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ArtsNow Learning: Personal Storytelling with Accordion Books [PDF]
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In this lesson, students use the structure of an accordion book to identify parts of an essay: introduction, three supporting details, and conclusion. They then compose a personal story using events from the past school year and plan the introduction, details, and conclusion.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ArtsNow
Date Added:
10/01/2022
Bryn Mawr College: Suggestions for Organizing and Writing Papers
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This writing lab tutorial offers sound principles for writing papers, beginning with knowing your audience and objective. It covers patterns of organization, outlining, illustrations, writing, abstract, citations, and style.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Bryn Mawr College
Date Added:
12/01/2023
Can You Convince Me? Developing Persuasive Writing
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Contains plans for four 40-minute lessons that teach persuasive writing to elementary students. In addition to student objectives and standards, these instructional plans contain links to PDF handouts and links to sites used in the lessons as well as assessment and reflection activities.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/07/2023
English Language Arts, Grade 11
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The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 11th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Students move from learning the class rituals and routines and genre features of argument writing in Unit 11.1 to learning about narrative and informational genres in Unit 11.2: The American Short Story. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story
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In this unit, students will explore great works of American literature and consider how writers reflect the time period in which they write. They will write two literary analysis papers and also work in groups to research and develop anthologies of excellent American stories.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Students read and analyze stories from several 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century American authors. After researching a time period, they select stories from that period to create an anthology. The readings enhance their understanding of the short story, increase their exposure to well-known American authors, and allow them to examine the influence of social, cultural, and political context.
Students examine elements of short stories and have an opportunity for close reading of several American short stories. During these close readings, they examine the ways that short story writers attempt to explore the greater truths of the American experience through their literature.

GUIDING QUESTIONS

These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.

If you were to write a short story about this decade, what issues might you focus on?
What defines a short story? Just length?
To what extent do these stories reflect the era or decade in which they were written?
To what extent are the themes they address universal?

CLASSROOM FILMS

History.com has short videos on the Vietnam War (“Vietnam” and “A Soldier's Story”).

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story, Class, Race, and Identity, Compare and Contrast Two Main Characters
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In this lesson, students will reflect on the main characters in the two short stories they have read recently. They will begin a short paper about these stories.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
Essays on the Craft of Dramatic Writing
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This site, by the author of a workbook on the craft of writing, is filled with essays about many elements of dramatic writing, from the principles of storytelling, to plot development, to character development. There are also numerous reviews of movies, novels and plays.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
12/01/2023
Guide to Grammar and Writing: Principles of Composition
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If you are a teacher OR a student looking for a well-informed website on elements of the writing process, you are in luck! This site from the Capital Community College is very comprehensive and easy-to-navigate. From grammar basics to types of essays, you'll find all you need here.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Social Emotional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Capital Community College Foundation
Date Added:
12/01/2023
Key Terms in Academic Writing: Key Terms in Academic Writing
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This site offers a clear definition of what is expected in a definition essay. It also provides a link to a sample paper, with instructor's comments, as well as a link to the Purdue University On-Line Writing Lab.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Student Guide
Provider:
SUNY Empire State College
Date Added:
12/01/2023
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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"In this unit, students explore the artistry that helped make Irving our nation's first literary master and ponder the mystery that now haunts every Halloween -- What happened to Ichabod Crane?"

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
10/03/2023
Octavio Paz - Biographical
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Read about the winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature, Octavio Paz. This Nobel E-Museum website includes a biography, poetry, Paz's Nobel lecture entitled "In Search of the Present," and many other resources.

Subject:
Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
The Nobel Prize
Date Added:
10/03/2023
PitchIt! Student essay contest
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Student voices are catalysts for positive change in schools and communities. You can empower them to be well-informed and civically engaged when you participate in the News Literacy Project’s PitchIt! contest.

This is an authentic way to get middle and high school students to learn about and express their thoughts about current events from a news literacy perspective. In addition to exploring an issue important to them, they can help combat misinformation or work to protect freedom of the press.

To have your students participate in PitchIt! and get the most out of it, use NLP’s free resources and curriculum guides. You choose the top essays from your class to submit for judging and prizes.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
News Literacy Project
Date Added:
01/30/2024