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Literary Elements

Literary Elements
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Reading Worksheets Second Grade Reading Comprehension Test Collection – Vowel Sounds: Use the information in the story to answer the 5 comprehension questions. Answer Key Is Included. A companion to the consonant sounds collection, this one focuses on vowel sounds. Each one takes a long or short vowel sound, or one of the other sounds a vowel can make, and showcases the types of simple words that make that sound. “A” Like Kate“A” Like Hat“A” Like Tall“E” Like Leaf“E” Like Bench“I” Like Ice“I” Like Hit“O” Like Orange“O” Like Hot“O” Like Offer“O” Like Money“U” Like Unicorn“U” Like Hut“Y” Like Candy“Y” Like Fly“OO” Like Cool“OO” Like Book

Reading Worksheets Fourth Grade Reading Comprehension Test Collection – 9 Tales of 9 Tails: Use the information in the story to answer the 5 comprehension questions. Answer Key Is Included. Each story is part of an ongoing story of self-discovery and growth of a 9-tailed fox. Traditionally considered an evil fairytale creature, like Europe’s Big Bad Wolf, this is a lighter take on the creature’s folklore. The fox grows, learns, and tries to become human girl as each story progresses. Will she finally change her nature and become a human girl after all?

Signs, Symbols, Meaning and Interpretation This discussion is intended for students in my literature classes. I hope it would interest anyone who happens to browse into it. The ideas in this page are based in part on writings by Paul Ricouer, Hans-George Gadamer, Wolfgang Iser, Gregory Bateson, S. I. Glencoe Study Guides Glencoe Literature offers a collection of hardcover books that allows you to extend the study of literature to your choice of full-length novels and plays. Each Glencoe Literature Library book consists of a complete novel or play accompanied by several related readings, such as short stories, poems, essays, or informational articles. To order one or more Glencoe Literature Library book, please contact our customer service department at, or by calling 1-800-334-7344 (between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST). Click on a Glencoe Literature Library title below for a brief description of the novel or play, a list of its related readings, and a link to its individual study guide. Each study guide includes background information and reproducible activity pages for students.

Reading Strategies for Elementary Students Global rating average: 0.0 out of These websites contain reading strategies to help elementary school students become good readers. Some websites simply list strategies and some include activities to help students learn. There are also links to eThemes Resources on inference, context clues, and main idea and supporting details.

Intermediate Test Prep ELA 8  (Grades7-8) Literary Devices: Symbolism Writers use many literary devices to add layers of meaning to their writing. One way they do this is by using symbolism. Symbolism is when writers use animals, elements, things, places, or colors to represent other things. The symbols they use are usually well known in literature or culture.

Shakespeare for Children Introducing the Bard to Young Learners When should students first be exposed to the world famous works of William Shakespeare? Should it be during high school or college years? The Clarifying Routine: Elaborating Vocabulary Instruction By: Edwin S. Ellis (2002) When you think of vocabulary, there is a good chance that you think of long lists of words from social studies or science textbooks, spelling word lists, or even the humongous lists of terms to study for college entrance exams.

Shakespeare Uncovered Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. The Series 2 resources (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, and Othello) were created in partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library. The resources for the first series (Macbeth, the comedies Twelfth Night and As You Like It, Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V, Hamlet and The Tempest ) were created in collaboration with an advisory board comprised of high school educators and Shakespearean scholars. For more Shakespeare resources, visit The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare's History Plays. O this learning, what a thing it is!

Sentence Quest: Using Parts of Speech to Write Descriptive Sentences ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More

Free Mockingbird Unit I have slowly been adding curriculum to the site, yet already THOUSANDS of educators have downloaded my Romeo and Juliet Starter Unit. I’ve found many of you are interested in my Famous Facebook Profiles for Character Analysis, which I have also included here with characters from To Kill a Mockingbird. Just like my very popular Romeo and Juliet Unit, this packet has quizzes, midterms, and a final exam, as well as a few strategies and handouts that might be helpful for new teachers, or teachers who are overwhelmed and unsupported (which seems to be almost all of us, right?). This is not a full unit, and not meant to be representative of how I teach TKAM. There are just a few things here that I think would be a good place to start for good teachers to build on. I remember when I was a first year teacher thinking I would kill for a couple handouts, a quiz or two and a final exam.

Six Traits Assessments Sentence Structure Smooth and Expressive Sentence Fluency Sometimes ya just gotta go with the flow — at least that's the situation most readers find themselves in. When we write, we write in sentences. Beginning with a capital letter, we wind our way over words and phrases until we’ve expressed a complete thought, and then we mark the endpoint with a period, question mark, or exclamation mark. Readers read the same way: they follow the shape of each sentence from beginning to end trying to understand the single complete thought the writer is expressing. In order for readers to do that, your writing needs to flow smoothly from word to word, phrase to phrase, and sentence to sentence.