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Subject: English Language Arts (12)
Title: Now That's Ironic 
Description: Students learn how irony, satire and sarcasm indirectly stated in a text, help to develop an author's tone. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


Subject: English Language Arts (12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Translating in Your Own Words: Pride and Prejudice 
Description: Students will work in groups to select a "scene" from Pride and Prejudice and translate the scene into contemporary English.


Subject: English Language Arts (12)
Title: Exploring Heroes in Today's Society
Description: This lesson allows students to examine traditional definitions of heroes and listen to contemporary songs about heroes to decide how they define a hero in today's society. This lesson was designed to be used at the beginning of twelfth grade literature to introduce the concept of the hero in "Beowulf," but could be modified for multiple disciplines.


Subject: English Language Arts (12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Using the Digital Notebook to Visualize Thematic Links and/or Character Motivation in Macbeth
Description: Students will work in groups of two or three to produce two pages of a digital scrapbook covering a thematic element from Macbeth. The pages will then be assembled into a visual review of the play’s themes and character motivations arranged by acts. Each class will produce one presentation of the scrapbook.


Subject: English Language Arts (12), or Information Literacy (K - 12)
Title: Introduction to Ayn Rand Using Online Resources
Description: Students will research Ayn Rand, a contemporary novelist, for biographical information and for her personal philosophy as a prelude to reading her novel, Anthem. Students will partner to gather information via online databases and will discuss findings in a group setting.


Subject: English Language Arts (12)
Title: The Craft of Poetry: Understanding the Structure of the Sonnet
Description: Using a sonnnet grid, students write original Shakespearean sonnets and present them in digital slideshow format.


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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: The Beauty of Anglo Saxon Poetry: A Prelude to ''Beowulf''      Add Bookmark
Description: This EDSITEment lesson is an introduction to Anglo-Saxon literature. In it, students study the manuscripts and riddles of the early Middle Ages. By capturing their attention and imagination with visually stunning images of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts available through EDSITEment resources, this lesson prepares students to read Beowulf with an appreciation for its artistry and beauty. Students study online early manuscripts, learn the conventions of Anglo-Saxon poetry, solve online riddles, write riddles, and reflect on what they have learned.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Today is World Poetry Day.      Add Bookmark
Description: Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem '' Introduction to Poetry.'' Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's ''The Yellow Wall-paper''-The ''New Woman''       Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students study the historical context of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story, The Yellow Wall-paper. Students focus particular attention on the economic conditions and social roles of 19th-century middle-class women.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts
Title: In 1847, Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula was born.      Add Bookmark
Description: Students brainstorm the superstitions they know and small groups research one of the superstitions to determine its origin and meaning or purpose. Students can write about the superstition using the Mystery Cube interactive.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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