My name is Lindsay Knapp and I am in Robert Rozema's ENG 310 Teaching Writing:Secondary class. Attached is my unit plan I have created with an overall theme of individuality. I decided to use the idea of the multigenre paper in order to promote creativity and writing for a purpose. I have 10 lesson plans, handouts and an example of a final project.
My name is Katherine Blumenstein and I have created a 10-day unit plan for The Great Gatsby. The name of the unit is "The Great Gatsby: Giving a 1920's Gatsby Relevance in the 2000's". It is designed to be taught in an 11th grade American Literature classroom.
The activities and assignments focus on the novel's literary elements of style and symbolism while making it relevant to both the students lives and society today. There is a large focus on the characters and their development throughout the story. Both writing and interactive in-class activities are targeted in order to engage the students. The goal of the unit is to make students think creatively about the novel and find personal relevance with it.
Attached is the entire unit plan with the materials needed and an additional handout that will be needed for Day 4 in the unit plan.
My name is Luke Golas and I am a student at Grand Valley State University. Attached is a 10-day unit plan, with the overall theme of creating a Poetry Book. I believe poetry is an extremely important aspect of writing, and that it can be fun to learn / teach. I have also attached an example of the poetry book and handouts to help with teaching.
My name is Alexandra Moralez and I just finished my final pedagogy project for Dr. Rozema's course Teaching Writing. The title of my 10-day unit plan is: Individuals in One World.
My focus for this unit is the importance of individual identity and its relationship to the community; particularly how each individual contributes to and is influenced by society. My number one goal for this year is to get my students excited to write. As we look at the relationship between the individual and society, we will explore many forms of social injustices. I want to encourage my students to be their own person and to make choices based on what they believe is right. Students will be exposed to many different forms of self-expression as possible so that they can discover and adapt their personal style as a writer. I feel that in order to captivate as many of my students as possible, I should begin the year by introducing a little taste of everything. So, in this unit, we’ll look at samples of poetry, narratives, informative texts, and also graphic novels.
My name is Bryce Carlton and I am uploading my Unit Plan for The Hobbit, a plan that focuses on social pressure and changes in character for 9th grade English. This plan is reading and writing focused and leads the students through examining the text based around changes in the character of Bilbo
Here is my unit plan for the book, The Hunger Games. In this unit plan I cover half the book over a two week span with a focus on media. Ideally, this should be taught for 10th graders as they must write a paper at the end of the unit. I wanted to explore how media is displayed in the novel and how it compares to our society.
This is Natasha Alexander uploading my pedagogy project.
My 15 day interactive unit plan uses Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak to teach "Writer's Craft". Multiple texts are examined and students are asked to make connections between the core text, the anchor text, and reality. Students are assessed on a vast range of components including class participation, group activities, and journaling. A final group project incorporates multiple facets of technology in order to construct an interactive poster that will be presented at the end of the unit.
I'm Emily Hoffmann, and here is my unit plan, Multi-Genre Writing Project: Weaving Our Stories with History. It is a 6-week unit lesson plan designed for ELL (English Language Learner) students in the 11th-12th grade range. I’ve designed this unit to be used in a 6-week tutoring engagement I have with about 8 students in Korea this summer to improve their writing in English. However, it could easily be adapted to a general English classroom in the U.S., with the benefit of already having ELL accommodations built into it. Represented here is a sample of the first 2 weeks of the unit, covering the genres of creative non-fiction and poetry. Students will work toward a goal of intertwining a story or theme from their own lives with a historical event from the past, using multiple genres to express multiple perspectives on their singular, parallel theme.
This is my unit plan for a high school AP English Literature class. The topic focused on is feminism. The intention is to follow with a unit plan on how literature reflects a patriarchal society. The idea is to expose students to a wide variety of literature which will most likely be on the test.
This is my first lesson plan I've ever constructed so please bear with me! It's a Introductory Writing Plan for Tenth Grade Language Arts.
This is Baige Bell uploading my pedagogy project entitled: Judy Blume's Forever...and the Literary Experience.
My unit plan emphasizes the importance of the experience of reading a novel, and how students' own experiences and associations affect their reading of the novel, while simultaneously emphasizing how the novel affects the way that they in turn experience life. I use Judy Blume's novel Forever... along with various other media to demonstrate this.
My name is Tricia Haggerty, and I have put together a lesson plan called "A Lesson Plan to Teach Nothing." I know it sounds silly, but it can be used to teach "Nothing" by Janne Teller. Through this lesson, I aim to teach students, specifically juniors, about the meaning of life while tackling important life lessons such as bullying, peer pressure, and morality.