Tag Archives: cultural literacy

Cultural Literacy: Realism

Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on realism in literature and art. This is a half-page document with a reading of two sentences, the second of which is longish compound, and two comprehension questions. Once again, just the basics.

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: Metaphor

Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on metaphor. This is a half-page document with a reading of two sentences–one of them a complicated compound with multiple clauses, a colon, and semicolons (in other words, emergent readers and English language learners may need some support here) and three basic comprehension questions. In other words, an introduction to the concept of metaphor, but little else.

If you are teaching metaphor and seek more materials on this website, simply search “metaphor” from the home page. I just did, and was surprised how much material has stacked up here over the years.

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: Mayas

OK, last but not least for today and for National Native American Heritage Month 2022, here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the Mayas. This is a half-page worksheet with a reading of two longish compound sentences and four comprehension questions. Again, just the basics.

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: Aztecs

Ok, here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the Aztecs. This is a half-page worksheet with a reading of two sentences and three comprehension questions. Just the basics.

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: Crazy Horse

Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on Crazy Horse. This is a half-page worksheet with a two-sentence reading and two comprehension questions. In other words, a spare introduction. Stay tuned, as more material is forthcoming on this important Lakota warrior.

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: Chief Joseph

Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on Chief Joseph. This is a half-page worksheet with a reading of two compound sentences and three comprehension questions. And yes, the reading on this document does include Joseph’s famous quote about fighting no more….

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: Eskimos

Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the Eskimos, some of whom, as this reading observes, prefer to be called Inuits. This is a full-page worksheet with a reading of six sentences–including three long compounds, two of which are separated by semicolons–and seven comprehension questions.

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: Cherokees

Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the Cherokees. This is a half-page worksheet with a reading of two sentences, both longish compounds, and three comprehension questions.

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: Black Hills

Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the Black Hills. This is a half-page worksheet with a reading of four sentences, a four-sentence reading (three of which are technically fragments) and three comprehension questions. In other words, a rudimentary introduction to a place of complex history.

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: Dawes Act of 1887

Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the Dawes Act of 1887, a piece of well-intentioned–at least from some points of view, though not mine–legislation designed, really, to destroy once and for all the communitarian. tribal, lifestyle of indigenous peoples in the rapidly expanding (at the time of the Act’s passage) United States.

This is full-page worksheet with a reading of four sentences and three comprehension questions. So, it’s just the basics. But, like almost everything else on Mark’s Text Terminal, this is a Microsoft Word document you can tailor to your needs. The Dawes Act opens a lot of discursive doors into discussion rooms on imperialism, militant individualism and anti-collectivism, the theoretical and practical limitations of libertarianism, and simple–and simple-minded racism.

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.