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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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"Pray, Why Speakest Thou Thusly?"
Examine popular language and slang and how they have changed over the course of American history. Conduct Internet research, use an online interactive Colonial House website to translate 17th century language into 21st century language, and write 17th century text.
5th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 29 Downloads
Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates
Learners analyze the language used in political debates. In this linguistic analysis lesson, pupils study various techniques used to convey meaning and extend that knowledge with analysis of several presidential debates.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 75 Downloads
Write on! Hooking the Reader
How does one hook a reader? Fourth graders will brainstorm ways to "hook" the reader into a story they wrote. They will view online examples of using figurative language in a story. This is a great "show" not "tell" activity. Resources and links are provided.
4th Language Arts 29 Views 240 Downloads
Back to School: Style Analysis
Jump back into expository writing and analysis at the start of a new school year! Start with a review of an authors' stylistic choices in diction, syntax, treatment of subject matter, and figurative language. Writers choose a text to analyze in a complete essay.
9th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 160 Downloads
Keeping Your English Up to Date: Hoodie
Language is fluid, especially the English language. See how it is currently changing and will continue to change. Using the example of the term "hoodie," learners work through a week's worth of vocabulary, spelling, and critical thinking exercises.
7th - 12th English Language Development 49 Views 106 Downloads
Discuss the work of Matthew Henson, an African American who traveled to the North Pole with Robert Peary. After reading the story "Matthew Henson" by Maryann N. Weidt, learners answer questions by drawing inferences and conclusions, paraphrasing, and identifying figurative language such as similes.
9th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 130 Downloads
Julie of the Wolves
Have your class practice their comprehension skills using this resource. After reading Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, learners engage in cause and effect activities, identify story elements and figurative language, and compare texts.
4th - 8th Language Arts 14 Views 303 Downloads
Listen! Can You Hear the Sounds?
First graders communicate and respond to specific information they have gleaned from a narrated story about music instruments in the target language. The lesson is also meant to reinforce listening skills essential for foreign language learning.
1st Languages 31 Views 59 Downloads
Questions, Statements And Formality
Students distinguish between questions, statements, and formality as dictated by the instructor in a targeted foreign language: French or German. On a provided worksheet, students classify statements according to their vocabulary and sentence structures.
6th - 9th Languages 25 Views 16 Downloads
Students write social letter to friend or penpal in target foreign language to demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary and complex language structures, write with understanding and facility, and use appropriate presentational strategies to accomplish purpose of letter.
9th - 12th Languages 15 Views 11 Downloads
New Review Jamie Nabozny: Bullying: Language, Literature and Life
Class members identify bullying in contemporary texts and role play how they might change those scenes to examples of anti-bullying. They then re-define their initial definitions of bullying and discuss what they would like to see as "the next chapter" on bullying.
7th - 12th Language Arts 39 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Common Core State Standards Lesson Pack: Grade Two
Make implementation of the Common Core State Standards a little easier with this series of graphic organizers and classroom displays. Including a lesson plan template, individual student trackers, and a series of I Can... posters for displaying the standards, this resource will help to ensure your second graders' success with the Common Core.
2nd Classroom Support 163 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Narrative Writing: Using Exact Words
Review the narrative writing process with your emerging story writers. They read a sample narrative and identify five vague verbs that could be replaced with a more exact, exciting verb. Then they write a personal narrative making sure to use exact verbs in their story.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 101 Views 449 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Further Improvements of Writing Skills
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures of speech and explore ways to use language precisely as they revise their character description.
7th - 9th Language Arts 27 Views 199 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Charles Darwin Meets John Paul II
If you teach AP English language and composition and are looking for a way to address the differences between written and spoken arguments, consider this lesson. Over the course of three days, class members research Charles Darwin or John Paul II, write a speech in the voice of their subject, determine the two best writing samples through consensus, and analyze these for diction, syntax, bias, and figurative language.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Familiarize your class with folktales and hit Common Core standards along the way. Before reading the provided short story, readers practice drawing and supporting inferences and analyzing the point of view in two short exercises. They then read the story several times, focusing on different aspects of the text each time.
6th - 8th Language Arts 64 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 2: Close Read
The second lesson plan of a pair about Paul Laurence Dunbar, this plan focuses in particular on his poem, "We Wear the Masks." After a short historical introduction, class members conduct a series or readings, marking up the text and discussing literary elements such as imagery, tone, and personification.
6th Language Arts 67 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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Empower nonverbal learners with the gift of gab using this speech and language application. Offering hundreds of picture-supported words and phrases, it's easy for students who struggle with verbal communication to have meaningful interactions with their peers, teachers, and family members.
Pre-K - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Adapting Narratives for Skits to Teach Language Through Drama
Students in a Spanish foreign language class are giving topics to develop a skit to preform in front of the class. As a class, they are introduced to new vocabulary and the concept of paraphrasing. After performing their skit, they also examine a Spanish TV guide and critique their favorite shows.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 51 Downloads