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Civil War Slang

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Introduce a lesson on Civil War slang to your class of fresh fish. After looking at pictures from the Civil War and examining the list of slang terms, young historians write a letter to a family member as if they are a Union soldier or a...
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Slang

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
A four-part worksheet challenges scholars' knowledge of American, Australian, and British slang. Learners use context clues to decide which country a slang word is from, complete sentences, decipher a conversation, and answer questions. 
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From Formal To Slang

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders define the term slang, explaining its various social, historical, and racial contexts, so as to articulate when it can be appropriately used as a means of effective communication. They use their own personal slang lexicon,...
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Slang and Language Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Slang, as an example of language change in action, is the focus of a short lesson that asks learners to contribute examples to a class list of terms that they use to separate themselves from other groups or adults. Consider expanding the...
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"Pray, Why Speakest Thou Thusly?"

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Examine popular language and slang and how they have changed over the course of American history. Conduct Internet research, use an online interactive Colonial House website to translate 17th century language into 21st century language,...
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Analyzing Text Structure: “Teen Slang: What’s, Like, So Wrong with Like?”

For Teachers 7th Standards
What did you say? Class members read Teen Slang: What’s, Like, So Wrong with Like and make notes in the margin to determine the gist. They then analyze the text to identify claims made and the evidence to support the claims. After ...
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Slang and Dialogue in Bud Not Buddy

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify the 1930's slang in the novel, Bud, Not Buddy. They compare it to modern slang and rewrite a section of the book using modern slang instead of 1930's slang.
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You Wouldn't Understand...It's a Slang Thang

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study a decade in history through its slang. They analyze a slang dictionary from the 1920's and read a primary source letter making use of the slang. They decipher the language and compare and contrast 1920's language...
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Civil War Slang

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the language of the Civil War time period. In this Civil War lesson plan, students work in groups to research the meanings of Civil War slang.
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Conversational English: Slang, Colloquialisms, etc.

For Students 5th - 8th
What is the difference between academic writing and conversational English? After discussing what academic writing should look like, give your learners this sheet to edit. There are 10 sentences provided that need editing. Editors will...
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“Double Double Speak Speak”

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Bilateral suborbital hematoma? Call an audible? 404? Have fun with “the twittering or warbling of birds,” or as 14th century French speakers would say, have fun with “jargon.” Groups match specialized jargon with plain speech, decode...
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Civil War Slang

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers inquire about slang language used during the Civil War. In this writing instructional activity, students recieve a handout of slang words used by soldiers. Middle schoolers view pictures of Civil War to get a visual idea...
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Keep Your English Up to Date: Wannabe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Language is a fluid and ever-changing entity! Take a week to cover the changing English expressions and slang as related to the word "wannabe." Go through vocabulary, spelling, worksheets, and quizzes on the topics with your class.
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Formal and Informal Language

For Students 6th - 9th
Words carry connotative baggage and some suitcases are bigger than others. Learners consult the Chambers School Dictionary to identify the formal, informal or slang words used in a series of exercises.
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School Slang

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Young scholars identify examples of slang in part of a vocabulary activity. In this vocabulary lesson, students identify school slang terms and discuss vocabulary stereotypes. Young scholars complete an illustrated slang worksheet and...
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Teaching Slang and Idioms to Business English Students

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students play a game in teams to understand and compete with idiom and slang terms. In this idioms and slang lesson plan, students learn English terms in slang and idioms.
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Slang Quiz: Shortened Words 2

For Students 6th - 7th
In this slang quiz worksheet, students read the example phrases containing shortened words used as slang. Students select the best answer to complete the 10 online exercises.
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Match the Derbyshire Slang Phrases

For Students 5th - 8th
In this slang vocabulary worksheet, students match the 15 Derbyshire slang phrases to the appropriate translations in the provided answer bank.
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Slang Quiz: Sports

For Students 8th - 9th
In this slang learning exercise, students identify the slang word related to sports, and then select the best answer to complete the given sentence that defines the word. There are 10 exercises like this for students to complete.
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Slang Quiz: Music

For Students 8th - 9th
In this slang quiz worksheet, students analyze the music slang examples in the sentences and select the best meaning to complete 10 exercises.
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Slang

For Students Higher Ed
In this ESL learning exercise, students study words of slang in the English language.  Students study 8 pictures and discuss the meanings in the terminology of each.
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EXPLORING SLANG LANGUAGE

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study various common American slang terms. They create an original PowerPoint project illustrating their favorite slang terms. They present their PowerPoint project to the class, explaining each word and modeling the...
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Slang Words Beginning with P

For Students 4th - 6th
In this recognizing slang words online/interactive learning exercise, learners read sentences with descriptions or definitions in context and choose the slang words that begin with the letter p. Students match 7 answers.
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Slang Words Beginning With Q

For Students 4th - 6th
In this recognizing slang expressions and phrases worksheet, learners read statements with highlighted words and choose the q word or phrase that gives the meanings of those words. Students choose 4 answers and check them by clicking the...

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