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Have you ever?

Have you ever….
Have you ever pulled yourself up by your bootstraps so fast you hit your head on the castle that you built in the sky – not worrying because that’s where castles belong, but now worried because you forgot to put the foundation under it?


Style Analysis Resources

In our current unit on Gatsby, we have been focusing quite a bit on style analysis (also called language analysis or sometimes rhetorical analysis).

While the umbrella of “style” covers several concepts, our focus is on the review of the analysis of an author’s diction and ficurative language, as well as learning about analysis of imagery (literal details) and also of an author’s syntax. 144 more words


Mixed Metaphor Political Rant

The Open Letter to Iran is not unconstitutional. This is not to say that it is good diplomacy. The letter merely states a fact: the executive branch of government has “the Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties,” but that the upper house of the legislative branch may choose (in a two-thirds majority vote) not to ratify such a treaty. 148 more words


Rhetorical Devices and Figurative Language

Many of you have assignments on using rhetorical devices. One good source for finding definitions and examples of these devices is http://literarydevices.net/rhetoric/ . Virtual Salt… 47 more words

Miltonic Vision part 2: Satan, Swiss Tony and using Threshold Concepts to organise and teach powerful knowledge

‘Making a cup of coffee is like making love to a beautiful woman. It’s got to be hot. You’ve got to take your time. You’ve got to stir… gently and firmly. 2,443 more words

Teaching And Learning

Figurative Language Focus

Today’s focus with sixth graders was on figurative language. The class activity was song/music based, where students were asked to look up different (previously selected) songs and find examples of figurative language. 384 more words

Forest City Middle School

Developing Introductions - Narrative Short Story Lesson

For my Narrative Unit , I had them first create a narrative ‘Day in the Life’ Comic, and then work on taking their comic and creating a short narrative story based on it. 461 more words

Narrative Writing