Birds of a Feather, An Interdisciplinary Unit: Language Arts Wing

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If a blue jay could talk, what would it say? Find out by reading Mark Twain's "Jim Baker's Blue-jay Yarn" with your class. Make sure to discuss dialect beforehand and adopt the accent while you read. Compare and contrast American English and dialect by examining quotes and filling out a Venn diagram. Once your learners have a grasp of dialect, and once you have modeled how to write in dialect, have pairs compose and perform brief fables that feature birds that speak in dialect. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Grade
7th - 8th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
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Common Core