In this comparisons exam worksheet, students respond to 33 multiple choice questions that require them to identify comparison sentences that are written correctly.
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A P Literary Terms
Is a list of literary terms found frequently on AP English exams of value to test takers? Now there's a rhetorical question. Here's a list that provides definitions for everything from allegory to vernacular. To say the list is of value...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing About Literature Shakespeare and Plutarch
The Oscar for the Best Adapted Screenplay acknowledges a writer's excellence in adapting material found in another source. What do your class members know about adapted resources? Find out with an assessment that asks readers to compare...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Annotation and Analysis of Author's Purpose
Model for readers how to identify an author’s purpose in a nonfiction text. Using a document camera, conduct a close reading and annotate a passage from N. Scott Momaday’s, “Riding is an Exercise of the Mind.” Groups then read and...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reported Speech & Direct Speech
Provide your class with this reference page on direct and indirect speech. The page includes definitions of direct speech and reported speech (also known as indirect speech). When writing, pupils can check the sample sentences provided...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
The Play's the Thing: The Drama of Cyrano de Bergerac
Students practice dramatic 'living' through various drama activities. In this drama lesson, students define drama, view examples of dramatic elements in Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxanne, define characterization within the dramas, study the...
8th English Language Arts
Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples
Be as romantic as a poetic. Appear as clever as Einstein. Wow others with your powers of observation by using similes to point out the similar aspects in two different things. This short video focuses on similes found in Shakespeare and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts