Category Archives: Independent Practice

In other words, homework.

The Weekly Text, November 20, 2018

As we head into the long holiday weekend, let me offer these five homophone worksheets on the nouns prophet and profit, which also use profit as an intransitive verb; the verb can also be used transitively in the sense of “to be of service to.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Ernest Hemingway

Here, first thing on a rainy Monday morning, is a short reading on Ernest Hemingway and its accompanying comprehension worksheet. It is a good general introduction to the author if you happen to be teaching one of his books.

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.

Cultural Literacy: The Pentagon Papers

Given the state of the nation, now seems as good a time as any to post this Cultural Literacy worksheet on the Pentagon Papers. And thanks, Daniel Ellsberg,

If you find typos in this document, 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.

Winston Churchill

I can think of a number of settings where this reading on Winston Churchill and the comprehension worksheet that attends it might be handy. So there they are if you want or need them.

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.

Word Root Exercise: Hetero (Greek)

Here’s a worksheet on the Greek word root hetero. It means, of course, different and other.

If you find typos in this document, 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.

Cultural Literacy: Bohemian

Apropo of the post immediately below, here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the noun and adjective bohemian. N.B. the lower case b, please, so that you know that this worksheet doesn’t refer to the territory in Czechoslovakia, but rather those of us who have chosen unconventional lifestyles, mostly in the pursuit of deeper study and appreciation of the arts and sciences.

If you find typos in this document, 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.

Independent Practice: The Renaissance

If you can use it, here is an independent practice worksheet on the Renaissance. There’s a lot of text in this document, so you have plenty of material to revise for emphasis or other purposes if you need to.

If you find typos in this document, 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.