Are your middle schoolers writing a sonnet? Here's a worksheet to help them craft their first sonnet! Make edits as you see necessary.
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Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library, whether or not your school has adopted the Common Core. Designed for middle and high school language arts classes, the packet is packed with teaching tips, materials,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Shakespeare's Style: The Sonnet Form and Iambic Pentameter
What is a sonnet? What is iambic pentameter? This is a wonderful worksheet that introduces your learners to iambic pentameter and how to mark lines of poetry with stressed and unstressed symbols. There's a cool chart included to help...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Analogies 2 (Level 7)
Determining the relationships between words is the purpose of this analogy worksheet. Learners puzzle through 10 different analogies by using bridge sentences and types to determine which pairs of words share the same relationships.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Interpreting Metaphors in Shakespeare
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." Shakespeare provides the examples on this activity that asks readers to identify the two things being compared and to explain the characteristics the two share.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
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
A Wrinkle in Time: The Board Game
Tackle some big questions about A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle with a board game project. As learners brainstorm for and complete their board games, they consider what helps and hinders Meg on her journey and why she succeeds in...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Statue of Liberty: Bringing the 'New Colossus' to America
Middle schoolers discuss meaning of symbols associated with Statue of Liberty, read and analyze Emma Lazarus' sonnet, "The New Colossus," and write persuasive letter to a nineteenth-century audience to gain support for bringing statue to...
6th - 8th English Language Arts