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In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 13 multiple choice questions about Milton's Paradise Lost. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
A very thorough look at the life of John Milton's life is the focus of this presentation. Complete with important contextual details and facts about his work, the slide show could be a good way to introduce Paradise Lost to your class. The slides read as a basic lecture without a lot of insight, lending well to a discussion among your pupils.
Students read one of his minor poems but focus on Paradise Lost. They apply historical criticism to the poem and note the parallel between the Biblical references and the politics of Oliver Cromwell.
Readers participate in a cloze procedure of John Milton’s Paradise Lost. A detailed rationale of and directions for using the procedure are included with the passage template.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about John Milton's Paradise Lost. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Milton's Paradise Lost. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the selection at the bottom of the page.
In this online interactive literature activity, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about John Milton's Paradise Lost. Students may check some of their answers online.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
“The mind is its own place. . .” and Milton’s Paradise Lost is sure to expand the vocabulary (and the minds) of young readers. Assist that growth with an activity that asks individuals to first select and define five unfamiliar words, and then share these words in groups. The approach could be used with other texts as well. Beware the typos!
The seeds of tragedy are planted early in John Steinbeck's story of migrant workers George Milton and Lenny Small. Nurture the imagination of readers by asking them to craft predictions about what will grow out of events in chapters one and two.
Providing a synopsis of Book II from John Milton's Paradise Lost, the first few slides from this presentation could be a good way to culminate a night's reading in your language arts class. The rest of the presentation includes the entire text of the book, which could be helpful as you discuss specific parts of the reading, but you will need to add most of your own commentary.
A short synopsis of Book III from John Milton's Paradise Lost opens this presentation, which would be a good way to discuss a previous night's reading. The slide show goes on to address Book IV, first including the synopsis and then providing the text (lines 1-535). Use this slide show to accompany your class discussion, as it does not offer much commentary beyond the synopses.
Providing first a short overview of Book IX from Paradise Lost by John Milton, this presentation would be a good way to discuss a previous night's reading, or to guide pupils through the book itself. The rest of the slide show contains the text from Book IX, with key phrases highlighted in red. This section includes little commentary and would need your lecture to come to fruition.
Explore the life and writing of John Steinbeck. A 48-slide presentation introduces the famous American author, his California heritage, and his impressive collection of published work. Viewers are then introduced to Of Mice and Men, one of his most popular novels. Included is information about the era, the American Dream, and the influx of immigrants during this time. The presentation could be used prior to beginning any of Steinbeck's novels.
Here is a great activity that will help your class members review the theories of classic economists regarding markets, competition, and individual initiative. After dividing into groups, learners will plan a eulogy to celebrate the life of a classical or Keysnesian economist, such as Adam Smith or John Hicks. These presentations will include research, visual aids, and summaries of the economist's theories and accomplishments.
Students participate in completing a worksheet where they have to match the authors to the short story or book that they wrote. They have studied English Literature Authors, so this is an assessment piece type of instructional activity.
In this episode of Crash Course World History, John Green does an excellent job summarizing the reasons behind the ideological clash between the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Covering early features of the war such as the Marshall Plan and the policy of containment, Green goes on to explore US efforts around the globe to stop the spread of communism, and the lasting implications of those endeavors. Tip: Consider pausing at 2:00 to discuss the magnitude of Green's statement.
As part of their study of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, class members explore the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. Groups examine primary and secondary sources to gain an understanding of the travails of men like George Milton and Lennie Small. The class then compares the lives of migrant farm workers of the depression era to those today.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read chapters 1-6 of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Students then respond to 41 short answer questions about the content of the novel.
Third graders listen to lectures and research the motivations and history of the Spanish, French and English explorers searching for the Northwest Passage to India. They trace routes on maps and consider how these explorers helped shaped modern history.