The Weekly Text, June 19, 2019

OK, as we slide into summer, I’ll be posting a bit less to work on finishing projects in development (more material on writing solid declarative sentences, among other things) as well as developing new material. For the time being, the Weekly Text returns to Mark’s Text Terminal. If, in the fall when kids normally return to school, we remain in or return to stay-at-home protocols, I’ll restore Daily Texts until circumstances change.

So, for this week’s Text, here is a lesson plan on the simple past tense of verbs. I begin this lesson after a class change with this Cultural Literacy worksheet on the famous proverb “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned” (I’ve often heard this expression attributed to Shakespeare, but it actually comes from a play by Restoration dramatist William Congreve, “The Mourning Bride“). If circumstances necessitate a second day for this lesson, then here is another do-now exercise, this one a homophones worksheet on the worksheet on the adjectives veracious and voracious. You’ll need this scaffolded worksheet which is the primary work of this lesson; you and your students might also find useful this learning support and word bank. Finally, here is teacher’s copy of the worksheet.

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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