ELA Resources

Shakespeare's Life - Station 1


William Shakespeare Biography

Shakespeare, In a Nutshell

Shakespeare - Legendary Wordsmith

Shakespearean Language - Station 4


Click HERE to look up the meanings of idioms on the handout. Click the letter and scroll through - they are listed alphabetically.

The Globe Theater - Station 5


Subject Guide - 8th Grade Writing Projects


Below, you will find a number of resources that can be used to supplement class materials for the writing projects done in 8th grade Language Arts here at James Rutter.

Before using/referencing any of these materials in your writing, please check with your individual teacher to make sure that he/she is OK with its use. Also, remember that all references must be cited (see links in the Problem/Solution Writing Project area).

Book Review Writing Project


Assignment Documents

 

 Book Review Examples - These can be used as additional mentor texts to help you develop and structure your own book review.

Book Review Writing Guides - If you’re still having trouble writing your review based on the mentor texts, try these writing guides for tips.

 Videos

 Audio

Misc

 

“Lies” Argumentative Writing Project


 Assignment Documents

Argumentative Writing Guides - If you’re still having trouble writing your essay based on the mentor texts, try these writing guides for tips.

 Further reading about lying/lies - You can pull further evidence for your claim from these articles

 

Videos

 

Audio

 

Culture/Identity Writing Project



 Assignment Documents 

 Personal Narrative Writing Guides - If you’re still having trouble writing your essay based on the mentor texts, try these writing guides for tips.

 More reading about identity - These can be used as additional mentor texts to help you develop and structure your own.

 Videos

 Audio

 Problem/Solution Writing Project



Assignment Documents 

 Article Sources - Reputable sources to find news articles for your topic

 Citing Sources - Resources for citing your articles

Walk Two Moons Research and Prezi Assignment


Research Situation: Walk Two Moons is a novel about a girl named Sal who goes on a road trip with her grandparents. Along the way they stop at a variety of places, including four national parks: Yellowstone National Park, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and Pipestone National Monument. Sal is also part Native American (or American Indian) and this ancestry is very important to her. 

Research Task : Your research will ask you to be a tour guide and a historian.

  • BE A TOUR GUIDE :  Choose one of the national parks listed above. When was it established? Where is it? What attractions or things to do are there?
  • BE A HISTORIAN : What Native American tribe lived/lives in the area of your national park? What are they known for? Are any members of the tribe famous (chiefs or other members)?

 Prezi Assignment :

  • Frame 1 : Include the name of the park, where it is, and when it was established.
  • Frames 2-4 : Describe three attractions or things to do at your park.
  • Frames 5-7 : Which Native American tribes live or lived there? What are they known for? Who are famous members of that tribe and why are they famous?
  • Each frame should include text and images.

 Resources :

Remember! When you are researching, you are being a detective who has to find answers to your questions. None of the websites will have EVERYTHING that you need. Start with them, and then you may need to search using Google to find the remaining answers. Just remember to choose reliable sites. Not sure what that means? Ask the your teacher or your librarian!

Figurative Language Prezi


Words

Figurative Language Prezi's

Ms. Stelovska's 6th period class

 

Follow these directions to complete your prezi.

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Login and begin a new prezi.
  3. Choose your template.
  4. Title your prezi and put your name on it.
  5. Each frame should include:
  6. type of figurative language
  7. definition of the figurative language
  8. example of the figurative language - simile and metaphor can be

            your own, but personification and hyperbole should be from the

            text.

  1. appropriate picture OR pictures
  2. Your prezi should have 4 frames, one for each of the following types of figurative language:
  3. simile
  4. metaphor
  5. personification
  6. hyperbole
  7. idiom (optional)
  8. EXTRA CREDIT : In a final slide, explain which type

         of figurative langauge you like best or think is most

         effective(good) at giving you a vivid (descriptive and

         clear) picture in your head.

 

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