English Teacher Resources
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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 218 Views 414 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 80 Views 170 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson 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 49 Views 31 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 55 Views 48 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 295 Views 593 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Add Integers - English Learners 11.4
Yes, it does state that this is an English learners' worksheet, 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 6 Views 132 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 74 Views 59 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. 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
English as a Global Language
A discussion of English as a global language is presented in these slides, along with a history of the English language's influence on other cultures throughout the 20th century. The presentation also provides reasons why English makes a good global language, allowing your students to engage in a debate about the influence of Western culture as a whole.
12th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Slang: Are You Sure We're All Speaking English?
Discuss and research slang expressions from the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Canada. They use the Web for their research and translate sentences from slang to standard English, while evaluating the effects of geography on English.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 38 Downloads
Understanding and Using English Grammar: Because/Because of/ Due to
English learners practice using "because," "because of," "due to the fact that," and "due to" correctly. A brief explanation of the correct usage of these phrases is provided, as well as twenty-two questions for learners to practice.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads
Basic English Grammar - The Simple Past Tense #3
Part three of Basic English Grammar concentrates on asking questions in the simple past tense. A review using a different scenario covers types of past tense verbs, asking learners to fill in the correct form of the verb in various sentences.
11 mins 5th - 9th Language Arts 7 Views 5 Downloads
Basic English Grammar - The Simple Past Tense #2
In part two of "Basic English Grammar - The Simple Past Tense," the reason to use simple past tense is explained more thoroughly. The same video from part one is shown with questions focusing on the reason the past tense is used. Sentences are given to correct at the end.
6 mins 5th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Basic English Grammar - The Simple Past Tense #4
Practice forming questions and pronouncing them correctly in part four of Basic English Grammar - The Simple Past Tense. Questions are formed based on the subject and the object from part three. Scrambled sentences are given to put in the correct order.
11 mins 5th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Writing Exercises: English Settlements in North America
A great writing exercise should have it all. This one requires learners to think critically about cause and effect, compare and contrast, and summarizing. They compose responses to five short answer questions regarding Spanish and English Settlements, the Treaty of Tordesillas, mercantilism, and King Philip's war.
9th - 11th Language Arts 20 Views 51 Downloads
The English Roses
Students explore psychology by reading a children's book in class. In this bullying lesson plan, students read the story The English Roses and discuss the main characters, story and setting. Students identify the moments when the main character is being bullied and complete a worksheet demonstrating proper student behavior.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 34 Downloads