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Identify Similes In Poetry
Fifth graders explore figurative language in poetry. They review the characteristics of poetry and discuss figurative language. After listening to a poem, they discuss with a friend what kind of pictures they see in their mind when hearing it.
5th Language Arts 15 Views 81 Downloads
Go Free or Die: Figurative Language
Figures of speech, sensory details, and academic language are all targeted while reading Chapter Two of J. Ferris’ Go Free or Die. First, learners engage in an exercise to practice describing with detail. Then, partners use a chart to record and explain the meaning of the examples of figurative language listed.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 332 Downloads
College-level writers learn the importance of using academic language in their papers and essays. Assessing the audience is an important aspect of choosing the language with which one writes. Review these 10 slides to make sure each student puts their best foot forward.
12th - Higher Ed All 7 Views 10 Downloads
American Sign Language Song Project
Engage your pupils in American Sign Language by bringing music into the curriculum. Groups select appropriate songs and spend time in class translating the lyrics into ASL before presenting in front of the class. Music and props are encouraged to liven up the presentations.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 4 Downloads
Explore literary devices and figurative language using higher level examples. The 33 slides here define common types of figurative language (like simile, metaphor, personification, etc.), and then focus on specific examples in grade-level texts like "My Papa's Waltz.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 13 Downloads
Viewers are asked to identify the figurative language used in Stephen Vincent Benet’s poem, “The Ballad of William Sycamore,” and William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” Preview to make sure the interactive elements of the presentation work with your equipment.
9th - 12th All 42 Views 78 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Understand Figurative Language: "On Thin Ice"
Next time you need a lesson on figurative language, don't find yourself on thin ice. Using cartoons and clear explanations, this resource will offer a review of the concept of idioms as well as explain the meaning of the idiom, "on thin ice.
2 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Talk about a menu! Who would have thought SAT prep could be so delicious? Treat your class to a full course of SAT words with a timed activity that asks groups to create clues for dishes on their bill of fare. Distained veggies anyone? Disgruntled, but no calories!
11th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Exploring the Complexities of Language
An interview with Dr. Rosemary Beam de Azcona launches a study of the complexities of language and how meaning changes across languages and cultures. The investigation continues as class members view clips of the film, The Tailenders, which follows Global Recordings Network efforts to translate Bible stories into thousands of languages.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Memory Box: Descriptive Writing
A great way to reinforce descriptive writing, this lesson serves as an exploration of adjectives and sensory words. First, pupils describe a family tradition using as many sensory details as they can. Then, they try to draw a scene from a story using the details provided.
4th - 7th Language Arts 70 Views 511 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia
Explore the folklore of Asia and the South Pacific with this language arts lesson series. Complementing a reading of Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia by Jan M. Mike, this resource supports learners with understanding cause and effect relationships and identifying the moral or theme in each of the book's four stories.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 39 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reading a Classic Novel
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension instructional activity. Learners read excerpts from the novel Hard Times in which he describes the New England industrial city of Coketown. They consider why Dickens uses so much detail and examine his sentence structure and word choice.
4th - 5th Language Arts 26 Views 186 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Precise and Concise Language (Part 1)
While pupils often think that length is a mark of good writing, precision is often a more accurate indicator of sophisticated writing. Show them how to whittle down their phrases and have them practice on the eight sentence groups provided here.
6th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
* 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
Expand sentences into action chains. Divide the class into small groups giving each group a sentence with an action on it. The group's task is to add two more actions that fit with the original action in order to make an action chain! A very basic concept and lesson plan.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 23 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning (1880)
Dress up to catch the class's attention before reading a silly story aloud. Learners identify five sensory details within the story and interpret two metaphors. They then collaborate on sequencing events before retelling the story using storyboard illustrations.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 6 Views 233 Downloads
The Ancient Art of Haiku
A cross-disciplinary lesson that incorporates language arts, social studies, and art into a creative project, this lesson would be a great fit for any middle school humanities classroom. After briefly learning about the history, structure, and key features of haiku poetry, writers break into groups to take nature photos.
7th - 8th Language Arts 31 Views 227 Downloads