Organizing a Week of Speeches

Speaking and Listening in CCSS Consider the two sides of communication: the SPEAKER and the LISTENER as you continue to massage your assignments and scheduling. Because critical listening and useful commenting are skills of equal value to speaking well, I ask students to provide written feedback to each speaker.  To…

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…

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…