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ALEX Lesson Plan Resources
ALEX Lesson Plans
English Language Arts (12)
Writing About Issues in the Media
In this lesson students analyze media coverage of current issues and present their findings in a formal research paper and class presentation.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Social Studies,Arts,Language Arts
The End of Europe's Middle Ages
This resource, an EDSITEment-reviewed Blue Ribbon resource offered by the University of Calgary, is designed to assist students gain a background in medieval European history. Intended to provide a brief overview of the conditions at the end of Europe's Middle Ages, the tutorial is presented in a series of chapters that summarize the economic, political, religious, and intellectual environment of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The main objective of the tutorial is to furnish a baseline against which the vast changes of the following centuries may be measured.
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.
Style: Defining and Exploring an Author's Stylistic Choices
Students find examples of specific stylistic devices in sample literary passages then search for additional examples and explore the reasons for the stylistic choices that the author has made.
Valentine's Day is today!
Students find examples of figurative language and write an original example of each device, illustrate, and share them with the class.