High School Level English Language Arts Lesson Plans 71 to 142
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
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.
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.
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.
Visit for Gulliver - The student will be able to compare the places
that Gulliver visited and create a new people for him to visit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spelling - Students will have to be quick as they work together to
figure out the correct spelling of any given word from their spelling
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.
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
Hunt - "Which way did they go?" Students will do some detective work
online to find different ways in which their vocabulary words are used.
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.
It - This activity gives students an opportunity to move around as
they proofread and edit their essays.
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...
my Speech - The purpose of this lesson is to help students realize
the importance of adj., adv., prep., and verbs.
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
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.
Point Vocabulary - This lesson allows students to collaborate and
create an eclectic collection of vocabulary slides to present to the class.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
is Critical - This lesson introduces students to critical thinking
and writing rather than just summarizing a plot of a piece of writing.
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.
Did It Come From? - Students will unveil a deeper meaning and expand
their comprehension for each vocabulary word as they research them online.
of a Sentence
- The class will revolve around learning the rules for finding the subject
in a sentence and then practicing.
- The students will learn to differentiate the use of subjunctive vs.
- 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.
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.
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.
to Amusement Park
- Students will be able to write a short essay or diary on a basis of
their past experience.