This resource is a collection of lessons on how to write an expository essay. Each of the seven lessons is explicit, research based and can stand alone. In summation, they describe prewrites, contain links to essay maps on ReadWriteThink, provide rubrics, provide guidance for diversification i.e. a variety of intelligences, offer a PPT for choosing a topic and writing a research report, and link to guiding and reinforcing worksheets. This collection offers the teacher a variety of materials to provide a rich experience for writing expository essays.
December 14, 2017
I love the ideas presented here. For The Raven, you can show students the clip of The Simpsons version: http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=2512l03
In this lesson, students will read "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Raven," analyzing Poe's work for writer's style and purpose. Students will then compose their own suspense short story. This lesson should take two 90-minute class periods or four 50-minute class periods.
The Works of Edgar Allen Poe Vol. 2 - Includes The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, and The Pit and the Pendulum - e-text from Project Gutenberg, part of the reading list for college-bound students is a combination of many lists compiled by colleges and universities for high school reading. This list can be accessed at http://northport.k12.ny.us/~nphs/english%20college.htm College professors expect incoming students to be familiar with these works; in many cases they will be reread and studied in more depth at college.
An introduction to the short story unit and a collection of short story reading guides and vocabulary activities. Handouts include: What is a Short Story? 2. Introduction to Key Concepts
3. Edgar Allan Poe: “The Tell-Tale Heart”
4. Saki: “The Open Window”
5. John Cheever: “Reunion”
6. Alice Walker: “Everyday Use”
7. D.H. Lawrence: “The Rockinghorse Winner”
8. Mini-Essay: Comparing Parent-Child Relationships in Two Stories
9. Stephen Crane: “The Open Boat”
10. Writing a Short Story