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   Lesson Plans - Learner Level 4: Language Arts


  • 4 X 4 (Not a Jeep!) (Authored by Lisa Glenn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students working in groups of 4, complete a puzzle by matching terms and definitions.

  • A Courtin’ We Will Go (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read a poem full of Southern dialect. Groups research and share with the class an assigned literary device, create a list of current words which may one day be considered dialect, and construct a poem about dating today.

  • A Day in the Park (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create written proposals that will accompany an architectural bid for the construction of a recreation center.

  • A Goldfish is the Best Pet (Authored by Cheryl Stanley.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A goldfish is the best pet. What facts support this thesis? What facts oppose it? Use graphic organizers to help students select facts which must be considered in order to persuade an audience to agree with a given point of view.

  • A Pair of Anything (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students utilize a Venn diagram as a prewriting strategy.

  • A String of Beads (Authored by Cheryl Stanley.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson will allow students to visualize (through constructing a necklace) a plan for including the central idea, supporting facts, and a clincher sentence in a paragraph.

  • A Wing and a Prayer (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students improvise missing harmony accompaniment for a soloist performing -The Star Spangled Banner.-

  • Alike or Different – You Be the Judge! (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students write an expository paragraph after comparing and contrasting items of texture, taste, odor, and visual appearance.

  • Alliterations Allowed (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students recognize and create alliterative language in both literary and commercial use.

  • Ambient Pressure: Three in One (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson explains the differences in the three confusing terms used to describe pressure and their measurement.

  • An Explication of Death (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In groups of three, the students will explicate 'Thanatopsis.' During this explication they will identify poetic elements as well as sound effects in the poetry.

  • Analyzing a Science Fiction Movie (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students observe and predict how technology and scientific knowledge interact. They then discuss the societal ramifications of this interaction and watch the movie CONTACT.

  • Analyzing Persuasion (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify and explain the persuasive devices used in -I Have a Dream.- This is the culminating lesson of a unit on analyzing persuasion. See lessons with -Persuasion- in the title.

  • Ancient Africa's Connection to Today (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Ancient Africa's Historical Contributions are told though the eyes of a spider, Anansi and his search calabash game. Fabric art is optional.

  • Appropriate Responses (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in pairs to practice listening and speaking to each other. Students offer input, make clarifying remarks, and demonstrate that they understand what they hear.

  • Are You Sure You've Got the Right Answer? (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The student selects a problem to answer in the content area. Through the use of strategic questioning, planning, searching and information-compacting skills the student effectively uses the Internet to find the answer to his question.

  • Around the Room Short Story (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Once students are taught the elements of a short story, they will demonstrate their understanding by collectively creating stories within a group. This lesson will develop/ solve conflicts and show short story elements through listening skills.

  • Awesome Audio Book (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students select and record a poem, article, or short story that incorporates images and sounds within the text to elicit emotions in the listener. They write an explanation of how sounds and images are used to elicit the emotional response.

  • Be a Celebrity and Share Your Life with Us (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students become class celebrities by writing their own autobiographies and by sharing them with the public, the class.

  • Big Business Monkey Business (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in cooperative groups to provide presentations on business organization and “Big Business” during the second part of the Industrial Revolution (1860-1910) in the United States.

  • Blooms Connection II (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will apply the Bloom's Connection strategy in their social studies or science class. This is a second lesson applying Bloom's principles.

  • Break Down (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students apply their understanding of the elements of plot structure and conflict to cooperatively create storyboards and speak effectively as they present their products.

  • Building a Dichotomous Key (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A dichotomous key helps us understand diversity and identify unknown organisms. In a laboratory/classroom setting students design a dichotomous key.

  • Cancer Public Service Announcement (Authored by Christy Carpenter.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students explore the causes and treatments of cancer by developing a Public Service Announcement to share with others.

  • Career Recruiter (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Multimedia and technology are integrated into a classroom presentation on a health-related career. NETS for Students: 3.2, 4.2 and 5.1)

  • Careers in Criminal Justice (Authored by Bill Chapman.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Identify and describe the career opportunities and prerequisites in the criminal justice system using multimedia and technology.

  • Challenging the Human Spirit (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students select a theme-related essay topic from [Night], by Elie Wiesel, or [The Metamorphosis], by Franz Kafka, and develop an essay that relates the theme to modern day personal experiences. The essay follows a preset rubric.

  • Chunking Huck Finn (Authored by Lisa Glenn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read a designated chapter of [The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]. In small groups, students discuss chapter summary and answer specific questions related to the chapter. Groups will present summaries, addressing answers to specific questions, thereby chunking information.

  • Come On, You Can Trust Me (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn to define and then recognize a variety of propaganda techniques at work in their everyday world. Choosing one technique, they creatively demonstrate a thorough understanding from real world experiences.

  • Connecting Characters and Themes in Julius Caesar (Authored by Pat Mixon.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This pre-writing assignment prepares the students for the literary analysis. Writing one body paragraph gives the students the flavor of the analysis. The students locate, interpret, evaluate and analyze the relationship between a character and the theme.

  • Continuation of the Revolution (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is Lesson 2 in the Industrial Times unit. Students research information on inventions that occurred during the second part of the Industrial Revolution. They write and publish articles on a selected invention.

  • Could You Repeat That? (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students gain an understanding of the Oral Language Tradition of Anglo Saxon Poetry and identify how existing lines were affected by this tradition.

  • Create Your Personal Shield (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: For the purpose of presenting a one - minute personal introduction speech, students create a poster in the shape of a shield , which represents their individual lives by using art, photographs, magazine and newspaper graphics

  • Creatively Creating Expository Essays (Authored by Kara Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In groups, students create inventions using common objects such as pipe cleaners that could have been in FAHRENHEIT 451. Students share how their inventions work, then draft expository essays explaining their purpose or how they were built.

  • Dateline: 442 B.C. Antigone (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in groups to write, produce, and video tape a newscast based on the events in the play [Antigone]. The students will describe the main events, analyze the main characters, problems, conflicts and resolutions within the play.

  • Defending Great Literature (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Responding to a fictional letter by an upset parent, students defend Mark Twain and the study of [Huck Finn] using persuasive techniques, appropriate word choice, and correct letter format.

  • Demonstrating and Calculating Electrostatic Forces (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: A presentation demonstrating electrostatic force focuses on how electrostatic forces exist between charged objects.

  • Details and Observations IQ or the Eyes Have it (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After studying Chaucer as a master of details, student partners exercise powers of observation to create a short story linking unrelated details into a logical plot with a clear setting and established characters.

  • Do a Ditty (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in cooperative groups to create a -ditty- to teach the characteristics that distinguish literary forms to younger students. The ditty is performed before the class.

  • Do You Judge a Book by Its Cover? (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Following a class discussion about stereotypes, students cut pictures out of magazines that relate to their lives to glue on bags to share with the class.

  • Does the Decimal Point Really Make a Difference? (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: What’s the problem with cheeseburgers advertised for .99 cents each or colas for .89 cents each? Students study the decimal dilemma and discover major math mistakes in the real world.

  • Don't Throw Away That Junk Mail! (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will use old junk mail to identify techniques used to attract and hold the reader's attention.

  • Efficiency (Authored by J.P. Hamilton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work cooperatively to investigate the efficiency of various household appliances. They share their findings in three to five minute oral presentations.

  • Environmental Quality in Our Own Backyard (Authored by Daric White.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a research project designed to increase student and community awareness and participation in local environmental issues.

  • Ethos, Logos, and Pathos (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After teaching ethos, logos, and pathos, students read -Letter From a Birmingham Jail- and -Civil Disobedience- to identify these appeals and write a comparison/contrast paper connecting these two essays, which were written a hundred years apart.

  • Every Vote Counts (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a multi-phase activity designed to increase student awareness and participation in the voting process.

  • Everyday Use (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: While reading a short story, students make notations about characters on small, sticky notes that they will use in a comparison/contrast essay.

  • Factoring out Disease (Authored by Erin Cramer.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify health problems that occur during adulthood and list the related risk factors, as well as ways to delay the onset of or the prevention of the identified health problems.

  • Falling Apart for Plot (Authored by Melissa Layner.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students study the effectiveness of the plot of [Things Fall Apart]. They complete a story diagram and compete in a debate regarding the effectiveness of the plot of the novel.

  • FCAT Writes! Frenzy (Authored by Fran Mallory.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students that are test anxious greatly benefit from this practice run. Using the two most critical features FCAT Writes! places on our students, time constraints and the unknown prompt, students experience a dress rehearsal of timed demand writing.

  • Figuring Out Frost (Authored by Margaret Walton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In this lesson, students read “The Runaway” by Robert Frost and analyze it for its literal and symbolic meanings. Students then compare their personal experiences with the poet’s suggestions about youthful attitudes and behaviors and evaluate the poem for its effectiveness in commenting on this theme.

  • Find a Character, Tell a Story (Authored by Patricia Morres.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students choose a character from a magazine, complete a character sketch, and develop a short story placing this character in a situation.

  • Finding Self-Reliance (Authored by Carla Lovett.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using Emerson’s “Self-Reliance,” students relate what is read to their own experiences and feelings and use active listening to respond to other students’ comments. Students synthesize other responses into their own thoughts about “Self-Reliance”.

  • Follow the Leader! (Authored by Colleen Starr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Orwell shows how leaders and followers in a society can act in ways that destroy freedom and equality. Choose a leader and a follower from [Animal Farm] and write an essay explaining how the behavior of each contributes to the loss of freedom and equality.

  • From the Farm to the Factory (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students practice listening, reading, and writing while focusing on the early part of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. Empathy for the people of this period is shown through a series of letters that relate circumstances from the period.

  • Gas Money (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students write, edit and produce resumés and cover letters in final form.

  • Genre Book (Authored by Farrah Milby.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Language Arts, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In this activity, students work in groups to present a genre to the class. Each group is given the distinguishing features of a genre. The group is to plan a presentation and find one example of their genre in the room.

  • Get Informed About English II (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read a teacher-made informative pamphlet about tenth grade English class rules and requirements and learn important information about FCAT They answer FCAT-like questions about the pamphlet and write an essay.

  • Get Physical (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students research a physical exercise using primary source information. Students analyze the information and write a report that validates, rejects, or qualifies the information.

  • Get the Picture with Graphs (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Pictures say a thousand words, so let’s just picture it with graphs! Students examine line, bar and circle graphs in the newspaper and on the Web. Sketches of graphs are completed with emphasis on selecting the best model to depict data collected. (NETS for Students: 5.1)

  • Getting Down to Business (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use correct business letter format to write a first draft, edit and rewrite a final draft business letter to their choice of vendor with comments of criticism or praise.

  • Growing Pains of the Yearling (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Language arts and/or social studies students will study the characters, themes, motivations, and background of pioneer Florida life through video lessons on the novel [The Yearling] by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

  • Have I Got a Book for You! (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: On your trips to the library, are you tired of hearing the question, "What’s this book about?" If so, here is an activity to help students discover what books the library has to offer.

  • Heeeeere’s Pea O’Vee! (Authored by Susan Teare.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students prepare, present, and perform a panel discussion in talk show format, role-playing the differing points of view of characters from familiar fairy tales.

  • Help Me Find My Keys (Authored by Vivian Sharp.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students write a five-paragraph essay on the topic: What mistakes have you made and then learned a life lesson from the experience? The teacher provides an example of a life dilemma, such as how to avoid locking keys in the car.

  • History in my Town (Authored by Bill Chapman.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use multimedia and technology to research and present a historical event or period in their hometown.

  • Holocaust Memorial Service (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students pay tribute to holocaust victims through an art form, showing the students' empathy and victims' suffering.

  • Holocaust Nightmare Revisited (Authored by Suzanne Kruger.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Imagine living through the horrors of the Holocaust and having these memories return years later through writing a book! After reading the autobiography [Night], students determine why Elie Wiesel was willing to relive this time of his life through writing.

  • How Close Can We Get? (Authored by Shannon Nower.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students guide themselves through the traditional outline structure by reassembling papers, which have been cut into separate sentences. Students then see “how close they’ve come” to the original paper and evaluate their achievement.

  • I Heard It on the Radio (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will create a portfolio that reflects knowledge of present day professional musicians or individuals related to the music industry.

  • I'll Take One! (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students collectively create a product , slogan, and advertisments for different types of media using their senses with different types of appeals.

  • In Search of Food . . . Living Off the Vegetation (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students locate information from a variety of sources, to describe what Indians gathered and how they sustained life. Using five sources students select a paragraph from each and state the main idea and supporting details.

  • Introduction to Classification (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Classification is a systematic method used to diversify, categorize and organize animate and inanimate objects. Students explore these relationships by designing a classification system.

  • Inventing a New Life (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students research information on selected inventions of the latter part of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. They then write persuasive essays on which invention they consider to be the most important. Using their essays as reference, students attempt to sway a talk-show audience toward their choices for the most important invention.

  • Irish Literature Alive (Authored by M. Joy Gorence.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Literature of Ireland comes alive with an introduction to the writings of Mc Court, Heaney and Yeats.

  • Irish Literature Scavenger Hunt (Authored by M. Joy Gorence.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students locate and evaluate various books, journals, anthologies, and Internet sources that contain information that may be used in answering the scavenger hunt questions related to Ireland and Irish literature.

  • Islam or Christianity? (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After studying the Byzantine Empire, students make a mosaic representing Constantinople under Christian or Muslim rule.

  • It's in the Paper! (Newspaper In Education Unit) (Authored by Anne Zahra.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students brainstorm a list of the kinds of information found in newspapers, present examples, and state how reading a newspaper is useful to them and people they know. They also demonstrate understanding of the term mass media.

  • It's That Time of Year (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students devise a system for organizing and displaying information they collect about Florida colleges.

  • Jazz-Age Intrigue (Authored by Lisa Glenn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After reading THE GREAT GATSBY students will demonstrate their understanding of the jazz-age using jazz-age terms to create an original story, scene, or letter.

  • Job Interviews (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through the use of role-playing strategies as well as video taping, students practice skills required for effective job interviewing and listening skills.

  • Keeping an "I" Out for the Answers (Authored by Ann Pearson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use an I-Chart to locate and gather information from several sources.

  • Labor Pains (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is an inquiry lesson where students read an account of the Chicago Haymarket Riot of 1886 and identify questions that need to be addressed to understand the historical circumstances surrounding the event. Student groups then research individual questions and present answers to the whole class, thus explaining the labor situation during this time.

  • Let's Watch a Story (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: As a means to review the elements of a story, students watch a silent movie and visually identify the elements of a story.

  • Light on Trial: Wave or Particle? (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students determine whether light is a wave, a particle, or some combination of each by presenting evidence in a mock trial format.

  • Lighting Instruments from the Inside Out (Authored by Gordon Gair.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Where does that pretty stage light come from for [Cats] and [Phantom of the Opera]? Students examine theatrical lighting instruments to see how light is controlled. Observation lists help students write a paragraph telling of their discoveries.

  • Lilting Limericks (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through demonstration and practice, the students recognize limericks and write their own. The lesson includes a brief historical orientation, a formula for recognizing and creating limericks, a review of poetic elements, and prompts for writing.

  • Literary Devices Paper (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students write a character anaylsis of someone they know describing them through similes, metaphors, and hyperboles.

  • Love Changes Everything (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students edit a score excerpt that has been deliberately modified to more accurately interpret the composer's idea as represented on a recording of the excerpt. Students justify any recommended changes to the score.

  • Maintain Your Gain (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students develop an individual wellness plan that addresses flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, body composition, and muscular endurance. They monitor their progress and make any necessary adjustments in order to reach their goal.

  • Making a Speech (Authored by Samuel Love Sr..)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is an introduction to the public speaking process.

  • Making Child’s Play of Antigone (Authored by Kara Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Conscience vs. Authority is the major theme of ANTIGONE. Working in small groups, students make children’s books to share with elementary students that teach a universal rule that obeys both conscience and authority.

  • Meet the Press (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create and present oral book report scripts for a mock “Meet the Press” interview between a character in a novel or biography they have been assigned to read and a television reporter.

  • Movers and Trackers (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work cooperatively to research and map changes in minority population in Florida from 1960 to 1990. Students research and prepare oral presentations describing the information obtained.

  • Movie Analysis (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students show the relevance of literary terms to a movie of their choice.

  • Multicultural Canterbury Pilgrimage (Authored by Brenda Biletnikoff.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After the students have read Chaucer's [The Canterbury Tales], they create travel brochures that detail various people and places that are encountered on the way to Canterbury.

  • Mummies Matter! (Authored by Jennifer Womble.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using technology and language arts, students create an Ancient Egyptian magazine focusing on the civilization traits. Individuals research, write articles and work cooperatively to assemble a product as a culminating lesson for a unit on Ancient Egypt. Report is published on the Web using SiteMaker from Beacon Learning Center. (NETS for Students: 3.1, 4.1 and 5.1)

  • My Awesome GIG! (Authored by Betty Lee.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Each student creates a collage of pictures and words that relates to a career of choice and presents it to the class.

  • My Life as a Star! (Authored by Robert Rosen.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students analyze the life cycle of a star, and creatively prepare a presention a star’s life cycle. (NETS for Students: 5.1)

  • My Life in Numbers (Authored by Sandra Pickard.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create a number line depicting their lives and family history. Students use absolute value to represent pre and post birth events.

  • Name That Tune (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students listen to music that is representative of different styles, periods, cultures, composers, and performers and identify the music using as least two areas of classification.

  • New Nation (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students have a chance to create and develop their own nations or islands, and make decisions about finance, economy, defense, and even the flags.

  • News View (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students analyze three different news sources that describe the same event by comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences. They write an essay describing the main idea of the event, and the different methods used to develop the main idea.

  • Nobody Does It Better (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students complete a journal entry using criteria developed for justifying the type of music they prefer.

  • Novel Analysis (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Small groups write an expository, multi-modal essay, analyzing the novel [Lord of the Flies], discussing the elements of the novel. All groups’ essays will be compiled into the one document, the “Novel Analysis.”

  • Nutritionist for Hire (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Health, Language Arts, Physical Education (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students devise a healthy dietary plan.

  • Of Mice and Moths (Authored by J.P. Hamilton.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students show how genetic variation of offspring contributes to population control in an environment and that natural selection ensures that those who are best adapted to their surroundings survive to reproduce.

  • Out of the Dust (High School) (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read Hesse’s [Out of the Dust], the story of a girl who struggles to help her family survive the dust bowl years of the Depression. Students respond to FCAT-like questions about the novel and write a free-verse poem modeled after the author’s.

  • Over There with World War I Songs (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students listen to and interpret songs from World War I. These songs express feelings, a time period, and patriotism. (This activity can be used as an introduction, conclusion, or as a part of a larger unit on World War I.)

  • Persuasion and Figurative Language (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify and explain the effect of metaphors, similes and personification in -Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.-

  • Persuasion and Parallel Structure (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify and explain the effect of parallel structure in -The Declaration of Independence.- This is the first in a series of lessons on persuasive techniques. See lessons with -Persuasion- in the title.

  • Persuasion and Use of Language (Authored by Sherry Czupryk.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students analyze Henry's use of connotative language, hyperbole, allusion, and rhethorical question in -Speech to the Virginia Convention.- This is second in a series of lessons on persuasive devices.

  • Photoelectric Devices (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students view a teacher-made PowerPoint presentation on how photoelectric devices work, and then they answer FCAT-like questions on the material presented.

  • Pi Day (March 14) (Authored by Dan Schmidt.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will determine the value of PI by measuring the circumference and diameter of circular objects such as soup cans, Oreo cookies, etc..

  • Plan for Research Success (Authored by Martha Smith.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students are introduced to an online organizational tool that helps them develop an effective and efficient plan for successfully completing a research project.

  • Poetic Math Challenge (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Are you a ‘math poet?’ Make math problems unique and interesting by allowing students to create and/or solve problems relating to real-world experiences incorporating rhythmic lines. A catchy line might save you time when solving a real-life problem!

  • Poetic Math Greeting Cards (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Poetic Math Challenge-Lesson 3 What is the most often purchased greeting card? Discover this, and then have students produce their own greeting cards. Students surprise family and friends while analyzing data at the same time. Creativity soars! (NETS for Students 1.2, 3.2 and 5.1)

  • Poetry Sings (Authored by Tim Chestnut.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students find and explicate literary terms exemplified in lyrics of songs which the students already enjoy.

  • Poetry Voices (Authored by Jay Babcock.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students discover, read, write about and perform pieces of poetry individually or in small groups. This is not an introduction to poetry, but rather an extension activity of the performance aspect of poetry.

  • Political Speech (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students listen to a variety of speeches and analyze their purposesand how well the speaker achieved that purpose. Students analyze methods used by the speaker and their effectiveness. Students present their analyses to the class.

  • Preparing for the Life After (Authored by Raymond O'Neil.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is a ROTC/Life Management Skills career knowledge activity that applies oral communication skills with job knowledge. The students research a given job (career) and create a presentation to give to the class.

  • Presenting an Autobiography (Authored by Jerry Stephens.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students prepare and present their own autobiographies with the assistance of a computer presentation they have created using a presentation program such as Microsoft PowerPoint .

  • Prints and Patterns (Authored by Bill Chapman.)

  • Subject(s): Applied Technology, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn to lift a latent fingerprint and identify the fingerprint pattern.

  • Problem Project (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will utilize their various skills in this project to assist them in reaching a solution to a problem or area of concern to them.

  • Prom Letters (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will effectively communicate through writing two letters of narratives describing his/her prom date written for two different audiences—a grandparent and a best friend. Style, tone, level of detail, and organization will be addressed.

  • Propaganda Flyer (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create a persuasive flyer to sway the opinion of the class on a controversial issue.

  • Putting It On Paper (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: What are the essential parts of a business letter? Using Internet search methods students locate and print samples of two different business letter formats. Students write rough drafts of business letters inquiring when, where, and how math is used.

  • Rare, Fat, Flabby, Big-Mouthed Sharks (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The megamouth shark is an atypical shark that shatters all preconcieved knowledge of sharks. This one is unusual due to the fact that it cannot swim well, is flabby and is new to man.

  • Reality Check (Authored by Debra Mastro.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students practice living on a budget. They must plan for rent, utilities, and food and determine if they can afford the luxuries of a phone, car, gas, movies, clothes, etc., using a newspaper to gather their information.

  • Relating to Franklin’s Age of Reason (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students keep track of five of Franklin’s virtues for a week. When completed, they write a five-paragraph essay that discusses their attempt to reach moral perfection.

  • Rising and Falling Fractions (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Why are announcements stating that a particular stock is "up 1 and 5/8ths" or "down 2 and 3/16ths" now history? Students explore outcomes from the conversion – fractions to decimals – in stock market quotes and explore fluctuating interest rates using an amortization calculator.

  • Romeo, Who for Art Thou Author? (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Instead of the typical introduction to a new author, students use the Internet to discover facts about Shakespeare.

  • Roundin' up the Research (Authored by Cheree Brown.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn how to gather information that is crucial to their research. They learn to categorize the information which will assist them in writing their research paper.

  • Safe from the Storm (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read the poem 'Snowbound.' In pairs, they compile a collaborative list of refuge attributes. Individuals then create a graphic display of a personal refuge and write a descriptive paragraph following correct format procedures

  • Save Our Earth (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students research current environmental problems in order to develop and deliver an oral presentation. This presentation will persuade the audience to act on the student's point of view on the issue.

  • School Advisory Council (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students participate in a discussion of the most pressing issues facing teenage students at their school. In groups, students present their issues to the class and reach consensus regarding the single most pressing issue the school faces.

  • Scientists Have Major Impacts on Our Lives (Authored by Mark Howell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students are expected to read a [National Geographic] article and complete a reading tool as a group. They then share their answers orally with their classmates.

  • Sense or Ship? (Authored by Nicole Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be required to review, evaluate, and synthesize information through individual and group projects after reading Orwell's [1984].

  • Show Me the Money, Inc. (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Following a background study, small student groups create mock advertisement campaigns. Student products include written, oral, and visual presentations to convince the audience that their ad campaigns sell effectively.

  • Silly Nilly (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through teaching the short story elements, students develop their own creative stories with a life lesson and illustrate them by putting together pictures.

  • So You Want to Drive an Automobile? (Authored by Diane Dodd.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use the Internet to define the types of automobile insurance they will need to purchase in order to legally drive in the State of Florida. They choose an automobile and find the cost of insurance to drive it.

  • Speaker Report (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students report on the presentation of a guest speaker by taking notes on the presentation, creating a rough draft, and submitting a final copy for possible inclusion in a local newspaper.

  • Study? You’ve Got to be Kidding! (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students cooperatively develop effective study aides for learning specific terminology required for any subject (language arts, economics, history, science, etc.) and review for tests using a familiar game in a whole-group setting.

  • Superb Sonnets (Authored by Carla Lovett.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: As an introduction to sonnets, students practice identifying the elements of both Petrarchan (Italian) and Shakespearean (English) sonnets and try their hand at writing their own original sonnets in one of these styles.

  • Survival (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: As a pre-reading activity for the novel [Lord of the Flies] by William Golding, students write a survival story.

  • Taste Test (Authored by Leslie Briggs.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students review writing compound sentences based on an experiment that allows them to create a -cola.-

  • Tennis, Anyone? (Authored by Jill David et al.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Physical Education, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students develop various drills to enhance tennis skills. Students practice the drills and use self-assessment.

  • The Acid Rain Test (Authored by Daric White.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a research project to increase students' abilities to conduct experiments, interpret data and discuss results in a scientific paper.

  • The Allegorical Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Authored by Bruce DeKoff.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read the Richard Bach classic [Jonathan Livingston Seagull] and analyze the story to better understand the author's use of style and the allegorical literary form in this thought-provoking story.

  • The Bloom's Connection (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Do you want students to better understand what they are reading? If so, try this lesson. Students will be engaged in a process of reading using Bloom's Taxonomy that will provide them with another tool to better understand whatever they are reading.

  • The Diary of Anne Frank (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read The Diary of Anne Frank and determine whether or not this book should be a classic based on criteria given.

  • The Dot and Dashy Language (Authored by Raymond O'Neil.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a ROTC/Life Management Skills activity that acquaints students with an international form of communication. The students’ will develop a message using Morse code and then be able to communicate the message to other classmates using alternate methods.

  • The History of Paper Money (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Exploring the history of paper money helps students gain a new appreciation of this taken-for-granted aspect of their lives. Imagine using something that has a history of over 1300 years!

  • The History of the Pencil (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through an Internet investigation, students gain knowledge about the history of an important tool used in school and complete a concept map and an essay.

  • The Human Jigsaw (Authored by Carla Lovett.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using Thomas Paine’s "The Crisis, No. 1" from [The American Crisis], students form a human jigsaw as they find the main idea, supporting details, persuasive arguments, imagery, and emotional appeals. Prior experience with the elements listed is assumed.

  • The Joke Is on You (Authored by Barbara Finn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The student uses prereading strategies to prepare and be able to understand Poe's short story, “The Cask of Amontillado.”

  • The Large and Small of It (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: It is hard to envision the distance to the Moon without thinking about a very large number. Yet, a lunar dust particle is so small, several fit on the tip of a pinhead! Students explore the extreme solving problems related to the Apollo space missions.

  • The Link With TV and Vegetables (Authored by Wilma Horton.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through a research journey students will appreciate the fact that Philo Farnsworth, a fourteen year old farm boy in 1921, thought up the idea of television and by the time he was in a high school physics class he drew his concept.

  • The Lost Flyer (Authored by Dena Blanchard.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create a notice of a lost pet flyer in Microsoft Word using a border, exaggerated fonts, colors and clip art. They practice creating, revising, and retrieving information.

  • The Magic in Writing (Authored by Tim Chestnut.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students understand the structure of the short story, apply literary terms to the components, and explain how the author used the structure to convey tone and to reveal a theme.

  • The Only Person Superstitious Is Huck Finn (Authored by Laura Childers.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students interview people from three different age groups about superstition including what they believe and why they believe it. This may correspond with reading the beginning of HUCK FINN.

  • The Origins of Heraldry (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students design shields for personal coats of arms which depict themselves and then explain their shields to the class in an informal presentation.

  • The Power of 1: Individual Assessment of ANTHEM (Authored by Kara Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Individuality is the major theme of Rand’s novel [Anthem]. This lesson extends that idea to the classroom by offering unique summative assessments using Multiple Intelligences theory instead of a standard multiple-choice test.

  • The Price of War (Authored by Lisa Whildin.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify and compare significant facts of Civil War battles. (NETS for Students: 5.1 and 5.2.)

  • The Rock Cycle Graphically Organized (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Science students use the prereading strategy of discussion and then use a graphic organizer to help guide reading on the topic of the rock cycle.

  • The Secrets Photos Keep (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Visual Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students examine family photos to find hidden clues, answering questions about the photos and writing essays on how photos can be a powerful tool in helping them learn about the past and unearth critical truths.

  • The South Wins Gettysburg! (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After studying the American Civil War, students hypothesize that the Union Army was defeated at Gettysburg by Lee’s army. Students explore how different North America would be today if the South had won the Civil War.

  • The Teller of the Tale, Part 2 (Authored by Peggy Craig.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using Chaucer's [The Canterbury Tales] as a model, students write a modern-day morality tale.

  • The Teller of the Tale, Part 3 (Authored by Peggy Craig.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Following study of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer in which students write their own tales, student present their modern day versions to their fellow travelers (classmates.) This is the third lesson in a series of three.

  • The Teller of the Tale, Part I (Authored by Peggy Craig.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in cooperative groups to analyze one of Chaucer's [The Canterbury Tales] and present specific information to the class.

  • The Water Detectives (Authored by Daric White.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a research project designed for students to collect, analyze and present environmental water quality data.

  • Their Eyes are Watching (Authored by Lisa Glenn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create a character map for each of the seven characters in the novel, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD.

  • Themes and Patterns of History (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn about reoccurring historical and geographical themes important to the study of history. They work together in groups of three to identify these themes by interpreting historical passages through critical reading.

  • There's a World of Science to Read Today! (Authored by Lois Walsh.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read a current science article, write a summary of it, edit it, and type it into a word processing program. (NETS for Students 3.1)

  • Think On Your Own Feet (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students have one minute to prepare a one-minute impromptu speech on a topic that is randomly selected.

  • This Was War (Authored by Cynthia Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using audio-visual equipment, students interview a veteran of a war or a person who lived while a war was happening.

  • To Live or Die While Protecting the Ones You Love (Authored by Diane Dodd.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students identify different types of life insurance and make decisions as to when the purchase of life insurance policies and the types of policies would be desirable in a person's lifetime. (NETS for Students 5.1 and 6.1)

  • To Quote or Not to Quote (Authored by Brenda Biletnikoff.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After the students have learned how to punctuate writing with quotation marks, they will successfully edit a paragraph through the utilization of quotation marks.

  • To Whom It May Concern (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students produce and peer edit typed rough drafts of the business letters following the guidelines illustrated in the Eight Essential Parts of a Business Letter and save to disks. Students complete the Where’s the Math? Scavenger Hunt on the Web.

  • Tongue Tied (Authored by summer zephyr.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students select topics about Florida Indians to research and give an informative speech to class about their topics.

  • Tracking down meaning in Great Expectations (Authored by Kara Davis.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Each student is assigned an unique theme, symbol, or character in [Great Expectations]. The student becomes the class expert on that facet of the novel while learning the basic skills needed to write a research paper.

  • Travel Agent Presentation (Authored by Brian Rowland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students demonstrate study and research skills by creating a brief audio-visual presentation that promotes a country. Students use use a variety of reference materials.

  • Trees, Trees, and Leaves (Authored by Jacqueline Roberts.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Florida has a unique tree population. Using a variety of resources, students will research trees indigenous to Florida, design a Florida map, give an oral presentation, and discern the presence or absence of growth patterns.

  • Triarchic Analysis (Authored by Marshall Thomas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read a piece of literature and analyze it from three different perspectives which will enable the students to best utilize their strengths.

  • Undercover Vocabulary (Authored by Karen Cabai.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Undercover Vocabulary is a lesson that incorporates vocabulary usage and review into a cooperative learning activity. Students create a skit using identified vocabulary words and perform the skit for the class.

  • Va Va Va Zoooommm (Authored by Sandra Pickard.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students apply their knowledge of unit conversions. They use standard units of measurement and develop their own non-standard units. Students compare the units and develop conclusions regarding the use of standard vs. non-standard units.

  • Wardrobe Building: What's in Your Closet? (Authored by Carla Lovett.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students practice making appropriate adjustments in language use for various situations, using the metaphor of a wardrobe. This lesson is great for the first day of school or as an introduction to a unit that focuses on writing for a specific audience.

  • Was Goldilocks Innocent or Guilty? (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Theater (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After reading any play, short story, or novel that revolves around a trial, for example, [Witness for the Prosecution], the student will act out a role in a mock fairy tale trial. This is the second lesson in a series.

  • Was the Wolf Really Guilty? (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After reading any play, short story, or novel which revolves around a trial, for example, [Witness for the Prosecution], the students write an essay explaining or defending the assigned role in a mock fairy tale trial.

  • What Did I Just Read? (Authored by Patti Cogburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students read with a purpose. After reading each chapter of a novel, the students write a chapter summary; therefore, students are reading for main idea, relevant details, and author’s purpose and point of view.

  • What Do You Mean I Can’t Read That? (Authored by Rebecca Endrelunas.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students examine well-known book titles that have been banned in the last fifty years, select and read one with a partner and decide whether the book should be retained or banned.

  • What Does Percent Have to Do with It? (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Confused about percentages at the mall? Students go shopping for a true real-life experience involving percent. Exposure to percent relative to sales tax and discount prices is experienced in this lesson.

  • What Interests You? (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students investigate math in the real world using Web search methods to locate career fields of interest. After selecting an occupation, students draft brief paragraphs that reflect insight as to why the occupation they have chosen interests them.

  • What You See Is What You Get (Authored by Johnny Wolfe.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The best strategy for reading a math problem is to use visualization. This means to draw a mental picture of concepts or terms that are being described. This lesson will involve visualization with a math lesson.

  • What's Your Style? (Authored by Amanda Yates.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn about the 7 multiple intelligences and take an inventory to discover their intelligence learning styles. Students then brainstorm to create activities that utilize their intelligences.

  • When Are We Ever Going to Use This Math? (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students engage in discussion of various occupations. Where does math fit into the scheme of things? Students are diagnostically assessed to determine proficiency in computer, writing, and problem-solving mathematical skills set in real-world context.

  • Where's the Math? (Authored by Sharla Shults.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The math connection unfolds! Students develop an original math problem with detailed solution key relative to the chosen career fields. Watch creativity soar! (NETS for Students 3.1 and 5.1)

  • Words Frankly Spoken (Authored by Joy Rowell.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students visit appropriate Web sites to discover quotes from Franklin's [Poor Richard's Almanac]. Working in pairs, they choose three quotes on which to elaborate and then write two original quotes.

  • Write Right! (Authored by Edith Carter.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will learn methods to warm up and get ideas to begin the writing process and get over the “blank–page, I-don’t-know–what-to-write-about” syndrome.

  • Write All About It (High School) (Authored by Suzanne Vann.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students use research skills and the writing process to create a newspaper.

  • Writing the Newspaper Article (Authored by Anne McFarland.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Turn students into reporters. After analyzing newspaper articles, students interview classmates for newsworthy events and write their own newspaper articles.

  • You Mean I Am Part of History? (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The purpose of this assignment is to open the lines of communication between family members and to gain a historical understanding about family history. Students research and interview their grandparents and parents and create a research paper.

  • You’re Hired! (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students analyze famous speeches and create a speech of their own that represents the feelings, perceptions, and beliefs of others.

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