Title: "Getting the Job" - Proficiency in Composition
This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan. Advanced word processing skills are a must for students entering the workforce or pursuing higher education. This lesson will help students achieve proficiency in creating effective employment correspondence. Students must demonstrate proficiency by creating a solicited letter, personal resume, and follow-up letter based on a specific job ad.
Standard(s): [BMA] BA11 (9-12) 1: Construct written communication using correct business format, including letters of application, résumés, and follow-up letters.
Title: I've Got the Literacy Blues
Students will be singing the blues in this lesson in which they identify themes from '' The Gift of the Magi'' and write and present blues poetry based on those themes.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 35: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.11-12.1]
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]
Title: Renaissance Humanism in Hamlet and The Birth of Venus
After reading Shakespeare's Hamlet, students identify, analyze, and explain how elements in Botticelli's painting Birth of Venus and examples from the play illustrate the philosophy of Renaissance Humanism.
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]