In this unit students gain an understanding of the elements of gothic literature as evidenced in four short stories: The Raven (Poe), The Masque of the Red Death (Poe), The Yellow Wallpaper (Gilman), and the Lottery (Jackson). Vocabulary is included for each story. Lessons focus on using text evidence to support analysis for tone, diction, inferencing, character analysis, author's purpose, and irony. Lessons include both independent and small group work, shorter writing tasks, small and large group discussion, and other opportunities for instructors to differentiate the lesson to suit classroom needs.
Description:Transform your students into anthropologists as a gateway to Macbeth.Students answer prediction questions using evidence from the artifacts. (Artifacts include images, letters from the text, and character maps.)Students can complete this activity alone or in breakout groups.
This lesson plan was created by Jani Randall, a sixth grade teacher at Elkhorn Public Schools in Nebraska. The attached Remote Learning Plan is designed for Grade 6 English Language Arts students. Students will read the article and then answer a prompt using text evidence in paragraph form. Students will read the text, and then support claims from the text with their writing. This lesson plan addresses the following NDE Standard: NE 6.1.6IIt is expected that this lesson will take students 60 minutes to complete.
Lesson OverviewThis is a close reading lesson of “Little Things Are Big” by Jesús Colón . This text was featured in a newspaper column written in the 1950s. The essay is an introduction to the concepts of conflict in literature.Lesson FocusHow do the perceptions we have of ourselves and of others create conflicts?Student OutcomesStudents will be able to determine how the conflict in “Little Things Are Big” was influenced by outward (physical) identifiers as well as infer how the conflict may have been different if the main character would have made a different choice. Image source: "Menschen, Offentliche..." by Tim Savage on Pexels.com.