Expository Text – Steve Jobs & Tools of Rhetoric, Non-Fiction, Multimedia, CCSS
Need non-fiction materials that will thrill and challenge your students? Check out this full-period lesson focusing on Steve Jobs' use of ethos, pathos, and logos. Multimedia fun for middle and high school students.
Literary Terms/Devices – 19 Weekly Lectures, Bell-Ringers or Flipped Content
Make classic literary devices/techniques relevant to your teen audience. These 19 high-interest short lectures feature 45 different literary devices paired with modern, pop-culture examples. A fun and easy way to launch your English class.
The Calligrapher's Daughter, by Eugenia Kim. (Holt Paperbacks, 2010). Najin Han, the headstrong daughter of a calligrapher in early twentieth-century Korea, is sent by her mother to become a companion of the young princess to prevent her father from forcing her to marry, but when the king is assassinated, Najin faces countless hardships on her quest for education and love.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. (Broadway Paperbacks, c2011). Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years.
Mornings in Jenin [book club in a bag]: a novel, by Susan Abulhawa. (Bloomsbury, 2010). "Palestine, 1941. In the small village of Ein Hod a father leads a procession of his family and workers through the olive groves. As they move through the trees the green fruits drop onto the orchard floor; the ancient cycle of the seasons providing another bountiful harvest."
This Vacant Paradise [book club in a bag] by Victoria Patterson. (Distributed b Publishers Group West, c2011) The 1990s-Newport Beach, California. Money is God. A man's worth is judged by the size of his boat, the make of his car. A woman's value is assessed by the blank perfection of her quantifiable desirability: dress size, cup size, the whiteness of her teeth. And oh yes: her youth.