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.
Showing 141 - 160 of 52,213 resources
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
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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts
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
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 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 English Language Arts 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 English Language Arts 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 English Language Arts 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 English Language Arts 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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 English Language Arts 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
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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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 English Language Arts
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 & Programs
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