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ALEX Lesson Plan Resources
ALEX Lesson Plans
English Language Arts (9 - 11)
Com'on Down To Eatonville, Florida
You are Mayor Joe Starks from the book Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and you want more people to relocate to Eatonville, Florida. Identify five amenities that may make Eatonville attractive to African-Americans looking for a place to establish themselves. Using these amenities, draft a thirty to sixty second audio advertisement or draft a one-hundred word advertisement to be published in the Orlando Sentinel.
English Language Arts (9), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
To Buy or Not to Buy...
This lesson is designed to give students a hands-on experience in advertising a product. Students will learn the various advertising and propaganda techniques. Students will then work in groups to create a commercial advertising their own product.
English Language Arts (8)
Scams: What's Your Ethical Viewpoint?
Students will identify how investment scams work, go inside an investment scam pitch, and create an ethical dilemma.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Comparing a Literary Work to Its Film Interpretation
Students will really get into the swing of things as they analyze the text and film versions of Edgar Allan Poesstory, The Pit and the Pendulum.
Beyond What I Did on Vacation : Exploring the Genre of Travel Writing
After reading and analyzing short examples of travel writing and discussing conventions of the genre, students write their own travel articles.