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- Available Lessons: 139
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis teacher resource course is for English teachers who need to plan lessons about famous authors. These supplemental lesson plans outlines help you design fully dimensional and engaging lessons on major literary authors, such as Vonnegut, Orwell, Poe, Dickens and Steinbeck.
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About This Course
From classic authors such as Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe to more contemporary writers like Kurt Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury, you'll find a wide range of lesson plans you can use to heighten your students' learning experience. Use suggested activities to help them explore authors' themes, focus on specific characters and read other works by these authors that go beyond what you have assigned in class. Play video lessons in class and pause them at specific point to facilitate class discussions.
How It Works
Video and text lessons are designed to provide overviews of specific titles and offer instructional strategies and supplemental activities to help ensure that students are fully engaged and learning facts that standard lesson plans might not cover. Have students take self-assessment quizzes to determine what information they have retained and what aspects they might need to further review.
This course includes:
- Short and engaging video lessons providing discussions of authors' works, themes and styles
- Timeline features for each lesson that allow you to jump to any point in the video
- Accompanying quizzes that measure what has been learned from each lesson
- Outlines of writing assignments and other group and individual activities to broaden your students' studies of these literary figures
How It Helps
- Provides instructional strategies: Offers tools such as videos, suggested films and writing topics that will supplement your current literature curriculum.
- Increases student engagement: Classroom activities help to ensure that all students are participating and remaining engaged in learning this material.
- Improves understanding of literary terms and devices: Students will have the opportunity to study such topics as theme, plot, style and characterization through deeper analysis of famous authors' works.
In this course, you'll find lesson plans addressing the following:
- Poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe
- Popular novels by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane and George Orwell
- Notable works by John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury
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