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Linguistics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore language arts with a root word activity in this linguistics lesson. Middle schoolers trace the history of different vocabulary terms by identifying their Latin and Greek ancestry, and then they answer study questions about...
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Basic Linguistics: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Meta-cognition can transform learning. If your syllabus includes linguistics to enhance learners' comprehension and expression in English, here is an interactive online quiz to assess what they have learned. Titled "Basic Linguistics,"...
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Communicative Choices & Linguistic Style

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Start by watching a video entitled Do You Speak American? and respond to discussion questions about the various dialects showcased throughout the video to identify the regional linguistic styles throughout America. As a culminating...
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Did Shakespeare Write His Plays?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we test whether lines ascribed to William Shakespeare were actually written by someone else? Science and linguistics join forces in this fantastic TED-Ed video to help us investigate the theory of whether history's greatest writer...
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What is Language?

For Teachers Higher Ed
Intended to be used along with the first chapter of An Introduction to Language textbook, this PowerPoint is full of linguistic terminology that is not necessarily explained. This tool can be used to complement a lecture or a text, but...
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Writing About Literature and Linguistics

For Teachers 4th - 8th
An excellent presentation on styles of writing awaits your young writers. They are coached on all sorts of writing tasks; creating thesis statements, supporting those statements, word choice, and finding sources. Some terrific websites...
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Linguistic Diversity. Languages in Canada - Elementary

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Create a language mosaic to reveal the linguistic diversity in your community. Pupils interview a person with a home language other than English and contribute to a bulletin board display representing the variety of languages spoken. The...
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Poetry Beyond Words: Creating Poetry with Linguistically Diverse Students

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Models of and directions for how to write 20 different types of poems are featured in an NCTE resource. The introduction to each form highlights the embedded concepts. For example, tongue twisters encourage poets to use alliteration and...
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Languages in Contact, Socio-spatial Diversity: Language Varieties

For Teachers Higher Ed
Spend some time considering the functions and types of language such as vernacular, standard, and pidgin. This lengthy presentation would benefit a college-level linguistics course with its accurate descriptions and plenty of examples....
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Linguistics 472

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Elementary English Language Learners practice following directions by participating in a treasure hunt. Adapt this resource to suit individual learners. 
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Capturing and Sharing Language Acquisition

For Teachers K - 3rd
Practice language development and linguistics with a lesson featuring audio recordings. As kids record the ways they pronounce words and sentences, they learn to upload and organize their audio files into iTunes.
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Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Three mini units make up one large unit designed to explore multiculturalism and encourage cultural identity. Each lesson sparks thoughtful discussion, critical thinking, and are equipped with activities and assignments geared to...
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How Languages Evolve

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Do all languages have a common ancestor? Although no one yet knows the answer to that big question, the narrator of this short, animated video explains how linguists use migration patterns, geological features, and word clues to...
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Chapter 12 Writing: the ABCs of Language

For Teachers Higher Ed
Providing a thorough presentation on the art of written language (and not just English), this slideshow will open your students' eyes to the sociological and linguistic issues surrounding writing systems, both modern and historical. The...
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Pragmatics

For Teachers Higher Ed
Discover the differences in dialect when teaching linguistics. Many examples from Creole, Pidgin, slang, and the UK are used. The slides are black and white and mostly consist of various examples.
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Exploring the Complexities of Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An interview with Dr. Rosemary Beam de Azcona launches a study of the complexities of language and how meaning changes across languages and cultures. The investigation continues as class members view clips of the film, The Tailenders,...
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Ambiguity and Puns

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Get a giggle from this presentation about puns and ambiguity. From ad campaigns to old jokes to pictures of animals made out of vegetables, the slides are amusing, informative, and bizarre. The presentation spends more time providing...
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Mystery of the Maya, part 3/4

For Students 6th - 12th
How have linguists and archaeologists been able to decode the Mayan written language? We find that the Mayan numeric system was the first clue into Mayan language. Part three in this four-part series also touches upon Mayan astronomy and...
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Spelling

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Enhance your linguistics lecture with this presentation about spelling and the English alphabet. Noting some violations of the phonemic principle, as well as examining different influences on the modern English language and...
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Autobiographical Expression

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Guide scholars through the process of discovering their personal learning style. After reading two poems, learners take a multiple intelligence quiz to identify which of the eight intelligences is their preference. Pupils then design a...
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Why Is There a "b" in Doubt?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Many doubt the reasoning for having a b in doubt, but do they know the whole story? Pupils can watch as a Latin word becomes the English doubt. The narrator explains the etymology of doubt, emphasizes the importance of meaning and...
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European Language Groups, 1850

For Students 11th - 12th
Document the linguistic diversity and major language groups common to Europe in 1850. A map and a list of regions, countries, and water ways is provided.
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Language Geography: Teacher Guide

For Teachers 7th
This teacher's guide provides the steps and questions needed to facilitate an understanding of basic linguistics. Seventh graders use the Internet to answer several questions on regional dialects. They attempt to find and analyze...
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Linguistic Humor and Language Play

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
By George, there are so many literary devices illustrated here! Help your pupils create interest in their writing by presenting one or two of these literary devices at a time. The slides contain examples and beg participation from the...

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