In this collection you will find a variety of lesson plans and activities suitable for a high school English or Language Arts class, complying with the National Standards of Education: Language Arts.

NL-ENG.K-12.1 READING FOR PERSPECTIVE

Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.

NL-ENG.K-12.2 UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.

NL-ENG.K-12.3 EVALUATION STRATEGIES

Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).

NL-ENG.K-12.4 COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

NL-ENG.K-12.5 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

NL-ENG.K-12.6 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE

Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.

NL-ENG.K-12.7 EVALUATING DATA

Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.

NL-ENG.K-12.8 DEVELOPING RESEARCH SKILLS

Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

NL-ENG.K-12.9 MULTICULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.

NL-ENG.K-12.10 APPLYING NON-ENGLISH PERSPECTIVES

Students whose first language is not English make use of their first language to develop competency in the English language arts and to develop understanding of content across the curriculum.

NL-ENG.K-12.11 PARTICIPATING IN SOCIETY

Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.

NL-ENG.K-12.12 APPLYING LANGUAGE SKILLS

Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

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Students will read, discuss, and give written responses and illustrated interpretations to Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Analysis of the novel will focus on the major themes: journey of self-discovery; cultural identity and pride; love in marriage; and exploitation and racism within an oppressed group. In drawing on the themes, students will also consider personal, social, and societal connections to the novel.
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Antigone Unit

by Sarah Lorntson

The following is my collection of materials for teaching Sophocles' play Antigone to a 10th grade English class. I teach from McDougal-Littel's text The Language of Literature, so some items are indicative of this. This collection includes activities, study guides, projects, quizzes, tests, and answer keys. This resource is part of the English 10 course.
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Jane Eyre Unit

by Sarah Lorntson

I use this unit in AP English Language and Composition (11th and 12th graders). This includes some background information, quizzes, and a writing prompt for the final essay.
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Romeo and Juliet

by Robert Lucas

Resources for teaching Romeo and Juliet to 9th graders. These resources include: Anticipation Guides KWPL Journal Questions Quizzes Character Lists Character Webs Questions Bingo Figurative Language Exercises Exam
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This unit is for Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. It includes prereading activities, complete vocabulary activities, complete reading guides, writing activities, target skills, supplementary reading, and assessments.
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"Social Problems" Research Paper assignment and supporting documents
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Literary Road Maps ch. 1-15, extended Delving In/Analyzing Quotes ch. 16-25, Essay Topics, selected lesson plans, and unit overview.
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Richard III (sv)

by NextVista for Learning

A Virginia teacher uses clever animation and video to do a newscast (anchor: Billy Shakes) to tell the story of Richard III. This video is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.
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Fiction Curriculum

by Laurence School

Fiction Writing Curriculum
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare

by Project Gutenberg

Hamlet by William Shakespeare, e-Text in English. From Project Gutenberg as part of the collection of The 43 Most Frequently Taught Books in at Least 5% of Public Schools, Grades 7-12.
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8 week language arts unit play dealing with J.D. Salinger's work, Catcher in the Rye
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