English Teacher Resources
Build your pupils' mastery of the English language from the ground up with resources to help you teach the alphabet, reading skills, grammar, and everything in between.
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A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning behind the comparison in the similes, identify proverbs explaining what they say about the values of Igbo society, and analyze African folktales.
9th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Allowing Students to Explore Simple Physics and Marketing in English Class
Scientific method, linear measurements, friction, inertia. Imagine learning scientific vocabulary in an ELA class. Before researching and developing a presentation about simple machines, class members build a common, but decidedly watered-down, version of these terms and scientific principles.
9th Language Arts 30 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Keeping Your English Up to Date: Hoodie
Language is fluid, especially the English language. See how it is currently changing and will continue to change. Using the example of the term "hoodie," learners work through a week's worth of vocabulary, spelling, and critical thinking exercises.
7th - 12th English Language Development 49 Views 106 Downloads
Lesson 1: English-Indian Encounters
What did the English settlers think of the Native Americans inhabiting the Chesapeake region of the United States? Learners analyze a series of documents and images to determine the English perception of the local inhabitants. A great lesson including extension activities, additional related lessons, primary source documents, and images.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 15 Views 66 Downloads
English Lesson Plans for Grade 12
HIgh schoolers respond to a persuasive article on using animal research. For this english lesson, writers listen to a conversation, and discuss the point of arguments. They write a critique on a certain film and share it with their classmates.
12th Language Arts 22 Views 113 Downloads
Charles Darwin Meets John Paul II
If you teach AP English language and composition and are looking for a way to address the differences between written and spoken arguments, consider this lesson. Over the course of three days, class members research Charles Darwin or John Paul II, write a speech in the voice of their subject, determine the two best writing samples through consensus, and analyze these for diction, syntax, bias, and figurative language.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Who Invented English Anyway?
In these English lesson plans, students use video, the Internet and non-fiction essays to research the history of the English language. They write a short research paper and design a PowerPoint presentation showcasing their findings.
7th - 9th Language Arts 47 Views 147 Downloads
Ye Olde English Sayings
Discover the historical roots of modern English with your young learners, and then discover the meaning of many old English sayings. What a great chance to explore the history behind many of the words and phrases we use today!
3rd - 6th Language Arts 10 Views 77 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
English Learner Types - Quiz Lesson
An interesting quiz awaits your English Language Learners. In it, they answer ten questions pertaining to why they are learning English, and how they think they can best learn the language. Some thought-provoking discussion should ensue when everyone shares their thoughts.
5th - 8th English Language Development 16 Views 25 Downloads
What's Your English?
How are British English and American English different? Start by watching the rap battle video (attached). It is truly funny, and your kids are sure to enjoy the humor. Then, included in the packet are several short activities to build vocabulary.
7th - 9th Language Arts 18 Views 65 Downloads
History of English
Did you know that in Japan you can drink "Poccari Sweat"? Ever heard of "Intervocalic fricatives become contrastive?" Sure. All this and more in a presentation that traces the history of English before England, in England including Old English, Middle English, Modern English, and English as a world language.
12th - Higher Ed Language Arts 11 Views 18 Downloads
A Brief History of the English Language
Modern English isn't just a band, it's a stop along the path to the English language. The presentation begins with a look at the origins of old, middle, and modern English. It covers the invasions or influences that shaped each period of English, and provides literary examples of each English dialect in context.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 51 Downloads
English Constitutional Monarchy
Whether you are teaching British Literature, British History, or are simply interested in the history of English politics, this presentation takes the viewer on a journey through 600 years of England's royal and political upheavals. Providing first the background, and then the implementation of English Parliament, the slides show the effects and difficulties surrounding England's most prominant rebellions and allegiances.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 80 Downloads
All in a Day's Work
Who is Herman Melville? Read and discuss "Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-street." Then, discuss the film adaptations of Melville's work and translate a passage of the text into modern-day English. Discussion questions are included, and be sure to check out the possible extension activities.
6th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 131 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
This lesson has it all, primary source documents, an interactive trade game, clear teacher background information, and sailing to the West Indies chance cards. You will play, trade, and live out the experiences of early colonists in order to foster an understanding of triangular trade and English trade regulation occurring during the American Revolution.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 80 Views 764 Downloads
European Day of Languages
Young adult or adult English learners complete activities that test reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar skills, listening and speaking, as well as writing skills. After reading a document on the European Day of Languages, they complete 11 activities, some in small groups.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 18 Views 64 Downloads
Wrinkles ESL Lesson
Practice English vocabulary and dialogue. An ELD class completes a true/false worksheet about aging and wrinkles, then read an article entitled "Wrinkles Give Clues to Bone Condition" using context clues to determine vocabulary definitions.
4th - 8th English Language Development 20 Views 263 Downloads