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ELA Task Card Bundle: Rhetorical Devices, Figurative Language, Diction, Poetry
Help your students test their knowledge and analytical skills with this bundle of 182 task cards -- 6 complete sets, all with recording sheets and answer keys. Included in the bundle are: • Diction Boot Camp: Analyzing Diction Task Cards • Analyzing Syntax in Literature Task Cards -- 32 Cards with
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Tone, Diction, and Syntax Words Reference Sheet
These are three reference sheets I laminate and always have handy for my students when we're doing any type of rhetorical analysis. They include lists of all of the most common adjectives used to describe tone, diction, and syntax, as well as explanations and examples of what each word means. For
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Language Analysis Bundle: Diction, Figurative Language, Imagery, Syntax
*This is a bundle of text-based language analysis Powerpoint review exercises each available for separate purchase.* The following (20) Powerpoint slide presentation is a compilation of (4) separate Powerpoint presentations and can be used as individual or class practice (or printed as handouts) t
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Analyzing Diction Task Cards: Quizzes, Bell-Ringers, Worksheet
Help your students make sense of how authors use language to inform meaning with this set of 30 diction task cards. Each card features a different literary passage and prompt, asking students to identify analyze the passage's diction. Tasks include identifying and explaining denotation and connotati
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Denotation, Connotation, Diction, & Tone Activity Power Point
Requiring critical thinking and analysis-level Bloom’s Taxonomy skills, TONE can be a tricky concept for students to master. This DENOTATION, CONNOTATION, DICTION, & TONE ACTIVITY POWER POINT contains five different activities that lead students on a journey of discovering the connotative value
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Diction Graphic Handout {Two Versions}
These two handouts may be used to introduce or review diction as a stylistic device. One handout has purple boxes for visual appeal, and the other has less color if printing is an issue. These handouts are included in the unit Rhetorical Analysis for Every Student. A GOOD BUY: AP English Language
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ANY Poem! Comprehensive: Diction, Tone, Mood, Topic, Theme, Symbolism, Etc STAAR
ANY Poem - Comprehensive Poetry Assignment - Addresses: Diction, Tone, Mood, Topic, Theme, Symbolism, Imagery, Shift, Writing Response, Etc. This assignment can be used to lead students to achieve a broader understanding of any poem- no matter how difficult. The assignment can be completed in a cla
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Word Choice : Diction, Imagery, Figurative Language Jumbo PPT
From top 10 Teacherspayteachers seller! 58 slides!! Features PowerPoints on DENOTATION, CONOTATION, FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE, and IMAGERY. As required by most state standards, students need to be familiar with subtle differences between words and the words that go best with the tone of a piece of writin
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This video will explain everything you need to know to teach Mary Oliver's "The Black Walnut Tree" to high school students. It briefly discusses the plot of the poem, the major poetic elements, its unique diction, and when in the school year it should be taught. This is strongly suggested as a poem
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Practice with the Argument- Diction Analysis of “The War Prayer”
This lesson is designed to encourage students to write with greater profundity when analyzing an author’s diction choices. Traditionally, students are asked to write about diction coupled with other literary stylistic choices a writer employs. However, when students master writing in depth about o
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Elements of Style: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Symbol, and Diction
Looking for lecture notes or handouts on the different elements of style? Included in this seven page printable are definitions and examples for simile, metaphor, personification, symbolism and diction. A great tool to begin teaching figurative language, or a good refresher. Great for both Info
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Sentence Explosion!  AP Diction & Syntax Analysis
A Sentence Explosion is a dynamite way to teach AP students to analyze style! Great for AP Language or Literature courses or other advanced English classes, this activity allows students to take any well-crafted sentence from a text and break down the diction and syntax choices that make it great.
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Diction Scavenger Hunt
Having trouble helping students understand the difference between concrete and abstract language? Pulling your hair out trying to teach connotation? This simple two-page scavenger hunt is a way to bring a little fun into your classroom. For introduction, review, reinforcement, or assessment, use thi
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Italian-French-German Diction for Singers - Three Posters
Letter-sized, colour posters using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to show sounds used in singing Italian, French, and German. Suggest for high school, higher education, or private instruction, if you already are familiar with IPA.
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AP Language Diction & Syntax Reference Sheet
This two-sided reference page discusses "What We Talk About When We Talk About" diction and syntax. Both pages are full of examples of the various variables involved in making diction and syntax choices as a writer. Perfect for introducing diction and syntax analysis at the beginning of the year i
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AP Literature Tone & Diction in Poetry Lesson Plan
This lesson is designed to extend students' thinking about diction and tone (2 terms they should be very familiar with) to a higher level of thinking and analysis. Students read and analyze several poems--moving from whole-class work, small group practice, to independent thinking and writing. Lesson
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Language Analysis: Diction Powerpoint Daily Review Exercises: weekly
The following Powerpoint slides can be used as individual or class practice (or printed as handouts) to review the often complicated language study of diction. Each slide contains a short passage from classical works of literary merit found on the public domain followed by two short response questi
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A Long Way from Chicago: Diction, Tone, Mood, Theme, Author's Purpose
Students will analyze diction, tone, mood and theme from the novel, A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck. The final product will be a graphic organizer where they have recorded diction words and completed statements about tone, mood and theme. They will also write a paragraph, using details from
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Diction Practice
3-page file contains: Mad libs style, fill in the blank sentences that aid in identifying and analyzing author's diction. Also includes passages (with one example completed) for students to analyze using fill in the blank sentences. Includes "Verbs for Analysis" list.
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"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker - Diction Practice
While reading the short story, "Everyday Use", have the students practice looking at the author's diction and how it affects the tone of the text.
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The Scarlet Letter The Prison Door Scene: Practice with Diction Analysis
This is a good lesson to use whether you are beginning a reading of The Scarlet Letter or if you are teaching the Crucible or Colonial America. The lessons work on collecting details for an essay assessment that focuses on author’s purpose relation to diction and symbolism. An original prompt is use
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Cormac McCarthy's The Road: Diction & Details Analysis
This lesson's objective is to have students analyze diction and details to make inferences about the “bad guys” in The Road. I teach this after students have read up to page 137, but the brunt of the lesson focuses on passages from pp. 90-92.
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"The Yellow Wallpaper" Desk Graffiti: Syntax & Diction
This activity involves students moving around the room responding to questions involving analysis of diction and syntax in short passages from "The Yellow Wallpaper." 12 total passages with questions are included. The nice thing about this activity is that students can elaborate on others' ideas. I
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Diction. Mood, Tone in Literature Notes
Notes on diction, mood, and tone to be given during a short story unit, or any unit dealing with literary elements, etc.
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DICTION POWERPOINT : NOTES AND PRACTICE
This is a powerpoint on DICTION:types, informal vs. formal, abstract vs. concrete, denotation vs. connotation. It has NOTES with practice for the students in analysis and in creating/writing of their own. The powerpoint is mostly an adaption from the book "Discovering Voice" by Nancy Dean. This pac
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Jane Eyre: Character analysis, focus on author's diction, connotation,denotation
Comparing and contrasting the character descriptions for John Reed and Helen Burns This activity provides students with three opportunities for analysis: 1. Read and annotate an excerpt with a focus on key terms 2. Complete a graphic organizer using the terms, focusing on connotations and denotat
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Diction Lesson - Geraldo No Last Name - Sandra Cisneros
This lesson on Diction and word choice can be used with or without Interactive Student Notebooks (ISN). I use it in my Short Stories unit with "Geraldo No Last Name" by Sandra Cisneros, but it is compatible with any text. What You Get: ------------------ 1. ISN spreads for Creative Writing or Cons
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Diction and Tone Worksheet for Any Text
This graphic organizer directs students to choose three passages from whatever text they are reading, identify the important diction and the tone, and then analyze them. The second page of the graphic organizer guides students in using diction to alter the meaning of the text. This diction and t
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Diction vs Syntax Lecture
**Please Note: This is a PowerPoint Show file and cannot be edited** A thorough explanation of Diction and Syntax with both definitions and examples. Students will learn the difference between diction and syntax as well as things to look for when analyzing diction and syntax in literature.
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"Casey at the Bat" Diction, Tone, Mood, Theme, Author's Purpose
TEXT ANALYSIS: DICTION, TONE, MOOD, THEME, AUTHOR’S PURPOSE Students will analyze diction, tone, mood and theme from the poem, “Casey at the Bat.” The final product will be a graphic organizer where they have recorded diction words and completed statements about tone, mood and theme. They will also
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To Kill a Mockingbird Diction Activities
This To Kill a Mockingbird Diction Activity is a 3 page handout that requires students to practice identifying abstract, concrete, figuative and literal language in assigned passages. Page 1- Students will learn definitions and use a key to help them observe and comment on how diction affects the s
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Diction Literary Analysis Overview Handout
A handout packet that covers analyzing diction in literary analysis. Includes levels of formality, denotative & connotative language, sentence frames, types of diction, syntax, and practice questions.
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CHRISTMAS: "A Christmas Carol" Diction, Tone, Mood, Theme, Author's Purpose
TEXT ANALYSIS: DICTION, TONE, MOOD, THEME, AUTHOR’S PURPOSE Students will analyze diction, tone, mood and theme from the short story, A Christmas Carol. The final product will be a graphic organizer where they have recorded diction words and completed statements about tone, mood and theme. They will
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Great Gatsby Activity: Tone and Diction Worksheet and Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer guides students through analyzing the tone and diction used in 'The Great Gatsby.' Three quotes are provided to the students, and they must identify the tone and pick out the diction that creates that tone. On the second page, students must find their own quotes to analyze.
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Diction Analysis Vocabulary
This is an excellent resource that helps students analyze the diction of the piece. It gives them the correct vocabulary to use and how to write a topic sentence for their diction analysis.
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Notes: Diction (LEAD)
From Electric English... These are clear, typed notes to introduce the ideas of diction and close reading of a text, whether it be fiction or non-fiction. Words! Words! Words! Getting students to understand that word choice is paramount to understanding a writer's purpose should be one of the ultima
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Literary Analysis: Diction Unit
This unit focuses on the analysis of diction. It includes 3 Powerpoints (that include Notes and Practice), 3 worksheets with additional practice and collaboration, a handout for vocabulary and sentence frames. It focuses on Levels of Formality, Abstract vs. Concrete, Literal vs Figurative, Denotatio
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Diction Lesson Worksheet
This is a worksheet I use with my students when trying to teach them about diction. The activity requires students to think of stronger ways to write. (For ex, instead of saying "mad" students can say Raging or Incensed)
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Orwell's 1984: Diction in Part One
The goals of this lesson are two-fold: 1.Understand the difference between denotative and connotative meaning 2.Analyze how the destruction and manipulation of words can impact our freedom The lesson begins and ends with embedded video clips. The other slides focus on a discussion of Orwell's word
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A Wrinkle in Time: Diction, Tone, Mood, Theme, Author's Purpose
TEXT ANALYSIS: DICTION, TONE, MOOD, THEME, AUTHOR’S PURPOSE Students will analyze diction, tone, mood and theme from the novel, A Wrinkle in Time. The final product will be a graphic organizer where they have recorded diction words and completed statements about tone, mood and theme. They will also
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THE LITTLE PRINCE: DICTION, TONE, MOOD, THEME, AUTHOR'S PURPOSE
TEXT ANALYSIS: DICTION, TONE, MOOD, THEME, AUTHOR’S PURPOSE Students will analyze diction, tone, mood and theme from the short story, The Little Prince. The final product will be a graphic organizer where they have recorded diction words and completed statements about tone, mood and theme. They will
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Diction Literary Analysis Lesson
A mini-lesson on analyzing diction in literature. Includes an overview of the main elements of diction, practice analysis questions, and an essay analysis question on diction for the short story "To Build a Fire" by Jack London. Also includes the text of the short story.
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Using Tupac Shakur's Poem, "If I Fail" to Analyze Connotative Diction
Using Shakur's "If I Fail," students will understand how connotative diction affects the meaning of a poem. Activity can be used for a mini-lesson on close reading strategies, test preparation, independent work or in-class assessment. Packet Includes: Anticipatory Set - students will consider the
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Diction & Irregular Spelling Activities - Worksheets, Powerpoint & Answer Key
Diction & Irregular Spelling - SAT Grammar Activities NO PREP Print & Go PowerPoint, Worksheets and Answer Keys Zip Includes: - Powerpoint (.PPT & .PDF version) of Review, Practice & Answer Key - Student Worksheet & Answer Key (.DOC) Make Diction & Irregular Spelling SAT
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English Diction for Singers - Four Posters (11x17")
BUNDLE: Colour posters using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to show vowels, consonants, diphthongs, and schwa. 11x17", landscape (can be scaled to print on 8.5x11" paper with white borders appearing at top and bottom). Suggest for high school or higher education, or private instruction, if a
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Diction, Meaning, and Tone – Playlist and Teaching Notes
Students explore standard RI.9-10.4 with this playlist.They learn how to analyze how specific word choices impact meaning and tone of text. Students will practice determining the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. Stude
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Mon Diction-Aide
Dictionnaire imagé incluant les mots le plus souvent demandé par mes élèves lors des périodes d'écriture ainsi que les mots usuels les plus fréquents. Vous allez trouver ce dictionnaire en allant sur Cathy Charrois Mon Diction-Aide by Cathy Charrois est mis à disposition selon les termes de la lic
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Analyzing Diction Cheat Sheet
When I first explored authorial diction with my students, they seemed to latch onto "high" and "low" as buzzwords without really understanding how diction helps us understand an author's purpose and attitude, and without the ability to go beyond these limited ideas. So I developed this cheat sheet
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Diction Poster for the High School Classroom
Harness the power of anchor charts for your high school classroom! This modern diction poster will help students remember the different types of diction and reinforce visual learning. This product is a poster size print so you are can take it to your local Office Max and request a blueprint copy for
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Mark Twain: "Cannibalism in the Cars" Diction (LEAD) Analysis
From Electric English... These are clear, typed notes to introduce the ideas of diction and close reading of a text. Words! Words! Words! Getting students to understand that word choice is paramount to understanding a writer's purpose should be one of the ultimate goals for English teachers. This ac
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Gettysburg Address: Diction (LEAD) Activity
From Electric English... These are clear, typed notes to introduce the ideas of diction and close reading of a text. Words! Words! Words! Getting students to understand that word choice is paramount to understanding a writer's purpose should be one of the ultimate goals for English teachers. This ac
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Saki: "The Interlopers" Diction (LEAD) Analysis
From Electric English... These are clear, typed notes to introduce the ideas of diction and close reading of a text. Words! Words! Words! Getting students to understand that word choice is paramount to understanding a writer's purpose should be one of the ultimate goals for English teachers. This ac
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The Glass Castle Diction and Imagery Activity
Activity where students trace how Jeanette Wall's uses diction and imagery to convey meaning and purpose. Great for differentiating and tiering and also scaffolding students to examining how authors use diction and imagery for different meaning.
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