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Compare & Contrast Texts – Poetry, Drama, Non-Fiction in CCSS Lesson – Fun Stuff
WORDS TO LIVE BY – A lesson about advice Help students analyze how a similar theme is developed in three different mediums by using Rudyard Kipling’s timeless poem “If,” a father’s advice to his son in a brief monologue from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and a newspaper columnist’s Guide to Life th
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Princess Bride Film Study, Add Rigor to Movie Viewing, Worksheets, Fun! CCSS
William Goldman’s The Princess Bride is the perfect fairy tale to use with secondary students, but it’s not enough to just hit “play” on the DVD. Instead, add a layer of rigor to your students’ study of The Princess Bride with this packet of print-and-teach materials that will take four days to comp
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Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes Speech, Real-World Rhetorical Analysis, CCSS
Use Oprah Winfrey’s headline-grabbing speech from the 2018 Golden Globes to show your students the power of a well-constructed presentation. In this one class period activity, students will discuss the #metoo movement, view Oprah Winfrey’s 10-minute speech, and deconstruct/discuss her use of rhetori
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Expository, Non-Fiction Lesson on Modern Issues: The Trophy Syndrome (CCSS)
The new Common Core has a much-greater focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the English/Language Arts classroom. It’s time to start adding more real-world articles and materials to our literary canon. In this easy-to-deliver non-fiction activity, students will view the commencement speech gi
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Rip Van Winkle, High-Interest Materials for Washington Irving’s Story, CCSS
Help make Washington Irving’s classic American tale, “Rip Van Winkle,” intriguing to a high school audience with these dynamic lesson materials that will take three class periods to complete. This product includes: • Step-by-step, detailed directions about how to use the three days’ worth of “Rip
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'Community:' MeowMeowBeenz, Social Media, and the Golden Ratio
‘App Development and Condiments’ is a satirical episode of ‘Community’ that comments on social media while referencing 1976’s ‘Logan’s Run.’ This assignment asks students to think about their own presence on social media while exploring the practices of modern social media companies. Booklet Incl
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Analyzing Editorial Cartoons
This lesson includes a powerpoint, activity, and quiz that helps students learn about editorial cartoons. The ability to "read" images involves critical thinking skills emphasized in the common core standards.
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Into the Wild Multi-Genre Project Presentation
This assignment is fun, creative and introduces students to the idea of multi-genre projects. It is a straightforward way to engage students without overwhelming them with technology.
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Music as a Time Machine - Reading Comprehension Quiz
One of the most fascinating aspects of music and dance is how they often mirror the historical conditions from which they arose. Flamenco, with its exotic movements and rhythms, helps to tell Spain’s complicated story of migration and religious conquest. It acts as a looking glass, a living monument
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Campaign Commercial Rhetorical Analysis Lesson
This lesson helps students to apply their rhetorical analysis skills to campaign commercial videos (Ronald Reagan's '84 'It's Morning Again in America' and Lyndon B. Johnson's '64 'Daisy Girl'...with youtube links included.) This lesson also includes teacher notes, a rhetorical analysis handout to a
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