This resource was created by Mary Gregoski in collaboration with Jennifer Jones as part of the 2019-20 ESU-NDE Digital Age Pedagogy Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Unit Plans promoting BlendEd Learning Best Practices. This Unit Plan is designed for 9-12 ELA.
This resource was created by Mary Gregoski in collaboration with Jennifer Jones as part of the 2019-20 ESU-NDE Digital Age Pedagogy Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Lesson Plans promoting both content area and digital age skills. This Lesson Plan is designed for 11th Grade ELA.
"Homeless," by Anna Quindlen, allows the student to understand homelessness as it affects many people on a broader scale. She emphasizes the individuality of homelessness, the fact that they not only lack possessions but have no place to keep them."The First" (also titled "Eviction") is a short poem by Lucille Clifton that provides the opportunity to compare and contrast the approach to the same issue through another genre.In "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls the parents choose to live as homeless students. Students will compare and contrast the Walls' view of homelessness with Quindlen's and Clifton's.Final Assessment: How do Anna Quindlen and Lucille Clifton use language to convince the reader that their arguments have value? (focus on use of specific language, word choice, mood, tone, etc.) Would Walls agree?
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
Students are introduced to Old English and the poetic devices of alliteration, kenning, and compounding in preparation for reading the epic poem "Beowulf".
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 will explore the idea of irony in The Crucible as well as in modern-day memes and use this to create their own ironic meme related to The Crucible.
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.
Activity Description: This activity is actually four 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. Time needed for activity: 45-60 minutesResources needed for activity: student notes using the double journal note-taking graphic organizer; paper, sticky notes, and markers for timelines, and internet access to LMS. Assessment: Rubrics "Of Mice and Men End of the Novel Project" by Raeanna Carlson is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 / A derivative from the original work
Overview: In this lesson, students read background information on the life of William Carlos Williams. They closely examine and analyze a few of Williams' poems in order to understand his craft and the literary movement in which he formed his craft. Students explore different components of his poetry and then practice their own critical and poetry writing skills in an emulation exercise.