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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
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
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 42 Views 17 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 12 Views 2 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 35 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reading a Classic Novel
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension worksheet. 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
ASL Lesson 8
Another awesome ASL lesson! Teach ASL to a special ed class, hearing impaired child, or for your own enrichment. This lesson provides comprehensible ASL language development. Each highlighted blue area links to a video, printable image, and or series of images intended for establishing good signing.
1st - Higher Ed Special Education 8 Views 25 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
“Mom said I was a sheepdog…” After reading a brief definition of metaphor, readers are directed to underline all the examples of this type of figurative language found in a short passage about getting a haircut. An answer sheet is included.
6th - 8th Language Arts 73 Views 377 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