Lesson Plans

NEATE LESSONS

The NEATE website is now the place to share exemplar lessons with your New England colleagues.

Text Sets

"A House of My Own" by Sandra Cisneros (fiction) and "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: The Creativity of Black Women in the South" by Alice Walker (essay)

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (play) and selected poems

"The Phoenix" by Sylvia Townsend Warner (fiction) and “Reviving Extinct Species” by Carl Zimmerman (nonfiction essay)

“Seeing Dignity in Poverty” by Julia Baird (essay), “The Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange (photo) and "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen (fiction)

Two Steps to the Left: Helping Students Improve as Connectors and Synthesizers

Power, Corruption, and Motivation through the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism

Using the Lincoln Memorial to help students form an argument

Crucible Socratic Seminar

Character, Passion & Culture/Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Pairing Romeo and Juliet with modern music and literature.

Writing

"Raised by Women" Poetry Reading and Writing

Fences Unit

Writing a Vignette from a Painting

Sentence Fluency

Constructing an Argument

 Revision-Editing Lessons

Revision for the Research Paper – Sentence Fluency and Expansion

Prewriting Overview, mini-lesson and Worksheet

An Overview of Pre writing

Reading

Independent Reading Project

Reading and Understanding Articles

Literature

Power, Corruption, and Motivation through the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism

"Raised by Women" Poetry Reading and Writing

Fences Unit

Crucible Socratic Seminar

Short Story Using Critical Lenses

Early American Gravestone Project and Fieldtrip

A Walk Around Walden Pond

Character, Passion & Culture/Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nonfiction

"Tipping" an Idea or Cause

Language

Denotation/Connotation Basic lesson Plan

Pre-teaching Vocabulary Using Inquiry Techniques

Sentence Fluency

Speaking and Listening

Communication and the Fractured T

Constructing an Argument

Crucible Socratic Seminar

Lessons to Engage Students During High Stress Times

Literary Holiday Feast

Poetry Resources 

Poetry Foundation (www.poetryfoundation.org) has a wealth of resources: articles and essays, a searchable database of poems (you can search by title, by poet and by topic), recordings of poems, podcasts about poetry, and a learning lab that includes articles written specifically for teachers and students, lesson plans, etc. 
Academy of American Poets (www.poets.org) also has a wide range of resources: a poem of the day email subscription, a searchable database of poems and poets, materials for teachers (including lesson plans, essays, a glossary of poetic terms), books and other materials.
Favorite Poem Project (www.favoritepoem.org) is a site developed by Robert Pinsky during his two terms as U.S. Poet Laureate. This site features videos of people, famous and not, reading and talking about their favorite poems.
PBS Poetry Everywhere (www.pbs.org/wgbh/poetryeverywhere/) features videos of poets reading/performing their own poems.
 
The Poem Tree  (http://www.poemtree.comwhich is a lovely, curated collection of metered poetry. It's a terrific mix of traditional and contemporary poetry. 
Saturday"s keynote speaker, poet Rhina P. Espaillat, serves as an advisor and the site features a good
 sampling of her poetry.

Teaching Outside the Classroom

Early American Gravestone Project and Fieldtrip

A Walk Around Walden Pond

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