Words from the Wise
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Pupils explore how famous people, through newspaper Op-Ed articles, often inform the public about issues of national importance. They write Op-Eds in the voice of famous people on current news topics.
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New Review From… Poor Richard’s Almanack—Benjamin Franklin
Diversity is the spice in the meatloaf of life. When is an aphorism not from Poor Richard's Almanack? When individuals create their own. After examining 20 of Benjamin Franklin's less famous aphorisms, individuals craft their own pithy...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Aphorisms from Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac
What do Ben Franklin's aphorisms mean to you? Entice young writers to tap into their creativity by choosing from a selection of aphorisms and explaining them in their own words, complete with evidence.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Latin Roots dict, duct, and vent: Online Quiz
Readers can check their knowledge of words with the roots vent, duct, and dict in this interactive online quiz. True/false responses allow quiz takers to agree or disagree with usage and definitions of words as presented in the context...
4th - 11th English Language Arts