Title: Understanding Poetry: Annotating Puritan Poetry
This lesson is part of a larger unit dealing with Early American Literature. In this lesson, students will become familiar with the figurative devices and strategies used by 17th Century Puritan poets when creating closed or fixed form poetry.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (10) 31: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. [SL.9-10.1]
Title: Mark Twain and American Humor
In lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students analyze the use of literary conventions and devices to develop character and point of view in Mark Twain's The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. They investigate the purposes and significance of literary humor and examine Mark Twain's storytelling style in relation to that of other American humorists.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 39: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. [L.11-12.5]
Title: Literary Elements Overview
This video podcast was created by students to be used as an introduction/review of literary elements. After viewing this podcast students will recall basic literary terms, and read a story to locate examples of the literary elements. Standard(s):
[ELA2015] (10) 41: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. [L.9-10.5]
Title: Sport Talk's Literature Link (Episode #3: Fences)
This podcast is an animated talk show segment titled Sport Talk's Literature Link. In the segment, the host (Jim English) speaks with author August Wilson about his drama Fences. The segment focuses on the symbolic, literal, and figurative use of the title object, fences. A brief question set (for use before viewing) and transcript are also available for the podcast.
[ELA2015] (12) 39: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. [L.11-12.5]
Title: Author Joel Chandler Harris was born in 1848.
Students study how regional dialect is written phonetically by reading a segment of Harris' story, as well as two others, and compare them using the Interactive Venn Diagram.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 40: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. [L.11-12.6]