The Weekly Text, June 8, 2018

Today is June 8. Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, was born this day in 1955. (Aside: What was it about 1955 that saw the births of computer geniuses? Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were born in 1955 as well.) Speaking of geniuses, today is also the birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, who was born in 1867.

This week’s Text is a complete lesson plan on using adverbs to modify adjectives. I begin this lesson with this short Cultural Literacy exercise on the idiomatic expression If the shoe fits, wear it. I like to keep a second do-now ready in the event that this lesson, for whatever reason, runs into a second day, so here is a second Cultural Literacy on the concept of avatar. This structured, scaffolded worksheet on adverbs modifying adjectives is the mainstay of this lesson, and you will probably want the teacher’s copy of it as well. Finally, here is a learning support in the form of a word bank that will help your students identify the best words to use in the cloze exercises in the first section of the worksheet.

That’s it. See you next week, if not before.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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