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This Gatsby bundle combines some of our most popular items and best sellers. Sold separately, the products would be $16. We have bundled them together for a value price of $9.99.
*Practice with the Synthesis- The Great Gatsby
*Practice with the Argument- The Great Gatsby Debate
*Practice with the Argument- Tone Analysis Prompt for The Great Gatsby
*Practice with Argument- The Great Gatsby and Chris Hedges on the Rich 1%
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-Practice with the Synthesis- The Great Gatsby
Using an awareness of this evidence, students should be able to compose a timed write essay in which they take a position and support it with numerous examples of correctly cited evidence. Add a rigorous and engaging synthesis opportunity to the teaching of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.
-Practice with the Argument: The Great Gatsby Debate
Teens love to argue, right? Give them an engaging and content-based opportunity to express their point of view using text-based evidence by staging a debate in conjunction with the novel, The Great Gatsby. The lesson contains the directions to stage two 15 minute team cross-examination debates, Common Core Standards, Essential and Key Questions, resources, procedures, protocol, rubrics, and resource links.
-Practice with the Argument- Tone Analysis Prompt for The Great Gatsby
This lesson asks students to perform a close read of chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby, annotate the first ten paragraphs and then write an essay that examines how Fitzgerald uses tone and other rhetorical devices to achieve his purpose.
-Practice with Argument: The Great Gatsby and Chris Hedges on the Rich 1%
Chris Hedges, an uncompromising writer in the tradition of George Orwell wrote a critique on the rich 1% of the nation and praises F. Scott’s Fitzgerald assessment of the rich in The Great Gatsby. This resource has a link to Hedges’ article originally publish on Truthdig.org. There is also a video link with Hedges discussing these ideas to assist students in understanding his argument. The resource also includes links to The New York Times series Room for Debate on “Why We Like to Watch Rich People” where students have an opportunity to write a synthesis essay.
Tags: American Literature, analysis, AP English Language and Composition, argument, theme, Common Core, critical thinking, debate, economics, F. Scott Fitzgerald, film study, The Gilded Age, Great Gatsby, imagery, informational text, Modernism, non-fiction, project-based instruction, public speaking, rhetoric, rhetorical appeals, seminal American text, social justice, synthesis, tone analysis
Tags: American Literature, analysis, AP English Language and Composition, argument, Common Core, critical thinking, debate, economics, F. Scott Fitzgerald, film study, Great Gatsby, imagery, informational text, Modernism, non-fiction, project-based instruction, public speaking, rhetoric, rhetorical appeals, seminal American text, social justice, synthesis, The Gilded Age, theme, tone analysis
Journalist Chris Hedges along with Joe Sacco, graphic novel illustrator have collaborated on a book, Days of Destruction, Day of Revolt. Both the text and illustrations focus on the plight of communities in “sacrificial zones” such as the coal mining community in West Virginia, the farm workers in Immokalee, Florida, the Native American population in South Dakota, or the citizens of Camden, New Jersey.
These lessons fit any Honors Literature class, Pre-AP, American Literature, or AP English Language or Literature class.
Students will view supporting video clips, such as interviews with Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco on Bill Moyer’s PBS show. Also, in the resource are links to two songs: Bruce Springsteen’s, “My City in Ruins” and The Decemberist’s, “This is Why We Fight,” where the voice of the speakers are compared and contrasted. Links to excerpts of the book and a Nation Magazine article, “City in Ruins” is provided.
There is also an opportunity to write a rhetorical précis, as well as supporting material for teaching this strategy to your students. Included is a lesson on crafting a thesis sentence, as well as a link to the Question 3 prompt for the 2008B AP English Language and Composition examination. The students will consider Hedges and Sacco’s work in writing an original argument concerned about the difference between disagreement and dissension.
These three lessons prepare students for AP English Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, American Literature Course exams, the SAT and ACT essay and critical thinking activities.
In this resource, there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. In the guide, there is a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fishbowl discussion with the rubric. The packet includes complete lessons, Common Core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags: Socratic Seminar, writing, Pre-AP, critical thinking, American Literature
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The Broadway hit of the decade and a national phenomenon, bringing Hamilton, the musical, into your classroom is a way to energize US history. These four lessons, sold separately for $4.00 each are bundled together as a $9.99 special. Why? We want you to love Hamilton as much as we do!
*The first lesson introduces Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father, and Hamilton, the musical to students. Students will practice close reading the lyrics, complete a rhetorical analysis, view a CBS Sunday Morning video clip on Hamilton and a video clip of Hamilton the Musical with a viewing guide, and write a narrative writing prompt.
*The second lesson looks at the source material for the musical, Ron Chernow’s biography, Alexander Hamilton. Students review an original passage from the text and assess their reading with multiple choice questions.
*The third lesson engages students in a contest of creativity, rap battles.
Watch for a fifth lesson delivered as an update that includes the women of Hamilton and the foundation of women’s rights in America.
But still ... how does Amazon Inspire know if uploaded materials are copyrighted unless teacher-authors painstakingly search for their products or iterations of their products. Were there any teachers on this startup venture to discuss intellectual property or copyright?
Hi friends- a word on Amazon Inspire.
My husband and I have read about it and have had several thoughtful discussions. Like so many teachers, we are experts at Googling and finding resources for our classrooms. We share materials willingly and present at many workshops, always giving away our materials to participants. Yet, we also have built a business, Barraug Books and Curriculum, where we sell our copyrighted materials. We don't use lessons that other teachers have shared with us. What we sell is our unique brand of lessons with links to resources and handcrafted supporting materials made on our own time. We use a home computer to separate our business from our workplace and if we use our own materials in our classes, we email them to ourselves as .PDFs so we are not using our workplace technology.
I requested a Beta invite to Amazon Inspire to make sure our copyrighted intellectual property has not been uploaded to the Amazon website. Napster was shut down because musicians' intellectual copyrights were being violated. Pirate Bay, as well.
If you have materials from us either shared, purchased, or even our freebies, please do not upload them to Amazon Inspire. When you purchase or download a freebie from www.teacherspayteachers.com you have purchased/ downloaded one single user license for the material in your own classroom.
We might consider uploading our materials ourselves to Amazon Inspire or if Amazon Inspire offers a premium area where we can sell our products cross platform, we might consider this as well. We are supportive of open source and believe that any opportunity to make teachers' lives easier is a good thing- usually. However, there are already uploads to Amazon Inspire that include massive copyright infringements. The work of a kindergarten teacher, Deanna Jump, was found on the Amazon Inspire Beta. This product includes her whole year kindergarten curriculum she sells for $200+ on TPT listed for free on Amazon Inspire with a thank you to her for having created it. She has a disabled brother and uses the proceeds of her intellectual work to take care of him.
Most products on TPT sell for less than $10. A typical product in our store is $4 or $5. Support teacherpreneurs, clip artists, writers, and creative people who are just trying to get a little money back for their creative efforts! Teaching is a calling but we shouldn't have our work stolen from us. Thanks! Debbie
"Alexander Hamilton"- You know you have been "waiting in the wings" to use this catchy, startlingly original music and historically accurate cultural phenomenon in your classroom. Now you can!
Lesson 1 includes an introduction to a longer unit, available as a bundle.
Focusing on lyricist/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda's opening number, "Alexander Hamilton," the lesson includes a deep study of the performance and the song. Many resources including Manuel's hip hop references and interviews about his writing process are provided. Students will complete a rhetorical and discourse analysis of the lyrics.
Students will then review the themes for the song as well as the musical. Included in the materials is a link to a CBS Sunday Morning video clip on Hamilton, the musical. A viewing guide with a complete key will aid students in understanding Hamilton as an iconic telling of American’s story then by Americans now.
This lesson also includes a culminating narrative writing assessment, a biographical resume for Alexander Hamilton, which can be completed in paragraphs or a resume template. Two rubrics are provided for grading.
Key words: musical, hip hop, rap, Grammys, CBS, Founding Father,
One of my favorite activities is to let students teach each other. This assignment has been quite successful with both AP English Language/American Studies students as well as regular 11th grade American Literature students.
The Founding Fathers are fascinating! Have your students teach each other about their significance through a deep study and close reading of primary sources and informational texts.
This zip file includes material for an entire unit on the Founding Fathers, or the Rationalist Writers of 1750-1800. This extensive assignment works especially well with the American Experience, Prentice Hall's 11th grade American Literature textbook. Most of the writings are included in the zip file as well.
Included in the zip file: Editable documents that include a model lesson for the Declaration of Independence, a note taking handout, a SOAPStone graphic organizer, a project based learning group assignment and task sheet, student models for oral presentations, readings, a grading rubric, and many extra resources.
This is my favorite documentary film to show to students. My husband and I have had this set of questions since 1997 and have shown the film to hundreds of students.
Each time, it is a transformative experience. Not only do students get to experience Muhammad Ali, arguably one of America's top five globally recognized athletes but because the documentary, itself, is one of the most brilliant pieces of film making of all time. Students get exposed to incredible 1970s R and B music, the complex culture of Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), an iconic boxing match between George Foreman and Ali , and the poetic beauty and life of Muhammad Ali. To us, this is the American Dream.
The lesson is perfect in a biography and nonfiction unit. It is still an inspiring film more than 40 years after the fight took place. The film can currently be found on Daily Motion, Vimeo, and topdocumentaryfilms.com for free viewing.
Tags: African-American history, American Literature, AP English Language, argument, boxing, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, Norman Mailer, Physical Education , Rumble in the Jungle, Zaire
Have you ever wanted students to have a keepsake piece of writing? A literature biography enables your students to write a personal narrative of their life through the books they have read.
This tremendously popular assignment has been tucked into yearbooks, given as gifts and shared with grandmothers. Students reflect on the books that made an impact on their lives and write a chronological accounting of their experiences.
Included in the lesson are directions, some ideas to make the lit bio digital, a direction sheet, a rubric, two student model lit bios and a teacher model.