Correspond, Don't Compliment
In this reading and writing analysis worksheet, students analyze reader's responses to authors. The goal is for students to determine if the letters are appropriate analytical correspondence or simply letters full of compliments.
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
"It is my lady, O, It is my Love!" Provide class members an opportunity to develop their skills reading difficult text with an exercise that focuses on the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet (Act II, scene ii). Using the provided...
8th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
50 Communications Activities, Icebreakers, and Exercises
Effective communication is such an important skill, and one that pupils are not always asked to practice. Take some time to teach your class how to hone their listening skills by tapping into a few of these activities.
4th - 12th English Language Arts
Marketing to Teens: Talking Back
Teach your class to talk back in a constructive and respectful way. This focuses in particular on talking back to the media and to advertisers when they have concerns. Learners participate in a brainstorm and then compose letters or...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
AP English Literature and Composition Practice Exam
The AP English Literature and Composition exam can prove to be especially challenging given the often seemingly subjective nature of literary analysis. Taking practice exams is a great way to reduce the stress associated with testing,...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Tools for ESL Lesson Planning
Whether you are new to teaching language learners or an experienced pro you will find much to like in this massive tool kit. The 195-page packets contains teaching tips and tools, sample lesson plans and activities, worksheets and...
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Grade 12 ELA Module 4: Literary Analysis
Does identify come from within, or is it shaped by external forces? Explore the complex concept of identify with a two-unit module designed for 12th grade language arts. The first unit uses A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Chapter 4: Writing Letters: Some Basics for Communicating with Audiences Worldwide
Display the fact that the art of writing is not dead with a presentation that provides essential information on what goes into the five most common types of business letters. Included are the standards for the formats, content,...
11th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills
The Prepositional Phrase as a Modifier
Tired of reading the same basic sentence structure in your students' writing? Help them vary their sentences with this slideshow, which teachers viewers about inserting prepositional phrases, adverb phrases, and adjective phrases into...
5th - 9th English Language Arts