Pronunciation: Practicing Stress and Intonation
Middle schoolers practice pronunciation of their words and when to stress certain words when speaking. They practice with sentences given to them by the teacher.
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Town Mouse/Country Mouse
Everyone feels a little stressed out sometimes, but the stressors in life vary with every person. Use Aesop's fable "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse" to demonstrate how people deal with stress in different ways, and the importance...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Shakespeare - "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind"
Expose your class to Shakespearean language with a manageable excerpt from As You Like It. A wonderfully comprehensive plan, this resource requires pupils to use higher-level thinking skills to interact with a complex text and connect...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Welcome to the Color Vowel Chart
Focus English language learners' attention on word stress and phrase stress with a pronunciation chart that breaks the sounds into moving and non-moving vowel sounds. The chart tool uses colors and key words to indicate where to put the...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Stress Less: Understanding How Your Mind and Body Respond to Anxiety
What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable