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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing and Comparing Medieval and Modern Ballads
    Students explore the ballads genre by reading medieval ballads to deduce their characteristics, acting out the ballads, comparing medieval and modern ballads using Venn diagrams, and composing their own ballads.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments
    Students are often asked to perform speeches, but rarely do we require students to analyze speeches as carefully as we study works of literature. In this unit, students are required to identify the rhetorical strategies in a famous speech and the specific purpose for each chosen device. They will write an essay about its effectiveness and why it is still famous after all these years.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan
    An Introduction to Julius Caesar Using Multiple-Perspective Universal Theme Analysis
    This resource is an introduction to William Shakespeare's tragic play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, through the study of universal themes using multiple-perspective investigations of betrayal scenarios.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot!
    In this alternative to the traditional book report, students report on their novel choices by rewinding the plot.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Brochures: Writing for Audience and Purpose
    Students create brochures on the same topic as another piece of writing they have done, highlighting how shifting purposes and audiences creates changes in their strategies as writers.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan
    Exploring Satire with Shrek
    The movie Shrek introduces the satirical techniques of exaggeration, incongruity, reversal, and parody. Students brainstorm fairy tale characteristics, identify satirical techniques, then create their own satirical versions of fairy tales.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    From Text to Film: Exploring Classic Literature Adaptations
    Students create storyboards to compare and contrast a book and its film adaptation.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy
    By exploring the decisions points in a tragedy, students consider how the plot of the story can change if the key characters make a different choice at the turning point.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Id, Ego, and Superego in Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
    Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat is used as a primer to teach students how to analyze a literary work using plot, theme, characterization, and psychoanalytical criticism.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Investigating Genre: The Case of the Classic Detective Story
    After critiquing a list of conventions for the genre, students read, view, or listen to a classic
    mystery, and then produce a mystery of their own, reflecting on the purposeful ways in which
    they adhered to or altered the genre conventions.

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