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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 Language Arts 7 Views 7 Downloads 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 3 Views 18 Downloads
Using Adverbs to Improve Sentences
If you are currently teaching adverbs in your class, this resource might be for you! For this activity, 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 Development 12 Views 339 Downloads
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 Language Arts 20 Views 45 Downloads 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 Language Arts 231 Views 401 Downloads 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 Development 8 Views 121 Downloads
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 Language Arts 83 Views 182 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 3 Views 3 Downloads
Learners are exposed to sentence combining at increasingly difficult levels throughout a week. They begin with nouns and verbs and build to contrasts, parallels, etc. Activity is based on Chomsky's generative grammar concepts.
9th - 12th English Language Development 39 Views 161 Downloads 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 Language Arts 104 Views 340 Downloads 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 Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
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 Language Arts 213 Views 150 Downloads 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 instructional activity 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 Language Arts 175 Views 502 Downloads 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 Development 3 Views 75 Downloads
Intermediate Paragraph Correction #8
If you are looking for a worksheet to challenge intermediate English learners on verb tense, syntax, and punctuation, you might want to check out this worksheet. Readers select the correct revisions to a passage in eight multiple choice questions.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 6 Views 60 Downloads
Connotation and Denotation: How Word Choice Affects a Paragraph
Review the terms denotation, connotation, diction, and mood in paragraph writing. After defining the terms, middle schoolers practice writing examples of both connotation and denotation. They complete a connotation and denotation graphic organizer and chart, and then they practice incorporating the elements using the paragraphs on the final worksheet.
7th - 8th Language Arts 104 Views 598 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Poetry: A Prelude to Beowulf
Riddle me this! What do kennings, caesura, and alliteration have to do with the Nowell Codex? Introduce class members to Anglo-Saxon poetry and prepare readers for a study of Beowulf with a series of activities that includes asking groups to translate, solve and then craft their own riddles.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 78 Views 175 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Study: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Come, see, conquer the language in Julius Caesar with a resource that lists the SAT words that appear in Shakespeare’s play. Templates provide definitions and derivations, as well as famous lines. The packet also includes an AP style writing prompt.
9th - 11th Language Arts 10 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Practice using parallel structure. Learners correct faulty parallelism in an extensive list of sentences. The faults in each sentence are sometimes subtle, so scholars will need solid background knowledge on parallel structure to catch the mistakes.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads