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ALEX Lesson Plan Resources
ALEX Lesson Plans
English Language Arts (11), or Information Technology (9 - 12)
Plath, Personification, and Figurative Language
This project based activity will use Sylvia Plath's poem, Mirror, to examine the use of personification and figurative language. The activity may also incorporate the use of technology to produce a multimedia project. This allows collaboration with the Business Tech/Multimedia Publication instructor.
English Language Arts (11)
Character Web with Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Hurston
Students will read "The Inside Search," from Dust Tracks on a Road with a partner creating a character web.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Arts,Language Arts,Social Studies
Folklore in Zora Neale Hurston's ''Their Eyes Were Watching God''
Students explore the way African-American author Zora Neale Hurston makes use of closely observed black folk life in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Students read the novel, research Hurston's own life and ethnography, listen to her WPA recordings of folksongs and folktales, and compare transcribed folk narrative texts with the novel itself.
Manipulating Sentences to Reinforce Grammar Skills
Students manipulate sentences from books or magazines to examine changes in meaning and parts of speech.
Letters from Emily Dickinson: Emulating Emily Dickinson -- Poetry Writing
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students explore different components of Dickinson's poetry and then practice their own critical and poetry writing skills in an emulation exercise. Finally, in the spirit of Dickinson's correspondences, students exchange their poems and offer informed critiques of each others work.