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"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with a chunk of text, how to highlight imagery and figurative language, and how to use in-text citations to answer guiding questions.
11th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review “House by the Railroad”: A Painting and a Poem for the Common Core
Introduce your class to ekphrastic poetry with an exercise that asks them to examine Edward Hooper's painting House by the Railroad and Edward Hirsch's poem "Edward Hopper and the House By the Railroad." After a close reading of the two works, individuals craft an explicated pastiche to comment on another painting.
9th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Tone and Purpose: The Indirect Ways That Writers Communicate
Sympathetic, sarcastic, insensitive. Clarify for your learners the ways that writers use language to reveal their purpose in writing and their attitude toward their subject. Expand upon the presentation by including additional specific examples of the terms discussed and by asking your viewers to craft their own.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Art of the Metaphor
Show this poetic and captivating video to your class to activate thought about figurative language. The narrator conjures up scenes with her use of metaphor and describes not only what a metaphor is, but what a metaphor can do. She uses examples from day-to-day life as well as literature to demonstrate the art and subtlety of figurative language.
6 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Description as Mind Control: Using Details to Help Readers Visualize Your Story
The class listens to a descriptive passage from Gary Paulsen's novel Hatchet. The passage evokes mental images which pupils are instructed to illustrate. In small groups, they share their pictures. They discuss which words and details sparked the most powerful mental images.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 31 Views 97 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mountain Dialect -- Reading Between the Spoken Lines
This activity is intended to follow-up or reinforce concepts learned relating to the Great Depression, antebellum period, and the turn of the twentieth century. Learners conduct research and read about North Carolina during one of the mentioned periods, paying particular attention to how people spoke during those eras.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Observing Sensory Details
Discuss how to use sensory details in creative and descriptive writing. Scholars observe and experience a sensory rich item such as a bar of soap or peanut butter, and then use descriptive language to describe it. Consider having your learners choose a sensory rich object of their own and write a description for it.
4th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 141 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Seeing Words in a New Way
What's the best resource to use when looking up words? Use Visual Thesaurus to see a word's meaning. The class accesses the interactive website and then compares and contrasts the difference between using a traditional dictionary and the Visual Thesaurus.
6th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 338 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Prose Styles: Tough, Sweet, and Stuffy
Take a walk on the rhetorical side with this presentation, which discusses three styles of prose: tough (ethos), sweet (pathos), and stuffy (logos). The slide show provides thorough definitions and examples of each style, as well as charts that differentiate the features of novels, ads, and textbooks.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 15 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 Language Arts 171 Views 143 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Selected Poems from Jim Wayne Miller's the Brier Poems
Students explore the basic elements of poetry through Appalachian life poetry. In this poetry lesson, students read seven poems from Jim Wayne Miller's the Brier Poems and complete poetry analysis activities for each poem.
5th - 7th Language Arts 8 Views 63 Downloads
Introducing Metaphors Through Poetry
Students define and identify examples of metaphors. They read and analyze the metaphors used in poetry by Langston Hughes, Margaret Atwood, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others. Students create their own metaphors and apply this tool to their own writing projects.
9th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 45 Downloads
Follow the Leader-- Story Starter
In this writing worksheet, young scholars read the beginning of a story and notice the strong verbs, similes, descriptive words and first person narrative. Students write the end of the story, making the writing sound similar to the author's.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 44 Downloads
Animating Poetry: Reading Poems about the Natural World
Students complete poetry analysis activities. In this poetry analysis lesson, students consider the use of imagery and sound devices in poetry. Students translate poetry into another art, read a diverse selection of poems, and express poetry creatively.
7th - 9th Language Arts 29 Views 72 Downloads