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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Creating an Environment where Writing is the Bridge to English Mastery
This language learning lesson presents several different reading and writing techniques to expand your learner's English knowledge. Young writers complete mini writing lessons while developing comfort in a writing environment. Included are links to great resources designed especially for English Language Learners.
Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 18 Views 108 Downloads
The Impact of African Languages on American English
Young scholars research origins of common English word and phrases. They listen to Chaucer, and Robert Frost and use the Internet to research migratory patterns that influence American English.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
FEG Practice Final Examination (Fundamentals of English Grammar)
If you are using Betty Schrampfer Azar's Fundamentals of English Grammar to teach grammar to your class, then this practice final exam might be for you! Learners answer 40 multiple choice questions about word usage and error correction.
4th - 6th Language Arts 43 Views 276 Downloads
Spanish-English Cognates in the ELL Classroom: Friends or Foes?
Define the meaning of a cognate and use the concept to help Spanish-speaking ELLs connect their first language to English. Middle schoolers explore Latin roots to find cognates in both languages. They relate the Spanish and English word meanings.
6th - 12th English Language Development 52 Views 321 Downloads
AP English Language Research Project Assignment
What better way to learn the logic of a test than to examine models and then create your own? AP English language students research previously used synthesis questions, select a topic, and then create their own Synthesis Question Prompt Page.
11th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 5 Downloads
From George to Martha: Writing a Sonnet Using Primary Sources
What was the relationship like between George and Martha Washington? To protect their privacy, Martha Washington destroyed all her husband’s letters after his death so historians have little evidence of their lives together. Two letters were later found in an old desk.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Fun Ways to Teach Word Family
Explore the English language by participating in a class game. In this word family instructional activity, students identify the most common word families and write them on Easter eggs. They utilize the Easter eggs to practice using their vocabulary and match words with the same family.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 63 Views 338 Downloads
The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies
Listen as this famed speaker argues why "the real story of history is about regular people trying to take care of their families" and "small-scale dramas," particularly in the case of colonial America. Topics covered include the shift from New Amsterdam to New York after the English takeover, implications for economic freedom for women, the establishment of Pennsylvania as a haven for Quakers, consequences of Bacon's rebellion, and general colonial American economics and demographics.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dialect Awareness in Literature and Life
Scholars read and re-write, in Standard English, a short selection from Dovey Coe and note importance of use of dialect in novel. Then they examine their own use of dialect in everyday speech, and write a narrative using both casual dialect and Standard English.
8th Language Arts 18 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
To stand up can have many different meanings. Examine the different usages in English and relate one of these meanings to a short film about homophobic bullying. Class members view and discuss the film as well as a short reading passage written by a proponent of the program that sponsored the video.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Why is There a "b" in Doubt?
Many doubt the reasoning for having a b in doubt, but do they know the whole story? Pupils can watch as a Latin word becomes the English doubt. The narrator explains the etymology of doubt, emphasizes the importance of meaning and history in spelling, and builds a tree of words related to doubt.
3 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Putting It All Together: From Awareness of Mood to Analysis of Tone
Stephen Vincent Benet’s, “By the Waters of Babylon,” offers learners a chance to examine the difference between mood and tone. After a close reading of an excerpt from the short story, the class lists the diction and imagery that builds the sense of foreboding.
6th - 10th Language Arts 214 Views 411 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Understanding Shakespeare: "When Icicles Hang By the Wall"
“When icicles hang on the wall” speech from Love’ Labor Lost provides class members with an opportunity to analyze figurative language. Groups identify the sensory appeals in the speech, both positive and negative, and then infer the speaker’s attitude toward winter.
7th - 12th Language Arts 79 Views 169 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson plan on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to get familiar with them.
6th - 12th Language Arts 44 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Grammar and Syntax in Ayn Rand's Anthem
“I am. I think. I will.” Seek the secrets of words. Ayn Rand’s Anthem provides the text for a series of exercises that ask readers to analyze how Rand uses antimetabole, epistrophe, parallelism, and repetition to create meaning. Using the provided worksheets and graphic organizers, individuals explain the meaning of passages, analyze how Rand uses various grammatical devices to underscore her point, and then create their own examples.
9th - 12th Language Arts 52 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Annotation and Analysis of Author's Purpose
Model for readers how to identify an author’s purpose in a nonfiction text. Using a document camera, conduct a close reading and annotate a passage from N. Scott Momaday’s, “Riding is an Exercise of the Mind.” Groups then read and annotate the rest of the passage.
6th - 10th Language Arts 272 Views 575 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Add Integers - English Learners 11.4
Yes, it does state that this is an English learners' instructional activity, but the concepts addressed can be used in any math class that is learning how to add positive and negative integers. Four problems ask the learner to identify what sign is needed to make it correct.
6th - 8th Math 5 Views 131 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Derbyshire Accent Project 1
Compare the Derbyshire accent to Standard English. There are eight common differences between the two languages for learners to discover. A great worksheet to start a discussion on the various forms and conventions of Standard English.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
To compare how the Spanish, French, and English approached the exploration of North America, class groups examine primary source documents and become experts on one of four explorers: Francisco Coronado, Robert LaSalle, Samuel de Champlain, or John Cabot.
6th - 8th Language Arts 70 Views 56 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
English Lesson Plans for Grade 7
Discuss the correct use of certain phrases such as "managed" and "could" in this English lesson plan. Middle schoolers listen to interviews on work customs in different countries and compare them. They make inferences after reading given texts and provide evidence for their conclusions.
7th - 8th Language Arts 25 Views 168 Downloads