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13 page file with connotation activities. Document includes: 1. Connotation definition and example with practice using car names (2 pages) 2. Loaded words practice handouts (2 pages) 3. Choosing appropriate word connotation practice handout
Essay Prompt. Persuasive Writing Prompt and Task with Standards Based Rubric. Writing an argument. Practice for students in middle school or beyond. Includes writing prompt and the standards-based rubric. Suggested lesson, Give out the rubric first
My students were having a hard time understanding and remembering the difference between some of these (especially why and how), so I created this. I posted it on my smartboard so students could see it while we were practicing these concepts. It
Greek and Latin Roots. 30 Sets of Word Stems from Latin and Greek Roots. ADVANCED Lists of Greek and Latin roots that will help your students understand the building blocks of the English language. The lists contain the stem, the meaning, and an
This one page handout is a helpful tool for determining which of your students are beginning to grasp the difference between positive, negative, or neutral connotation. This handout could be easily modified to become an overhead transparency or a
Acronyms are a great way to help students remember important information. This acronym, R-E-S-T, is used to help students remember the steps to writing a great open-ended reading response--so necessary on all state tests. The students are reminded
This "speed dating" activity is designed to help students simply unpack and plan a synthesis essay from Part II of the AP English Language and Composition exam. This "speed-dating" activity can be done in class or for homework but is intended to be
Standardized Test Practice for Reading Skills: This is a set of three mini lessons that include main ideas, vocabulary and drawing conclusions/predicting outcomes. Each mini-lesson contains three passage examples with follow-up questions in
I created these cute posters to accompany the Shurley jingles. Each contains a sentence example that illustrates the part of speech. They are regular sized so you can copy them for students to keep in a notebook.
Sentences. Sentences Practice Worksheets. Students need to understand complete sentences. Good practice for identifying and fixing fragments, and run-ons, and review of sentence types: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory.
Standardized Test Practice for Reading Skills: This is a set of three mini lessons that include characters in a story, author's point of view, and specific details. Each mini-lesson contains three passage examples with follow-up questions in
Need help with correcting punctuation and capitalization in sentences? This comes with a five example practice page along with an assessment that assesses using capital letters correctly, commas, apostrophes, quotation marks, and proper punctuation