Interpreting a Quote About Bravery
In this quote interpretation activity, students write an essay about their understanding of a famous quote about bravery. They think of an example of they can or already do apply this thought in their own life.
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Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Interpreting a Quotation by Emerson - Serenity
In this quotation interpretation activity, learners read quotation by Emerson that is about serenity and starting each day anew. They write an essay telling about what the quote means and examples how they use it in their own lives.
6th - 11th English Language Arts
Famous Quotes - Joseph Campbell
In this famous quotes instructional activity, learners respond to the following quote by Joseph Campbell: "You know the rules if you are falling, dive." Students write their interpretation of the quote, and then provide examples of how...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Famous Quotes Writing Response - William James
In this quotation response activity, students are asked to think about write about the following quote by William James, "To change one's life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions!" Students are asked to provide...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
"Never, never, never, never give up."
For this interpreting a quote worksheet, students read Winston Churchill's quote, "Never, never, never, never give up," write their interpretation, and write an explanation about how it applies to their lives. Students write two essay...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Interpret the Text Through a Key Phrase
What is one way to deduce what the author really wants readers to take away from a text? A key phrase or quote! Challenge your learners to find the most important quote in order to sum up the story in just a few words. First, have them...
5 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed