Common Core Aligned Resources for RL.6.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
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Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library, whether or not your school has adopted the Common Core. Designed for middle and high school language arts classes, the packet is packed with teaching tips, materials,...
Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Figurative Language and Word Choice in Bud, Not Buddy
6th CCSS: Designed
Individuals utilize the strategies practiced in the previous lesson to complete a mid-unit assessment on figurative language and how Christopher Paul Curtis uses word choice to create meaning in Bud, Not Buddy.
Analyzing Figurative Language and How the Author’s Word Choice Affects Tone and Meaning
6th CCSS: Designed
How figurative language effects the tone and meaning in Chapter Three of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy is the focus of a series of exercises that ask readers to locate record, and analyze Curtis' word choices.
Figurative Language and Word Choice: A Closer Look at Bud, Not Buddy
6th CCSS: Adaptable
The difference between an average piece of writing and an unforgettable piece of writing can lie in the author's word choice. The figurative language in Chapter 2 of Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal winner, Bud, Not Buddy, is the...
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension
4th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Wow, a resource that includes over 50 graphic organizers designed for reading comprehension! From story maps and plot elements to character traits and compare and contrast activities, this resource is sure to have the graphic organizer...
Putting It All Together: From Awareness of Mood to Analysis of Tone
6th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Stephen Vincent Benet’s, “By the Waters of Babylon,” offers learners a chance to examine the difference between mood and tone. After a close reading of an excerpt from the short story, the class lists the diction and imagery that builds...
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
Writing About Literature: Exploring Themes About Conformity
7th CCSS: Designed
Feeling the pressure to confirm is something any adolescent can relate to. Explore an essential theme with a response to literature assessment that prompts learners to identify main ideas with evidence and supporting details.
The Summer Fun Summer Learning Music Unit
1st - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Take note. Soul music. Gospel music. Country music. Summer comes alive with the sounds of music as program participants learn about various genres of music, create instruments, and write and perform songs about the facts and traditions...
Island of the Blue Dolphins: A Novel Study
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell? Use this set of worksheets to accompany a novel study of the famous book. Each set of sheets is broken up to include two chapters of reading comprehension, vocabulary study, research...
Thrills! Chills! Using Scary Stories to Motivate Students to Read
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
What better way to motivate reading than with scary stories, especially around Halloween. Using a Goosebumps series set of books, learners participate in daily reading of chapters from their book. Each day they focus on a different story...