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This textbook follows California Language Arts Standards for grades 9-12 to provide ...

This textbook follows California Language Arts Standards for grades 9-12 to provide a generalized understanding of composition and to serve as a supplementary aid to high school English teachers.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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CK-12 Foundation
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CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Bruno, Crystal
Communication Skills: Writing (PDF)
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A chapter on writing skills from the textbook, Communication Skills, developed by ...

A chapter on writing skills from the textbook, Communication Skills, developed by the Language Communication for Development Department at the Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi.

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Sciences
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OER Africa
University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture
Author:
Chisoni, E
Gulule, M
Maulidi, F
Mkandawire, M
Salanje, G
Samu, S
Sitima, J
Communication Skills: Writing Skills (Word)
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A chapter on writing skills from the textbook, Communication Skills, developed by ...

A chapter on writing skills from the textbook, Communication Skills, developed by the Language Communication for Development Department at the Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi.

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Sciences
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OER Africa
University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture
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Chisoni, E
Gulule, M
Maulidi, F
Mkandawire, M
Salanje, G
Samu, S
Sitima, J
Conversa Brasileira
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A compilation of video scenarios of people interacting with each other in ...

A compilation of video scenarios of people interacting with each other in Portuguese. Conversations include dialogs, questions, turn taking exchanges, clarifications, false starts, hugs, laughter, asides. The scenarios are enhanced by transcriptions, translations, content analysis, and notes and discussion blogs.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
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University of Texas at Austin
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Kelm, Orlando
Creative Writing - Teaching Grammar and Writing Principles through the Arts
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In this lesson, students will reflect on the ways they have been ...

In this lesson, students will reflect on the ways they have been taught grammar. By composing original songs, dances, poems, skits or artwork, students explore ways to teach writing and grammar creatively and effectively.

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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New York Times
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New York Times Learning Network
Author:
Michelle Sale and Tanya Yasmin Chin
Deutsch im Blick
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A multimedia 1st-year German language program based on videos of native speakers ...

A multimedia 1st-year German language program based on videos of native speakers and the UT Summer Program in WŸrzburg, Germany. The online textbook includes recorded vocabulary, phonetics lessons, an online grammar component, online comparative polls and internet writing activities.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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Textbooks
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University of Texas at Austin
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COERLL
Author:
Abrams, Zsuzsanna
Egyptian Arabic Primer (PDF / eBook)
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This primer provides a basic introduction to Egyptian colloquial Arabic, beginning with ...

This primer provides a basic introduction to Egyptian colloquial Arabic, beginning with the alphabet, demonstrating both pronunciation and the writing system. From there the text moves on to discussing the parts of speech as well as some of the dialect's basic grammar. The book then progresses to common phrases and ends with a vocabulary section that relies on transliteration.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Sciences
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Felix Marschner
Author:
W. A. Betts
Egyptian Self-Taught Arabic (PDF)
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This manual, written in 1914, includes a very basic introduction to the ...

This manual, written in 1914, includes a very basic introduction to the colloquial Egyptian Arabic spoken in Cairo. The 80-page text focuses mostly on vocabulary and contains 28 different word lists. There is also a brief section on grammar, one on the Arabic alphabet and how it is pronounced in Egypt, and a collection of sample dialogues. Although the book covers the alphabet, most sections rely on transliteration into Latin characters. The filesize of the PDF is 5 MB.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Sciences
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E. Marlborough & Co.
Author:
Carl A. Thimm
Reginald A. Marriott
Engineering Communication
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In this course, the student will learn several aspects of effective technical ...

In this course, the student will learn several aspects of effective technical communication that will lay a foundation for successful work on an engineering team. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Define the purpose of effective technical communication; List attributes of effective technical communication; Assess audience and context, as well as identify appropriate genres for technical communication; Choose appropriate grammar, style, and organization for documents; Define and avoid plagiarism and implement appropriate citations; Brainstorm and prepare and revise documents independently and collaboratively; Organize and present information in written, visual, and oral modes in compliance with standard formats. (Mechanical Engineering 304)

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Science and Technology
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English Composition I
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This course promotes clear and effective communication by sharpening critical thinking and ...

This course promotes clear and effective communication by sharpening critical thinking and writing skills. The first unit is designed to change the way in which students think about writing--as a conversation rather than a solitary act. The second unit focuses on academic writing and explores the PWR-Writing or Power-Writing Method (PWR Pre-Write, Write, Revise). The remaining units will focus on the minutiae of good writing practices, from style to citation methodology. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Demonstrate mastery of principles of grammar, usage, mechanics, and sentence structure. Identify the thesis in another individual's essay. Develop a thesis statement, structure it in an introductory paragraph, and support it with the body of the essay. Organize ideas logically within an essay, deploying adequate transitional devices to ensure coherence, flow, and focus. Differentiate between rhetorical strategies and write with an awareness of rhetorical technique and audience. Differentiate between tones and write with an awareness of how tone affects the audience's experience. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking for reading and writing purposes. Quote, paraphrase, and document the work of others. Write sentences that vary in length and structure. (English 001)

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Arts and Humanities
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
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Video Lectures
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The Saylor Foundation
English Grammar in Context
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The use of grammar is more complex than it appears. This unit ...

The use of grammar is more complex than it appears. This unit looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications (both written and spoken) in ways which present us and our message in different lights.

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Communication
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Linguistics
Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
Readings
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Provider:
Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
English Homographs
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This Language and Communication Skills resource for classroom use is a worksheet ...

This Language and Communication Skills resource for classroom use is a worksheet in the use of homographs. It is suitable for pupils who are in the following categories - educationally/socially disadvantaged, learning difficulties, dyslexia, refugees, specific learning disabilities, hearing impairment,severe and profound learning disability.

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
Provider Set:
Scoilnet
Author:
Gerard Lohan
English Homonyms
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This Language and Communication Skills resource for classroom use is a worksheet ...

This Language and Communication Skills resource for classroom use is a worksheet in the use of homonyms. It is suitable for pupils who are in the following categories - educationally/socially disadvantaged, learning difficulties, dyslexia, refugees, specific learning disabilities, hearing impairment,severe and profound learning disability.

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
Provider Set:
Scoilnet
Author:
Gerard Lohan
English Language Arts, Grade 11
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The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned ...

The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.

Throughout the 11th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Students move from learning the class rituals and routines and genre features of argument writing in Unit 11.1 to learning about narrative and informational genres in Unit 11.2: The American Short Story. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.

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English Language Arts
English Language Arts
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Full Course
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Unit 2
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In this unit, students will explore great works of American literature and ...

In this unit, students will explore great works of American literature and consider how writers reflect the time period in which they write. They will write two literary analysis papers and also work in groups to research and develop anthologies of excellent American stories.

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Students read and analyze stories from several 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century American authors. After researching a time period, they select stories from that period to create an anthology. The readings enhance their understanding of the short story, increase their exposure to well-known American authors, and allow them to examine the influence of social, cultural, and political context.
Students examine elements of short stories and have an opportunity for close reading of several American short stories. During these close readings, they examine the ways that short story writers attempt to explore the greater truths of the American experience through their literature.

GUIDING QUESTIONS

These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.

If you were to write a short story about this decade, what issues might you focus on?
What defines a short story? Just length?
To what extent do these stories reflect the era or decade in which they were written?
To what extent are the themes they address universal?

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History.com has short videos on the Vietnam War (“Vietnam” and “A Soldier's Story”).

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English Language Arts
English Language Arts
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Unit of Study
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Unit 4
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People often say that mankind should learn from history. Charles Dickens, whose ...

People often say that mankind should learn from history. Charles Dickens, whose books are considered classics, set his novel A Tale of Two Cities in the past. He wanted his readers to learn from the bloody French Revolution and from the widespread brutality in London. Both cities (Paris and London) offer the reader a glimpse into dark and dangerous times. As students read about Dickens's Victorian setting and learn his view of the French Revolution, they will think about what makes a just world. Students will have a chance to think about their own experiences, and, using techniques they have learned from Charles Dickens, they will do some writing that sends a message about your own world.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

To complete the unit accomplishments, students will:

Read the Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities.
Read several short pieces, including a biography of Dickens and excerpts from other literature, to help them understand Dickens’s world and the world of the novel.
Explore new vocabulary to build their ability to write and speak using academic language.
Practice close reading and participate in several role plays and dramatic readings to help them experience the dramatic writing style of Charles Dickens.
Write a vignette and a short narrative piece, and practice using descriptive detail and precise language.
Write a reflection about the meaning of Dickens’s novel.

GUIDING QUESTIONS

These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.

How does good storytelling affect the reader, and how can a good story promote change in the world?
What was the Victorian view of gender roles?
How can power be abused?
What is loyalty ? What are the limits of loyalty?

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English Language Arts
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Unit of Study
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Unit 4, Episode 1, Lesson 4
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In this lesson, you will consider the relationship between character and caricature, ...

In this lesson, you will consider the relationship between character and caricature, and discuss the ways that Dickens presents his characters—whether realistically or as exaggerations—and begin to explore the reasons he might have had for presenting his characters in this way.

In this lesson, students will consider the relationship between character and caricature, discuss the ways that Dickens presents his characters— whether realistically or as exaggerations—and begin to explore the reasons he might have had for presenting his characters in this way.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
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