Can a person be both admirable and flawed at the same time? In this lesson, students will look more closely at the character of Okonkwo. Students will figure out what his most admirable qualities are, as well as some of his flaws. They will also decide whether Okonkwo has the potential to be a tragic hero.
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 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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The attached lesson plan is designed for Grade 9-10 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 10.1.6l, NE LA 10.1.6L, and NE LA 10.1.6N It is expected that this lesson plan will take students 50 minutes to complete.
Because Shakespeare’s works were meant to be performed, students will be introduced to Shakespeare’s language in general and the plot and themes specifically of Othello through props and looking at specific language use (insults, negative connotation words). This is the second day in a longer unit. This lesson was created by Kristi Bose and is designed for Grade 9 English Language Arts students. Each student will make predictions about the plot and themes of the play. This Remote Learning Plan addresses the following NDE Standard: NE LA 10.1.5c, NE LA 10.1.5e, NE LA 10.1.6i and NE LA 10.1.6n.
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 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 Grade 8-9 English Language Arts students. Students will gain knowledge about the characteristics of short stories. Students will broaden the scope of literature by reading various classic short stories. A worksheet is provided that can be used as a formative assessment if desired. This lesson plan addresses the following NDE Standards: NE.LA 10.1.1; NE.LA 10.1.3.A; NE.LA 10.1.5. A; NE.LA 10.1.5.C; NE.LA 10.1.6.B; NE.LA 10.1.6.D; NE.LA 10.1.6.L; NE.LA 10.1.6.N; It is expected that this lesson will take students approximately 10-14 class periods depending on grade level and individual student ability. This is a rough estimate.
Objective: Students will learn about the traits of a sonnet and practice reading sonnets. Students will use this expose to sonnets to read the Prologue of Romeo and Juliet.Time Required: 90 minutes. Materials Needed: Internet-enabled device Student Tasks: Reading, Writing and/or Discussion
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.
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.