Synecdoche Teacher Resources
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Spot the Synecdoche
Synecdoches (sih-NEHK-duh-keez) are words for individual parts that refer to the whole, such as lend me your ears and too many mouths to feed. Learners identify the synecdoches in seven example sentences and explain their meanings.
6th - 9th Language Arts 16 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions
Ask your class to lend their ears, and eyes, to a short video that defines and offers examples of synecdoche and metonymy. Whether it be brand names like Kleenex® and Band-aids® that have come to stand for all the products in a category, or an object that is associated with an act or event (give a hand to help out) the video offers clever examples of these metaphorical expressions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Seriously, 93 slides of literary terms? Yes, and well worth the time, although perhaps not all at once. The beauty here is in the concise, easy-to-understand definitions for such well-known terms as imagery and personification, as well as for more esoteric terms such as enjambment and litotes.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 33 Views 61 Downloads
Twelfth Night Act 2 Scene 2
Students read and discuss act 2, scene 2 of Shakespeare's, Twelfth Night. For this Shakespeare lesson, students read and discuss this scene line by line while investigating the themes of gender roles and levels of love. They also discuss the literary devices of synecdoche and apostrophe before answering journal prompts.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Linguistic Humor and Language Play
By George, there are so many literary devices illustrated here! Help your pupils create interest in their writing by presenting one or two of these literary devices at a time. The slides contain examples and beg participation from the audience, but some of the examples included will surely be over their heads.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
What is Language?
Intended to be used along with the first chapter of An Introduction to Language textbook, this PowerPoint is full of linguistic terminology that is not necessarily explained. This tool can be used to complement a lecture or a text, but definitely does not stand alone.
Higher Ed Language Arts 17 Views 24 Downloads
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 4 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Providing ample examples of humor in literature, psychology, and sociology, this presentation studies the concept and function of humor in society today. Covering what is classically "funny" and what is not, and why, the slideshow will inspire a rich debate with a plethora of examples spilling from the lecture seats.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 12 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 26 Views 161 Downloads
Lesson: Emory Douglas: Decoding Images and Vocabulary Activity
To better understand the work of Black Panther logo artist Emory Douglas, learners define literary devices. They define a series of words such as metaphor, simile, and assonance, then place an example of that device found in Emory Douglas' work.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 10 Downloads
Analyzing Poetry from the Tang Dynasty
Over the course of the lesson, your pupils read and analyze a translated eight-line poem from the Tang Dynasty written by Du Fu, a poet caught behind enemy lines during the An Lu-Shan rebellion (755-763). Literary/historical context is provided, along with 14 discussion questions, and a text-to-self connection journal prompt.
7th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 16 Downloads
Language and Composition Poetry Analysis Graphic Organizer
Read a poem, any poem, and use this graphic organizer for analysis. The resource consists of a questions about the poem's literal meaning, a grid for noting down and analyzing poetic devices, specific questions about tone and theme, and a list of common poetic devices, many with examples.
7th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 26 Downloads
"Timid, scared, terrified." High school scholars examine words, their denotations and connotations, in a series of exercises that use lines from Shakespeare to explore figurative language and word relationships. Participants then demonstrate their understanding of these principles as they respond to questions on two poems by Robert Frost.
11th - 12th Language Arts 27 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Emily Dickinson Poetry
Young scholars identify a poem by Emily Dickinson for analysis. They apply a set of critical questions to a poem in order to interpret poem and find literary elements used by author. They organize information for a PowerPoint presentation on their poem.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 59 Downloads
Present your class with an overview of poetry-related information. The slides are clearly organized by topic, starting with reading poetry, ending with myths, and touching on everything from the five senses to open and closed forms of poetry.
9th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 23 Downloads
Terms for the Tools of Poetry
A great poet needs great tools to compose and perfect their art form. Young writers develop presentations that teach a poetic concept to the rest of the class. They incorporate visual aids, definitions, and examples or illustrations of the following terms: voice, diction, imagery, figures of speech, symbolism, syntax, rhyme and form.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 49 Downloads
Advanced Rhetorical Terms PPT
A 24-slide presentation that covers advanced literary terms such as asyndeton, anaphora, chiasmus, and litotes. With 10 terms covered in all, the slides of this presentation alternate between term definition and example. While the information in this presentation would be a valuable addition to an upper-level English course, the presentation itself is not interactive, engaging, or particularly well formatted.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Why Nations Trade
Students discuss international trade. In this trade instructional activity, students read about comparative advantage and the benefits of international trade. Students perform a skills test to determine their individual specialization areas and write one page papers on specialization and opportunity costs.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 10 Views 32 Downloads
I Hear Poetry
Twelfth graders use song lyrics to complete a literary and stylistic analysis of poetry. In this poetry analysis lesson plan, 12th graders analyze poems without knowing they are songs and complete an organizer. Students listen to the songs and complete a group poetry analysis.
12th Language Arts 19 Views 69 Downloads