Bridging Figurative Language

Resource ID#: 196261 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 45 Minute(s)
Keywords: English Language Arts, ELA, Barack Obama, Selma, Alabama, March on Selma, figurative language, imagery, metaphor, civil rights movment, tutorials, interactive, nonfiction text, presidential speech, informational text, speech, English, Language Arts, e-learning, historical American speeches, American presidential speeches, elearning

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