA Module 1
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In this module, students will read, discuss, and analyze contemporary and classic texts, focusing on how complex characters develop through interactions with one another and how authors structure text to accomplish that development. There will be a strong emphasis on reading closely and responding to text dependent questions, annotating text, and developing academic vocabulary in context.

Subject:
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
09/02/2013
Grade 9 ELA Module 2
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In this module, students engage with literature and nonfiction texts that develop central ideas of guilt, obsession, and madness, among others. Building on work with evidence-based analysis and debate in Module 1, students will produce evidence-based claims to analyze the development of central ideas and text structure. Students will develop and strengthen their writing by revising and editing, and refine their speaking and listening skills through discussion-based assessments.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
04/01/2013
Literary Analysis Tool: Character and Theme
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In this resource, students will be asked to use a graphic organizer in order to identify and track the development of theme and character in a literary text. Students will use evidence from the text to construct an evidence based response.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Erin Dorso
Brendan Johnson
Ambra Bryant
Sarah Reser
Bob Young
Date Added:
02/18/2016
Remix
Of Mice and Men 4C's Discussion Day Activities
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Activity Description: This activity is actually three different discussion-based activities to be used in a station rotation discussion day format.  It does require some prework with the double journal note-taking graphic organizer included in the resources.  This station rotation discussion format could be used with each chapter, a grouping of chapters, or at the end of the book.  If you are encompassing the entire book, this activity will most likely take several days.Time needed for activity: 30-45 (10ish minutes per station)Resources needed for activity: student notes using the double journal note-taking graphic organizer (linked here and as a PDF in the resources) paper for timelines or internet access to https://time.graphics/ or another online timeline maker, internet access to an online discussion tool like https://pinup.com/ or a discussion forum on your LMS.Assessment strategies:  See the attached rubrics for possible assessment methods.

Subject:
Literature
Educational Technology
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Wendy Arch
Date Added:
10/18/2018
Remix
Quiz RL.
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A short quiz on CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3, featuring a passage from Shakespeare's Macbeth. The passage has a Dale-Chall text difficulty level of 7-8, and a Flesch-Kincaid level of 7.0. (However, these metrics are not designed for poetry.)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Russell Leonard
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Quiz RL.3: Macbeth
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A short quiz on CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3, featuring a passage from Shakespeare's Macbeth. The passage has a Dale-Chall text difficulty level of 7-8, and a Flesch-Kincaid level of 7.0. (However, these metrics are not designed for poetry.)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Terrence Reilly Jr.
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Quiz RL.3: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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A short quiz on CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3, featuring a passage from Ken Kesey's book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The Dale-Chall text difficulty level of the pasage is 5-6, the Flesch-Kincaid level is 5.1.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Terrence Reilly Jr.
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Quiz RL.3: The Hunger Games
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A short quiz on CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3 featuring a passage from Suzanne Collins's book, The Hunger Games. The passage has a Dale-Chall text difficulty level of 4, and a Flesch-Kincaid level of 3.7.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Terrence Reilly Jr.
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Scottsboro Boys and To Kill a Mockingbird: Two Trials for the Classroom
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This lesson is designed to apply Common Core State Standards and facilitate a comparison of informational texts and primary source material from the Scottsboro Boys trials of the 1931 and 1933, and the fictional trial in Harper Lee's novel, To Kill A Mockingbird (1960).

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Shakespeare the Player: Illustrating Elizabethan Theatre through A Midsummer Night's Dream
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In this activity, you and your students will explore Elizabethan stage practices as the rustic yet enthusiastic amateur actors from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. While it's not necessary to teach Shakespeare's biography while studying his plays, sometimes opportunities to explore his world through his own eyes present themselves in his text. Students' new insights into the text will provide them with a deeper appreciation for Shakespeare’s world. This activity will take one or two class periods.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Folger Shakespeare Library
Author:
Caitlin S Griffin and Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger
Date Added:
01/30/2015
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Using Details to Determine Theme
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Students often struggle to find theme in literature--one that is not a bumper sticker, a "moral to the story," or anything that could be applied to more than one story.  Understanding what theme is, an implicit argument the author is making, is the first step.  Then it gets more complicated as they realize that there are wrong answers (the ones that don't make sense with the story), there are undeveloped answers (ones that don't get far enough past motif but are on the right track), and there are many possible correct answers that can be explained and supported with the text. This activity uses the Generate-Sort-Connect-Elaborate strategy in small groups to help students focus on the details of the story and how they contribute to the overall point of the story.  It can be used with any piece of literature you deem appropriate for your students.

Subject:
Literature
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Kim Grissom
Date Added:
09/18/2017