Charles Dickens published Oliver Twist in 1837. It is the story of a poor orphan named Oliver Twist and his many difficulties and adventures as he grows up. Students read the passage and answer questions.
Help your students learn how to better organize their ideas with this Main Idea Organizer. Students will be asked to come up with a title, write a main idea, and support the main idea with three written details. In order to excel at writing, it is important to learn how to construct paragraphs in a way that is easy for the reader to understand the argument.
An oxymoron is some seriously fun figurative language!
Frost wrote vibrant poetry about nature and the rural life. Below is one of his poems from a collection published in 1916. Students read it carefully and answer the questions.
Students read an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet and answer related questions.
William Shakespeare is known for his plays, but he also wrote over 150 sonnets. In this activity, students read one of his sonnets and write the rhyme scheme.
Students will learn about prologues in this activity and will enhance their skills by answering questions about the “Romeo and Juliet” excerpt.
Most people exaggerate sometimes. Teach your students about hyperboles and have them complete this worksheet as they learn! Free and printable, it is a must for every classroom.
Have you ever heard someone say “That is an oxymoron!” and not know what they meant? Print out this free worksheet to help teach students what an oxymoron is. They will learn the definition, how to identify, and even write their oxymoron with this free worksheet!
Your students will read one of William Butler Yeat’s poems, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”, and answer questions.
Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities which was published in 1859. Students read the passage and answer questions.
Go behind the scenes of the Continental Congress with this point of view worksheet on Abigail Adam’s letter to her husband, John.
In this worksheet your student will add dependent clauses to add interest.
These dependent clauses are looking for an independent clause!
Here’s some practice for understanding adverbial phrases.
This punctuation worksheet features using brackets with edited quotations.
Now let’s work on brackets to clarify meanings.
Your student will analyze the main character from the classic novel, “The Red Badge of Courage” in this worksheet.
Your student will discover Winston Churchill’s gift of oratory in this worksheet.
Here is some practice on using colons with explanations.