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Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet.  Although designed for gifted learners, the...
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J. Alfred Hyperbolizes

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Mermaids will sing to your class members as they engage in an activity related to T.S. Eliot's famous dramatic interior monologue. After engaging in a socratic seminar about literary devices in the poem, individuals choose one...
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Who wants to be a Millionaire: Literary Terms

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Simulate a "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" game with this interactive PowerPoint. Players must answer fifteen multiple choice questions regarding literary terms, in order to earn the most money! Tip: Play this game in pairs.
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Types of Conflict

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Three types of external conflict are outlined in this PowerPoint, including character vs. character, character vs. society, and character vs. nature. Tip: Instruct students to write a paragraph explaining some kind of external conflict...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Literary Terms

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Simulate a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" game in your classroom, using this interactive PowerPoint. The theme of this game is literary terms. There are a total of fifteen multiple choice questions. Tip: Pair students up to test each...
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6th Grade Poetry Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Combine writing, reading, speaking, and listening with one comprehensive assignment. Budding poets put together books or portfolios of poems, literary terms, and other listed assignments. Part of the project is to select a poem to read...
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Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Illusions and allusions certainly sound similar but there is a world of difference in their meanings. The narrator of this short video distinguishes between these terms, defines them, and offers examples that are sure to engage viewers....
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How to Read a Poem

For Students 7th - 12th
How do you figure out what a poem means? Show young readers that, rather than turning to search engines, they can answer a series of questions to find meaning in a poem. The approach detailed in a one-page worksheet will work with any...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Clouds on the Horizon--Foreshadowing

For Students 6th - 9th
The seeds of tragedy are planted early in John Steinbeck's story of migrant workers George Milton and Lenny Small. Nurture the imagination of readers by asking them to craft predictions about what will grow out of events in chapters one...
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Of Mice and Men: Chapter 4 Reading and Study Guide

For Students 8th - 9th
Don't let your class dive into chapter four without a reading guide! Readers look up vocabulary terms, analyze the use of specific literary terms, and answer reading comprehension questions. Most of the questions refer to Crooks and...
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Writing Diagnostics and Introduction to Literary Terms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assess your new learners' writing abilities and knowledge of literary terms with these diagnostic activities. Part of a back-to-school unit, this is meant to provide the teacher with information about the ability levels of their class....
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Of Mice and Men: Chapter 3 Reading and Study Guide

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Boost comprehension with an excellent reading guide for chapter 3 Of Mice and Men. Learners define four vocabulary words, note one allusion, define five literary terms, and respond to 31 short answer questions regarding the Steinbeck...
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Eighth Grade Language Arts Pre-Assessment

For Students 7th - 9th
Prepare your class for a reading exam with this reading comprehension assessment. Five short excerpts from works by Helen Keller, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt prompt students to answer questions about context clues...
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Literary Terms Quiz

For Students 7th - 10th
Use this literary terms quiz as either a pre-test or summative assessment! Twenty-six questions test your middle and high schooler's knowledge of different literary terms like protagonist, allusion, irony, metaphor, and motif. It's a...
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Analogy Jeopardy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This is Jeopardy! Well, more specifically, this a Jeopardy game for your English language arts class. On the first of this 2-day activity, learners participate in Analogy Jeopardy. On the second day, small groups work in the computer lab...
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9th Grade Literary Terms: Handout

For Teachers K - 10th
A 7-page chart/handout defines and gives relevant examples of 24 literary terms often introduced in junior high school and revisited throughout high school. Useful as a reference for any class that includes literature. Covers terms...
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For Teachers 4th - 7th
Start your language arts lesson with this quick PowerPoint that defines symbolism. Following the definition is a sentence describing the American flag as a symbol to the United States. Tip: After reading these slides, have students write...
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For Teachers 5th - 8th
Expand your students' literary likings with this quick PowerPoint about parodies. A detailed definition of a parody on the second slide precedes different examples of parodies in pop culture. Tip: Show videos of famous parodies your...
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Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ask your class to lend their ears, and eyes, to a short video that defines and offers examples of synecdoche and metonymy. Whether it be brand names like Kleenex® and Band-aids® that have come to stand for all the products in a category,...
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Cliches, Paradoxes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Clichés, paradoxes, and equivocations are detailed in a short, animated video that defines and illustrates these writing traps. The resource also includes a quiz and the transcript for the video. Users can register to access free course...
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Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Isn’t it ironic that many situations labeled ironic aren’t? Properly labeled examples of verbal, dramatic, and situation irony are defined and illustrated in a short, animated video that uses passages from literary works as models. The...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "A Leopard Can't Change His Spots"

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Idioms are the focus a short video that shows viewers how to use context clues to determine meaning. Learners first image the picture the idiom creates, then examine context clues, and finally, they illustrate the idiom. The presentation...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Take Under One's Wing"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Are your learners tearing their hair out trying to understand idioms? Blow their minds with a short video that models how to use context clues to find the sense in the syntax. Rather than looking at the meaning of each individual word,...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Acts 1-2

For Students 9th - 12th
Blank verse, stichomythia, soliloquy, allusion, oxymoron, malaprop? Readers of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will need to know these terms to successfully complete a study guide designed for the first two acts of Shakespeare’s comedy. The...