High School English Lesson Plans, Grades 9-12
Finding engaging English lesson plans for hard-to-impress high school teenagers is no small task. Here you will find hundreds of helpful teaching ideas, units and themes that can be used for a range of grades and abilities, including AP English suggestions.
- Everything Can Change in Nineteen Minutes
Although it is bound to stir up a number of emotions, Nineteen Minutes is a thought-provoking read that will lead to stimulating discussions in your high school book club.
- Journey of a Beatnik: On The Road
Many students will rejoice at first when you assign this novel. Look at its length - a student’s dream, it’s a quick and easy read. How wrong they will be!
- The Magical Adventure of Youth: Boy’s Life
Open this novel and meet some of the most interesting and unforgettable characters in modern fiction. First and foremost is Cory Mackenson, our young hero who lives in the town of Zephyr, Alabama.
- The Lost Story: The Thirteenth Tale
Who doesn't love a good mystery story? The Thirteenth Tale is sure to appeal to a variety of students (and adults!) with mixed interests.
- Meet Mike Noonan… A Modern Day Manderley Dweller
Stephen King’s novel, Bag of Bones, may seem a bit daunting when you first distribute it to students or book club members. It can appear to be too long and dense for pleasure reading. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
- Howard Roark as a Free Thinker: Meeting Rand’s Famous Architect
Howard Roark is an embodiment of Rand's Objectivism philosophy and a famous fictional free-thinker. How does he compare with other free-thinkers throughout history?
- Are You An Objectivist? Assessing Student Understanding of "The Fountainhead"
The best way to assess your students understanding of "The Fountainhead" is to assess their understanding of the philosophy of Objectivism. The following discussion and quiz should do just that.
- Peter Keating, Man of the Masses: Meeting the Anti-Roark
Peter Keating is Roark's opposite and arch-nemesis in the novel "The Fountainhead". Get a better understanding of Keating's character and what he stands for with this overview and power point.
- Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction To "The Fountainhead"
Required reading for all architecture students, "The Fountainhead" can be a great addition to your High School curriculum. This first lesson introduces the novel to your student, as well as the basic tenants of Objectivist philosophy.