In this defining a concept worksheet, students use a graphic organizer to record essential characteristics, non-essential characteristics, examples, and non-examples. Students complete four parts using short answers.
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Social Studies Strategies: Concept of a Definition Map
Model for your class members how to use a definition map to make connections between new words and prior knowledge. Although the strategy is designed for social studies classes, the approach can be use at any grade level and in any...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Vocabulary and Concept Development
Considering a lesson on Greek and Latin roots and affixes? The Latin roots bas and pos, and the Greek root bas are the focus on a colorful, animated presentation that will engage your learners and provide guided and independent practice...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tone: Voice of the Speaker
Tone and mood are easy to use interchangeably—and yet they are very different elements of literature. Help middle schoolers discern between the way a speaker feels about his or her subject and the way the audience is meant to feel with a...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Concept Attainment Lesson: Metaphors
Discuss literary devices and the use of critical-thinking skills to analyze and identify elements of poetry. Learners read and analyze the poem "Time" by Valerie Bloom in order to explore different literary devices, such as similes. This...
6th English Language Arts