After reading Beowulf and the story of Cain and Abel, students compare and contrast Cain and Grendel. Students research and make a case for a historical figure being a descendant of Cain. After reading page 10, chapter 2, and pages 30-33 in John Gardner's Grendel, students write about the different views we have of Grendel after reading Gardner's novel. Students research and write about a character who they feel is misunderstood like Gardner's Grendel. Students write about two traits they have because of the experiences they had in life, just like Grendel is the way he is in Gardner's novel because of his experiences. Students use MLA format for their works cited page and in-text citations.
Here are several activities for In Cold Blood by Truman Capote: group work over the author and times, a review and creative writing activity, a discussion of themes, and a creatvie writing rubric.
This Lesson Plan was created by Joanna Pruitt as part of the 2020 ESU-NDE Remote Learning Plan Project. This original lesson is for classroom use; however, there is a virtual option as well. Educators worked with coaches to create Remote Learning Plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The attached Lesson Plan is designed for Grades 9-12 English Language Arts students; however, this could also be used as a Social Studies project as well. Students will evaluate credible sources through research on genocides post World War II after completing a novel unit covering the Holocaust. Students will also create scrapbooks using summarizing, citation, informative writing, textual evidence, caption writing, and persuasive writing. Students will also be expected to demonstrate oral communication skills as they have to present their projects to the class. Students will use background knowledge to clarify text and also gain a deeper understanding by using relevant evidence from a variety of sources to assist in analysis and reflection of informative text.
- World Cultures
- English Language Arts
- Composition and Rhetoric
- Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
- Reading Informational Text
- Reading Literature
- Speaking and Listening
- World History
- Cultural Geography
- Ethnic Studies
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This lesson was created from a variety of online resources and questions related to Thomas Foster's book How to Read Literature Like a Professor. Although this lesson was created for a semester-long dual credit literature course for 11th and 12th graders, it could also be used for any advanced language arts class.This lesson was created by Janelle Coady as part of the 2020 OER English Language Arts Workshop by NDE. It is expected that this plan will take approximately two weeks to complete, including the presentations. Students are expected to follow the guidelines and cite all sources used and adhere to the time constraints as well. "Book Cover" by Mariam Sargsyan 17, Wikimedia Commons is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
This introduction to satire includes an EdPuzzle that introduces the definition of satire, examples, explanations of four satirical techniques (incongruity, hyperbole, reversal, and parody), and practice questions. A second activity asks students to locate an example of satire online, analyze the satirical techniques used, and explain the criticism or comment expressed in the example.
In this lesson, students closely examine Dickinson's poem "There's a certain slant of light" in order to understand her craft. Students explore different components of Dickinson's poetry and then practice their own critical and poetry writing skills in an emulation exercise. Finally, in the spirit of Dickinson's correspondences, students will exchange their poems and offer informed critiques of each others' work.
Description:Transform your students into anthropologists as a gateway to Macbeth.Students answer prediction questions using evidence from the artifacts. (Artifacts include images, letters from the text, and character maps.)Students can complete this activity alone or in breakout groups.
This lesson plan was created by Stefanie Green as part of the 2020 NDE ELA OER Project. This Research Kick-Off lesson plan is designed for senior-level students and would most effectively be taught in collaboration between an English teacher and a school librarian. The lesson will take approximately 80 minutes. View the Google Slides presentation here: https://tinyurl.com/y5nvtbfu
Students jump into learning how to spot fake news by playing a round of Factitious, the game. Next, they meet in groups to share strategies that helped them while playing the game. (A sample infographic of strategies is included, too.) Third, groups of students work together to be the first team to find all four fake news items in The Canadian Infiltration Fake News Game.
This Remote Learning Plan was created by Joanna Pruitt as part of the 2020 ESU-NDE Remote Learning Plan Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Remote Learning Plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The attached Remote Learning Plan is designed for Grades 9-12 English Language Arts students. Students will learn the research process and how to write a research paper. It is expected that this Remote Learning Plan will take students 4-5 weeks to complete.