11 page packet of useful forms for the English / Language Arts, Speech and Debate, or Communications teacher. Appropriate for middle school and high school. Includes class rules and procedures, a parent assignment, student bingo, two different
33 slide presentation that covers:
- purpose of research
- a very useful method of evaluating a source
- practice evaluating sources with real examples: both whole class instruction and small group / individual practice
- broad vs. narrow topics
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Fun activities to support a unit on methods of propaganda. Students are expected to analyze methods of propaganda, identify target audiences, and create their own examples. A simple test is also included.
This is a complete novel unit for The Contender by Robert Lipsyte. Includes two tests, test prep skills practice, chapter questions, connections, graphic organizers, class discussion suggestions, activities, and a game rubric. The unit focuses on
I developed the following charts to help students learn to identify and use Latin / Greek stems. I referred to Michael Thompson's Word Within the Word and the Merriam Webster Dictionary for my definitions.
I included five charts that are ready to
This is a 15 slide professional, yet simple presentation that introduces word connotation, denotation, and euphemisms. Embedded in the game is an activity for students that requires critical thinking skills and groupwork. At the end, there is an
Developing a successful speech program is extremely difficult. This is a 19 page guide with brief, student-written, exciting introductions to most of the events in competitive speech and debate. Also included is a typical tournament schedule, a code
This short unit includes lessons on figurative language and forms of poetry. We used this unit in our 8th grade low-level IB class as a follow-up to an earlier unit in which we used the TIPCASTT method to analyze poems. Our goal this time was to
We would all love to teach Homer's Odyssey in its entirety, but this is not always a reasonable option. This assignment concentrates on highlights from many of Odysseus's most famous journeys and trials. The events are abridged, but excerpts from
A quick activity to get students thinking and talking about the theme of adversity. Goes nicely with a biography unit. I used a short, easy to read selection from the Making Connections series on Wilma Rudolph and April Holmes, two athletes.
We created this powerpoint, copied it to CD's, and sent it out to local businesses and schools to publicize the National Forensic League, public speaking, and speech and debate. Coaches and teachers could adapt this presentation to start a program,