Title: A Tale of Two Slaves: A Lesson in Predicting, Summarizing, Making Connections, Questioning, and Comparing/Contrasting (Part 2)
Students will read and discuss the similarities and differences of two characters from the same historical era. Students will collaborate to write two paragraphs in which the characters are compared and contrasted.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (10) 38: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.9-10.2]
Title: Manipulating Sentences to Reinforce Grammar Skills
Students manipulate sentences from books or magazines to examine changes in meaning and parts of speech.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (10) 37: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.9-10.1]
Title: Avoiding Sexist Language by Using Gender-Fair Pronouns
Students engage in a brief writing assignment that concretely illustrates how language and gender stereotyping interact causally.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 37: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. [L.11-12.3]