Tag Archives: building conceptual knowledge

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.

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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,

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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.

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Exculpate (vt)

Since it was Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day yesterday, here is a context clues worksheet on the verb exculpate today. It’s used only transitively.

This probably isn’t a word that would see a lot of use in a high school classroom. On the other hand, if you have students looking down the road at careers in the law or law enforcement, who knows? May it is appropriate.

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Word Root Exercise: Hetero (Greek)

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

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A Learning Support on Historical Ages and Eras

While I’ve used it for text for classroom posters, I’m not sure how otherwise useful this learning support on historical ages and eras really is in the classroom.

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