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Hundreds of FREE short passages for students in grades 5-12, organized by theme. Each comes with questions for students and a guide for teachers. www.CommonLit.org
Teaching Literary Analysis | Edutopia - i would like to look at this more closely- maybe will have good ideas for Span Lit class
ATTN HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHERS! The most difficult part of the argumentative essay is the commentary (a.k.a. explanation or analysis). This is the part of the essay that requires the critical thinking, and students often struggle with what to say, so this handout guides students through how to write deeper commentary in their essays. FREE HANDOUT! Don't forget to leave feedback!
The new PSAT/SAT tests a students command of evidence in not only the reading portion of the test, but also in the writing/language and essay as well. This three part lesson will help strengthen your students' command of evidence.Instructional Strategies: Two Articles; One TopicSample Lesson 1: Deconstructing one article* identify main idea of paragraphs* identify supporting details of main idea* explicit explanation of how supporting details support main idea (rhetorical purpose)Sample Les...
Just like this graphic shows to the left, paragraphs follow predictable structures. They usually start with a topic sentence, provide several supporting sentences, then a concluding sentence. All of these sentences work together to do ONE function.When you finish reading one paragraph, make sure you write down what the function of that paragraph was before moving on. The function should answer the question: why did the author write this paragraph? How does it fit into the whole passage? Is t...
Prefixes and Suffixes, The Basics By Joan Whetzel Words are categorized by the way they are used in grammar and as parts of speech. The word types are: verbs, nouns, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, interjections, and conjunctions. Words have roots, which give them their basic meaning. Yet, there are ways to tweak those words to give them new meanings - by adding prefixes and suffixs.
Are your teens ready for the new SAT essay? Click HERE for a lecture and three skill-building lessons. #SAT #highschoolEnglish