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Nov'11

A Lesson before Dying – Essay Assignment – Ethics

Ethics in Literature Asking students to consider the ethics of a character can open discussions that challenge values, beliefs, and …

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Nov'11

A Lesson before Dying – Discussion Questions

Discussion Preparation Assigning students to write notes that include reasons for their responses to discussion questions along with page numbers …

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Nov'11

A Lesson Before Dying Speech Option

Speech Option and Literature COMMON CORE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS include goals for public speaking.  One way to incorporate opportunities …

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Nov'11

Critical Analysis of a Critique

 Apply terms of the Nine Yardsticks of Value to critical analysis of a literary critique.  Students read and critique a …

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Oct'11

Connotation-Denotation – Video to Spark Discussion

Connotation-Denotation It sometimes is difficult to explain in words the concept of connotation and denotation.  However, it is critical for …

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Oct'11

YA Science Fiction Novel about Skateboarding

Mark Mattison’s novel may be just what you’re looking for to recommend to your sci-fi buffs who may want to …

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Oct'11

Monkey Bridge – Create Background Knowledge

Background Knowledge Monkey Bridge by Lan Cao is an autobiographical novel that I enjoyed teaching to high school students because …

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Oct'11

Literary Weaving Strip – Art to Explore and Explain

Critical Thinking using Art Here’s a multi-purpose activity for students grades 7-12 that can be used to assess student understanding  …

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Oct'11

Literary Devices – A Handout with Definitions

Writers use various strategies to create suspense or to provide background information to round out the characterization or to increase …

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Oct'11

JEOPARDY – literary-terms -2010 (in PPT)

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