11th - 12th Grade Language

For eleventh and twelfth graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of the rules for using the English language, including vocabulary use and language conventions, in order to improve their skills as writers and readers. Among the complete standards for this grade, eleventh and twelfth graders will be asked to: demonstrate that they understand standard English usage in writing and speaking by showing that they can properly punctuate and spell, apply the understanding that usage is a matter of convention, can change over time, and is sometimes contested, and resolve issues of complex or contested usage by consulting references like Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage, Garner's Modern American Usage, vary syntax for effect, consult references like Tufte's Artful Sentences for guidance as needed be able to use digital and print glossaries, dictionaries, and thesauruses to find meanings and etymology of words, interpret figures of speech like hyperbole and paradox in context, gather vocabulary knowledge sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level, understand and to assist in word choice and comprehension.

Circle It! Correct Punctuation

Students will practice identifying correctly used punctuation in this printable activity. They will be asked to read through the given sentences and circle the number of the sentences that have correct punctuation. Ideal for 6th – 12th grade, but can be used where needed.

Figurative Language: What Is It?

This multiple choice worksheet asks your student to identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence or phrase.

Working with Figurative Language

In this worksheet your student will match up the figures of speech with the phrase or sentence.

Context Clues for Meaning

Here’s a high school drill for using context clues for finding word meanings.

Context Clues in Julius Caesar

“Julius Caesar” is the text for this context clue worksheet.

Context Clues: Reading for Meaning

A passage from “A Tale of Two Cities” is the focus for this context clues worksheet.

Correct Spelling: Right or Wrong

In this “Right or Wrong” classroom activity, your students will correct spelling mistakes while proofreading the sentences on this worksheet.

Discuss the Paradox

This worksheet asks your student to explain the paradox in each situation.

Explain the Hyperbole

We think you’ll flip over this hyperbole worksheet!

Finding Meaning In Context

This worksheet uses a passage from “Jane Eyre” to develop your student’s skills with context clues.

Gettysburg Address Context Clues

In this worksheet, your student will use context clues as a way to discover the meaning of words.

Halloween and Figurative Language Worksheet Activty

Help your students better understand figurative language with this classroom activity on similes and idioms. Students will practice interpreting different phrases, such as ‘web of lies’ and ‘ghosts of a chance’, with this printable worksheet.

Hamlet: Using Context for Word Meaning

Hamlet’s encounter with his father’s ghost is the scene for this context clue worksheet.

High School Spelling Words List Week 11 – Vowel Concerns: A

Spelling activities for the week ten high school spelling list contains these words: acquaint, embarrass, library, magazine, many, obstacle, preparation, separate, similar, village.