Metaphors and Imagery in E.B. White's "Once More to the Lake":
Explore the effect of literary devices in this interactive English Language Arts tutorial. Specifically, you will explore the effect of metaphors and imagery on a text. First, you’ll determine when an author uses these devices in a text, and then you’ll examine how they contribute to the meaning and beauty of the text.
Analyzing Connotative Meaning in Annie Dillard's "Total Eclipse":
Examine a first person perspective on what it's like to witness a total solar eclipse. In this tutorial, you will study excerpts from “Total Eclipse,” an essay written by Annie Dillard. Your overarching goal will be to analyze Dillard’s word choices throughout a portion of her essay that focuses on the fear of the unknown.
The Bermuda Triangle: Full of Mysterious Words! (Part Two):
Determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases in an informational text about the Bermuda Triangle in this three-part, interactive tutorial. In Part 2, you'll practice determining the meaning of unknown vocabulary using context clues and dictionary skills.
Click below to complete all three parts!
The Bermuda Triangle: Full of Mysterious Words! (Part Three):
Determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases in an informational text about the Bermuda Triangle in this three-part, interactive tutorial. In Part 3, you'll practice determining the meaning of unknown vocabulary using context clues and dictionary skills.
Click below to complete the first two parts.
Playing with Words: Changing Word Forms:
Learn how to transform words into other words, including nouns into verbs, verbs into adjectives, adjectives into adverbs, and much more with this interactive tutorial.
Vocabulary Mastery :
Acquire new vocabulary through this interactive tutorial. You'll learn definitions for 15 new words, as well as their parts of speech, their synonyms and antonyms, and you'll practice using them in context.
Exploring and Gathering Vocabulary:
Learn several ways to determine the meaning of an unknown word, including context clues, word parts, and dictionary skills. In this interactive tutorial, you'll apply these strategies to text passages from John Muir's book A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf, which includes vivid descriptions of Florida in the late 1800s.
Analyzing Words and Phrases with the Gettysburg Address:
Review vocabulary strategies to use when you are unsure about the meaning of words in a text. We will also review the literary term tone. By the end of this tutorial you should be able to apply your skills to determine the meaning of unknown words in Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. You should also be able to analyze the words and phrases that Lincoln uses in order to determine his tone in the Gettysburg Address.
Understanding and Using Context Clues with the Help of Patrick Henry:
Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text.
In this tutorial, you will be working with excerpts from Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention.” You should also be able to use dictionary entries to discover additional word meanings and confirm your predictions of what words mean. Finally, you should be able to examine a passage and use all of these strategies to determine the meanings of the words so that you can understand what Patrick Henry was trying to say to his fellow revolutionaries and statesmen.