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Analyzing Symbolism, Plot, and Theme in Death and the Miser

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Analyzing Symbolism, Plot, and Theme in Death and the Miser

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Six 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Junius Wright

Junius Wright

Charleston, South Carolina

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Locating Purpose in Allusion through Art and Poetry

Through this lesson, students will learn how to use the literary term "allusion" in discussing how and why authors and artists draw on and transform subject material.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales using Wikis

Students study Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales not just for its rich language, but also for the insights it provides into the Middle Ages. Using wikis, students collaborate to study both literature and history on their own terms. They create meaning and build information networks using tools Chaucer himself would have loved.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).

 

Grades   1 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Plot Diagram

The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 26

The Spanish town of Guernica was bombed on this date in 1937.

After showing students Picasso's Guernica, they are provided with background information, share their impressions, and write about Picasso's purpose in creating the painting.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Reading in the Dark: Using Film as a Tool in the English Classroom

In this practical guide, John Golden makes direct links between film and literary study by addressing reading strategies (e.g., predicting, responding, questioning) and key aspects of textual analysis.

 

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