High School English Lesson Plans, Grades 9-12
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Thirteen Shakespeare Phrases Your Students Will Know! Did you know the phrase "to catch a cold" originated in one of Shakespeare's plays? These thirteen common phrases that came from Shakespeare will be a surprise to your students, and get them interested in the English Bard.
Dreams and Death: Psychology and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Whether you teach a class dedicated to psychology or philosophy or you want to delve into one of these topics in your traditional high school English class, discover how two episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer can provide helpful material. A PowerPoint guide is included.
Teaching Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Whether your students read the Harry Potter series in earlier grades or have only watched the movie versions, this novel brings the primary themes of the book collection to light and is well worth reading as a class.
The Crime of the Century? In Cold Blood Truman Capote penned the first true crime novel, "In Cold Blood," based on the 1959 murders of the Clutter family. Help your classroom prepare to read it with consideration, discussion and two PowerPoints available for download.