Common Core Aligned Resources for L.9-10.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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The New Order for "Greater East Asia"
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Sometimes the New Order becomes synonymous with its implications for European countries, but what about its consequences for East Asia? The final instructional activity in a four-part series teaches scholars about World War II. High...
Figures of Speech: Poetry of Alice Walker
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Define figures of speech with your high schoolers. They listen to you read aloud the Alice Walker poem "Did This Happen to Your Mother? Did Your Sister Throw Up a Lot?" Then they identify and analyze any figures of speech found in the...
Speak Write! Understanding the Hidden Meaning of Words
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
"Can the connotation of a word or phrase create bias or prejudice?" The activities in this SMART Board lesson are directed toward this question, which will be sure to incite lots of opinions and ideas. The SMART Board file guides them...
"The New Colossus" & "Harriet Beecher Stowe": Questions for Analysis
8th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Partners work together to respond to questions about "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus and Paul Laurence Dunbar’s "Harriet Beecher Stowe." The focus here is on the identifying the qualities that make these two poems sonnets.
Tone and Purpose: The Indirect Ways That Writers Communicate
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Sympathetic, sarcastic, insensitive. Clarify for your learners the ways that writers use language to reveal their purpose in writing and their attitude toward their subject. Expand upon the presentation by including additional specific...
Direct and Indirect Characterization: A Tale of Two Cities --Mr. Lorry
9th CCSS: Designed
“Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waistcoat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk...
Thematic and organizational patterns in McLaurin's "The Rite Time of Night"
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Discover how authors design narrative and thematic structure with these practice activities for McLaurin’s “The Rite Time of Night.” Learners are encouraged to track repeating patterns such as references to nature or types of conflicts...
Putting It All Together: From Awareness of Mood to Analysis of Tone
6th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Stephen Vincent Benet’s, “By the Waters of Babylon,” offers learners a chance to examine the difference between mood and tone. After a close reading of an excerpt from the short story, the class lists the diction and imagery that builds...
Craft Dialogue with Multiple Meanings by Using Verbal Irony
7 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
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...
Understanding Figurative Language: "To Cry Over Spilled Milk"
4 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Part of a series devoted to understanding figurative language, this video looks at how to unpack the meaning of an idiom. Using “don’t cry over spilled milk,” as a model, learners are advised to either memorize the meaning of the...
Understanding Figurative Language: "A Fish Out of Water"
5 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Holy cow! Here's another video about idioms.Your class will be tickled pink by a video that models how to decode these funky phrases. The three-step process is sure to clear the murky waters that muddy up the minds of those unfamiliar...
In on a Secret? That's Dramatic Irony
3 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Figurative Language - Figuring it Out
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...