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Audience & Purpose: Evaluating Disney's Changes to the Hercules Myth

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Audience & Purpose: Evaluating Disney's Changes to the Hercules Myth

Grades 5 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Rachel R. Kimrey

Arlington, Tennessee

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

What's the Purpose?: Examining a Cold Manipulation of Language

With a crafty pen, Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood to create a new genre and shock his audience. This lesson will help students examine Capote's manipulation of language as he forces his audience to take a different look at murderers and consider a different definition of nonfiction. His unique purpose leaves students an interesting text to consider.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Audience, Purpose, and Language Use in Electronic Messages

Students explore using electronic messaging and Internet abbreviations for specific purposes and examine the importance of using a more formal style of writing based on their audience.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Compare and Contrast Electronic Text With Traditionally Printed Text

Students become familiar with the similarities and differences between electronic and printed text by comparing the textual aids included in a textbook with those of an educational website.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

You Know the Movie is Coming—Now What?

In this lesson, students read a literary text with the eye of a director, selecting scenes from the text and putting a cinematic spin on them.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   K – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Venn Diagram, 2 Circles

Students use this graphic organizer to describe similarities and differences between two objects.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Greek Mythology for Kids

Check out three fantastic books about the ancient Greeks gods in thoroughly modern situations.

 

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