In this collection you will find a variety of lesson plans and activities suitable for a high school English or Language Arts class, complying with the National Standards of Education: Language Arts. NL-ENG.K-12.1 READING FOR PERSPECTIVE Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works. NL-ENG.K-12.2 UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience. NL-ENG.K-12.3 EVALUATION STRATEGIES Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics). NL-ENG.K-12.4 COMMUNICATION SKILLS Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes. NL-ENG.K-12.5 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes. NL-ENG.K-12.6 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts. NL-ENG.K-12.7 EVALUATING DATA Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience. NL-ENG.K-12.8 DEVELOPING RESEARCH SKILLS Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge. NL-ENG.K-12.9 MULTICULTURAL UNDERSTANDING Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles. NL-ENG.K-12.10 APPLYING NON-ENGLISH PERSPECTIVES Students whose first language is not English make use of their first language to develop competency in the English language arts and to develop understanding of content across the curriculum. NL-ENG.K-12.11 PARTICIPATING IN SOCIETY Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities. NL-ENG.K-12.12 APPLYING LANGUAGE SKILLS Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).


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  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Language Arts > Research
  • Language Arts > Writing

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-07-19.

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Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This series of 4 hands-on cooperative experiments is developmentally appropriate for students in late elementary school and early middle school. Students will learn basic engineering principles as they build and test a spaghetti cantilever, a paper skyscraper, a crash test wall and an earthquake proof house. The activities were written to meet North Carolina curriculum goals but also meet National Science Education Standards "Science and Technology-Content Standard E" for 5th-8th grade. This resource provides clear goals, materials needed, procedures, and assessment options and includes detailed and clear lab sheets for student use. The resource mentioned “directions to a table that can be easily constructed,” but these instructions do not appear to be included. The materials needed are simple and inexpensive, but the lessons learned are substantial. This is a unit students are sure to enjoy!

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