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Analogies 1 (Level 8)

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
How many ways can two words be related to one another? Learners practice with 10 analogies that cover a range of relationships. They are provided with bridge types and sentences, which assist pupils in determining the relationships...
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Analogies 3 (Level 7)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Master word analogies with a straightforward exercise. Pupils match word pairs to one another based on the relationships represented in each pair. The worksheet provides bridge sentences that learners fill out as they determine the...
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Analogies 2 (Level 7)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
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.
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Analogies 1 (Level 7)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Analogies are a great tool for teaching word relationships. For this worksheet, learners complete 10 analogies using the bridge sentences provided to help them make the correct connections.
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Analogies 3 (Level 6)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Positive and negative may be opposites, but what does that have to do with the words clean and filthy? Ask your pupils to consider word relationships as they complete the 10 analogies presented here. Note that the exercise gradually...
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Analogies 1 (Level 6)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Get your middle schoolers up to scratch with analogies using this worksheet. Pupils complete 10 analogies by determining the associations between the words and using the provided bridge sentences.
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Analogies 2 (Level 6)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Activate analogy skills with a straightforward exercise. Learners complete 10 analogies, using the bridge sentences provided as support while they determine word relationships.
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7th Grade ELA Common Core Checklists

For Teachers 7th Standards
Track your class's progress on all of the ELA Common Core standards with these handy charts. Along the left side, each seventh grade identifier is listed along with the full text of the standard. As you teach, reteach, assess, and...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Similes and metaphors make writing more beautiful and detailed, but can be a little harder to decipher during a first reading. Use a passage from The Man Who Loved Words to show young readers how to think through passages that contain...
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Introducing the 6 Traits to Students

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Put together an English language arts unit on the six traits of writing with this helpful collection of resources. From fun songs to differentiated writing exercises reinforcing each of the traits, great ideas are provided for developing...
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Card Flip Game: Synonyms and Antonyms

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Match words to their synonyms and antonyms with a card flip game. Kids turn over two cards on their turn and determine if they are synonyms or antonyms; if not, they replace the cards and try again.
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Penguin Puzzlers

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Test your pupils' ability with analogies with a cute worksheet featuring penguins. Learners complete each penguin-related analogy by circling the best choice to complete each one. They then take the letters they circled and move them...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Play a figurative language game! Starting with a review of terms, this presentation quickly launches into a quiz game with hyper-linked answers. Simply click an answer to find out if it's wrong or right. The option to try again is always...
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How to Identify Figurative Language

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Reinforce understanding of five literary terms with a single-slide flow chart. Learners figure out if various words and phrases are examples of simile, metaphor, hyperbole, understatement, or personification. 
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Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Bring the beauty of "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost to middle school language arts. After learners read a copy of the poem, they follow an instructional sequence that focuses on sound, figurative language, and theme.
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Figurative Language - Figuring it Out

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Play this slide show and then find out how much your class has learned with the included quiz. After jotting down the definitions of each term, class members label 10 examples with one of five terms: simile, metaphor, personification,...
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I Can Write a Poem

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
It is so important for English language learners to be able to write for a variety of purposes. Specifically written for an ELD class, this activity provides explicit instruction for teaching learners how to write a poem. First, they...
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Edgar Allan Poe Short Story WebQuest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to Edgar Allan Poe with a series of mostly self-guided tasks and assignments. Class members follow the list of tasks, starting by watching a video with background information and ending with a compare-and-contrast...
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In on a Secret? That's Dramatic Irony

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Struggling to get your learners to understand irony? Try out this video, which clarifies each type of irony before going into more depth on dramatic irony. The narrator relates this type of irony to both horror and comedy films and...
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The Art of the Metaphor

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Show this poetic and captivating video to your class to activate thought about figurative language. The narrator conjures up scenes with her use of metaphor and describes not only what a metaphor is, but what a metaphor can do. She uses...
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Where the Red Fern Grows Chapter 1 Worksheet

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Break down Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls into manageable chunks by focusing on plot points and literary elements in specific chapters. This resource is all about the first chapter, and asks pupils to use complete sentences to...
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Craft Dialogue with Multiple Meanings by Using Verbal Irony

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Sometimes people and characters say one thing, but mean another. This is known as verbal irony and is a difficult concept for pupils to grasp. Grow their understanding of verbal irony by asking them to use it in their own fictional...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
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...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Give Someone a Piece of Your Mind"

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Idiomatic expressions are tricky because they don't mean exactly what they say. Focus on using context clues to help students translate the phrase without depending too much on the literal meaning. Class members look at the clues and...