JD Salinger - Educator's Guide and Poster

An activity-based analysis of The Catcher in the Rye and other works by J.D. Salinger as well as a look into his private life are illustrated by essays and classroom activities included in the poster.

Jan 15th, 2014 | 0 comments

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students will learn how F. Scott Fitzgerald used autobiographical elements in writing his stories, and they try a hand at writing a Fitzgerald-style story with autobiographical elements of their own.

Oct 31st, 2005 | 0 comments

Truman Capote: Other Voices, Other Rooms - Lesson Overview

This American Master's series lesson uses Capote's autobiographical short story, "A Christmas Memory", to teach a lesson on characterization in writing.

Aug 27th, 2005 | 1 comment

Kazan, Miller, and the McCarthy Era - Lesson Overview

Students will use the Miller-Kazan story as an introduction to the McCarthy era, one of the darkest times in America's cultural history.

Aug 26th, 2005 | 1 comment

Ralph Ellison - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students will use similar tools to explore the theme of invisibility in the book, in their own lives, and in their communities.

Aug 24th, 2005 | 3 comments

The Sidney Poitier High School - Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will prepare a mock-dedication for "The Sidney Poitier School." using a selection of reading strategies - Choral Reading, Guided Reading and Reader's Theater - to research the information before putting together their presentations.

Oct 29th, 2004 | 1 comment

Allen Ginsburg: Poetry and Politics - Lesson Overview

Students will read one or more of Ginsberg’s poems, will read about the work of other Beat writers, and will investigate the larger social and political climate in which they lived.

May 29th, 2000 | 0 comments

Henry Luce: Turn Me Luce - Lesson Overview

Students will create a version of a "Time" magazine, a "March of Time" video, or a photo-essay that reflects Luce's journalist style.

Oct 28th, 1999 | 0 comments

Maurice Sendak: Imagination and Art - Lesson Overview

Students will learn how Sendak not only wrote and illustrated children's books and created works in the field of ballet, but also turned his book Where the Wild Things Are into an opera. They will also work in groups to produce an opera.

Oct 29th, 1998 | 1 comment

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