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7th grade poetry
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The 7th grade poetry unit gives an in depth approach to poetry involving the four strands within the core. I've included worksheets, rubrics, and answers keys where applicable. I have also used literature examples from the core.

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/20/2021
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8th grade poetry
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Students will be creating a variety of poetry as well as analyzing poetry. They will work with Language standards and take a performance assessment at the end of the unit.

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/21/2021
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Allusions, Slang, and Literary Analogies
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In this lesson, students analyze the allusions, slang, and literary analogies used in "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara. To extend understanding, they will then write their own allusions and analogies.

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Lesson
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Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/21/2021
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American Dream and The Great Gatsby
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This lesson extends over several class periods. Students analyze the claim, grounds, warrants, qualifiers and counterclaims in three articles about the American Dream. Students conduct research and find two additional articles about the American Dream. Students then analyze the argument in those articles. Finally, students write their own argument essay about the current state of the American Dream.

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
09/16/2021
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Argumentative Writing/Religions of the World Unit
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This 14 day Unit Plan integrates the Utah Core Standards for Language Arts and for Reading and Writing in History/Social Studies with the existing Utah Social Studies Standards. The students read, research, draw conclusions, and write beginning level argumentative essays comparing/contrasting major world religions. For a more thorough summary see the Background For Teachers section.

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
09/28/2021
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Argumentative Writing/WWI & WWII Unit
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In this 28 day unit, students will gain background information on historic wars, compare different genres' presentations of events, recognize different points of view, research an essential question, compile evidence, create warrants that lead to a claim which answers the essential question, and write an argumentative essay.

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
09/28/2021
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Argument of Policy
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Students will discover a policy within their school or district that is important to them and that they'd like to change. They will conduct an investigation of the policy in question and write a letter with their claim, results, and recommendation to the appropriate audience.

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/21/2021
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Book Review Trailer
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This lesson plan meets the secondary requirements for The Engish Language Arts Standard Reading: Literature Grades 7-12 with the option of meeting the additional standard of Speaking and Listening. This lesson offers specific details with flexibility for implementation in the classroom. Students can work independently or in groups and be able to create their final book project using technology. 

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Assessment
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Author:
Emily
Date Added:
04/13/2021
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Boxing and Analysis
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In this set of lessons which extend over several days, students read excerpts from "The Death of Benny Paret" by Norman Mailer and "The Fight" by William Hazlitt. Students annotate the text, specifically looking for metaphor and simile, tone, and syntax. Working with a partner, students write three paragraphs, analyzing metaphor or simile, tone, and syntax in "The Death of Benny Paret." Working independently, students write one paragraph, choosing to analyze metaphor or simile, tone, or syntax in "The Fight."

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
09/16/2021
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Character Analysis and The Crucible
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This set of lessons extends over several weeks and incorporates all acts of Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. Students will closely read The Crucible. Students will cite textual evidence and make interpretations about character development.Students will combine the textual evidence with their interpretations and write interpretive statements. In the culminating activity, students will write a character analysis.

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
01/26/2022
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Claims in "The Crisis, No. 1"
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This set of lessons extends over several days and focuses on "The Crisis, No. 1" by Thomas Paine. Students closely read and annotate the text. Students identify and evaluate claims and evidence in the text. Students present their findings to the class. Finally, students collaboratively write short arguments identifying claims and evidence in "The Crisis, No. 1." Students present their arguments to the class, and the class discusses and assesses the arguments.

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
01/26/2022
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Classical Appeals and War Speeches
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This set of lessons extends over several days. Students watch a Prezi and take notes about the classical appeals (ethos, pathos, and logos). Students then read and annotate (focusing on the classical appeals) Winston Churchill's "Be Ye Men of Valour" and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation." Students work in groups to complete a graphic organizer which helps them analyze the classical appeals in the speeches. Finally, students write an analysis of ethos, pathos, and logos in one of the speeches.

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
01/26/2022
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Creating Effective Visuals for Journalism
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This lesson is the start of a unit on photojournalism and teaches the foundations of photojournalism and composition rules to Journalism students to enable them to create their own effective visuals to add visual elements and interest to Journalism articles.

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Secondary English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Alex
Date Added:
10/26/2021
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Descriptive Writing Snapshot
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Students will use what they have learned about descriptive writing--show don’t tell, vivid verbs and adjectives, sensory details, and figurative language--to write a snapshot detailed description of a picture they find or create.  Students select a picture of their choice and then write an extended paragraph. 

Subject:
Secondary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Elisabeth
Date Added:
06/01/2021