Total English Advanced: Describing and Recommending Places
In this describing and recommending places activity, students work with partners to use the vocabulary provided to write descriptions of the places listed.
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Total English Advanced: Academic English
Advanced English language learners use the vocabulary bank at the top of the page to complete several sentences. Word choices include emphasise, notably, more, yet, regard, etc. Although the worksheet guide (page two) suggests it will...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
“You Will Always Be Mango Street”: Sense of Place and The House on Mango Street
Vignettes from Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street provide readers with an opportunity to observe how writers use dialogue and details to create a sense of time and place.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Understanding Figurative Language: "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
Have you ever had a really tough decision to make, and you just didn't know which idiom to use to describe that situation? Watch this video lesson and you'll know all about being between a rock and a hard place. Learners can watch the...
4 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Slang: Are You Sure We're All Speaking English?
Discuss and research slang expressions from the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Canada. They use the Web for their research and translate sentences from slang to standard English, while evaluating the effects of geography on English.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History