Title: Literary Elements in Literature
This lesson is applicable to any story or novel in literature. The students will be introduced to twelve literary elements through a podcast. They will then be divided into small groups to complete activities involving story and literary elements.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (10) 15:
Title: New England Literary Travel Brochure
Students will research Internet sites to find places of interest regarding some early American authors. Students will then construct a travel brochure about those sites. Students will include pictures and paraphrased written information about those sites.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (10) 39:
Title: Shakespeare/Romeo & Juliet Wiki
Students will self-select a teacher-supplied topic and work collaboratively with group members from their class, as well as group members from other classes (or schools) to create a wiki demonstrating their knowledge of Shakespeare, his times, social customs, writing, language, historical significance, and Romeo & Juliet. Students will research, write, edit, and correctly cite their information. Each group will communicate through e-mail, forums, instant messaging and other forms of electronic communication in their collaborative effort. Upon completion, each group will present their work to their classmates and the wiki will be available for viewing by parties outside the classroom.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 28:
Title: Movie Madness
This language arts projects motivates students through being a movie-based project. This lesson will have a duration of five days. The students will view a movie of their choice and analyze the movie to complete a chart listing literary elements for them to identify. Then the students will create a PowerPoint presentation based on the chart and present the information to the class.
Standard(s): [TC2] (6-8) 5:
Title: Life After High School
Life After High School is a career research assignment that gives students an opportunity to plan their career path after high school. Even if students deviate from their plan, they need to have a tentative idea that allows them to set goals. Students will learn about their potential career, educational requirements, and learn whether they are currently preparing themselves for their chosen career path.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (11) 31:
Title: Do You Know How? A Technical Manual for Using Highly Technical 21st Century Devices
Students will write in a technical genre. "Technical writing conveys specific information about a technical subject to a specific audience for a specific purpose. The words and graphics of technical writing are meant to be practical: that is, to communicate a body of factual information that will help an audience understand a subject or carry out a task." —Michael H. Markel Director of Technical Communication Boise State University Portions of this lesson were adapted from Micron - Writing in the Workplace. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Project-Based Lesson Plan.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 24:
Title: Travel Newsletter
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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 15:
Title: Analyzing the Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Students examine ways in which life events of a poet influence the poetry written. After researching Emily Dickinson's biography, students analyze her poetry and present a collage depicting one poem. The lesson can be easily adapted to the study of many other poets.
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (9-12) 11:
Title: Style: Translating Stylistic Choices from Hawthorne to Hemingway and Back Again
After exploring the styles of two authors, students translate passages from one author into the style of another. They then translate fables into the style of one of the authors.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 29:
Title: Postcards From The Moonlight
Postcard Creator Web Address URL:
[SS2010] HGEO (9-12) 14:
Title: The New York Times used the slogan '' All the News That's Fit to Print.''
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.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 19:
Title: Kristallnacht occurred in 1938.
To help understand the thinking of German leaders during the Holocaust, students write about a time when they failed to come to the assistance of someone who needed help.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 28:
Title: Louder than a Bomb
[ELA2015] (9) 33: