RL.6.2

RL.6.2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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Tim Burton - Vincent (English)
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This video made by famous producer Tim Burton, brings a poem to life in only a way Mr. Burton can.  The poem is about a young boy with a very active imagination who pretends to be Vincent Pice.  The poem also makes a couple of references to Edgar Ala... [more]
Found by jswan86 in RL.6.2
March 17, 2012 at 09:52 PM
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The Odyssey Rap
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In Homer's famous Greek tale, Odysseus voyage home took him 10 years. This music video will tell you all about it in 5 minutes! The Odyssey was passed down orally from generation to generation before it was ever written down. Flovaculary is taking ... [more]
Found by begamatt in RL.6.2
May 14, 2011 at 04:40 PM
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Summary of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
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This is a quick and easy synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the novel The Catcher in the Rye.  The video includes detailed cartoon animation along with a male narrator.  Video content is suitable for high school stud... [more]
Found by begamatt in RL.6.2
March 22, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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Realistic Fiction
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Lesson ObjectiveUse realistic fiction to engage reluctant middle school readers.  Questions to ConsiderHow does the author defend exposing pre-teens to sensitive topics?How could you team teach a creative writing project with a social studies teacher... [more]
Found by Mrs Jefferies in RL.6.2
January 23, 2012 at 09:53 PM
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Helen Garner discusses her book The Spare Room
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Watch this author video to hear Australian writer Helen Garner discuss her novel The Spare Room. In this author interview, Garner talks about what she wanted to say in this book about friendship and her thoughts on alternative cancer treatments.  ( 2... [more]
October 3, 2011 at 08:05 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
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A Summary of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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This video is a quick and easy Huck Finn synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the novel. The video includes cartoon animation along with a narrator.  (09:15)
March 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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Ages: 8 - 18
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Five Main Elements of a Story (Rap)
From flocabulary.com, produced by Flocabulary
This is an excellent video/song teaching about the 5 main elements of a story: Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme, and Setting.  It gives defintions and some current examples.  The lyrics are included so you could easily print them out for your student... [more]
Found by Mrs Jefferies in RL.6.2
December 14, 2010 at 11:46 PM
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"Still I Rise" Poem by Maya Angelou
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A reading of the poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou herself.  A wonderful example of how a poet reads her poem from the soul. Also, a great example of using the voice to bring meaning out of a poem.  Collection of video and still photographs of the ... [more]
Found by ronna_37 in RL.6.2
July 12, 2009 at 07:34 AM
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Ages: 15 - 18
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Video SparkNotes: William Golding's  Lord of the Flies Summary
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This is an excellent ten-minute review of this book. It explains the symbols and the human element. There are some words that are used that some students may not understand as well as some of the motives.
Found by freealan in RL.6.2
January 17, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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A Summary of Shakespeare's King Lear
From YouTube, produced by VIdeo SparkNotes
This video is a quick and easy synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the play King Lear. The video includes detailed cartoon animation along with a male narrator.  Some content in the video is only appropriate for upper... [more]
Found by begamatt in RL.6.2
March 22, 2011 at 04:35 PM
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