Valentine's Day Activities For High School | Close Reading Passages | Task Cards

Valentine's Day Activities For High School | Close Reading Passages | Task Cards
Valentine's Day Activities For High School | Close Reading Passages | Task Cards
Valentine's Day Activities For High School | Close Reading Passages | Task Cards
Valentine's Day Activities For High School | Close Reading Passages | Task Cards
Valentine's Day Activities For High School | Close Reading Passages | Task Cards
Valentine's Day Activities For High School | Close Reading Passages | Task Cards
Valentine's Day Activities For High School | Close Reading Passages | Task Cards
Valentine's Day Activities For High School | Close Reading Passages | Task Cards
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Looking for powerful, no-prep lesson plans to get your students thinking critically about love?

These inquiry-based task cards will get your students engaged in creative writing, cooperative learning, close reading, analysis, and critical thinking--all about love.

You’ll love the common core aligned activities because your students will be working to strengthen their skills. Your students will love the tasks because they’re fun and appealing—and they’ll think they’re taking a break from “real work!”

All focusing on the question of “What is Love,” the 14 different stations included will get your students excited about learning when they examine diverse sources. From a TedTalk to ancient Greek philosophers, from a column from The New York Times to writing from 12th-century France, this resource will take your students far and wide.

When you teach with these resources, you will

—help your students to have a deeper understanding of love in all of its shapes and forms by challenging them to think critically about multiple sources

—show your classes the importance of metaphor to shaping the way that we define the world

—get your classes excited about contemporary sources

strengthen your students’ close reading skills by giving them rigorous activities that are scaffolded to ensure success

—easily share resources and texts with your students by utilizing the QR codes included here

—engage your classes in group discussions with the ready-to-go, though-provoking prompts

—easily get your classes to work cooperatively and independently by setting up stations around the room

challenge your students to stretch their comfort zones by experimenting with creative writing

—get your classes to move around and participate in dynamic, innovative activities

easily and quickly assess students’ work and effort with the checklists included here


Included in this resource:

—task cards for 14 activities with a clean, simple design that will appeal to teenagers

QR codes for required sources so that students can access the material with their own devices

a convenient reference chart for teachers with information about difficulty level, desired outcome, set-up, kinds of tasks, and common core standards for each set of task cards

—a task card recording sheet for teachers and students to track their progress

—quick questions for you to spot check students’ understanding after each task

—a rubric to grade the spot check questions

—a prompt for an argument essay

—a graphic organizer for students to brainstorm their essays

enough activities to keep students thinking, active, and engaged for three or more packed class periods

Texts and Sources included in this resource:

• excerpts from Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, and The Art of Courtly Love, written by Andreas Capellanus

• quotes from Oscar Wilde, Ovid, Sappho, and Euripides

• questions on a Modern Love column from The New York Times

• Billy Collins’ poem “Aimless Love”

• advertisements from contemporary magazines

• Emily Dickinson’s poem “[If You Were Coming in the Fall]”

• a story from the NPR radio show This American Life

• a TED Talk entitled “A Better Way To Talk About Love”

• comics from The New Yorker magazine

Get your students to think critically about love in all of its many forms.
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45 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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