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51 resources with the keyterm dialect

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Major Regional Dialects

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
What does your dialect sound like? Examine variation in English as it relates to geographic regions with your class. They recognize some of the major differences between regional dialects and determine that everyone speaks a dialect....
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 5

For Teachers 6th Standards
Building on the previous activity in this series of lesson seeds, this plan focuses on the use of dialect in Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. Class members examine specific lines of text, use their reading journals to respond to the...
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6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 1: Poem

For Teachers 6th Standards
While originally created to accompany The Cay, this poetry lesson could be used on it's own, especially if you are working on dialect. Class members conduct a close reading of "When Malindy Sings" by Paul Laurence Dunbar and listen to an...
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Elements of Style: Literary Devices

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How does an author develop his or her personal writing style? This presentation starts by looking at E.E. Cummings and some of his most notable works. As an author with a lot of style, he's the perfect example! Then, terms such as...
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Lyric Analysis: Reflection

For Students 9th - 12th
The Woody Guthrie song,"I Ain’t Got No Home in This World Anymore" invites upper graders to engage in lyric analysis. They use the lyrics to answer five analysis questions to determine a social meaning to the song. A suggested answer...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Understanding Dialect

For Students 8th - 9th
Study language and dialect in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Nobody does it better than Mark Twain, and there's a reason why! As your eighth and ninth graders read the passage provided, they answer the analysis questions. 
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Language Variation: Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

For Teachers Higher Ed
Sociolect? Jargon? Morphosyntactic? Labov? Ebonics? The fifteen slides in this presentation serve to introduce terms and concepts used in the discussion of how ethnicity, age, social class, education, religion, and gender influence...
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Mountain Dialect -- Reading Between the Spoken Lines

For Teachers 8th Standards
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...
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Language Change in North Carolina's Cities

For Teachers 8th
Take a closer look at North Carolinian dialects with pupils. They will discover how dialect in North Carolina's urban regions have changed as more people with varied backgrounds have come to live together. They discuss the provided...
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Language and Dialect

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Practice listening skills while studying oral story tellers from different parts of Louisiana. Consider the regional dialects and insider language of folk groups with your class. Identify language as part of folk life and recognize that...
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Dialect Awareness in Literature and Life

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars read and re-write, in Standard English, a short selection from Dovey Coe and note importance of use of dialect in novel. Then they examine their own use of dialect in everyday speech, and write a narrative using both casual...
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Reading a Dialect

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Reading a dialect can be difficult; show readers that it can also reveal fascinating details! They read two extracts from Jane Gardam's The Hollow Land, which is written in a British dialect. Readers answer comprehension questions,...
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Milkweed: Lesson 14

For Teachers 6th
Paper Clips, a powerful documentary about a Whitwell Middle School Holocaust project, provides pupils with an opportunity to study prejudice and stereotyping, as well as regional dialect. Captions are provided to help viewers understand...
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The Harlem Renaissance Births a Black Culture

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the men and women who were a part of the Harlem Renaissance. Individually, they recreate their favorite pieces of art from the time period and create their own original works after reading poem from the movement. In...
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"Lawd! Lawd! Lawd!"

For Teachers 7th - 10th
From British accents to Texan drawls, a character's dialect can be an important part of the reading experience. A Six-Trait writing activity guides learners through the analysis of a character's dialect (Daniel Keyes's Flowers for...
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Regional and Social Dialects

For Teachers Higher Ed
Both humorous and fascinating, dialects of the English language are a never-ending source of cultural studies in America. This presentation details characteristics and vocabulary of Eastern U.S. dialects, Southern dialects, and Western...
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Dynamic Dialect: Horace Kephart and Our Southern Highlanders

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Cool, man! This is rad! Sneak a peek at this resource before you outten the lights. LOL, you Dred. As an introduction to language change, class groups brainstorm IM lingo, as well as words and phrases popular today, that might seem...
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Birds of a Feather, An Interdisciplinary Unit: Language Arts Wing

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
If a blue jay could talk, what would it say? Find out by reading Mark Twain's "Jim Baker's Blue-jay Yarn" with your class. Make sure to discuss dialect beforehand and adopt the accent while you read. Compare and contrast American English...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Semantic Feature Analysis

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Racist, independent, conflicted? Readers of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn brainstorm words that describe the traits of characters in Twain’s novel and then rate these qualities in several of their favorite characters. Individuals...
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Literary Techniques

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Need to review literary terms/techniques with your class? The slides in this presentation define and give examples of 22 common literary terms. The PowerPoint could be used for AP test prep.
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Language and Social Culture

For Teachers Higher Ed
"Language and culture are so related that you cannot understand one without a knowledge of the other." The 37 slides in this presentation are meant to reinforce the points made in a lecture about language, language vareities, language...
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Dialect Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

For Students 8th - 9th
Explore different dialects with your English class. This handout contains four poems from Paul Laurence Dunbar. Use the poems to introduce your class to a new dialect. No exercises or activities are included. 
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Derbyshire Accent Project 1

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Compare the Derbyshire accent to Standard English. There are eight common differences between the two languages for learners to discover. A great worksheet to start a discussion on the various forms and conventions of Standard English.
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Transport and Dialect

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Cultivating an interest in native dialects and how they differ from Standard English is an excellent introduction to the study of language. This resource looks at the dialectic words of the British Isles that are used for methods of...