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Explore the different types of discourse and language with your lecture students in this presentation, which explores "sweet language," "stuffy language," and "poetic language," among others. Helpful for English, Sociology, Semantics, or Writing students, the slide contains two slides of references for teacher and student use.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Ain't That America
"Well there's more and more people, what do they know?" Help your class connect their lives with history and literature using this resource, which guides them through the lyrics of John Mellencamp's "Pink Houses." Using the images in the song, they can connect events from history or literature to the lyrics in a Six-Trait Writing activity.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Reading and Writing the Autobiography With a Study of Zora Neale Hurston
Learners explore the possible relationships between characters in a novel. They read the novel 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' and answer all the questions on each chapter so that the characters and events are familiar to the students.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet. Although designed for gifted learners, the activities would be great for the whole classroom, independent work, or homeschool settings.
8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Write On: Lesson 13
Sixth graders explore storytelling by writing their own narratives. For this points of view lesson, 6th graders identify the roles of a narrator in a story and the importance of flowing dialogue. Students write their own stories and revise their rough drafts with help from classmates.
6th English Language Arts
Evaluate Chapters 6-9
Students evaluate various literary elements from the book <i>Dragonwings</i>. In this literature study activity, students complete various activities including a plot diagram, a conflict list, and connecting the climax of the book to real-life disasters.
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Laurence Yep's, Dragonwings
Students discuss vocabulary words and compare definitions. They read chapters 6-9 of the novel, Dragonwings, and discuss point of view, and complete a plot diagram. Then they review the four types of conflict and identify the conflicts in the story.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The Short Story: A Slice of Life
Students are introduced to the characteristics of the short story. Individually, they use their own personal experiences to write a poem about their families to get them used to writing. Next, they practice reading various short stories outloud and answering comprehension questions.
7th - 8th English Language Arts
Exploring the Dark Heart of an Obsessive Mind
Students complete a unit of activities for "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe in part to analyze short stories, playwriting, and video production. In this Edgar Allan Poe lesson, students complete a 37 page packet of activities using dramatic technique s and technology applications to analyze the plot and extend meanings of the text.
8th English Language Arts
Death and Dying in Puritan New England: A Study Based on Early Gravestones, Vital Records, and other Primary Sources Relating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Students examine the time in which the Puritans lived in colonial New England. In groups, they research the Puritans view on life and death and discuss as a class. They read gravestones, diaries and other primary sources to discover more about their daily life.
9th - 12th Science
Nibble, Nibble, Little Mouse
Students complete activities to analyze points of view in different texts. For this point of view lesson, students read Hansel and Gretel and The Magic Circle and discuss the points of view. Students choose a character from the story and retell the story from that characters point of view.
7th - 9th English Language Arts
The Genome: Controversy for All Times
Young scholars examine the genome and discuss the ethical and moral issues surrounding it. In groups, they discover the differences between ethics and morals and discuss where the concepts of good and bad come from in society. After reading an article on cloning, they research how technology has changed the major ethical issues today and write an essay on their findings.
11th - 12th Science