Title: Sweet Revenge
Students will evaluate the information from chapters 1-3 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, particularly how the Logan children are treated by the white students and the bus driver. They will then decide if they agree or disagree with the decision made by the Logan children to seek revenge. Students will defend and provide support for their opinion.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [SS2010] USS6 (6) 9:
Title: This Business Called Learning: Advertising
After analyzing the techniques of propaganda in commercial advertising, students work in cooperative "business" groups to create an advertising campaign for a new product called Giggle Gum. Campaigns include a press release, slideshow presentation, print ad, and radio commercial.
Standard(s): [ARTS] MED (6) 2:
Title: Jack London's ''The Call of the Wild'': ''Nature Faker''?
In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students analyze Jack London's The Call of the Wild. They take a stand on whether London can be called a nature faker and on what he is attempting to communicate through his portrayal of Buck. They support their stands with historical evidence or evidence from the text. Finally, students write an essay, complete with hypothesis and textual support, on London's approach to the animal story in The Call of the Wild.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 28:
Title: Expository Escapade Detectives Handbook
Students create a Detective's Handbook based on a detective mystery they have read. The handbooks include expository and descriptive writing, as well as a letter.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 38:
Title: Edgar Allen Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Narrator
Students consider a variety of narrative stances in Edgar Allen Poe's short story, Tell Tale Heart, and Ambrose Bierce's An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. They examine how Ambrose Bierce and Edgar Allan Poe used narration to create their intended effect in the reader.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 32:
Title: Myth and Truth: The First Thanksgiving
By exploring myths surrounding the Wampanoag, the pilgrims, and the '' First Thanksgiving,'' this lesson asks students to think critically about commonly believed myths regarding the Wampanoag Indians in colonial America.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 33:
Title: Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising
By looking at advertising and mass media critically, students begin to understand how the media oppresses certain groups, convinces people to purchase certain products, and influences culture.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 32:
Title: CNN Student News
CNN Student News is a 10-minute news program designed specifically for middle and high school students. There is a program each day (Monday-Friday). Each show comes with a daily transcript, daily curriculum, and additional support materials to use in the classroom. Each show is designed with the Common Core standards in mind and aligns with the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards.
For additional information on how to use CNN Student News in the classroom, visit http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/22/studentnews/sn-what-is-student-news/index.html.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 31:
Title: J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter celebrate birthdays today.
Students are encouraged to think about why people challenge Harry Potter books, do a Web Quest that allows them to research the issue, and decide whether the books should be banned from the public library.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 10: