This resource was created by Jen Kastanek in collaboration with Lauren Rabourn as part of the 2019-20 ESU-NDE Digital Age Pedagogy Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Unit Plans promoting BlendEd Learning Best Practices. This Unit Plan is designed for Grade 10 and English Language Arts.
This resource was created by Jen Kastanek in collaboration with Lauren Rabourn as part of the 2019-20 ESU-NDE Digital Age Pedagogy Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Lesson Plans promoting both content area and digital age skills. This Lesson Plan is designed for Grade 10 and English Language Arts.
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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In this unit, students will read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian while meeting the learning targets of theme, character development, conflict, and use of literary devices. They will apply their knowledge by creating several artifacts to represent their learning.
This is the third day in a longer unit. Students will use two informational texts two analyze the theme of racism, especially in the context of interracial marriage and apply those concepts to Act I, Scene i of Othello. This lesson was created by Kristi Bose and is designed for Grade 9 English Language Arts students. Each student will analyze the theme of racism in Othello as a starting point for a discussion about racism in today’s society. This Remote Learning Plan addresses the following NDE Standard: NE LA 10.1.5d, NE LA 10.1.6d, 10.1.6i, 10.1.6.n, and NE LA 10.1.6o.
This Remote Learning Plan was created by Melissa Pilakowski in collaboration with Caryn Ziettlow and Eileen Barks 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 9-11 ELA students. Students will review and practice finding main ideas in non-fiction/expository texts and write an objective summary. This Remote Learning Plan addresses the following NDE Standards: 12.1.6d, 12.1.6f, 12.2.1aIt is expected that this Remote Learning Plan will take students 120 minutes to complete.
The attached Lesson Plan is designed for Grade 10 English Language Arts students. Students will analyze and evaluate the elements of literary text, build background knowledge to clarify text and deepen understanding, and use relevant evidence from a variety of sources to assist in analysis and reflection of complex text. This Remote Learning Plan addresses the following NDE Standard: NE LA 10.1.6b and NE LA 10.1.6d It is expected that this Lesson Plan will take students 50 minutes to complete.
This project is a cross-curricular approach designed to analyze, evaluate, and extend student understanding of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The project would be applied after students have read the novel and completed a final test (or you may use this project in lieu of a test). Teachers may use pieces of this project or can use this project in its entirety.Time Estimate: 2-3 weeksObjectives:The learner will:connect the novel to the current social and political climate.analyze the differences in treatment of minorities in the judicial system.argue and support with evidence the impact of race in both the novel and the real world. identify the use of forensic evidence in court cases and argue how forensic evidence is or is not used in the novel.collaborate with peers to create a presentation of findings and analyses. construct a visual representation of a theme.