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Subject: English Language Arts (9)
Title: Supporting or Negating a Thesis about the Relevance of English Language Skill to Career Success
Description: Students will research the relevance of possessing skills in the English language to career success.


Subject: English Language Arts (9), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: To Buy or Not to Buy...
Description: This lesson is designed to give students a hands-on experience in advertising a product. Students will learn the various advertising and propaganda techniques. Students will then work in groups to create a commercial advertising their own product.


Subject: English Language Arts (9), or Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: IT'S IN THE BAG!
Description: Students will view a PowerPoint presentation on the effects of plastics in our environment and hold a debate evaluating the pros and cons of using plastic bags. They will also construct plastic bag animals using chicken wire, plastic bags, and spray paint while creating a podcast of the project.


Subject: English Language Arts (8 - 9), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Travel Newsletter
Description: In a role as the director of tourism for a student-selected city, state, or country, students conduct online research to create travel newsletters enticing tourists to visit their chosen areas. Newsletter content includes location, historical background, primary industry, attractions, and accommodations. Word processing skills implemented include newspaper columns, word art, graphic lines, serif vs. sans serif fonts, and justification.


Subject: English Language Arts (9), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Take Two: Using Technology for Writing and Designing
Description: In groups, students brainstorm to create a product, develop an advertisement for the product, design and present a slideshow, script a commercial for the product, and present the commercial in a 5-10 minute video.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


Subject: Language Arts
Title: Censorship in the Classroom: Understanding Controversial Issues      Add Bookmark
Description: Students examine propaganda and media bias, research a variety of banned and challenged books, choose a side of the censorship issue, and support their position through an advertising campaign.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts
Title: The New York Times used the slogan '' All the News That's Fit to Print.''       Add Bookmark
Description: After discussing newspapers and their different points of view, students choose a current event, read editorials on the event, and share them with the class to identify the editor's point of view.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Identifying and Understanding the Fallacies Used in Advertising      Add Bookmark
Description: Students examine the fallacies that surround them every day, deconstruct fallacious images and messages in advertisements, and demonstrate their understanding of the fallacies through multimedia presentations.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Brochures: Writing for Audience and Purpose      Add Bookmark
Description: 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.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Comparing a Literary Work to Its Film Interpretation      Add Bookmark
Description: Students will really get into the swing of things as they analyze the text and film versions of Edgar Allan Poesstory, The Pit and the Pendulum.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Designing Effective Poster Presentations      Add Bookmark
Description: Students explore the genre of posters, review informational writing and visual design, and then design poster presentations to share in class or at a school-wide fair.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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