English Language Arts Grade 7
Language Standard 5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive
This Teaching Channel video shows students finding missing words from classmates to complete analogies. (5 minutes)
Poems that Tell a Story
In this lesson, students read, discuss, and analyze selected poems by Robert Frost. The activities that make up this lesson encourage students to draw inferences about a poem's speaker based on evidence contained within the poem and to gather evidence supporting those inferences. From this page, teachers can access all materials needed to complete the lesson.
She Did What? Revising for Connotation
Students follow this demonstration by selecting words with powerful connotations for their own writing.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving's tale of the Headless Horseman has become a Halloween classic, although few Americans celebrated that holiday when the story was new. In this unit from EDSITEment, students explore the artistry that helped make Irving our nation's first literary master and ponder the mystery that now haunts every Halloween--What happened to Ichabod Crane?
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