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Giving Voice to Students Through "This I Believe" Podcasts

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Giving Voice to Students Through "This I Believe" Podcasts

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Ten 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Krista Sherman

Mason, Michigan

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Strategy Guides

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Creating an Online Community Through Electronic Portfolios

Students publish their work in an electronic portfolio, which enables them to respond to each other’s content online.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments

Students are often asked to perform speeches, but rarely do we require students to analyze speeches as carefully as we study works of literature. In this unit, students are required to identify the rhetorical strategies in a famous speech and the specific purpose for each chosen device. They will write an essay about its effectiveness and why it is still famous after all these years.

 

Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Analyzing and Podcasting About Images of Oscar Wilde

Students analyze images of Oscar Wilde used to publicize his 1882 American lecture tour. They then compare a caricature to another researched image, sharing this analysis in a podcast.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Shared Writing

This strategy guide explains how to use shared writing to teach students effective strategies that will improve their own independent writing ability.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Online Safety

This Strategy Guide describes the strategies involved in ensuring that students understand how to be safe when they participate in online discussion and join social networks.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching With Podcasts

This Strategy Guide describes the processes involved in composing and producing audio files that are published online as podcasts.

 

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