Dialect Teacher Resources
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Understanding Dialect as Used by Mark Twain
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
A reading of Mark Twain’s The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County not only offers pupils an opportunity to practice their listening skills but also provides them with examples of dialectic speech. This is the gol’derndest lesson...
Mountain Dialect -- Reading Between the Spoken Lines
8th CCSS: Designed
This activity is intended to follow-up or reinforce concepts learned relating to the Great Depression, antebellum period, and the turn of the twentieth century. Learners conduct research and read about North Carolina during one of the...
Standards Focus: Dialect, Their Eyes Were Watching God Literature Guide
9th - 12th
In this Their Eyes Were Watching Godliterature guide worksheet, students read a 2 paragraph informative selection regarding dialect before they respond to 7 short answer questions that require them to translate the dialect of Zora Neale...
Dynamic Dialect: Horace Kephart and Our Southern Highlanders
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Cool, man! This is rad! Sneak a peek at this resource before you outten the lights. LOL, you Dred. As an introduction to language change, class groups brainstorm IM lingo, as well as words and phrases popular today, that might seem...
6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 1: Poem
6th CCSS: Designed
While originally created to accompany The Cay, this poetry instructional activity could be used on it's own, especially if you are working on dialect. Class members conduct a close reading of "When Malindy Sings" by Paul Laurence Dunbar...
Birds of a Feather, An Interdisciplinary Unit: Language Arts Wing
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
If a blue jay could talk, what would it say? Find out by reading Mark Twain's "Jim Baker's Blue-jay Yarn" with your class. Make sure to discuss dialect beforehand and adopt the accent while you read. Compare and contrast American English...