Euphemism Teacher Resources
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Euphemism: Definition & Examples
What the dickens? Yes, it is actually possible to talk about what might be considered improper or taboo topics without using offensive language. And this short video models how writers have used euphemisms to enrich their writing without causing offense.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Seriously, 93 slides of literary terms? Yes, and well worth the time, although perhaps not all at once. The beauty here is in the concise, easy-to-understand definitions for such well-known terms as imagery and personification, as well as for more esoteric terms such as enjambment and litotes.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 33 Views 61 Downloads
Reading Comprehension: "Wild"
Develop reading skills in your middle school classroom with this short reading passage. Consider assigning your class a reading strategy to practice as they read the selection. Ten reading comprehension and vocabulary-in-context questions follow, and a detailed answer sheet is also provided.
7th - 9th All 49 Views 238 Downloads
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 53 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Greek Mythology Activities
Find all you'll need for a comprehensive, engaging unit on Greek mythology here! This resource is packed with worksheets and activities on everything from how to write a myth and the roles and symbols of the major Greek gods to oracles, omens, and identifying types of conflicts in literature.
6th - 8th Language Arts 103 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review "What Good are the Words?" A Close Reading of an Excerpt from The Book Thief
A close reading of an excerpt from The Book Thief provides high school readers with an opportunity to examine how Markus Zusak uses syntax, repetition, and figurative language to contribute to the power of the novel, and to help develop his themes.
9th - 10th Language Arts 41 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United States
Would I be able to access all areas of the school if I used a wheelchair? Or if I could not see? After brainstorming a list of typical life activities, class members assume the role of a person with a specific disability and consider the barriers to access they would face.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Direct and Indirect Characterization: A Tale of Two Cities --Mr. Lorry
“Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waistcoat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.” Dickens’ diction and syntax can cause readers, even those familiar with 19th Century prose, to stumble.
9th Language Arts 21 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Designed
“. . . one man in his time plays many parts,/His acts being seven ages.” Jaques famous speech from Act II, scene vii of As you Like It sets the stage for an examination of the roles people play. Class members not only consider the roles played and masks worn by various characters in Shakespeare’s plays, but are also encouraged to examine their own.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
STRONG--an acronym for goal-setting success! Using a graphic organizer and useful acronym, your learners develop a goal plan for the class as a whole, while considering the requirements of, and obstacles to, achieving their goal. Briefly review the goal with your class at the beginning of each day and then at the conclusion of the goal's time frame, have your class reflect on their collaborative process.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 308 Views 372 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Venice and the Ottoman Empire
In the nineteenth episode of a world history series, the narrator explains how the mutually beneficial relationship between the Venetians and the Ottomans led to the Renaissance and Christopher Columbus' voyages. More specifically, your class members will learn about Venetian reliance on trade and merchant ships, coupled with the Ottoman Empire's capture of Egypt and control of trade through the Mediterranean.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Thematic and organizational patterns in McLaurin's "The Rite Time of Night"
Discover how authors design narrative and thematic structure with these practice activities for McLaurin’s “The Rite Time of Night.” Learners are encouraged to track repeating patterns such as references to nature or types of conflicts experienced by the characters in the story, and annotate them by color.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Fall of Rome the Roman Empire... in the 15th Century
What caused, and when was, the fall of the Roman Empire? Find out why the narrator argues the date to be around the middle of the 15th century, or in some ways, to this very day. The video covers Roman efforts to incorporate Germanic warriors into the Roman army, the lack of an emperor after the fifth century, and the rise and impact of the Byzantine empire.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 Different Views on Death
A thought-provoking lesson presents how different cultures view death. Upper elementary through high school pupils engage in a series of activities that will leave them with a new understanding of how death is dealt with globally. Excellent websites and streamed videos are included in this fine lesson.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 28 Downloads
Grade A: The Market for a Yale Women's Eggs by Jessica Cohen
What would it be like to sell your eggs to a couple who can't have children on their own? Could you even imagine it? As most of us have never been in this position, this descriptive essay is really quite interesting. The reading itself is not provided, but it is easily found online.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download