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Metaphor Worksheets. LyricsMode - Lyrics, explanations and meanings for more than 800,000 songs. The Best Music Websites For Learning English. Check out my New York Times post for English Language Learners focuses on using music for language development and includes a student interactive, video, and teaching ideas.

The Best Music Websites For Learning English

I use music a lot in my teaching of English Language Learners. I thought people might find it helpful to see which sites I believe to be the best out there to help teach English — Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced — through music. My students have certainly found them helpful. Music is a familiar, fun, and engaging tool to use in learning a second language. This list includes sites that have music to listen to, activities for students to do, and ways for them to create their own. This is latest of my “The Best…” series, also known as Websites Of The Year. You might also be interested in an interview I did about using music in the ESL/EFL classroom.

Lastly, you might find these other “The Best…” lists useful: Here are what I believe to be the best music websites for learning English: One is Lyrics Training. Teaching Metaphor and Imagery with Billy Collins' Litany. This lesson allows students to understand imagery and metaphor in relation to someone that they admire.

Teaching Metaphor and Imagery with Billy Collins' Litany

Students use their own poetry to express imagery and metaphor after looking into Billy Collins’ Litany. Introduction (7 mins): Have students brainstorm individuals they admire or look up to. 100 Metaphor Examples - For Kids and Adults. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 – Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.5 – Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

100 Metaphor Examples - For Kids and Adults

ELA Standards: Literature ELA Standards: Language View SourceCommon Core Lesson and Unit PlansUnderstanding Common Core State Standards. Nursery Rhymes lyrics, origins and history. Rural rappers: The hip-hop revolution sweeping country Australia. Updated If you were asked to describe the average rapper, 16 year-old Jacob Pugh probably would not fit the bill.

Rural rappers: The hip-hop revolution sweeping country Australia

He is white and lives on a farm in the dairy belt of rural south-west Victoria. But he is part of a hip-hop revolution that is sweeping country Australia, where young people are using lyrical rhythm and poetry to express themselves. The grassroots so-called "rap battle" movement is the brainchild of Chris Codix, a former country boy who now resides in Melbourne.

Sorry Day - Creative Spirits. 10th Tarerer Film FestivalTarerer Gunditj project Association Inc is holding their 10th film festival on Saturday, 12 Novemb…Tarerer Festival Creative Spirits shared a Page.Indigenous Tertiary Education Conference in MelbourneRegistrations for the inaugural Indigenous Tertiary Education Conferenc…12 deadly Indigenous Australian social media users to followBronwyn Carlson is an Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies …Tips: How to do an Acknowledgement of CountryMake sure that you -- use “traditional custodians” as Aboriginal people loo… View all posts | Don't miss out on tips!

Sorry Day - Creative Spirits

Oodgeroo Noonuccal - Woman - The Australian Women's Register. Oodgeroo Noonuccal has written about her life and work in several publications, including a short account in Roberta Sykes's 1993 Murawina: Australian women of high achievement.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal - Woman - The Australian Women's Register

In addition, extremely numerous publications by and about Oodgeroo Noonuccal are available in most libraries. Janine Little has compiled a bibliography of Oodgeroo's verse, prose and other works, reviews and critical works on her work, obituaries, and audiovisual and performance material featuring Oodgeroo. BBC Bitesize - GCSE English Literature - Comparing poems - Revision 1. Tasos Frantzolas: Everything you hear on film is a lie. Multimode All one race poem analysis by Pia Mulligan on Prezi. Suicide in the Trenches - poem by S. Sassoon. Structure/Rhyme - Suicide in the Trenches. The poem has three stanzas and 4 lines per stanza.

Structure/Rhyme - Suicide in the Trenches

Each stanza is divided into two rhyming couplets. Altogether, the poem is reminiscent of a nursery rhyme. Like a nursery rhyme, each line is in iambic tetrameter. Sassoon uses the structure and rhyme scheme of a nursery rhyme to emphasize the young ages of the soldiers. What caused the French Revolution? - Tom Mullaney. We view these events at a distance of more than two hundred years.

What caused the French Revolution? - Tom Mullaney

But one contemporary observer was Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and future US president. Jefferson served as the US minister to France in the 1780s. The Shearers' Cooks: How Dick and Cheryl Duggan keep a team of sheep shearers well fed. Updated Five days a week for most of the year, sometimes toiling in primitive kitchens, often in remote districts of Australia's sheep belt, far from towns and supermarkets, Dick and Cheryl Duggan prepare up to 100 meals a day.

The Shearers' Cooks: How Dick and Cheryl Duggan keep a team of sheep shearers well fed

The Duggans are shearers' cooks. They live, nominally, in central Victoria, but spend much of their lives on the road and in shearers' quarters close to the station cookhouse. Few jobs are as physically demanding as shearing sheep. An average day's work can require as much energy as running an Olympic marathon. Of Halloween - Halloween. My TV provider is not listed.

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Why not? We are currently working on adding more TV providers. Please check back frequently to see if your TV provider has been added. Why do I need to log in to watch some video content? Viewers who verify their subscription to a TV provider get access to a deeper catalog of video content, including more full episodes. I am able to watch on TV. Poems by poetic form. Skip to mainSkip to navigation Abcedarian The abecedarian is a poetic form from pre-Biblical times. Each line or stanza starts with the letters of the alphabet in sequence. Stew: "Black Men Ski" James Geary: Metaphorically speaking. Natalie Merchant: Singing old poems to life. Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... Carvens Lissaint: "Put the financial aid in the bag" Shane Koyczan: To This Day ... for the bullied and beautiful. Lemon Andersen: Please don't take my Air Jordans. Malcolm London: “High School Training Ground” Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry.

Clint Smith: The danger of silence. How to Analyse and Annotate a Poem. 10 poems to read on National Poetry Day. In honor of National Poetry Day, TED-Ed asked writing teachers at the San Francisco Writers Grotto to recommend their favorite poems worth sharing. Below, a short poetry reading list for TED-Ed learners of all ages. Constance Hale, author of Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose, recommends: “Design” by Robert Frost For younger readers, I would go with some of the easier Robert Frost poems, which would set the stage for the more complex ones.

“Design” is a great one for middle school students, allowing a good discussion of imagery and metaphor and rhyme (when it works and when it doesn’t) and structure … and the lessons of nature. Pair with the TED-Ed Animation: The art of the metaphor. Caroline Paul, author of Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, recommends: Billy Collins, in general Poetry is about concision, beauty — and the sudden swerve that tweaks the reality we thought we knew. Grace Rubenstein, multimedia editor of TED Books, recommends: Shadow Poetry - Poetry Types Introduction. ABC online education. “Imagine” World Peace: Protest Song Analysis. “Imagine all the people / Living life in peace.” It’s a simple request to listeners, but the rhetoric of John Lennon’s “Imagine” is much more complex than meets the ear.

Released in 1971 on the album of the same name, “Imagine” quickly rocketed to the top of the charts in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Its conscious message for unity has made the song a staple in antiviolence protests from 1971 to present. Countless artists, from Diana Ross to Elton John, Neil Young to Lady Gaga, have performed covers of the revolutionary song at benefits and protests. Poetic techniques & terminology. Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... The pleasure of poetic pattern - David Silverstein. Shape Poetry - Figurative Language in Year 5. How to Read and Analyse a Poem. Compare and contrast essay planner. How to Write a Poetry Analysis Essay Comparing & Contrasting Two Poems.

John Dunphy explains scifaiku: science fiction haiku. A Simple Haiku Writing Formula. How to Write a Haiku – What is a Haiku Poem. These snappy, rhythmic, three-line poems are lots of fun to write. RhymeZone rhyming dictionary and thesaurus. Poetic Devices in Lyrics. Poetic devices can help lyrics go from mundane to first rate if used properly. Can We Auto-Correct Humanity? "Elements of Poetry" Song for Teaching Literature - Free Worksheets. Educational Songs with Free Worksheets Song Preview An engaging rap song for teaching the elements of poetry to students. Includes fun worksheets and multiple versions of the song to assist with scaffolding. Poetry. Figurative Language in Songs Examples. Poetic Devices In Songs.

Grand Slam Poetry Champion. Word Mover. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Poetry from Prose. Untitled. Place - 'In my country' by Jackie Kay and 'Geography lesson' by Brian Patten. Poetry comprehensive guide. Iambic Pentameter Rap. Learning iambic pentameter...the fun way! Meter In Poetry by Shmoop. Identifying meter in poems. How to analyse a poem you have never seen before. Lesson Plans: A one-sheet guide for poetry analysis. Poetry Analysis Worksheets. A poetic experiment: Walt Whitman, interpreted by three animators - Justin Moore.

Word Search. Practical Criticism. Activity 1. Browse and Collect Have small groups of students browse the Victorian Women Writers Project website to select 2 to 4 poems for commentary. How to Write an "I Am" Poem. Learning Lab Tips on Critical Analysis. Writing About Poetry. 101309-PoetryAnalysisNotes. Welcome. The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.

The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources. These educational resources include an exciting new exhibition in the three-dimensional virtual world Second Life. Freely available to the public as well as the educational community, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive is a significant resource for studying the First World War and the literature it inspired. Dulce Et Decorum Est Analysis Part Two. Dulce Et Decorum Est Analysis Part 1. Disabled Part One. Futility Analysis. Dulce Et Decorum Est - Wilfred Owen, Poem + Visuals. In Flanders Fields. An explanation and analysis.mp4. The Wilfred Owen Association.

Reliability of War poetry. Learning Lab.