Languages Teacher Resources
Ensure that your learners are well versed in grammar, culture, vocabulary, and everything necessary for speaking, writing, reading, and understanding a foreign language.
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* Educators * Lesson Plans The Importance of Speaking Another Language
Students examine the importance of speaking more than one language. They read and discuss an account written by a Peace Corps teacher in Ukraine, answer discussion questions, and discuss why English is taught in Ukraine.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 9 Downloads
Debates on Persuasive Language That Extend Outside of Class
There is no better sight to see than a classroom full of eager young adults, hands raised high, eager to jump into a class discussion. Get your class identifying and discussing rhetorical strategies and then debating long into the night with this current events-centered lesson plan.
9th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 128 Downloads
Lesson: Daria Martin: Body as Language
There is a wonderful magic that happens when artists collaborate. Kids examine storytelling through collaborative art. Inspired by Rodin's sculpture Minotaur, Daria Martin and Anna Halprin create a filmed dance sequence. Kids analyze the film and then work together to create a dance sequence that tells a story.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 14 Downloads
Foreign Language Initial Reading
Students match sentences and phrases to pictures in a target language. They identify the proper written form of familiar spoken phrases. Students practice labeling objects and pictures with the proper greeting, color, number or object name.
6th - 8th Languages 24 Views 45 Downloads
Tell Me A Foreign Language Story
Students practice retelling a simple story representative of the country where the target language is spoken: French, German, or Spanish. Given a worksheet with story details, students fill in missing details and rearrange details to complete the plot action of the story.
6th - 9th Languages 25 Views 49 Downloads
Careers and Life Choices
Students view teacher-created poster depicting people in various careers, and use vocabulary words on poster to generate grammatically correct sentences relating to careers in target language. Students then choose specific career to research, and create group presentation to share with classmates.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 36 Views 102 Downloads
Poetic Word Choice
Groups or pairs choose ordinary objects from a bag and rename them based on traits, so that a stapler becomes a "paper cobra." Then they connect this exercise to the way authors use language to emphasize certain traits through word choice. They record and explain special or unfamiliar words while reading from the verse novel Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith.
6th Language Arts 20 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Do you speak to your parents the same way you speak to your friends? The differences between formal and informal language are highlighted in this exercise. Groups are asked to select a scenario and script different dialogues that might occur between a teen and a teacher, parent, friend, stranger, clerk, or scientist.
4th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 90 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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Marcos and Paulo have just met Ana. Watch as they use Portuguese to introduce themselves and get to know each other. Language learners then complete a series of activities designed to help them master each brief conversation.
8th - Higher Ed Languages 6 Views 2 Downloads
Can You Feel the Thunder?
Discuss disability awareness and acceptance of people who are different with this resource. After reading the story, Can You Feel the Thunder? by Lynn E. McElfresh, learners talk about metaphors, answer cause and effect questions, and summarize the story.
6th - 8th Language Arts 40 Views 449 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Despite English grammar rules, in the e-world the plural of mouse is mouses. lol. Standard American English is constantly evolving. Introduce your class members to a variety of terms that describe different usage changes (economy, analogy, language contact, medium of communication, cultural environment).
11th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Study of Theme and Figurative Language in Poetry and/or Prose
Identify and analyze the use of figurative language used in select pieces of writing. These pieces of literature will represent at least two pieces by one writer and at least two pieces by different writers. This lesson would be a great way to reinforce citing textual evidence to demonstrate understanding.
7th - 9th Language Arts 65 Views 661 Downloads
Linguistic Diversity. Languages in Canada - Elementary
Create a language mosaic to reveal the linguistic diversity in your community. Pupils interview a person with a home language other than English and contribute to a bulletin board display representing the variety of languages spoken. The activity is part of the 1996 Canadian Census Results Teacher’s Kit.
5th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 13 Downloads
Read and identify three types of figurative language. High schoolers read and analyze "My Father's Body" by Christopher Buckley and "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman. They identify the elements of figurative and descriptive language and write an original poem or short biography.
9th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 198 Downloads
Introduction to the Cherokee Language
O-si-yo! Did you know that Cherokee is the only Native American language that has its own written alphabet? Pairs consult a Dikaneiski, a Cherokee word list, craft sentences using the Cherokee alphabet, and share these sentences with the class.
7th - 12th Language Arts 27 Views 19 Downloads
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Using Vivid Language
Analyze the components of precise wording and vivid language in this language arts lesson plan. Middle school writers illustrate a passage from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and write a response to a Norman Rockwell print.
6th - 8th Language Arts 47 Views 155 Downloads
Descriptive Language and Theme
Get ready to explore themes with a session rich in modeling that includes both worksheets and an assessment recording sheet. The class completes a pre-assessment to determine their understanding of theme and how to identify it. They read several pieces of literature and analyze how the poems, picture books, and short stories use descriptive language to lead readers to the authors' messages.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 55 Views 1063 Downloads
Chapter 12 Writing: the ABCs of Language
Providing a thorough presentation on the art of written language (and not just English), this slideshow will open your students' eyes to the sociological and linguistic issues surrounding writing systems, both modern and historical. The presentation could be easily broken up into several lecture sessions, and it includes a bibiliography for additional research.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 16 Views 25 Downloads
Detailing the stages of language, sound, word, and grammar acquisition for babies, this presentation is a great addition to a lecture that focuses on how the English language is developed in small children. Additionally, the slideshow provides (humorous) links to videos of babies and children in the beginning stages of language acquistion, as well as studying children's development of humor.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 6 Views 11 Downloads
Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare was such a talented writer, but why? It must be his use of figurative language, blended with his clever, twisting plots. This learning exercise focuses on his use of metaphor, simile, personification, oxymoron, and hyperbole within Romeo and Juliet.
8th - 10th Language Arts 51 Views 221 Downloads