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Students design a biographical web for a famous American figure. They identify key research questions and organize information as a prewriting strategy. This can be done individually or as a class, depending on your needs and students.
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Should People be Able to Trademark Phrases?
"The happiest place on Earth." "This. . . is American Idol." "SCORE!" Catch phrases abound in our media-soaked culture. They bring to mind amusement parks, television programs, and sporting events. And it is precisely because the phrases...
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“Her cutting words were weapons that inflicted wounds upon my soul.” Figurative language is the focus of a worksheet that asks learners to underline the figurative language used in each example, and then to label each phrase as a...
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Students examine various methods of judging popular culture and compare them to the judging of the People's Design Award. In this popular culture and design instructional activity, students research different ways of voting in popular...
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