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The American Dream in literature and today unit plan
This 26-day unit introduces the historical concept of the American Dream. Five days of the unit are devoted to "A Raisin in the Sun." We also read some articles about the American Dream today, and students write an essay on literature's depiction of the American Dream and its relevance today. At th
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Socratic Seminar Thematic Units: Critical Thinking, Nonfiction Close Reading
When you empower your students with the skills to find their own answers to the important questions of the 21st Century, they will be on their way to becoming life-long leaners who take on the challenges that will face them in their lives.This is a growing bundle. What that means is that if you buy
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Civil Disobedience Pieces: Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King
If you're looking for the perfect civil disobedience handout that covers the works of these two great men, then this is the place to be. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students in either English or social studies can use critical-thinking skills to dissect the pieces of each leader as well as
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"I Have a Dream" and "Speech in the Virginia Convention" Analysis Unit
Contains everything you need to teach an interesting, dynamic, analytical unit on Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream" and Partick Henry's "Speech in the Virginia Convention." This unit contains the following: *Vocabulary Practice from "Speech in the Virginia Convention" *Prefix, Root Words,
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ELA Common Core | ELA Bundle of Narrative Writing, Growth Mindset, Poetry
With a growth mindset unit, two different narrative writing units, a unit on how to teach poetry, and a guide to teaching with reading responses, this bundle has everything you need to teach your students to dig deep and think for themselves, to write about literature and understand poetry, to devel
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Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Age 54 slide POWERPOINT
I've used this introductory powerpoint presentation for the last five years or so in my British English classes to capture the historical and literary spirit of the time. The unit's objectives are: *Understand historical context and cultural influences of the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods *Analy
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Immigration Unit: Nonfiction, Poetry, Creative Writing, Speeches, Close Reading
What does it means to leave a homeland behind in search of “the golden door” of the United States?With nonfiction close reading, poetry analysis and poetry activities, creative writing prompts, a socratic seminar, and a summative argument essay, this thematic unit will get your classes to better und
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Rhetorical Appeals for High School English or ELD (ESL) Using Sentence Templates
Whether students continue their education or not, they must learn to identify persuasive techniques in spoken or written text. The concepts of the Rhetorical Appeals (persuasive techniques) can be extremely challenging for students but can also be very interesting for them. Understanding, identify
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The Walls that Divide: A Complete Thematic Unit (including Donald Trump Speech)
This English Language Arts complete thematic teaching unit (with extra materials adapted for the History classroom) is intended to give students the opportunity to examine the timeless controversy of open versus closed borders.  From Robert Frost’s insightful poem regarding fences between neighbors
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