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Big Guns, Thwarted Dreams: School Violence and the English Teacher
Three Approaches to Coping with School Violence
Youth Violence and the Language Arts: A Topic for the Classroom

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Lesson Plans

Use these lesson plans to teach selections found in The Language of Literature.

Grade 9
"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Full Circle" by Sue Grafton
"Marine Corps Issue" by David McLean
"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell
"The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty
"Trifles" by Susan Glaspell
"The Utterly Perfect Murder" by Ray Bradbury
"Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy" by Tim O'Brien

Grade 10
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
"Two Friends" by Guy de Maupassant
"The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses" by Bessie Head
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Antigone by Sophocles
"After the Ball" by Leo Tolstoy

Grade 11, American Literature
"Ambush" by Tim O'Brien
"Hostage" by Joyce Carol Oates
"The Man Who Was Almost a Man" by Richard Wright
"Teenage Wasteland" by Anne Tyler

Grade 12, British Literature
"A Hanging" by George Orwell
from Midsummer by Derek Walcott


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