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Critical Encounters in High School English: Teaching Literary Theory to Adolescents: Deborah Appleman. Learning centres. Revision in writing. Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay. Product Details Author: Kimberly Hill Campbell and Kristi LatimerISBN: 978-157110-852-4Year: 2012Media: 232 pp/paperGrade Range: 6-12Item No: WEB-0852 Love it or hate it, the five-paragraph essay is perhaps the most frequently taught form of writing in classrooms of yesterday and today.

Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay

But have you ever actually seen five-paragraph essays outside of school walls? Have you ever found it in business writing, journalism, nonfiction, or any other genres that exist in the real world? Kimberly Hill Campbell and Kristi Latimer reviewed the research on the effectiveness of the form as a teaching tool and discovered that the research does not support the five-paragraph formula. The goal of reading and writing about literature is to push and challenge our students' thinking.

About the Authors Kimberly Hill CampbellKimberly Hill Campbell had a bit of a bumpy start as a beginning teacher.

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Untitled. Teacher website. Course: Creative Writing- Frederick, S. Hills like white elephants. State University - Writing at Montclair State. First-Year Writing Program English Department Dickson Hall 468 Director: Dr.

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Jessica Restaino Assistant Director: Bonnie Dowd First-Year Writing Faculty Secretary: Phyllis Brooks Office hours by appointment, Monday thru Thursday. Find out more about substituting or waiving a course. Writing satisfies a deeply human need for expression and communication, and also for problem-solving, as anyone who has used writing to reflect on a vexing personal or professional problem knows. Pecha Kucha Training Bite.


Stereotyping. Forum Homework blog. Mr. Nelson's Website. Analyzing Film - Word Choices - AP English Literature - Blog. After reading the article "Reading Film: A Rubric for Analysis," I realized that Mr.

Analyzing Film - Word Choices - AP English Literature - Blog

Heidkamp has turned movies into essays. The rubric for film analysis practically mirrors a rubric for essay analysis in the following ways. 1. What are the "facts" of the film? Gee, that's just asking for a header on an essay. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Basically, this post discusses how we are now expected to practically analyze a film as an essay. Yorba Linda High School. Bildungsroman UNIT (Their Eyes Were Watching God) May 15, Tuesday: Discuss Zora Neale Hurston Biography, Read Ch.1 HW: Complete Anticipation/Reaction Guide (What I Think, What I Know, & Questions) May 16, Wednesday: Anticipation Guide discussion, work on ch.1 questions & dialect ws HW: Finish dialect ws and ch.1 questions (periods 4&5)(period 2 has until 5/18 to finish ?

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S) May 17, Thursday: Stamp/correct dialect and ch.1 questions, read ch.2, Figurative language ws, ch.2 questions HW: Figurative language ws and ch.2 questions May 18, Friday: Stamp/correct figurative language and ch.2 questions, read ch.3, Characterization ws, ch.3 questions HW: see below for due dates depending on period May 21, Monday (STAR TESTING): Stamp/discuss WSs, Read ch.5, work on ch.5 questions HW: see HW for 5/18 May 22, Tuesday (STAR TESTING): Stamp/discuss WSs, Read ch.5, work on ch.5 questions HW: see HW for 5/18 May 28, Monday (Memorial Day): NO SCHOOL June 13, Wednesday (FINALS): Periods 1&2. It is effective use of time to have student respond in class to the writing of their peers.

Here’s a structure that works well for a 50-60 minute class meeting. Keep in mind, it may take three tries doing it before students feel comfortable with the process. Sample guideline for structuring class is at this link to IN-CLASS PEER RESPONSE See list below of Seven Values for this use of class time. Value #1: Students get feedback on their drafts from at least three peers. Classmate A – CONTENT sufficient to meet requirements of assignment Classmate B - STRUCTURE of essay, of paragraphs, of sentences Classmate C - LANGUAGE, QUALITY OF RESOURCES or EVIDENCE, MUGS (Mechanics, Usage, Grammar, Spelling), etc. Sometimes, it would be better to use a version of the SIX-TRAITS Writing rubric and organize responses where students respond to Classmate A -Traits 1 and 4 Classmate B – Traits 2 and 5 Classmate C – Traits 3 and 6 .

Verbs-gerund-infinitive1.pdf (application/pdf Object) Phrasal and Latinate verbs in vocabulary practice. Collocations  exercises & worksheetsfor ESL teachers. Phrasal Verb ESL Worksheets. Phrasal verbs are very important in the English language.

Phrasal Verb ESL Worksheets

Although they consist of two or more words- usually verb and preposition combinations- they act as if they were one word. Phrasal verbs can be separable (I turned the volume up), inseparable (I have to look after my brother) and intransitive (I showed up late). For more explanation see the glossary. Also for a very good list of phrasal verbs see the Capitol Community College website. One way to use these is to give a daily crossword (five days a week). Phrasal Verb Selection I: blew up, take care of, come across, come up with, cut down on, do over, drop by, drop out of, eat out, get along with, look up, make up, pick out, put up with, put off, get rid of, ran into, ran out of, set up, show up, take off, talk back to, turn down, wake up. crossword 1a crossword 1b crossword 1c crossword 1d crossword 1e Matching Worksheet Question Worksheet Phrasal Verbs Selection 2: _________ up up crossword 5.

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English Project Radio Play The Veldt. Multi-media presentation. Ms. Shaffer's English Class / Pages & Files. Emily D. Smackdown - Bernstein English. Alt Codes List of Alt Key Codes Symbols. Learning Resource Center at Leeward Community College. Poetry_analysis_essay.pdf (application/pdf Object) Writing. District. Themes & Essential Questions Framing Inquiry & Promoting Critical Thinking Click on the related files below to view essential questions.


Themes and essential questions help to frame student inquiry and promote critical thinking. They also provide a helpful framework for organizing a unit of study using a multi-genre approach. The themes to the left have been designated for instructional focus at each grade level. Teachers will use the designated grade-level theme to organize a multi-genre, thematic unit of study; the unit may last from 10 weeks (at a minimum) to 40 weeks (the entire year) at the teacher’s discretion.

Good essential questions have some basic criteria in common: · They are open-ended and resist a simple or single right answer · They are deliberately thought-provoking, counterintuitive, and/or controversial · They require students to draw upon content knowledge and personal experience · They can be revisited throughout the unit to engage students in evolving dialogue and debate. Lyric. Fu Jen English Literature Databank ENGLISH DEPARTMENT, FU JEN¡@ Bibliographies & Wild Associations Bibliographies Introduction to Literature:Textbook for the course in 1997: An Introduction to Literature 11th ed.


Ed. Sylvan Barnet, et al. Wild Associations ¡@Fall Semester, 1997 ¡@Relevant web sites on Popular Singers which are worth studying:¡@Spring Semester Family Relations"Musical Key"by Cowboy Junkies My mother sang the sweetest melodyalthogh she never sang in a musical key.I'd hear her through the house.My name called out loud.

My mother sang the sweetest melody.My mother's hands were always cool and soft.And like her eyes they would caress with every touch.She would listen to my chatteras if every word I spoke mattered.She'd hold me close and whisper in my ear.She'd say, "girl you are a part of meI have made you strongwhen you grow up and are on your ownremember to win them with your song". My mother sang in perfect harmonyalthough she never sang in a musical key. Identity1. Identity 2. " Poetry In-class essay. So I no longer have to talk out of both sides of my mouth here on this blog.

Poetry In-class essay

I'm talking strictly to my students here, particularly in English 1080. Anyone else can go to my other blog at The poetry in-class essays are due on Friday, and I'm not getting the sense that too many people are fretting over it, which I hope is a good sign. I've talked a lot in class about how to go about writing them, but I'll go over the basic idea once more and maybe toss in the occasional hint about how to proceed. First, this is not a research essay. You can use a dictionary, hardbound, on-line, or otherwise to look up literary terms and that sort of thing. Make sure you start with a thesis statement, but be willing to revise that statement after you go. In 'Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening," Robert Frost depicts a man who pauses on his journey to reflect on his situation in life.

Then, follow with an explanation of who the man is, what the journey is exactly, and what precisely he is reflecting upon. ENGLISH 9: A Kite is a Victim. A Kite is a Victim ~ Leonard Cohen b. 1934 A kite is a victim you are sure of.

ENGLISH 9: A Kite is a Victim

You love it because it pulls gentle enough to call you master, strong enough to call you fool; because it lives like a desperate trained falcon in the high sweet air, and you can always haul it down to tame it in your drawer. A kite is a fish you have already caught in a pool where no fish come, so you play him carefully and long, and hope he won’t give up, or the wind die down. A kite is the last poem you’ve written so you give it to the wind, but you don’t let it go until someone finds you something else to do. A kite is a contract of glory that must be made with the sun, so you make friends with the field the river and the wind, then you pray the whole cold night before, under the travelling cordless moon, to make you worthy and lyric and pure.

Mr. Brame's Blog: Leonard Cohen, Poet. Today is the birthday of Leonard Cohen. You may know Leonard Cohen as the cantankerous folk-singer from Canada who wrote "Suzanne" and "So Long, Marianne. " However, Cohen was a poet and novelist years before his recording career began. His career in poetry has spanned fifty years, from the release of his first book, Let Us Compare Mythologies, in 1956, to the release of his latest, Book of Longing, in 2006. He also wrote two novels, The Favorite Game, in 1963, and Beautiful Losers, in 1966. I must admit that my knowledge of his non-musical work amounts to a single poem, "A Kite is a Victim," but it is a good one. A Kite is a Victim Leonard Cohen A kite is a victim you are sure of. A kite is a fish you have already caught in a pool where no fish come, so you play him carefully and long, and hope he won't give up, or the wind die down. A kite is the last poem you've written, so you give it to the wind, but you don't let it go until someone finds you something else to do. 1. 2. 3.


Open and Closed Form. The structure or pattern of organization that a poet chooses in writing a poem is referred to as being either open or closed. An open form does not have an established pattern to it, whether it be in line length, meter, rhyme, imagery, syntax, or stanzas. A closed form does have an established pattern in one or more of those areas. You may already be familiar with some types of closed form poems, such as the haiku, a three line poem with a set syllable pattern of 5-7-5 and usually written about nature. Other types of closed form poems include the sonnet, the cinnquain, the sestina, and the villanelle. We will be working with both open and closed forms to become familiar with the advantages of each type. An open form poem allows the poet to write freely without worrying about trying to make the words fit a specific meter or rhyme scheme. "American History" Michael S. Those four black girls blown up in that Alabama church remind me of five hundred middle passage blacks, in a net, under water.

Past Simple ESL Grammar Game - Jeopardy Betting Game. Simple Past Activities by Chris Elvin. By Chris Elvin Here are three activities which I have found to be both useful and fun for oral practice of the simple past. In all of them, I've tried to make sure that there is a genuine desire for my students to want to participate, and hopefully their communication skills will improve as they take part. The activities are not just about the simple past, of course, but in order for any degree of success, your students should be familiar with this tense. Activity 1 - How was your vacation? When students return to school from vacation, it is only natural that they will want to talk about what they did while they were away from school.

See PDF file of Activity 1 worksheets Activity 2 - History Quiz This is a class listening activity in which the questions and answers are provided by the students. I also include a couple of blank lines for the students to write their own questions and answers without any constraints. Activity 3 - Last summer, I went to Australia... Return to . Using a Fill-in-the-Blank Activity. Using a Fill-in-the-Blank Activity This technique is very important when we work with the least experienced writers. Though it is listed here in third place, it is actually the first technique you will use for many individuals. Pongo has included a number of fill-in-the-blank activities on this web site, and each can be downloaded for you to use with individuals or classes. Here is the list of Pongo Fill-in-the-Blank Activities . In cases when this technique is appropriate, your role in the one-on-one session is to go through the process of completing one of these Pongo activities with the teen.

And we'd like to help you create your own activities. Pongo's fill-in-the-blank activities are also wonderful resources to use with groups. Iambic Pentameter PPT - Ms. Kim's English 8. EasyWriter.

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Rubrics. Record and send voice emails. ESL oral exam evaluation grading guide. ESL oral exam evaluation grading rubric - TESOL TESL TEFL speaking test assessment I use this when administering oral midterm examamination tests to my EFL students in Korea. It will also work for those teaching English as a second language. For my exams, students form or are assigned groups of three or four. Then they engage in some communicative task, generally a conversation or a role-play.

There is an accompanying ESL oral test evaluation rubric and an Oral test feedback form (opens as a .doc file). A guide to the midterm oral test for Fresman Conversational English 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Advertise here. ESLOralRatingForm.pdf (application/pdf Object) Oral Presentations: Detailed Evaluation.


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