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An online research project to support the novel.
An April-long activity mixing poetry and bracketology. It's not quite a "synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits," but I think Sandberg would approve.
Calliope, Muse of Eloquence
A series of Web-based, interactive vocabulary words from Classical Mythology. Sets of words range in difficulty from easy to challenging. Worksheets (available at the site) guide student learning.
by Leslie Marmon Silko Ceremony
As part of their analysis, students assembled an index to the novel.
"Civil Disobedience," Henry David Thoreau
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Resources for teaching and learning about this novel.
In this webquest students evaluate online dictionaries, then write a memo recommending one to the principal and design a poster to encourage student use.
Dr. John's Blackberry Jam
A guided imagery prereading activity for The Canterbury Tales.
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
Prompts for responsive writing.
Dr. Heidegger's Lab Report
This writing assignment accompanies Hawthorne's "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment."
A unit investigating Henry V: the man, the Shakespearean play, the Olivier film, the Branagh film, and the relationship between the story and the storyteller. Introduction to Greek Mythology
A standards-based research and speech project. Rubric provided.
Reading comprehension questions, grammar practice, vocabulary practice, and a WebQuest to support study of the novel.
The Last of the Mohicans
Viewing guides for using this video in an American Lit class.
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
A get-acquainted speech activity for the first days of school. Standards-based, rubric included.
Mark Twain and Laughter
Students analyze Mark Twain's humor in this WebQuest.
"The Masque of the Red Death"
An online text of the story with links for vocabulary words.
The Miracle Worker
Resources for teaching and learning about this play, including
Captain Keller's Business Letter, in which students write a business letter asking for a teacher for Helen.
Music for Podcasts
Myths and Legends from Ancient Greece and Around the World
Simple comprehension questions to support Greek myths from this book.
Resources for teaching and learning about the epic.
Pocahontas and John Smith
A research-based project for American Lit.
"The End of the Raven"
A parody of Poe's "The Raven" from the point of view of Poe's cat.
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Teaching materials for the novel.
A get-acquainted activity for the first days in a creative writing class. Supports Indiana standards for English 11, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or compatible software for access.
Robert Frost, American Poet
Links to collections of Frost's poetry.
Romeo and Juliet
Resources for teaching and learning about this play.
The Salem witch trials, Senator Joseph McCarthy, and The Crucible
A PowerPoint introduction to the play exploring its historical background.
Science or Snake Oil?
A collaborative project with science teacher Kathie Hilbert.
Three Books Project
Details about the American Lit semester project, including a list of books.
A WebQuest to introduce freshmen to the research process.
The Way to Rainy Mountain
A project using N. Scott Momaday's book as a model for writing an autobiography. See also , an activity in which students use the Internet to find information about N. Scott Momaday, the Kiowa people, and writing autobiographies in general. The Way to Rainy Mountain: An Online Treasure Hunt
Updated March 30, 2010.
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