Common Core Aligned Resources for L.8.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
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,...
What’s the Good Word? Etymology Project Guidelines
6th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWho named the shapes, or the days of the week? Should words be removed from the dictionary if they're no longer commonly used? Are there too many words in the English language? Language arts students explore these and additional...
Lesson Two: The Earth, Introductory Activities
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Determine what young pupils already know about earth science with a brainstorming activity. After class members work together to complete a KWL chart about the Earth, they craft an acrostic poem to demonstrate their understanding.
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...
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...
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...
Legend and Symbol: An Etymology Lesson
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHow are the words tradition and traitor related? A thorough language arts resource explores the ways Latin and Greek words are represented in traditional legends and artwork, and reinforces word meaning with several grammar exercises.
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...
From… Poor Richard’s Almanack—Benjamin Franklin
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Diversity is the spice in the meatloaf of life. When is an aphorism not from Poor Richard's Almanack? When individuals create their own. After examining 20 of Benjamin Franklin's less famous aphorisms, individuals craft their own pithy...
The Summer Fun Summer Learning Poetry Unit
1st - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Focus on poetry this summer to enhance those comprehension, fluency, and language skills with a set of resources intended to explore different types of poetry, specifically lyric poetry. The daily activities contain differentiation ideas...
10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...