High School Level English Language Arts Lesson Plans

  • 3 Star Sentences - Independent production of a sentence that goes beyond the noun and verb; including how, when, how and descriptions.
  • A Tale to Astonish - The students are to read the detective stories of Edgar Allen Poe and then use that knowledge to complete a WebQuest for a grade.
  1. An Active and Passive Voice - Students identify verbs in a variety of contexts.
  2. Animal Farm: Propaganda - Students will be able to define both propaganda and communism and give examples from both Russian history and in the novel.
  3. Applied English - Students will be able to pick out the different literary forms with 80% accuracy.
  4. Arthur Miller's The Crucible - The teacher will introduce the students to Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, its themes, characters, and historic context.
  5. Asking The Right Questions - Demonstrate the understanding of the use of the past simple in sentences.
  6. Author's Point of View - Further increase comprehension through this reading strategy.
  7. Be a Good Leader - Students will understand what are expected characteristics of a good leader.
  8. Character Traits - To examine the attitudes, motives, and basic character of at least one of the major literary figures in the play.
  9. Characterizing the Characters - The student will be able to define characterization and the five types of characters.
  10. Characterization In Writing - Students will be able to differentiate between indirect and direct characterization.
  11. Christmas is Coming! - Students will identify vocabulary and understand the conversation between the father and two children.
  12. Competition - Students should be able to express their opinion about sports.
  13. Comprehending Informational Text - Students will recognize and appreciate exposition, persuasion, and narration as literary genres.
  14. Conjunction - Using conjunction in various areas to enhance grammar skills.
  15. Contents Examined Reveals. . . - The goal of the lesson is to initiate word-image relationships to write a short story from beginning to end in the time allotted.
  16. Daily Life - Recognizes target words (red and green) in isolation and spoken context.
  17. De-Coding Political Cartoons - Students will analyze several political cartoons to understand the common rhetorical strategies employed in the cartoons and how these "work" in terms of putting across a message.
  18. Developing a Formal Outline - Students will be able to properly use the grammatical rules and procedures for constructing a formal topic outline to be used in creating outlines for their research papers.
  19. Don't Myth the Bus - The students will gain an appreciation for the ways in which G/R mythological references are still used today.
  20. Eight Parts of Speech Picture Book - The student will learn to use the proper part of speech choices in writing.
  21. Elements of a Short Stories - Students will learn to define and understand the elements in a short story.
  22. Elements of Plot - Students will learn to define and understand the elements in a short story.
  23. Evaluating Arguments - Rising Tides - The students will evaluate and identify the author's claim and identify the support of the claim by completing the argument evaluation chart.
  24. Evaluating Sources, Studying Sources - Student will be able to summarize key points, credibility, and value to points of the policy advocated.
  25. Evaluation of a Story - Students will know, understand and be able to: the purpose of story evaluation the writing process write an effective story evaluation piece.
  26. Expository Paragraphs - Process - Writing a paragraph to explain how something works.
  27. Famous People - Students will increase their knowledge of famous people, while increasing their vocabulary, demonstrate comprehension and develop written expression.
  28. Five Paragraph Essay Organization - My goal is to teach students how to organize their thoughts to complete a coherent five paragraph essay.
  29. Forms As A Writing Genre - Students will focus on 'forms' as a genre what is expected from the person filling in the form (i.e. legibility etc.) and common lexis found in forms.
  30. From the Mixed-up Files - Students will connect to text through writing a five paragraph essay.
  31. Getting Down with Grammar - Students to be able to clearly demonstrate an understanding of the functions of each part of speech.
  32. Grammar and Sentence Structure - Students will be able to identify and write complete sentences using dialogue and correct subject/verb agreement.
  33. Grammar and Verb Agreement - By reviewing the time phrases and tense forms in 'Deadly Mistake', the group should formulate in each tense and identify any further time adverbials/phrases for each tense
  34. Grammar Review - Criminal Investigation based on A. Hitchcock's 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'.
  35. Greek Theater Background - Students will research topics related to Ancient Greek theater, Sophocles, and the roles of women in ancient Greece.
  36. Hamlet Act IV Scene 1-3 - Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
  37. Happy Birthday Vocabulary - To learn what each person does at birthday parties.
  38. Hurried Child - Does advertising make our youth dress and act older than their age?
  39. Impromptu Speech & Delivery Tips - Teach students skills that will help them succeed in delivering a impromptu speech and handling it well.
  40. Introducing Persuasive Writing - Influence the reader to take a position or a particular action.
  41. Introduction to Emily Dickinson - The student will able to read and understand the poetry of Emily Dickinson, including the facets of her poems that make her a unique and revolutionary poet.
  42. Introduction to English - Definition of a Plot Identifying the plot of "The Gift of the Magi".
  43. Introduction to English Grammar - The students will be able understand the different functions of the parts of speech in a sentence.
  44. Introduction to Poetry - The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the elements of poetry.
  45. Invisible Man Final Essay - The students will evaluate each other, and be able to see what their mistakes were and how to correct them.
  46. Jade Flower Palace by " Tu Fu" - To broaden the students understanding of Chinese Literature by analyzing the poem Jade Flower Palace by " Tu Fu".
  47. Joining Sentences - Differentiate between forms of adjectives and adverbs.
  48. Junk Mail Persuasive Redux - To introduce students to the methods of persuasion used by business in order to open up the broader picture of all forms of persuasion.
  49. Letters (Friendly vs. Business) - Students will gain a better understanding of friendly and business letters.
  50. Lyrical Poetry - Students will write an original lyrical poem about an event or subject that has in some way transformed their beliefs, thoughts, or attitudes.
  51. Mock Trial - Who was responsible for the downfall of the island?
  52. Multicultural book review blog - To gain a better understanding of another culture through the reading of a young adult novel.
  53. Orwell's Britain - Students will be better grounded in the ecology that produced 1984.
  54. Othello - Provide the students with exposure to the works of William Shakespeare.
  55. Parts of Speech Mini Lesson - Students will be able to identify the eight parts of speech--verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections, with 100% accuracy and defend their choices.
  56. Persuasive Essay Introduction - Students will identify the meanings of: Hook, Topic, Position, Statement.
  57. Poetry and Paul Revere - The students will demonstrate understanding by reciting rhyme schemes.
  58. Portfolio/Self-Evaluation - This lesson has the students adding material from the second marking period to their portfolios, and examining their progress during the marking period.
  59. Predicting Outcomes - The student will identify main idea and details, sequence of events for the conclusion.
  60. Present Perfect Simple - Student should have a good grasp of Present Perfect Simple, and the four uses.
  61. Punctuation - Special Ed teachers set a goal that their students would start sentences with a capital letter and end them with a period.
  62. Quotation/Commentary Practice - To expose students to a variety of formats for including quotations. To have students see and practice these various formats.
  63. Reading Between the Lines: Inferences - Reading with a purpose by practicing inferring information from pictures and text.
  64. Recognizing Symbolism and Allegory - The following lesson is designed to assist students in identifying and understanding the use of symbolism in literature.
  65. Research Papers - This is the plan for writing a philosophical and artistic analysis of a work of literature.
  66. Romeo And Juliet Tragic Fate / Love - Medieval entertainment still relevant to today's society.
  67. Science Fiction Unit: Bradbury - A subunit of the Short Story Unit that uses Science fiction to teach several short story elements.
  68. Setting the Stage/Julius Caesar - Background information necessary for understanding Shakespeare's play plus writing biographical pieces.
  69. Setting the Standards - Students will participate in a whole class discussion/Q&A about standards and expectations of me and themselves.
  70. Short Story Lesson - High Interest - Frame the reading process and support students' understanding of the things good readers do before, during, and after reading.

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