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Civil War Trust
Introduce a lesson on Civil War slang to your class of fresh fish. After looking at pictures from the Civil War and examining the list of slang terms, young historians write a letter to a family member as if they are a Union soldier or a...
Middle schoolers get hip to the jive with a lesson about slang. They closely examine examples of slang and use context clues to infer the meaning of the terms. Groups read and summarize an article about a teacher who created a Gen Z...
A four-part worksheet challenges scholars' knowledge of American, Australian, and British slang. Learners use context clues to decide which country a slang word is from, complete sentences, decipher a conversation, and answer questions.
Tenth graders define the term slang, explaining its various social, historical, and racial contexts, so as to articulate when it can be appropriately used as a means of effective communication. They use their own personal slang lexicon,...
Slang, as an example of language change in action, is the focus of a short lesson that asks learners to contribute examples to a class list of terms that they use to separate themselves from other groups or adults. Consider expanding the...
Examine popular language and slang and how they have changed over the course of American history. Conduct Internet research, use an online interactive Colonial House website to translate 17th century language into 21st century language,...
What did you say? Class members read Teen Slang: What’s, Like, So Wrong with Like and make notes in the margin to determine the gist. They then analyze the text to identify claims made and the evidence to support the claims. After ...
Students identify the 1930's slang in the novel, Bud, Not Buddy. They compare it to modern slang and rewrite a section of the book using modern slang instead of 1930's slang.
Fourth graders study a decade in history through its slang. They analyze a slang dictionary from the 1920's and read a primary source letter making use of the slang. They decipher the language and compare and contrast 1920's language...
Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program
Bilateral suborbital hematoma? Call an audible? 404? Have fun with “the twittering or warbling of birds,” or as 14th century French speakers would say, have fun with “jargon.” Groups match specialized jargon with plain speech, decode...
Students inquire about slang language used during the Civil War. In this writing lesson, students recieve a handout of slang words used by soldiers. Students view pictures of Civil War to get a visual idea of what it was like to be at...
Language is a fluid and ever-changing entity! Take a week to cover the changing English expressions and slang as related to the word "wannabe." Go through vocabulary, spelling, worksheets, and quizzes on the topics with your class.
Words carry connotative baggage and some suitcases are bigger than others. Learners consult the Chambers School Dictionary to identify the formal, informal or slang words used in a series of exercises.
For this slang quiz worksheet, students read the example phrases containing shortened words used as slang. Students select the best answer to complete the 10 online exercises.
In this slang worksheet, students identify the slang word related to sports, and then select the best answer to complete the given sentence that defines the word. There are 10 exercises like this for students to complete.
In this recognizing slang words online/interactive activity, learners read sentences with descriptions or definitions in context and choose the slang words that begin with the letter p. Students match 7 answers.
In this recognizing slang expressions and phrases worksheet, students read statements with highlighted words and choose the q word or phrase that gives the meanings of those words. Students choose 4 answers and check them by clicking the...
In this language arts and geography worksheet, students read 15 slang phrases from Australia and match them to their meanings. Example: a barbie (a barbecue)
Students explore slang and Cockney Rhyming slang. Students examine standard English words and their meanings. They match words to their rhyming partner in examples of slang. Students write their own rhyming slang for people, places,...
Students examine the term 'slang' after reading two stories, "'Cool' is your favorite word!" and "Bling bling makes it into dictionary". Students work on composing their own rhyming words and phrases after studying slang.
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