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Subject: English Language Arts (10)
Title: A Tale of Two Slaves:  A Lesson in Predicting, Summarizing, Making Connections, Questioning, and Comparing/Contrasting  (Part Two)
Description: Students will read and discuss the similarities and differences of two characters from the same historical era.  Students will colaborate to write two paragraphs in which the characters are compared and contrasted. This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Manipulating Sentences to Reinforce Grammar Skills     
Description: Students manipulate sentences from books or magazines to examine changes in meaning and parts of speech.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Avoiding Sexist Language by Using Gender-Fair Pronouns     
Description: Students engage in a brief writing assignment that concretely illustrates how language and gender stereotyping interact causally.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



ALEX Podcasts


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English With Mrs. Wright Episode 1 (their, they're, there)
Overview:
Episode 1 of English With Mrs. Wright explains the difference between the problem words their, they're, and there.


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Parallel Sentence Structure form Grammar Girl
http://www.quickandd...
Grammar Girl provides grammar instruction with a hint of humor and edge. This edition of her Quick and Dirty Tips discusses parallel sentence structure or faulty series. Provides transcript as well as podcast.

Assessments


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Parallel Sentence Structure Quiz
http://wps.prenhall....
This is a quick quiz that provides feedback after answers are submitted. Great formative assessment tool.

Informational Materials


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Rules for Editing
http://lesson-plans....
Basic rules for editing.

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Subject-Verb Agreement
http://www.grammar-m...
Great examples to help students with agreement with specific subjects. Can be used as handout or visual aid.

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Parallel Sentence Structure
http://www.towson.ed...
Easy-to-read chart of correct parallel structure and faulty parallel structure examples.

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Parallel Structure from CliffsNotes
http://www.cliffsnot...
Detailed description/definition of parallel structure and examples of good parallel structure as well as examples of faulty parallel structure.

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Parallel Sentence Structure Definition and Examples
http://examples.your...
This is a good starting point for a lesson on parallel sentence structure. Basic definition and several good examples provided.

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Purdue Owl: Subject-Verb Agreement
https://owl.english....
Subject-verb agreement guidelines and examples. Use before a lesson, for remediation, or as a handout for student reference.

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GrammarNOW
http://www.grammarno...
Students can email their grammar questions and receive prompt responses. There are also links to grammar and writing resources.

Interactives/Games


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ACT Vocab in Context
http://www.sheppards...
Vocabulary context quizzes. The students get immediate feedback.

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Sentence Building Blocks: Phrases and Clauses
http://quizlet.com/1...
Students can use this site as a practice or assessment to learn, refine,or demonstrate their knowledge about phrases and clauses toward better sentence composition.

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Save the Comma Game
http://www.savetheco...
This site is a grammar game about commas.

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Subject-Verb Agreement Tutorial and Quiz
http://grammar.ccc.c...
Tutorial on subject-verb agreement with interactive quizzes that can be used as a resource for formative assessment, as a pre-test to determine the level of familiarity students have with the rules of subject-verb agreement, or as a practice quiz to check for understanding.

Learning Activities


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Sentence Building Blocks: Phrases and Clauses
http://quizlet.com/1...
Students can use this site as a practice or assessment to learn, refine,or demonstrate their knowledge about phrases and clauses toward better sentence composition.

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Snappy Words
http://www.snappywor...
Snappy Tools is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus. The student enters their word of choice and is presented with a word map showing definition, antonyms and synonyms.

Teacher Tools


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Subject-Verb Agreement
http://www.grammar-m...
Great examples to help students with agreement with specific subjects. Can be used as handout or visual aid.

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