It has been some time since I have had an opportunity to write on the English Teaching with Creativity site. Over the past two years I have taught the literature course for teachers who want to inspire their students with literary pieces that speak to the hearts and minds of our young people. In Israeli schools today, English educators are part of a program that teaches literary pieces infused with higher order thinking skills. The final project of the course is to create a unit that you could use in the classroom.
The first set of units which are posted here are in word format so that you may change and adapt them to your particular classes. Although these represent final units, it may be possible that there are some errors so please read each unit carefully before using it with your students. In addition, because there are on-going changes and adjustments to the program, the units may reflect differences from year to year. Again, please be mindful to read and make necessary adjustments to the units based on your knowledge and experience.
All of the teachers who have agreed to post their units on this site would like to encourage other English educators to share their work so that we may all have a quality bank of literary units from which to choose and share with our students. The following units will be uploaded at this time to https://englishteachingwithcreativity.wordpress.com/. We hope that you enjoy reading them and teaching them to your students!
1. “If ” By: Rudyard Kipling 2.”Stopping in the Woods on a Snowy Evening” By: Robert Frost (3 different units) 3.”Digging” Seamus Heaney ” 4.The All American Slurp” By: Lensey Namioka 5.”Richard Cory” By: Edwin Arlington Robinson 5.”The Hitchhiker” By: Roald Dahl 6.”We and They” By: Rudyard Kipling 7. “The Perfect Heart” By: Shara McCallum. Next week I hope to upload another group of units for you to use.
Click each of the links below to download the unit: