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The Ten-Minute Play: Encouraging Original Response to Challenging Texts

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The Ten-Minute Play: Encouraging Original Response to Challenging Texts

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven 50-minute sessions (plus performance time for each group)
Lesson Author

Laura Hennessey DeSena

Sparta, New Jersey

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Student Interactives

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Drama Map

Students analyzing a play can map out the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution for a variety purposes. This interactive is aimed at secondary students.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 18

In 1931, Toni Morrison was born.

After retelling a familiar fable, students discover the differences in one of Morrison's retellings of a fable.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 24

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof premiered in New York in 1955.

Students are introduced to the characteristics of drama, read a chapter from a novel the class has read, and create a script from the chapter that they will present to the class.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Preventing Plagiarism: Tips and Techniques

DeSena offers a practical guide on how high school and college teachers can structure assignments and guide students so that students don't plagiarize.

 

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