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Incorporate an Aspect of Environmentalism into an Essay Writing Curriculum
Young scholars listen to a brief explanation of the meaning of denotation and connotation and engage in discussion of the word conservation incorporating both denotations and connotations of the word. They outline the consequences of our actions on the environment.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 1 Download
A Positive Spin
Study word choice and connotation in advertising. Readers examine campaign ads, both negative and positive, from the 2006 mid-term election. They read and discuss an article and analyze a campaign of any candidate they choose. Finally, they develop storyboards for positive campaigns.
6th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 256 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Build a class synonym list and enrich your classroom vocabulary! Learners choose any word, think about what it means to them, and build synonym poems around their words. This is a great way to encourage an understanding of word connotations and relationships.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tone and Purpose: The Indirect Ways That Writers Communicate
Sympathetic, sarcastic, insensitive. Clarify for your learners the ways that writers use language to reveal their purpose in writing and their attitude toward their subject. Expand upon the presentation by including additional specific examples of the terms discussed and by asking your viewers to craft their own.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pennies to Heaven
Even though pennies seem to be relatively thin, stack enough of them into a single stack, and you could have quite a high stack. Enough so, that the final result can be a surprise to you as well as your class. This activity centers around using fractions, very large numbers, and unit conversions to describe length.
6th - 8th Math 40 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Creating Language Art: Vocabulary Development
Use this artistic activity in a unit about word choice or as part of your ongoing vocabulary development routine. Helpful for both narrative and informational text, the approach prompts middle schoolers to create art from words to express meaning and connotation.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 197 Views 950 Downloads
Diction and Tone
A key element of literary criticism is the analysis of diction and tone. The 26 slides in this presentation model for scholars the questions to ask when forming an analysis. Loaded with examples and practice exercises, the presentation could be used with any class involved with literary criticism.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 4 Views 22 Downloads
Rereading Portions of the Iroquois Constitution and Eagle Song: "Somebody In Wanted But So"
A new close reading approach is introduced as learners continue with the novel Eagle Song in the twelfth lesson of this unit. This reading comprehension strategy focuses on identifying the character, setting, motivation, problem, and resolution in a text.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 34 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Fantastiks: Exploring the Longest Running Musical in History
Designing or finding high-interest, engaging activities to extend learning opportunities can be a challenge. Whether or not you plan on using The Fantastiks, try to remember to never say no to adding this menu of activities to your curriculum library.
8th - 12th Language Arts 27 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Understanding Shakespeare: "Sonnet 18"
Give life to a study of sonnets with a plan that models a lovely and more temperate approach to literary analysis. The resource packet includes a carefully scaffolded plan, graphic organizers, a copy of the poem, and everything else needed for a close examination of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18.
9th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"Their Eyes Were Watching God": Folk Speech and Figurative Language
Using or considering using Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God? Then this packet is a must for your curriculum library. The examination of how Hurston combines folklore and folk language to create the voice of her characters, will not only help readers comprehend the dialogue, but will also reveal her mastery of traditional literary techniques.
9th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Understanding Shakespeare - "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind"
Expose your class to Shakespearean language with a manageable excerpt from As You Like It. A wonderfully comprehensive plan, this resource requires pupils to use higher-level thinking skills to interact with a complex text and connect literary devices to thematic meaning.
6th - 8th Language Arts 99 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Probability prevails in this assignment as youngsters determine the probability of finding a blue pen in a cereal box when they can come in blue, green, yellow, or red. Learners set up a simulation to determine the outcome of compound events.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny
In a fun and interactive two-day lesson, learners sort anole lizard pictures by appearance. Next, they watch a video about the anoles and re-sort based on the information in the video. In addition to physical characteristics, budding biologists look for DNA differences between the anoles and create an evolutionary family tree.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Riding on a Pendulum
A comprehensive resource gets fourth grade physical scientists making observations about the period of a pendulum and then applying knowledge to a playground swing. Through seven different stations, they will record observations and measurements about how the pendulum works.
3rd - 5th Science 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed