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Exploring Contrasts in "The Lanyard" by Billy Collins

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Middle schoolers analyze the speaker's ideas and tone in the Billy Collins poem "The Lanyard." After identifying how each of the five senses is addressed in the poem, they compare images to draw conclusions about the speaker and his...
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Words In The News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A complete resource from BBC World Service provides informational text for English or ESL classes to teach vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Learners participate in small group work, whole class discussions, and role-plays to...
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Study Guide for Second Semester English Exam

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Thorough and all-encompassing, this study guide summarizes an entire semester, or possibly a year, of language arts vocabulary words. Vocabulary from The Diary of Anne Frank, Night, Romeo and Juliet, and various short stories is listed...
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Merry Wives of Windsor

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The British royals may not appreciate the antics that go on in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Shakespeare's bawdy comedy appears in a condensed script format. The text comes from a performance by Orlando Shakes, a theater company which...
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Comedy of Errors

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To err is human ... and also leads to some hilarious situations. A script introduces readers to Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, a play full of slapstick humor and other funny elements. Although lacking in activities, the text works well...
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Oliver Twist

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"Please, sir. May I have some more?" An eBook version of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens introduces readers to the text that inspired the classic line. An oldie but a goodie, book worms see why this novel is so beloved.
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The Great Gatsby

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Great Gatsby has become one of the most iconic novels in American literature. An eBook allows readers to access the full text of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. With the original words and paragraph breaks intact, new generations...
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Introduction to Literacy Criticism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As learners continue to examine a short story of their choice, they take some time to look at analysis completed by others on the same story. In the eleventh lesson in a series of fourteen, pupils explore various sites for literary...
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Exploring Text with the iMovie Application

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get your class going on one of the final assessments for a unit on short stories by introducing iMovie and its main features. In this tenth instructional activity in a series of fourteen, pupils take some time to explore iMovie before...
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Setting in "Hills Like White Elephants"

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Continue your study of the short story with the next lesson plan in this fourteen-lesson plan series. After wrapping up a study of "Hills Like White Elephants" through a quiz and discussion of the setting, learners are introduced to the...
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Bless the Beasts

For Teachers 9th Standards
As an adjunct to reading Bless the Beasts and Children, class groups research hunting laws and animal rights. Prereading worksheets, resource links, activities, adaptations, and assessments are included.
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Creating Dramatic Monologues from The Grapes of Wrath

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The characters in The Grapes of Wrath come to life through an activity that asks groups to craft a dramatic monologue for a character in John Steinbeck's National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning novel.  Writers are challenged to...
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Charles Baudelaire: Poète Maudit (The Cursed Poet)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After learning the main ideas of the Decadent movement, students work in small groups to read and translate poems by the French poet Charles Baudelaire using basic etymology skills. They then read the accurate English translations to see...
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Lesson 2: Thirteen Ways of Reading a Modernist Poem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers analyze modernist poetry and the role of speaker in example poems. Learners study modernist poems from the Romanticism and Victorian periods as well as Wallace Stevens' "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." Using a...
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"Tear him for his bad verses:" Cinna the poet and Shakespeare's Sonnets

For Teachers 10th Standards
Poor Cinna, the poet. His dream of “things unlucky” certainly comes true as the mob tears him apart, at first because they mistake him for Cinna, the conspirator, and then continue to “tear him to pieces for his bad verses.” As part of...