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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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
Reading a Comparison-Contrast Essay
Turn your passive readers into active readers with an engaging lesson on reading informational text. Focused on compare and contrast structured essays, the activity prompts elementary learners to jot down questions and think-aloud...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lord of the Flies Unit
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies
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,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
8th Grade Reading Comprehension Success
Augment your eighth grade language arts curriculum with a thorough set of reading comprehension activities and assessments. Focusing on a variety of skills, including vocabulary in context, text structure, main idea, and author's style,...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Study: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Like Scrooge, your language arts learners will not shut out the lessons you teach in a vocabulary activity based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Included in the packet is a variety of vocabulary activities and two AP-style writing...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Grammar and Syntax in Ayn Rand's Anthem
“I am. I think. I will.” Seek the secrets of words. Ayn Rand’s Anthem provides the text for a series of exercises that ask readers to analyze how Rand uses antimetabole, epistrophe, parallelism, and repetition to create meaning. Using...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
8th Grade English - End of 1st Semester Exam Study Guide
As the title suggests, the questions on this study guide are designed to prepare class members for a comprehensive semester exam. Included are prompts about vocabulary and reading comprehension, grammatical correctness, literary devices,...
8th English Language Arts