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Grade: 9-12
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"But what is the correct interpretation?"

English teachers have been plagued by this question since the dawn of time. Well... maybe not that long ago, but many students are stuck on finding the "correct" interpretation of a piece of literature. It is important for teachers to enforce how literature is... VIEW FULL LESSON

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Grade: 9-12
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One of the more abstract aspects of Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game is the presence of the "mind game": a video game that Ender plays on his desk. The mind game is implemented by the Battle School in order to give insight into the thought process of the students. Ender's experience with the mind game is wrought with... VIEW FULL LESSON

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Grade: K-8
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This lesson can act as an excellent formative assessment for Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild while simultaneously connecting with mathematics skills (particularly graphing). The attached worksheets are designed for the lesson to be administered after the whole book is completed, but the sheets can easily adjusted for... VIEW FULL LESSON

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Grade: 9-12
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This lesson examines whether or not the titular character from Shakespeare's play Othello fits the criteria of a tragic hero as set by Aristotle in his notorious book about dramatic theory, Poetics.
Before reading Othello, students should become familiar with the qualities of a tragic hero as outlined in the document... VIEW FULL LESSON

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Grade: 9-12
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Although propaganda techniques are frequently explored in history classes, George Orwell's 1984 presents a unique opportunity to not only delve into the various types of propaganda, but to also explore their historical context. Book 1 is spent establishing Orwell's hellish dystopia, and it is loaded with varying examples of... VIEW FULL LESSON

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