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A Stone's Throw Away: The Dangers of Tradition

The Lottery

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

In this lesson, students explore the theme of tradition by reading Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery,” and an accompanying article, “The Dangers of Tradition.” As students develop their own beliefs concerning the value and possible dangers of tradition, they share their opinions with their... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.3.R.7
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Femme Fatales: The Landlady & Mrs. Maloney

Character Analysis Across Multiple Texts

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

In this lesson, students will read and compare two short stories by Roald Dahl looking specifically at the female leads and reflecting on societal assumptions. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Femme Fatales: The Landlady & Mrs. Maloney

Character Analysis Across Multiple Texts

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.3.R.1, 9.3.R.3, 9.3.R.4, 9.3.R.7
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Use Your Noodle

Avoiding Comma Blunders

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Students will model their writing using mentor sentences and use the mentor sentences to understand how and why authors use commas to make their sentences clear and grammatically correct. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Use Your Noodle

Avoiding Comma Blunders

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • Composition, Creative Writing

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 10.5.W.1, 10.5.W.2
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Lord of the Flies Unit: Lesson 8

In the End

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

In this culminating lesson of the Lord of the Flies Unit, students revisit the Microcosms they designed in Lesson 1 and re-evaluate their emergency items, as they think critically about what William Golding intended to say in the story and how the story influenced them as a whole. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.3.R.4
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Lord of the Flies Unit : Lesson 7

Good to be Bad

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

In this seventh lesson in the "Lord of the Flies" Unit, students examine the idea of evil and whether or not individuals can overcome the worst thing they have ever done. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.1.R.3, 9.3.R.3
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Lord of the Flies Unit- Lesson 6

I've Got the Power

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

In this sixth lesson in the "Lord of the Flies" Unit, students analyze the text for symbols of power and will categorize evidence from the novel to support the claim that either the seashell or the glasses were the ultimate symbol of power. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.3.R.4
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This is the fifth lesson in the Lord of the Flies Unit. In this lesson, students analyze the difference between the word choice the author uses to show characters' thoughts and actions and to compare the evolution of characters in the story to outside characters. Students begin the lesson evaluating... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

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  • 9.3.R.4
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Lord of the Flies Unit: Lesson 4

Bad to the Bone

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

In this fourth lesson of the Lord of the Flies Unit, students continue examining the question: How does the author use symbolism to develop characterization and theme? Students specifically examine human nature though readings, a Four Corners activity, and a Flipgrid reflection. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • British Literature, World Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.3.R.3
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Lord of the Flies Unit: Lesson 3

Behind the Mask

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

In this third lesson of the Lord of the Flies Unit, students research the history of masks across cultures and create a mask that represents a character from the story, using textual evidence to support their choices. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.3.R.4, 9.6.R.2, 9.6.W.3
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Lord of the Flies Unit: Lesson 2

Leader of the Pack

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

In this lesson, students examine leadership qualities, looking especially at characters Jack and Ralph, and analyze multiple points of view in the text. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • British Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.3.R.3
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