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Teaching Students How to Write Commentary for the Literary Analysis Essay — The Bespoke ELA Classroom. Writing commentary is undoubtedly the most difficult part of writing any essay.

Teaching Students How to Write Commentary for the Literary Analysis Essay — The Bespoke ELA Classroom

All other parts of the essay are more formulaic in nature. There are standard rules for how to write a thesis statement, a topic sentence, a blended quotation, etc. Sunday School: VCE English texts with Libbi Gorr - ABC Melbourne - Australian Broadcasting Corporation. English teachers join Libbi Gorr to give you a head start with VCE English by looking in-depth at a book from the VCE English Syllabus.

Sunday School: VCE English texts with Libbi Gorr - ABC Melbourne - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Building on the VCE reading list from 2012, throughout 2013 Libbi will regularly add podcasts of conversations with teaching experts about new additions to the English syllabus; you can access and download all the segments on this page via audio on demand. Throughout the year, we'll be ticking each new text off and letting you know during the Sunday program on 774 ABC Melbourne each time a new podcast is available. SYMBOLS AND ARCHETYPES. SYMBOL — "a term, name, or even a picture that may be familiar in daily life, yet that possesses specific connotations in addition to its conventional and obvious meaning" (Jung). · More than apparent meaning--an inherent multiplicity of meanings · A larger "unconscious" aspect · Can be analyzed, but cannot be fully explained · Example: a penny=good luck (make a wish) ARCHETYPE — an original model after which other similar things are patterned; from the Greek word arkhetupos meaning “exemplary.” · (In literature): an image, story-pattern, or character type that recurs frequently and evokes strong, often unconscious, associations in the reader.


Literary Techniques: Techniques for Analysing a Written Text. Understanding the Types of Conflicts in Literature with Examples. Literary Devices and Literary Terms - The Complete List. Literary analysis poetry. Critical theory essential questions ho 2. Formalism. Author's Craft - Literary Devices - Personification. Literary Devices.

Author's Craft - Literary Devices - Personification

English Comparative Linking Phrases - It is important not to repeat the same words over and over again in your English comparative essay on paper 2.

English Comparative Linking Phrases -

Use different linking words to keep your writing interesting. Listed here are some examples of comparing and contrasting words. Comparing Similarities SimilarlyLikewise… is common in…Equally noticeable is…FurthermoreBoth authors take the same approach in…A common feature of all the texts are…This is mirrored in…This can also be observed in…… is equally important in both texts. Contrasting Phrases. Compare and Contrast Transition Words. What are compare and contrast transition words?

Compare and Contrast Transition Words

Before you can understand what they are, you should know the use of transition words and phrases first. Fundamentally, those words and phrases help on making essays easier to read. In addition, they allow the readers to transition from one topic or point to another. Teaching Tone: My 3 Commandments - Talks with Teachers. Teaching tone is a difficult thing, especially to high schoolers.

Teaching Tone: My 3 Commandments - Talks with Teachers

Since it is such a challenge, it doesn’t get its due diligence but it is one of the most important literacy skills a reader needs to possess. Here are some common problems I have run into in my classroom when teaching tone: Historical movements. AP Lit Handouts - Biancheri. Mrs. JZ Presents: AP English Language and Composition.

Compcolts - SYNTHESIS ESSAY RESOURCES. Synthesis in Everyday Life - An Example Whenever you talk to a friend about what you've heard other friends say about the latest blockbuster movie - you engage in synthesis.


You might decide whether or not to see a particular movie based on what you have heard. Perseus Digital Library. Theconversation. “Forget death and seek life!”


With these encouraging words, Gilgamesh, the star of the eponymous 4000-year-old epic poem, coins the world’s first heroic catchphrase. At the same time, the young king encapsulates the considerations of mortality and humanity that lie at the heart of the world’s most ancient epic. While much has changed since, the epic’s themes are still remarkably relevant to modern readers. Literary Criticism - AP English IV: Literature and Composition. Rhetorical Analysis Walkthrough.

The 5 Elements Of A Story – Writers Write. Your Writing & Literary Resource. Literary Techniques: How to Analyse Poetry and Prose. Literary Techniques: Techniques for Analysing a Written Text. From Dr. Seuss to Jonathan Swift: Exploring the History behind the Satire. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

From Dr. Seuss to Jonathan Swift: Exploring the History behind the Satire

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade. Rhetorical Analysis Walkthrough. Everything you need to know to read Homer's "Odyssey" - Jill Dash. The Odyssey is one of several ancient epic poems that are inextricably woven into the fabric of ancient culture. Stories from this poem and The Iliad helped form Greek identity, patriotism, and nationalism, and inspired works of art and theatre. That it was originally sung by bards to huge crowds not only aided in spreading the stories but gave audiences shared cultural experience.

Though we have similar events today, like movies, concerts, and sporting events, it may be difficult for us to imagine what it was like to sit on cold marble benches for hours while listening to our favorite stories. The episodes of The Odyssey taught audiences about their own religion and customs, the importance of family loyalty, and Greek military accomplishments, as well as practices of people outside the Greek world (like the Cyclops). From Homer’s poems, ancient Greeks were reminded what it meant to be, in a word, Greek. Chris Hadfield Is Proof of the Power of Sci-Fi. Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on, and is reposted here with permission. For many of his fans, Chris Hadfield has made space feel more closer to Earth than ever. In 2013, Hadfield became the first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station (ISS), and led Expedition 35’s team of five in experiments investigating the effects of low gravity on the human body.

Some fairy tales may be 6000 years old. When it comes to the origin of Western fairy tales, the 19th century Brothers Grimm get a lot of the credit. Few scholars believe the Grimms were actually responsible for creating the tales, but academics probably didn’t realize how old many of these stories really are. A new study, which treats these fables like an evolving species, finds that some may have originated as long as 6000 years ago. Simon Callow Reads from The Canterbury Tales - For Reading Addicts. Simon Callow is best known as an actor, on screen and in theatres; many of you will recognise him from his role as Charles Dickens in Doctor Who (2005 and 2011), or as the voice of Grasshopper in the 1996 film adaptation of James and the Giant Peach. AP Lit Handouts - Biancheri. AP Language and Composition - Mrs. Burns. How the Works of Shakespeare Shape Science Fiction. Fans debate at length about the first “true” instance of science fiction.

I personally award this honor to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, though it really depends on the traits you believe define science fiction—which, of course, is another argument entirely. Scribes like Shelley, Jonathan Swift, and H.G. Wells are just a few of the contenders for the “Founder of Science Fiction” title. While said authors most certainly never thought of themselves as sci-fi writers at the time, their work helped lay the groundwork for the genre as we now know it. Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts. Finding Female Examples of Archetypes.

Listen to a Recording of J.R.R. Tolkien Reading the Lord of the Rings - For Reading Addicts. ToposText – a Reference Tool for Greek Civilization. Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts. Understanding the Types of Conflicts in Literature with Examples. A Summary and Analysis of the ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ Fairy Tale. A curious introduction to a classic fairy story. Cs.cmu. This book contains 209 tales collected by the brothers Grimm. The 55 AP Language and Composition Terms You Must Know. A Guide to 'Pride and Prejudice' Retellings. Which Dystopia Will Donald Trump's Presidency Most Resemble? Is it actually ironic? 3 TED-Ed Lessons on irony. Why is Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring" considered a masterpiece? - James Earle.

Ready to Brainstorm? Activities for Literature. Rhetorical Analysis Walkthrough. The SIFT Method for Literature Analysis. The 55 AP Language and Composition Terms You Must Know. Mr.Dickes. J.R.R. Tolkien Reads from The Lord of the Rings and Sings “Sam’s Rhyme of the Troll” in a Rare Recording. Great Short Stories for Teaching Theme in Fiction. Great Short Stories for Teaching Theme. Compcolts - English Curriculum Resources. Skip to main content. Learning Specialist and Teacher Materials - Good Sensory Learning: Literary Devices: Free Handout and Link to New Publication.

Literaturedaydreams: 20 verbs for analytical writing. Teaching Literary Analysis. How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler. Writing in Literature. Literary Periods Timeline. Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources. Definition and Examples of Literary Terms. Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources.

Odysseus' Journey. Halloween Classics. Great Expectations Summary and Cliff Notes. Fahrenheit 451 Summary and Cliff Notes. The Kite Runner Summary and Cliff Notes. Macbeth Summary and Cliff Notes. Animal Farm Summary and Cliff Notes. Welcome to Lit2Go ETC. Call of the Wild. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Table of Contents. Untitled. 20 Ways to Use Comics In Your Classroom.

Archetypes in Movies Through Joseph Campbell. Danteworlds. Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 656+ fables - Mark Twain's Mississippi. Sigma Tau Delta - Literary Hit Parade. List, Books and Biographies of Famous Authors. 2 Literary Criticism. Anthology of English Literature.