Say What You Mean
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Shakespeare's Language: What's the Meaning?
You needn't be an actor to stage this exercise in reading comprehension. Kids examine Jacques's "All the World's a Stage" speech from Act II, scene ii, of As You Like It, and explain the literal meaning of the figurative language. There...
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What Happens Next?
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What Is the Writing Process?
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Instead of skipping over unfamiliar allusions, effective readers conduct research to figure out what they mean. The video models how to find the layer of meaning provided by references by looking into one of the baseball tall tales...
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Say What You Mean! ( Interpretation of Maxims)
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