This unit is targeted at 12th Grade students and will focus on written responses to Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis." The students will gain the understanding of how relationship between families can be difficult and aren’t always picture perfect. This will allow the students to connect the reading to something that they have experienced as well. Portfolio … Continue reading Alison Smith’s Portfolio
For this persuasive writing unit, I would be teaching a senior English Composition class at a high school in Nebraska (Nebraska State Standards used). This unit would be a final unit done at the end of the year and ideally planned for 18 students within 50 minute class periods. Portfolio Gallery: Lesson PlanDownload
To begin with, my four-week 8th grade introduction unit focuses on getting the class on the right start to the school year. By setting up a structured and consistent foundation the students can scaffold their learning for success in the upcoming school year.The aim is to address the writing process, multimodal writing, speaking and listening, and … Continue reading Ciara McCance’s Portfolio
This unit is designed to teach students about different forms of poetry and develop poetry writing skills. Vocabulary and grammar are incorporated in this unit, as well as all others, so that students are constantly growing in their vocabulary and grammar skills throughout the class. Portfolio Gallery: Lesson PlanDownload Poetry Project Powerpoint (25MB)Download
The overall topic for this unit is to have students work on their creative writing skills while also observing other pieces to show them examples. This unit was originally directed towards 10th graders, but it can be used for other high school classes and can easily be modified. Portfolio Gallery: <object class="wp-block-file__embed" data="https://outsideyourself.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/calyn-degnan-final-unit-plan-2.pdf" type="application/pdf" style="width:100%;height:600px" aria-label="Embed … Continue reading Calyn Degnan’s Portfolio
This lesson plan is my first idea as what I would want to do in my writing classroom to start the semester. This class would be designed for high school students, either for juniors or seniors. The workload is reading and writing intensive, and I do not think that any student in middle school or … Continue reading Damon Crowell’s Portfolio
This is a Four-Week Unit for Ninth Grade English Language Arts, focusing on Narrative writing and exploring the question of "What Makes us Who We Are." Portfolio Gallery: Lesson PlanDownload
Dear CSC Friends: As you return to campus this fall, it might occur to you that I have not been in my office very much this semester. In fact, it might also come to your attention that I apparently don’t even have an office anymore. If you are in any way concerned about this, please … Continue reading Where in the world is Dr. Coughlin?!
Hello Eagles! We know that there has been a lot going on lately with COVID-19. But the English Department is going to be bringing some blog posts from students and professors during this time for you all to read. The first person we have blogging is our senior student intern Rachel Mitchell. She is a … Continue reading Senior Intern Rachel Mitchell Encourages Students During COVID – 19
Wordplay is a blog project featuring posts from students enrolled in ENG 320 Grammar and Linguistics (Fall 2019) Do Emoji’s Count As A Language? Tara Gentz Language is an ever evolving form of art, and emoji’s are no different. Emoji’s have captivated the 21st century mind, including my own. There is nothing more exciting than … Continue reading Wordplay: Do Emoji’s Count As A Language?