In this unit, students will understand where “fake news” comes from, why it exists and how they can think like fact checkers to become fluent consumers, evaluators, and creators of information. They will apply this knowledge by selecting a controversial topic to evaluate, synthesize, and analyze all aspects before sharing with a local audience.
This English Language Arts lesson for 9th or 10th graders focuses on reading comprehension and vocabulary via nonfiction articles linked from commonlit.org, and addresses the following NE state standards: NE.LA 10.1.5.A; NE.LA 10.1.5.C; NE.LA 10.1.6.A; NE.LA 10.2.2.BThe lesson will take approximately 90 minutes.
This resource was created by Kate Chrisman, in collaboration with Lynn Bowder, as part of ESU2's Mastering the Arts project. This project is a four year initiative focused on integrating arts into the core curriculum through teacher education and experiential learning.
The 12th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 12th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Language study is embedded in every 12th grade unit as students use annotation to closely review aspects of each text. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.
Why do we tell painful stories? In this lesson, students read an article about Chinua Achebe, the writer of Things Fall Apart, in order to figure out his motivation for writing this novel and to learn about the issues facing Nigeria in the late 1800s.
This Lesson Plan was created by Joanna Pruitt as part of the 2020 ESU-NDE Remote Learning Plan Project. This original lesson is for classroom use; however, there is a virtual option as well. Educators worked with coaches to create Remote Learning Plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The attached Lesson Plan is designed for Grades 9-12 English Language Arts students; however, this could also be used as a Social Studies project as well. Students will evaluate credible sources through research on genocides post World War II after completing a novel unit covering the Holocaust. Students will also create scrapbooks using summarizing, citation, informative writing, textual evidence, caption writing, and persuasive writing. Students will also be expected to demonstrate oral communication skills as they have to present their projects to the class. Students will use background knowledge to clarify text and also gain a deeper understanding by using relevant evidence from a variety of sources to assist in analysis and reflection of informative text.
- Composition and Rhetoric
- Cultural Geography
- English Language Arts
- Ethnic Studies
- Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
- Reading Informational Text
- Reading Literature
- Speaking and Listening
- World Cultures
- World History
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This lesson plan was created by Stefanie Green as part of the 2020 NDE ELA OER Project. This lesson plan is designed for sophomore students and would most effectively be taught in collaboration between an English teacher and a school librarian. The lesson will take approximately 60 minutes. View the Google Slides presentation here: https://tinyurl.com/yxjz2zpu
In this lesson, students will develop media literacy skills by analyzing and evaluating real versus fake news sources. Students learn how to identify various types of fakes news and apply critical thinking to evaluate if the information is reliable and unreliable.Image attribution: https://flic.kr/p/XKaGVH
This English Language Arts lesson focuses on the understanding of literary devices as related to poetry with poems found via poetryfoundation.org.Students will analyze tone and mood by rephrasing lines of poetry to match the author's intent.Students will explore the poet's message and defend their ideas in paragraph form.This assignment addresses Nebraska state standards: NE.LA 10.1.6.A NE.LA 10.1.6.C NE.LA 10.1.6.K NE.LA 10.2.2.E This lesson will take about 40-50 minutes.
This is an anticipatory activity for Night. Students will have their interest in the Holocaust memoir Night by Elie Wiesel piqued as they read the foreward. Students will also learn what a foreward is and how it differs from a preface or introduction. They will reflect on how they have moments in their lives that are meaningful to them and begin to ponder what they might write a memoir about. The final assessment is a paragraph.
This lesson plan was created by Carolyn Hance as part of the 2020 NDE OER Workshop. Educators worked with coaches to create quality curriculum that can be shared with others.The lesson plan is designed for Grades 9-12 English Language Arts students. Students will gain knowledge about summarizing non-fiction material. Students will create an original summary of non-fiction material provided. This lesson plan addresses the following NDE Standards: NE.LA 10.1.6.M; NE.LA 10.2.2.E; NE.LA 10.1.6.AIt is expected that this lesson will take students approximately 2-3 class periods or 90-120 minutes, depending on grade level and individual student ability.
This remote hyperdoc activity was created by Katlyn Powers on July 24, 2020. The attached hyperdoc & lesson plan is designed for high school ELA students. Students will analyze the poem's perspective, build knowledge about POV, perspective, and theme, and use relevant evidence from a variety of sources to write a synthesis statement. This plan addresses the following NDE standards: 10.1.6.A, 10.1.6.B, 10.1.6.D, 10.1.6.F, LA 10.1.6.I, 10.1.6.M, 10.2.2.B. This hyperdoc will take students approximately 90 minutes to complete.
This Remote Learning Plan was created by Joanna Pruitt as part of the 2020 ESU-NDE Remote Learning Plan Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Remote Learning Plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The attached Remote Learning Plan is designed for Grades 9-12 English Language Arts students. Students will learn the research process and how to write a research paper. It is expected that this Remote Learning Plan will take students 4-5 weeks to complete.