Laura A. Diaz ____ Teach Write

TEACHER, AUTHOR, EDUblogger "I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike

Mining literature for deeper meanings – Amy E. Harter LESSON CREATED BY LAURA DIAZ USING VIDEO FROM TED-Ed YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Let’s Begin…

Writing a great English paper can be tough because literature doesn’t always reveal its deeper meanings immediately. You might not know Mr. Darcy’s true feelings for Elizabeth Bennett in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice or grasp the complex moral universe of Toni Morrison’s Beloved at first reading. Amy E. Harter offers a few tips on how to read and write more critically and thoughtfully.

This Flipped Lesson  can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the link above @ TEDEd

What is TEDEd, you may ask?


TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.

TED-Ed Videos

TED-Ed’s videos aim to capture and amplify the voices of the world’s greatest educators. To achieve this, we pair extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of exceptional educational videos. This website, similar to, is ever-evolving and we depend on you, the TED community, to nominate inspiring teachers that have touched your life or clever animators who have the skills to bring a gifted teacher’s lesson to life.
Check it out!  Then go ahead and give it a flip for yourself! 🙂
Happy Teaching!

3 comments on “Mining literature for deeper meanings – Amy E. Harter LESSON CREATED BY LAURA DIAZ USING VIDEO FROM TED-Ed YOUTUBE CHANNEL

  1. Billy N.
    December 6, 2015

    Yeah, I will be adding this to my lesson plan. Thanks! 🙂


  2. Mr.Warren
    March 11, 2014

    Great lesson!


  3. DaveShippman
    October 28, 2013

    Fantastic! What a great tool. Subscribed and a fan.


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