Some Lesson Plans
Using the movie Spirited Away to examaine underlying cultural assumptions and the use of setting as a device to further plot
Unit on teaching Romeo & Juliet (including films of the text and West Side Story)
Teaching Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado
5-day unit for seventh graders on writing formal and informal correspondence
Using The Jabberwocky to introduce IPA & Phonetic Pronunciation Guides, Portmanteau Words, discuss metaphor, and examine the epic in terms of the separation-initiation-return structure and the mock epic
10-day unit introducing ninth graders to the basics of literary criticism
Outline for Teaching Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game to ninth graders
Teaching the Langston Hughes' short story Cora Unashamed
Teaching John Updike's A&P
Teaching The Namesake, a novel of immigration and assimilation by Jhumpa Lahiri
A Falstaffian WebQuest
Teaching The Gifts of the Magi
Lesson on Completing a College Application and Accompanying Essay
A Lesson on Vivid Language Using a Portion of His Coy Mistress and Student's Original Texts
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One-day lesson concerning Black Vernacular English (v1)
One-day lesson concerning Black Vernacular English (v2)