Authors Slide Show
Pupils conduct Internet research about an author. They complete a title slide for that author which includes a picture of the author and a recording of the student's voice introducing the slide. All slides then be compiled into a class slideshow.
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Be a Sequence Detective!
Authors are constantly leaving clues that help the reader to understand the sequence of events in a story. Teach young readers how to pick up on these key temporal words and phrases with this slide show. After an introduction to commonly...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Prose Styles: Tough, Sweet, and Stuffy
Take a walk on the rhetorical side with this presentation, which discusses three styles of prose: tough (ethos), sweet (pathos), and stuffy (logos). The slide show provides thorough definitions and examples of each style, as well as...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Set Up an MLA Heading
While the title implies that the presentation is only about the heading, the author has actually included more details about how to properly format a paper using MLA style. After viewing the slides, learners will know how to set up the...
8th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Who Wrote That? -- Reporting on Books by the Same Author
With a graphic organizer to guide them, your middle schoolers can compare and contrast two books by the same author. They consider setting, genre, and themes, and then create a computer slide show presentation or brochure about the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Determine an Author's Point of View
When authors are gathering quotes for an article, they get more than they need and then choose certain quotations for the final version. How do these quotes reveal the author's point of view or opinion? Help your class tackle this...
8 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Evaluate an Author's Word Choice to Anticipate Tone
Zoom into text to understand how just one word adds to the meaning or tone of an entire text. The video demonstrates how to do just this with the article "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" by Jim Morrison. The narrator...
4 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Research Allusions to Understand Author's Meaning
Instead of skipping over unfamiliar allusions, effective readers conduct research to figure out what they mean. The video models how to find the layer of meaning provided by references by looking into one of the baseball tall tales...
6 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed