Painting Portraits with Words
Learners examine how an exhibition of an author's writings can become a portrait or biography of that author . They work in small groups, analyzing various poems by Yeats.
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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Word Choice and the Value of a Dictionary
Poets generally choose each word carefully, and Robinson Jeffers is no exception to this rule. Look closely at Jeffers' word choice in "Inscription for a Gravestone" and "The Deer Lay Down Their Bones" through discussion and writing....
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Make a Van Gogh-Style Self-Portrait
Learn by doing! Young artists try their hand at creating their own self-portraits in the style of Vincent van Gogh. This worksheet contains a brief explanation of the essential qualities of van Gogh's art: complementary colors and...
4th - 7th English Language Arts
Practice with Preventing Plagiarism
"Is it plagiarism? Why or why not?" A two-part worksheet provides writers with an opportunity to practice preventing plagiarism. Part One presents five scenarios and participants must decide if the situation represents plagiarism. Part...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Painting Pictures With Your Words
Want a fresh way to show writers how to paint pictures with words? In addition to figurative language, viewers examine models of absolutes and phrases that zoom, and of big picture statements followed by close-up descriptions. Photos,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Painting Places with Words Using John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
Useful in an Of Mice and Men unit, or in a unit that focuses on descriptive writing, this lesson prompts young authors to impersonate John Steinbeck's writing style in the opening passages of the novel. A Six Trait writing activity...
8th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Describing Paintings: Calm or Stormy
Young writers use nouns, verbs, and adjectives to describe details in two paintings. One depicts a sunny landscape, and the other shows a cloudier view. They write a narrative inspired by the paintings, paying attention to transitional...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable