High School Level English Language Arts Lesson Plans 71 to 142

  • 3D View of Dante's Inferno - After reading Dante's Inferno, students will be encouraged to make a model that represents what the author describes as the "nine circles of hell". It will be an interesting collaborative effort.
  • Acrostic Poster - Every picture tells a story! Students will enjoy expressing their creativity as they find ways to present their vocabulary words through pictures and artistry.
  1. Adverb Pictionary - This activity allows students to creatively depict an adverb modifying a verb. Students have to try to guess what the adverb/verb pair is from the student's description.
  2. Anna Karenina Interviews - In this lesson, students create a series of questions to ask a character of their choice. They use the questions to help them research their character and then write an in-depth newspaper or magazine article about him or her.
  3. Another Visit for Gulliver - The student will be able to compare the places that Gulliver visited and create a new people for him to visit.
  4. Author Study - In this activity, students research an author of their choosing. They create a detailed report about their author's life and his work. Students are encouraged to use a variety of mediums in their reports.
  5. Banned Book Debate - Banning books in schools is a hotly debated practice. In this activity, students investigate why books are banned and why some groups are against the idea. In a mock debate, students argue for and against banning books for an audience of their peers.
  6. Book Advertisement - In this lesson, students create a movie trailer-type ad to promote their book. They pick out critical scenes and have classmates act them out. Students then watch the advertisements and choose one of the books to read.
  7. Correlative Conjunctions - This lesson has students work in pairs to find correlative conjunctions in popular writing. They can help each other find the conjunctions and highlight them in newspaper articles or selections from chapter books.
  8. Cooperative Spelling - Students will have to be quick as they work together to figure out the correct spelling of any given word from their spelling list!
  9. Creating Mad Libs - Almost every child has completed a Mad Lib. In this lesson, students create their own Mad Libs story that they can share with classmates.
  10. Fact or Fiction: Figuring Out Historical Fiction - Historical fiction often blurs the line between what is fact and what is fiction. In this lesson, students will learn how to recognize which is which through critical thinking and research.
  11. Internet Hunt - "Which way did they go?" Students will do some detective work online to find different ways in which their vocabulary words are used.
  12. Is It Who or Whom? - The student will be able to explain to other students when they should use 'who' and when they should use 'whom' in their writing.
  13. Move It - This activity gives students an opportunity to move around as they proofread and edit their essays.
  14. Numerical Autobiography - Students write a 12-page numerical autobiography, in the format of an elementary school numerical book. 1 time I was born. I was born once in the town of Sacramento and...
  15. Part my Speech - The purpose of this lesson is to help students realize the importance of adj., adv., prep., and verbs.
  16. Plural Madness - The following lesson will present a challenge to students in a fun atmosphere. Students compete to see who can make it "around the world" by correctly identifying singular and plural forms of spelling words!
  17. Power Point Spelling - The following spelling lesson can be as straightforward or silly as you want to make it. Be creative! The more interesting the game, the more engaged your students will be.
  18. Power Point Vocabulary - This lesson allows students to collaborate and create an eclectic collection of vocabulary slides to present to the class.
  19. Proofreading Practice - The student will be able to find all the words that sound the same as the word that was meant, but are spelled differently.
  20. Rap, Rhyme, Jingle - This lesson will allow students, who may otherwise be silent in the classroom, to come out of their shells and participate in making some silly rhymes with vocabulary words.
  21. Relevance of Setting - Students read Marigolds.
  22. Research Report Writing - Review the steps of a research paper by answering questions on the research steps and an example.
  23. Response to Literature/ Final Review - Students will demonstrate their English usage and grammar through writing events in a personal narrative.
  24. Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 1 and 2 - Apply a variety of reading strategies by completing a journal entry after reading a selection independently.
  25. Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes - The following activity will help your students understand how words are made. They will be able to match a root word to the correct prefix or suffix.
  26. Shakespeare Said What? - The zany romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, can be difficult to follow. Students will be putting a modern twist on an already twisted play that was written and performed in the 1600's.
  27. Storyboard a Book - Storyboards are used to help artists visualize a sequence of events. In this activity, students are asked to create a storyboard for the book they are reading.
  28. Urban Legends Online - How many times have we forwarded an email about one story or another without checking to see if it was true? After all, it was sent to us by someone we know and trust, so it couldn't be a hoax, right? This lesson will give students some tips on how to determine the difference between fact and fiction the next time they log-on the Internet.
  29. The Art of Persuasion - Students will take a character from a book they have read and become that character and try to persuade another character from the book to do or become something.
  30. This is Critical - This lesson introduces students to critical thinking and writing rather than just summarizing a plot of a piece of writing.
  31. Where Did It Come From - The best way to understand a word is to go back to its "roots". Students will gain deeper knowledge of their spelling words as they research the origins of their spelling words.
  32. Where Did It Come From? - Students will unveil a deeper meaning and expand their comprehension for each vocabulary word as they research them online.
  33. Subject of a Sentence - The class will revolve around learning the rules for finding the subject in a sentence and then practicing.
  34. Subjunctivo - The students will learn to differentiate the use of subjunctive vs. indicative.
  35. Summarizing a Text - To follow the 6 steps of summary writing.
  36. Take 10 Reading - To help students understand how to respond critically to the information provided in the text.
  37. The Canterbury Tales - In this assignment, the students will Interpret and evaluate Chaucer's work.
  38. The Catcher in the Rye - I want you to decide if you feel this book should be banned.
  39. The Effective Interview - This unit will address the primary reason why it is important to prepare for an interview, how to conduct an interview, and how to use the responses of an interviewee to develop a feature.
  40. "The Grace of the Witch" - This is more of summary than a lesson.
  41. The great movie characters! - Subject matter Articles from Internet movie magazine about 3 famous movie characters; Jocker, Jack Sparrow, Gollum.
  42. "The Most Dangerous Game" Vocab - This is an introductory activity for "The Most Dangerous Game," a freshman level short story.
  43. The Odyssey and 3 Point Paragraph - Students will read the excerpts assigned from The Odyssey.
  44. The Pedestrian - Employ strategies to comprehend text. Identify, analyze, and apply knowledge of the structures and elements of literature.
  45. The Scarlet Letter Discussion Day - A guided discussion.
  46. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - Students will be able to summarize they main events in the play, identify the five acts, main characters and interpret the meaning of figurative language used in the play.
  47. To Kill a Mockingbird - This fun role-play activity works especially well just after Chapter 21 and allows students to get to know characters beyond Jem and Scout.
  48. Trip to Amusement Park - Students will be able to write a short essay or diary on a basis of their past experience.
  49. Understanding Interpersonal Relationships - Identify the types of interpersonal relationships in professional and social contexts.
  50. Using Prepositions Properly - Practice acting out dialogues in pairs to give directions.
  51. Using Reflexive Verbs - The students will learn to identify reflexive constructions.
  52. Varying Sentence Type - The learner will apply conventions of grammar and language usage.
  53. V.I.J Very Important Journalists - Students will use a variety of materials to research the biographical background of a noted American journalist.
  54. Vocabulary Quiz - A great way to handle this process.
  55. Word Guess; Board Race Dictation - Students will practice reading and saying quickly what they've read.
  56. Writing a Compare and Contrast Essay - Students will write a compare and contrast essay on the African and Asia monsoons.
  57. Writing A Narrative Essay - Teacher's guide students through discussion discussion of the characteristics that make a historical narrative.
  58. Writing Process - Building good writing habits.