Lesson Plan Details


My Pandemic Collage: A Community Building Activity- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Create a stronger learning community in your secondary classroom by helping your students create visual arguments about the elephant in the room- the global pandemic and its effects on us all.

This two-day lesson uses images to review rhetorical and literary devices and thesis statements with students. This 56-page resource is available in editable and fillable Word documents for F2F classrooms and in Google Slides for virtual and hybrid classroom. Your students will build a solid learning community as they discuss how the pandemic has changed their lives.

Introduce images to students and help them find embedded rhetorical devices, like repetition and contrast. Then divide into pairs and small groups to allow your students to build connections as they practice creating thesis statements for the images. Soon they will create their own collages with images and devices that support their own pandemic arguments.

You will build community, review devices and thesis statements, while also assessing your students' prior knowledge.

This product is perfect for secondary composition and speech classes.

Looking for other resources related to the pandemic? Check out My Pandemic Scrapbook.

Category: ELA → Writing
Price: $7.00

This lesson plan costs $7.00

About the Teacher


Barbara Miller

I have taught English/Language Arts for over twenty years to remedial through gifted students from 7th to 12th grade, AP/dual credit university courses in three corporations and at one university. During my career, I have supervised and taught several student teachers and numerous pre-service teachers. Project Based Learning and choices that fit or extend learning styles and intelligences make my classroom activities engaging for students and filled with opportunities for academic growth. Many teacher professional development programs have supported my work. I hold an M.A. in Education and an Indiana High Ability Teaching License, am a Teacher Consultant for Indiana Writing Project, and have participated in many educator programs sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, National Consortium for the Teaching of Asia, National Endowment for the Humanities, US Department of State, Korea Academy for Educators, and Toyota International Teachers, among others. Additionally, I have been awarded many grants for classroom and school-wide projects, ranging from hundreds of dollars to $250,000. In addition, I have conducted professional development on writing workshop and differentiation in my own school, at conferences and events, and at schools in Peru and India. I am currently writing about my ancestors who taught Freedmen after the Civil War.


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