Common Core Aligned Resources for L.8.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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Chief Executives Compared: The Federalist Papers
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Delve into the responsibilities of the president by looking at President Hamilton's opinion of the presidential office in his own words. The second in a three-part series, the resource also offers an interesting compare-and-contrast...
Connotation and Denotation: How Word Choice Affects a Paragraph
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Putting It All Together: Tone Analysis
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Formative Assessments: Dickens' A Christmas Carol
8th CCSS: Adaptable
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol provides the text for a formative assessment exercise designed for middle schoolers. Patterned on the AP exam, the packet includes a treasure trove of materials including answer keys, rationales,...
In on a Secret? That's Dramatic Irony
3 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Struggling to get your learners to understand irony? Try out this video, which clarifies each type of irony before going into more depth on dramatic irony. The narrator relates this type of irony to both horror and comedy films and...
Figurative Language - Figuring it Out
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Play this slide show and then find out how much your class has learned with the included quiz. After jotting down the definitions of each term, class members label 10 examples with one of five terms: simile, metaphor, personification,...
A Wizard of Earthsea: Figurative Language
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Examine figurative language through the words of Ursula K. Le Guin in her novel A Wizard of Earthsea. The fifth lesson in a series of ten, the steps listed here ask pupils to go back into the text and find a striking sentence to analyze...
Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”
5th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to...
Introducing the 6 Traits to Students
K - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Put together an English language arts unit on the six traits of writing with this helpful collection of resources. From fun songs to differentiated writing exercises reinforcing each of the traits, great ideas are provided for developing...