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NIGHT Unit Plan (Wiesel) - Memoir Study Bundle - Literature Guide
An inspiring teaching unit for Elie Wiesel's deeply moving Holocaust memoir Night. 161 pages of activities that are sure to engage high school English students. Holocaust History, Google Earth Multimedia Tour, Plot, Conflict, Characters, Writing Journals, Pop Quizzes, Vocabulary, Figurative Language, Essay, Supplemental Videos
3 Secrets for Teaching Character Traits – Teacher Trap
Teacher Trap|Understanding Characters. This article contains some solid ideas for anchor charts, like the one pictured above, for teaching students to think about character development. The visuals and simplicity of the designs make these ideas suitable for use with ELLs.
Rhetorical Devices in Motion: Teach Persuasive Techniques, Argumentative Writing
This color-coding activity has proven to be a great way of teaching Aristotle's Rhetorical Appeals. It works well with English, history, and speech classes. This activity is also a fantastic way of doing close readings with speeches and self-assessing argumentative writing and speeches.