Inherit the Wind – Unit of Study

[caption id="attachment_4601" align="alignleft" width="300"] from http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B0dc_J4e1CE/T-jv2MyZlvI/AAAAAAAACnI/cBUq5ju97-c/s1600/inherit_wind.jpg[/caption] Literature Study: Inherit the Wind Propaganda, Persuasion and Play-writing Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee Adapted from McDougal Littell Conversation: Lessons of History Includes links to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Download  Inherit the Wind  Lessons  Though based…

Literacy History Project

Literacy History Teri Le Sage designed this project to accompany her students' study of "A LONG WAY GONE: MEMOIRS OF A BOY SOLDIER, Ishmael Beah tells his experience as a child soldier from Sierra Leone",  and Elie Wiesel's memoir ​NIGHT, about "a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at…

Ignite Writing by Patterning

“There’s nothing new under the sun!” True, but students can be inspired by the old to do something new for themselves. Sounds weird, but that’s exactly what can occur when students we invite to pattern the writing they read.  Students soon learn that close reading, analysis and imitation unleash bursts…

Research – Beginning in Teams

Students often are surprised to learn how much they already know or can gather from resources other than the Internet. This  Information Hunt  can help get your students off to a good start researching information for writing or speaking assignments.  Assigning the questions can be a way of introducing inexperienced researchers to…