A Valuable Lesson

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A Valuable Lesson
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"Do not let the endless succession of small things crowd great ideals out of sight and out of mind." -Charlotte Mason
 
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Students will work in groups to analyze Douglass's rhetoric in his historic speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July." The speech is divided according to the five canons of rhetoric (Exordium, Narratio, Confirmatio, Refutatio, and
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This 1-2 week unit challenges students to question societal norms or established "truths" as they research and present a conspiracy theory of their choice. This project is interactive, creative, research-centered and interesting for students as well
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With schools across the country pushing for more informational texts and nonfiction reading skills, this resource truly is the BOMB. With guided reading prompts, discussion questions for each chapter, engaging skill building activities, creative
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This is an engaging (and tricky!) intro or filler activity for students reading The Great Gatsby. It only takes about 10-15 minutes for students to try to identify who wrote a line: the NY rapper Jay-Z, or the insecure genius of the 20's, F. Scott
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This self-guided literature study challenges students to look at a novel of their choice through a variety of critical perspectives (formalist, historical, archetypal, philosophical, etc.). I usually assign this study at the beginning of a quarter
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Each of these 4 prompts encourages students to think analytically about the themes and dangers involved in the American justice system as well as consider the author's role in conveying literary insights into the human condition. These can be used
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This packet includes detailed, step-by-step instructions for writing a powerful (not predictable) literary analysis on Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby. This packet also includes: -examples -revision practice -thesis guide -4 prompts -rough draft
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This handout allows students to designate their own rules and norms for their literature circles. It also requires students to problem-solve, keep detailed notes of their discussion and reflect on their learning experience. This can be used with any
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This is, by far, the best way for students to organize and synthesize information from books, lectures, articles or research. This guide prompts students to begin with an essential question and then provides them with the "freedom within a
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High school students love an argument-- why not harness that energy into a fiery and passionate classroom debate? With a partner, students get to argue for the salvation or damnation of a character in The Crucible. This takes the form of a public
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*Detailed student checklists, outlines, interview questions, peer evaluation templates included* How real is the American Dream? Can it mean different things to different people? Is it rooted in equality or success? Is this dream truly attainable
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High school students love an argument-- why not harness that energy into a fiery and passionate classroom debate? With a partner, students get to argue for the salvation or damnation of Brutus or Cassius as Shakespeare characterizes them in his
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Get rid of the guesswork, awkward ice-breakers and time-wasting busywork with 8 days of meaningful, creative and informative lessons designed for your convenience and student learning. Everything you need is included in this streamlined,
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Students work in twos to identify and analyze rhetorical devices in 2, African American speeches.
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*this activity includes specific directions but can be used in any literature class with any two authors* Students will work in pairs to draft a "help me" letter from an author you have been studying in your class to another author the students are
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This quick-and-dirty writing guide covers all the fundamental “rules” of academic writing, but in an accessible and lighthearted way. Edit to meet your course needs/preferences!
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11th grade honors 10th grade honors 10th grade standard 8th grade 7th grade

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A combination of high expectations and humor.

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Vanderbilt University's Peabody College Professional Promise nomination

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Vanderbilt University Peabody College-- M.Ed. Secondary English Education University of Tennessee Chattanooga--B.A. English: Writing, minor in Art History

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