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Style and Syntax

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Words make all the difference. Use the samples in a language arts packet to model how the words writers choose (diction), and they way they arrange these words in their sentences (syntax) make all the difference in the tone of a piece...
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Back to School: Style Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Jump back into expository writing and analysis at the start of a new school year! Start with a review of an authors' stylistic choices in diction, syntax, treatment of subject matter, and figurative language. Writers choose a text to...
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A Need for Sleep: A Close Reading of a Soliloquy from King Henry IV, Part II

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Gentle sleep eludes poor King Henry IV. Uneasy under the weight of his responsibilities, Henry contemplates the darkness of the night and in his soul. To develop their skill reading difficult text, class members engage in a close reading...
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Parallelism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is parallelism? Novice writers learn about parallelism and practice balancing 10 sentences for better syntax and parallel structure. A clear, straightforward activity with answers included.
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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Word Choice and the Value of a Dictionary

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Poets generally choose each word carefully, and Robinson Jeffers is no exception to this rule. Look closely at Jeffers' word choice in "Inscription for a Gravestone" and "The Deer Lay Down Their Bones" through discussion and writing....
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Voice Lessons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students visualize examples of sentence structure by creating patterns with Lego blocks. They apply terms of voice and syntax by critiquing others' writings as well as revising their own writing pieces. Revision is the key within this...
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Analyzing For Tone: AP Literature - DIDLS

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Help your poetry readers analyze for tone! This graphic organizer encourages learners to focus on diction, imagery, details, language, and syntax. It can be used with any poem, but consider reading a poem as a whole group and completing...
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Beginning Paragraph Correction #8

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
Readers answer 8 multiple choice questions by selecting the correct revisions to the paragraph provided. The focus is on prepositions, syntax, and parts of speech. A good, quick exercise for ELL classes or review for middle schoolers.
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Intermediate Paragraph Correction #8

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
If you are looking for a activity to challenge intermediate English learners on verb tense, syntax, and punctuation, you might want to check out this activity. Readers select the correct revisions to a passage in eight multiple choice...
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The Big Three of Literary Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The central argument of this presentation is that in order to create insightful critiques, young writers need to know analysis vocabulary and how to apply these terms to what they read. One slide categorizes literary terms as...
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Childhood Reflections: Lesson 3 Is Number 3 of 7 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars read and summarize a short story. In this language arts instructional activity, students will review the terms syntax and diction and find examples in the text of Eleven where these two terms have significance. They will...
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Latin Syntax Review: Mythological Creatures

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars of Latin review elements of Latin syntax, incorporating themes of mythological creatures (Pegasus, Hydra, Polyphemus Minotaur, Medusa, Chimaera) from Ancient Greece and Rome. The use of visuals adds dimension to this lesson.
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Shakespearean Soliloquy Fluency: A Close Reading and Analysis of "To be or not to be"

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Hamlet's famous soliloquy (Act III, scene i) gets the close reading treatment in a group of skill building exercises. Assuming the role of a WWE wrestler, a kindergarten teacher, ninja assassin, and others, learners deliver a line from...
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Use Varied Syntax

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between revising and editing? Allow this video and accompanying slides to instruct your class on revision so that they can find out the difference and apply that knowledge. The narrator gets into the nitty-gritty...
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Shifting Word Order in the Sentence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Show your class that sentences can be rearranged in a paragraph and so can words within a sentence. Each slide gives a set of instructions with a question and two choices; the answer is highlighted on the following slide. The last 20...
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Beginning Sentence Correction 4

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this worksheet, students correct the errors in verb tense and syntax in each simple sentence. This worksheet could be used as a warm-up activity with ESL learners.
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Two Sides, Same Coin: How Political Beliefs Influence Language Use

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read several magazine articles on the same topic written from different political perspectives, paying particular attention to the diction, syntax, and arguments presented in support the point of view expressed. They then select...
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Language: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core:

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The Common Core Language Standards address conventions of grammar and usage, spelling and punctuation, syntax and diction, academic vocabulary, and figurative language. Resources that address these standards may be found in this...
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
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Analyzing Grammar and Syntax in Ayn Rand's Anthem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“I am. I think. I will.” Seek the secrets of words. Ayn Rand’s Anthem provides the text for a series of exercises that ask readers to analyze how Rand uses antimetabole, epistrophe, parallelism, and repetition to create meaning. Using...
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Syntax Surgery

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What makes a good sentence? Give your kiddos some hands-on learning with this fun activity. The teacher collects sentences from magazines, stories, his or her learners, and cuts them apart. Then, in pairs or independently, kids...
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Grapes of Wrath

For Students 9th Standards
To demonstrate their ability to comprehend complex text, individuals analyze the details, syntax, and diction John Steinbeck uses in a passage from The Grapes of Wrath to reveal the develop and evolution of Mae's character.
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Review of Compound and Complex Sentences

For Students 3rd - 5th
An excellent language arts learning exercise. Learners read seven sentences and determine if each is simple, compound, or complex. In order to practice sentence combining, young writers join 10 sets of sentences to form compound...
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Using Adverbs to Improve Sentences

For Students 3rd - 5th
If you are currently teaching adverbs in your class, this resource might be for you! For this worksheet, learners review adverbs and example sentences, identify and rewrite sentences with too many adverbs, add adverbs to sentences, and...

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