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34 resources with the keyterm ccss.ela-literacy.l.11-12.5

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Breaking News: English Athlete's Hairstyles

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Practice vocabulary and speaking skills in this ESL reading comprehension lesson. Middle and high schoolers participate in a number of before, during, and after reading activities based on an article entitled "Footballer Sent Off for...
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The Tell-Tale Hearts of Writers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Knock, knock, knock...Creep out your class with a critical thinking lesson focused on word relationships in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." They investigate  the relationship between word choice, mood, and interpretation of a...
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have your class explore the effects of war by reading Eleanor Coerr's story, "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." This is a story about a sixth grader who lives in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb is dropped. Learners answer questions,...
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Knights of the Round Table adapted by Gwen Ross

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Everyone loves the tales involving King Arthur and his knights. After reading Knights of the Round Table by Gwen Gross, learners draw inferences and conclusions, analyze story elements, and discuss figurative language, including...
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Matthew Henson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss the work of Matthew Henson, an African American who traveled to the North Pole with Robert Peary. After reading the story "Matthew Henson" by Maryann N. Weidt, learners answer questions by drawing inferences and conclusions,...
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"Shooting An Elephant": George Orwell's Essay on His Life in Burma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school readers examine George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" for examples of symbolism, metaphor, connotation, and irony. They analyze how these literary tools convey the writer's main point and contribute to the persuasive...
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Analyzing Poetry

For Students 10th - 12th
Use this poetry analysis worksheet to help your learners understand a poem of their or your choosing. This resource asks class members to summarize the poem and analyze it by looking at voice, word choice, imagery, and theme. The...
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Digging Deep for Figurative Language (Hyperbole)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are hyperboles? Examine the attributes of hyperboles with your high school classes. Pupils read selected poems and prose selections that feature hyperboles and discuss their functions in each work of literature. Specific poems and...
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Idioms: What Does This Mean?

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Why do we need to know the meaning of idioms? Discuss common idioms with your learners by showing this PowerPoint. Each slide focuses on a single idiom. Encourage your learners to create their own meaning before showing its known...
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Collaborating about Denotation and Connotation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Analyze layers of meaning by exploring denotation and connotation. By examining a photograph of the famously controversial Marilyn Monroe, high schoolers interpret the connotative and denotative meanings of the given information. Then...
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What is Terrorism?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Spark what's sure to be an interesting discussion in your classroom by introducing the topic of terrorism. Consider the meaning of the word terrorism and examine the associated connotations with a brief introductory reading. With your...
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China: Reader's Guide, Chapters 13-18

For Students 12th
Is your class reading Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang? Here, readers fill out a graphic organizer that compares the dictionary definitions of vocabulary words, terminology, and names to their connotations and usage in...
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Identify Text Features in Nonfiction

For Teachers 8th - 12th
What does a non-fiction text look like? Examine the text features of non-fiction. Middle and high schoolers read non-fiction passages provided by their instructor and analyze the texts for word choice, details, and organization.
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Connotation/Denotation: Vocabulary Practice

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Seven example sentences provide opportunities to improve clarity and variety in writing with diction related to connotative differences. Learners select one of four answer choices to improve each sentence for accuracy. They then...
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Idiom Exercise

For Students 9th - 12th
Don't let your pupils bite off more than they can chew! Comprehending idiomatic speech can be very perplexing to language learners. Readers must use context clues, common sense, and knowledge of the connotative and denotative meanings to...
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You Bleed, You Learn?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Jump back into the 90s with Alannis Morissette's song "You Learn." After hearing the song, small groups analyze the lyrics and write an essay about a mistake they've learned from. Use the example sentences to identify the denotative and...
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Elements of Denotations and Connotations

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Lead your class to explore, define, and explain denotations and connotations. Using Voyage™ 200 (a personal learning tool), each learner investigates and defines examples of denotation and connotation. After finding the definitions, the...
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Connotation in Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers assess persuasive techniques in propaganda. They identify and critique rhetorical devices in primary source documents (sources are not specified, but links to sites that contain various documents are included). Groups make...
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Vocabulary Development and Writing

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Engage pupils in practicing denotative and connotative strategies to understand particular words. They work in pairs and write a series of sentences using each word that has a positive connotation and negative connotation. Some example...
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Hyperbole Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Hyperboles are often left in the dust when learners explore literary devices. Help bring this device to life with this two-page worksheet. First, read a short paragraph where hyperboles are underlined. Then, use the sentence frames to...
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"A Modest Proposal": Distinguishing Shades of Meaning When Writing an Argumentative Essay

For Teachers 11th - 12th
To smoke or not to smoke in public places? Swift's "A Modest Proposal" launches an exploration of how to formulate a stance, develop cogent rationale, and adopt an appropriate tone for a presentation on contemporary issues of social...
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Figurative Language: Lord of the Flies

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Readers analyze figurative language in William Golding's Lord of the Flies with four text examples from chapter one. They identify each example as a simile, metaphor, or example of personification, and analyze the comparison that was...
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Visual Puns - Paper Mache Sculpture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the pop art movement and create a sculpture in the pop art style based on a visual pun, or play on words. The scholar's work may use humor, allegory, metaphor, or be in the form of a parody. Visual examples are provided, and some...
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Figures of Speech Quotes and Examples

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Providing several examples of figures of speech, such as irony, paradox, and personification, this presentation could complement your lecture on pragmatic humor or humor in writing. Examples from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in...