High School Level English Language Arts Lesson Plans
Star Sentences - Independent production of a sentence that goes beyond
the noun and verb; including how, when, how and descriptions.
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.
Active and Passive Voice
- Students identify verbs in a variety of contexts.
- Students will be able to define both propaganda and communism and give
examples from both Russian history and in the novel.
- Students will be able to pick out the different literary forms with
Miller's The Crucible
- The teacher will introduce the students to Arthur Miller's play, The
Crucible, its themes, characters, and historic context.
The Right Questions
- Demonstrate the understanding of the use of the past simple in sentences.
Point of View
- Further increase comprehension through this reading strategy.
a Good Leader
- Students will understand what are expected characteristics of a good
- To examine the attitudes, motives, and basic character of at least one
of the major literary figures in the play.
- The student will be able to define characterization and the five types
- Students will be able to differentiate between indirect and direct characterization.
- Students will identify vocabulary and understand the conversation between
the father and two children.
- Students should be able to express their opinion about sports.
- Students will recognize and appreciate exposition, persuasion, and narration
as literary genres.
- Using conjunction in various areas to enhance grammar skills.
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.
- Recognizes target words (red and green) in isolation and spoken context.
- 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.
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.
Myth the Bus
- The students will gain an appreciation for the ways in which G/R mythological
references are still used today.
Parts of Speech Picture Book
- The student will learn to use the proper part of speech choices in writing.
of a Short Stories
- Students will learn to define and understand the elements in a short
- Students will learn to define and understand the elements in a short
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.
Sources, Studying Sources
- Student will be able to summarize key points, credibility, and value
to points of the policy advocated.
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.
Paragraphs - Process
- Writing a paragraph to explain how something works.
- Students will increase their knowledge of famous people, while increasing
their vocabulary, demonstrate comprehension and develop written expression.
Paragraph Essay Organization
- My goal is to teach students how to organize their thoughts to complete
a coherent five paragraph essay.
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
the Mixed-up Files
- Students will connect to text through writing a five paragraph essay.
Down with Grammar
- Students to be able to clearly demonstrate an understanding of the functions
of each part of speech.
and Sentence Structure
- Students will be able to identify and write complete sentences using
dialogue and correct subject/verb agreement.
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
- Criminal Investigation based on A. Hitchcock's 'The Man Who Knew Too
- Students will research topics related to Ancient Greek theater, Sophocles,
and the roles of women in ancient Greece.
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
- To learn what each person does at birthday parties.
- Does advertising make our youth dress and act older than their age?
Speech & Delivery Tips
- Teach students skills that will help them succeed in delivering a impromptu
speech and handling it well.
- Influence the reader to take a position or a particular action.
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
- Definition of a Plot Identifying the plot of "The Gift of the Magi".
to English Grammar
- The students will be able understand the different functions of the
parts of speech in a sentence.
- The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the elements
Man Final Essay
- The students will evaluate each other, and be able to see what their
mistakes were and how to correct them.
Flower Palace by " Tu Fu"
- To broaden the students understanding of Chinese Literature by analyzing
the poem Jade Flower Palace by " Tu Fu".
- Differentiate between forms of adjectives and adverbs.
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.
(Friendly vs. Business)
- Students will gain a better understanding of friendly and business letters.
- Students will write an original lyrical poem about an event or subject
that has in some way transformed their beliefs, thoughts, or attitudes.
- Who was responsible for the downfall of the island?
book review blog
- To gain a better understanding of another culture through the reading
of a young adult novel.
- Students will be better grounded in the ecology that produced 1984.
- Provide the students with exposure to the works of William Shakespeare.
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.
Persuasive Essay Introduction
- Students will identify the meanings of: Hook, Topic, Position, Statement.
and Paul Revere
- The students will demonstrate understanding by reciting rhyme schemes.
- This lesson has the students adding material from the second marking
period to their portfolios, and examining their progress during the marking
- The student will identify main idea and details, sequence of events
for the conclusion.
- Student should have a good grasp of Present Perfect Simple, and the
- Special Ed teachers set a goal that their students would start sentences
with a capital letter and end them with a period.
- To expose students to a variety of formats for including quotations.
To have students see and practice these various formats.
Between the Lines: Inferences
- Reading with a purpose by practicing inferring information from pictures
Symbolism and Allegory
- The following lesson is designed to assist students in identifying and
understanding the use of symbolism in literature.
- This is the plan for writing a philosophical and artistic analysis of
a work of literature.
And Juliet Tragic Fate / Love
- Medieval entertainment still relevant to today's society.
Fiction Unit: Bradbury
- A subunit of the Short Story Unit that uses Science fiction to teach
several short story elements.
the Stage/Julius Caesar
- Background information necessary for understanding Shakespeare's play
plus writing biographical pieces.
- Students will participate in a whole class discussion/Q&A about standards
and expectations of me and themselves.
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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