The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis Lesson Plan

It was a matter of chance that I should have worked at a school in one of the strangest communities in North America. It was on that slender riotous island which extends itself due east of New York — and where there are, … [Read more...]

Analyzing Theme in Dead Man’s Path Lesson Plans

Mr Obi's hopes were fulfilled much earlier than he had expected. He was appointed principal of Pink Slip Central School last week. It had always been an unprogressive school, so the school board decided to send a critical and … [Read more...]

Quotes from Edgar Allan Poe’s Poetry and Short Stories

These Edgar Allan Poe quotes can be used to trick your colleagues, impress your friends, or terrify your enemies. Here's a lesson plan.Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Quote: And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held … [Read more...]

Examples of Imagery in Poetry with Analysis

Before we get started, here's a lesson plan for teaching imagery in poetry with a list of poets for teaching imagery. "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" ImageryImagery is the use of vivid or figurative language to … [Read more...]

Teaching Poetry: Examples of Rhythm and Meter in Poetry Lesson Resource

You're busy and I don't want to waste your time, so I'm going to give you a sonnet lesson plan pdf right at the start. It's a good exercise for helping students understand meter and the importance of word choice. Key Points … [Read more...]

“Wild Nights – Wild Nights!” A Poem by Emily Dickinson Lesson Plan for National Poetry Month

If your idea of a wild night involves reviewing poetry lesson plans, then get a life. If you need a quick poem that might grab the attention of teenagers and a nifty lesson plan to go with it, get this lesson … [Read more...]

Sound Devices Lesson Plan

Hey! It's National Poetry Month!This chart will accomplish your objectives with just about any poem involving sound devices: Sound Devices in Poetry. Key Points When Teaching Sound Devices in PoetryThere are levels … [Read more...]

Imagery Lesson Plan: Poets for Teaching Imagery

Students need more than the definition of imagery to really get it. Understanding imagery involves interpreting and analyzing the author's purpose for using a specific image or set of images. Good poetry centers around … [Read more...]

Use Edgar Allan Poe Quotes to Help Teach Poe’s Short Stories

It's October, which means tons of high school and middle school students will read stories by Edgar Allan Poe.Of course, you can teach these stories any time of year. I always reserved February for Poe, with a little … [Read more...]

Alternative 2016 Presidential Candidates from Literature

I'm not going to tell you who to vote for. That's not what I do here at ELACommonCoreLessonPlans.com. Nor will I tell you who I'm voting for—you don't care.I do know this. We could do worse. Alternative 2016 Presidential … [Read more...]