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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Word Choice and the Value of a Dictionary
Poets generally choose each word carefully, and Robinson Jeffers is no exception to this rule. Look closely at Jeffers' word choice in "Inscription for a Gravestone" and "The Deer Lay Down Their Bones" through discussion and writing. After choosing intriguing words as a class, send small groups off to look up these words in several different reference books and report their findings.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Latin Syntax Review: Mythological Creatures
Young scholars of Latin review elements of Latin syntax, incorporating themes of mythological creatures (Pegasus, Hydra, Polyphemus Minotaur, Medusa, Chimaera) from Ancient Greece and Rome. The use of visuals adds dimension to this lesson.
10th - 12th Technology & Engineering
Using Adverbs to Improve Sentences
If you are currently teaching adverbs in your class, this resource might be for you! For this worksheet, learners review adverbs and example sentences, identify and rewrite sentences with too many adverbs, add adverbs to sentences, and review and assess their adverb knowledge.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Direct and Indirect Characterization: A Tale of Two Cities --Mr. Lorry
“Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waistcoat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.” Dickens’ diction and syntax can cause readers, even those familiar with 19th Century prose, to stumble.
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Poetry: "love is a place" by E. E. Cummings
Show your class how to read, and analyze poetry through the rules of grammar as you explore “love is a place” by E.E. Cummings. Some might consider this plan overbearing and beating poetry to death, which might be true, if you do all of the activities.
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
International Dance Day: Reading and Activities for ELD
A brief passage about International Dance Day, April 29, is accompanied by an array of language activities based in sound ELD practice: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing, and homework/extension ideas.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
New Review Latin Worksheet: Horace, Ode 1.5
Take a look at Horace's "Ode 1.5" from Carmina in depth with an analysis worksheet. Included on the first page is the original Latin version of the verses as well as a literal translation. Pupils respond to questions relating to sounds, meter, diction, syntax, imagery, figurative language, genre, tone, subject, and form.
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the plan also includes photographs of Chicago, historic and contemporary articles, and directions for an argumentative writing assignment.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the four lessons focuses on a different type of art commonly found throughout the region: carpet weaving, metal work, calligraphy, and painting.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Latin Tutorial 1: Multiple-Choice Item Writing for Teachers
What are the benefits to providing your learners with multiple-choice questions on quizzes and tests? If you'll be teaching Latin literature this year, read this quick argument to decide which types of questions you'll create.
11th - 12th Languages
New Review Civics and Citizenship
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of documents as the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence, designing responsibility posters, a public service announcement project, and examining quotes from influential politicians, philosophers, and authors on the topic of civics.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm - "The Fisherman and his Wife"
Help young readers learn to read and interpret complex text independently. Teach young children to ask interpretive questions and use the text itself to answer them. Use art, word play and drama to provide a deeper understanding of stories.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Character Analysis - "Edna's Ruthie" from The House on Mango Street
The residents of Mango Street come alive because of the language Sandra Cisneros uses. Readers examine this language, particularly appositives, to see how how Cisneros builds the character of Edna's Ruthie.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Improve syntax with this explanatory handout. It clarifies one way to make writing more precise: avoiding nominalization. This resource provides four ways to find and change nominalization problems and 10 sentences to correct. There are no directions for the exercise; however, answers are provided.
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
What Is the Writing Process?
Use this packet to support a narrative writing assignment. The materials included in the packet center around a prompt for writing about a rite of passage. Each part of the writing process is described and demonstrated. After reading the information and model, pupils apply the each concept to their own essay.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can be incorporated into other units of study.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Putting It All Together: Tone Analysis
Ever wonder if your ELA lessons are hitting all of Bloom's levels? Here are eight pages of close reading questions that gradually build from the lowest to the highest levels of Bloom's taxonomy. This particular lesson focuses on a short selection of Edgar Allen Poe's infamous short story "The Tell Tale Heart," but reviewing this resource may help you in crafting close reading assignments for any text your class may be reading.
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Beginning Paragraph Correction #8
Readers answer 8 multiple choice questions by selecting the correct revisions to the paragraph provided. The focus is on prepositions, syntax, and parts of speech. A good, quick exercise for ELL classes or review for middle schoolers.
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts