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TN English IV
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A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print


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Language Arts Curriculum Standards
3005 - English IV

Internet Resources
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
8.1 | 8.2 | 8.3 | 8.4 | 8.5 | 8.6 | 8.7 | 8.8 | 8.9 | 8.10 | 8.11 | 8.12 | 8.13 | 8.14 | 8.15 | 8.16 | 8.17
Analyze a literary work, using the characteristics of the literary time period that it represents.
3005.8.1
  1. Cavalier Poetry and Drama - introduction to the literary movement that flourished from 1625 to 1649
  2. Eighteenth-century English and English-American society - the ways in which people interacted with one another reflected their relative social positions
  3. Gothic, Novel, and Romance: Brief Definitions - explanations and examples of these types of literature.
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsThe Metaphysical Poets - a study guide to be used as a way in to the study of metaphysical poetry
  5. The Role of Oral Tradition - These traditions account for the ways things are and often the way they should be, and assist people in educating the young and teaching important lessons about the past and about life
  6. Seven directions: Making connections between literature and American Indian history - lesson plan - uses picture books to integrate American Indian culture and belief systems with language and visual arts A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. The Works of Robert Herrick - poems to be read
Compare and contrast the elements (e.g., form, language, plot, and characters) of two works representing different literary periods (e.g., Beowulf and Paradise Lost).
3005.8.2
  1. Aesop's Fables - Two versions of each story to compare and contrast.
  2. Analyzing Poetry Tips - The elements of analyzing poetry listed at this site will help you identify the meaning through its parts and give a sense of interpreting a poem.
  3. Common Themes in Literature - list of a few common themes in literature An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  4. Compare and Contrast Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  5. Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  6. Comparing and Contrasting Fables - apply literal, interpretive, and critical thinking skills to two versions of a fable. They will then draw a cartoon to illustrate the moral of one of the fables they read.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Enchanting Readers with Revisionist Fairy Tales - students will read three examples of literature in which common fairy tale themes are revised and then compare and contrast them thematically and in terms of form. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Once Upon a Genre - Unit Plan - compare and contrast fairy tales
  9. A Variety of Unwise Characters - explore the common elements of folk tales and tall tales, while learning how these tales built the spirit of American people A lesson plan can be found at this site
Analyze how plot developments determine characters’ conflicts and dilemmas.
3005.8.3
  1. Building Characters Through Adversity - article about moral dilemmas
  2. Conflict - very good short article on the differences between internal and external conflict
  3. Conflict - this WIkipedia atricle describes seven types of conflict in literature
  4. Conflict and Tension - brief description of various types of conflict
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standardConflict in Literature - (designed for 9th grade) [31 slides] this show includes two short interactive quizzes which follow explanations of internal and external conflict This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  6. Conflict is the essence of Drama - article with the different types of conflict
  7. Creating Honest Characters - article on the understanding of character behavior
  8. Developing Conflict - article about the different kinds of conflict in a fictional story
  9. The Great Kapok Tree: Teaching About Conflict in Literature - lesson plan from Education World for grades 6-8 A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. Literature - Conflict - Decide which kind of conflict each item describes quiz with ten multiple-choice questions [you can take the quiz without entering an email address] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Literature Terms: Conflict - this page points out the difference between internal and external conflict
  12. Moral Dilemma Discussion - goal of this learning unit is to develop adolescents' moral-democratic competencies, in particular their ability to act upon commonly shared ideals or principles A lesson plan can be found at this site
  13. The Three Master Recipes of Fiction - three different types of conflict in fiction
Analyze function and effect of plot structure in complex literary texts.
3005.8.4
  1. Elements of a Plot - Quia quiz - matching This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Elements of a Plot - Quia quiz - fill in the blank This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Elements of a Plot - Quia quiz - matching This site includes questions for your students to check their understandingPlot Chart - chart the plot with this graphic organizer An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  4. Plot Development - article with example of how a plot is developed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Plot diagram - interactive tool to chart a circle plot - demonstration of how to use this tool given This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Plot Diagram - interactive tool to chart beginning to ending of plot - demonstration of how to use this tool given This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Plot Outline - graphic chart for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  8. Using Excel to Make a Plot Tension Graph - step by step directions on using Excel to make a plot tension graph A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
Identify how setting and changes in setting can affect the literary elements (e.g., plot, character, theme, tone) in complex literary texts.
3005.8.5
  1. Analyzing the setting - graphic organizer for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. Fiction, Setting the Story - learn how authors manipulate time and space, mood, and spatial order in descriptions of settings A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Interactive Plot Creator - Scroll to the middle of the page. Press the buttons for a setting, a character and a conflict, then write using this interactive writing prompt. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Setting Plot and Theme - lesson and quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. The Short Story: Read to Write-Setting - lesson and activities [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  6. Story Map - The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in pre-writing and post-reading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsStory Stew - Lesson plan to introduce story elements. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Walk Two Moons: An Integrated Unit - integrated study combining setting, theme, point of view, character, and plot with geography and geometry A lesson plan can be found at this site
Analyze the narration and point of view in complex literary texts, in which the narrator and point of view may shift with multiple characters acting as narrators and/or with some characters serving as unreliable narrators.
3005.8.6
  1. Author's Purpose and Point of View - pre test - answers on next web page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Author's Purpose and Point of View - post test - answers on next web page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Characters and Point of View - The point of view (how you choose to tell your story) determines the voice of your writing.
  4. Critical Literacy: Point of View - lesson plan helps students look at the author's purpose and viewpoint, and also recognize gaps in the text - Extension activities include debating a fairy tale using different character viewpoints. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" - by Langston Hughes - lesson plan - gain understanding on interpreting author's viewpoint, figurative language, historical perspective, cultural perspective A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Point of View - exploring point of view This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Point of View - definition of point of view
  8. Point of View Exercise - use this as a whole class activity
  9. Point of View Quiz - Decide if each sentence is written in first person or third person point of view. [Caution: may be too cute for eighth grade students.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Purpose and Point of View - Choose the correct answer for each question. self checking. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Point of View; Third Person - lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  12. Point of View and Why it is important - Ian Bone An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. Point of View - Two Heads Aren't Always Better Than One - suggestions regarding choosing a point of view for your writing
  14. Point of View - Beginning Writer's Craft ( free web host - may be blocked by some school filters)
Consider the characteristics of genre and the limitations of form when interpreting complex texts.
3005.8.7
  1. Analyzing Poetry Tips - The elements of analyzing poetry listed at this site will help you identify the meaning through its parts and give a sense of interpreting a poem.
  2. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" - by Langston Hughes - lesson plan - gain understanding on interpreting author's viewpoint, figurative language, historical perspective, cultural perspective A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. What is the difference between a nonfiction text and a fiction text? - charts showing characteristics of both fiction and nonfiction [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
Identify, analyze, and evaluate the effect and use of metrics, rhyme scheme (e.g., end, internal, slant, eye), rhythm, alliteration, and other conventions of verse in complex poetry (including poetic forms such as lyric, blank verse, epic, sonnet, dramatic poetry).
3005.8.8
  1. Analyzing Poetry Tips - The elements of analyzing poetry listed at this site will help you identify the meaning through its parts and give a sense of interpreting a poem.
  2. Distinctive Devices: Discover the Secrets behind Poe's Poetry - find evidence of poetic devices in Edgar Allen Poe's, "The Raven" A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Does Slant Rhyme with Can't? - article with examples of Slant Rhyme
  4. Figurative Language - definitions of several types of figurative language from Mr. Donn
  5. Free Verse - lesson plan - worksheets to go along with lesson A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Half rhyme - definition and examples
  7. Literary Terms - 23 short-answer questions, hints are available This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Literary Terms - Word Document - can be adapted [designed for grade 11] This is an MS Word document This link includes something for the teacher to print
  9. Literary Terms Quiz - a quiz on 40 useful literary terms This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Literary Terms Quiz - 26 multiple choice questions in this Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Literary Terms Quiz - seven multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Oral Practice to Use with Response Cards - a 3 page Word document - to be read aloud, giving students practice with alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, and more A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPoetic Devices - a classroom sign about the forms of poetic devices [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  14. The Raven's Rhymes - mini lesson showing internal rhyme schemes examples using "The Raven"
  15. Sound Devices - article with examples and explanations [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
Recognize and identify the characteristics of lyric poetry, blank verse, free verse, epic, sonnet, dramatic poetry, ballad)
3005.8.9
  1. Analyzing Poetry Tips - The elements of analyzing poetry listed at this site will help you identify the meaning through its parts and give a sense of interpreting a poem.
  2. Distinctive Devices: Discover the Secrets behind Poe's Poetry - find evidence of poetic devices in Edgar Allen Poe's, "The Raven" A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Does Slant Rhyme with Can't? - article with examples of Slant Rhyme
  4. Figurative Language - definitions of several types of figurative language from Mr. Donn
  5. Free Verse - lesson plan - worksheets to go along with lesson A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Half rhyme - definition and examples
  7. Literary Terms - 23 short-answer questions, hints are available This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Literary Terms - Word Document - can be adapted [designed for grade 11] This is an MS Word document This link includes something for the teacher to print
  9. Literary Terms Quiz - a quiz on 40 useful literary terms This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Literary Terms Quiz - 26 multiple choice questions in this Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Literary Terms Quiz - seven multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Oral Practice to Use with Response Cards - a 3 page Word document - to be read aloud, giving students practice with alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, and more A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPoetic Devices - a classroom sign about the forms of poetic devices [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  14. The Raven's Rhymes - mini lesson showing internal rhyme schemes examples using "The Raven"
  15. Sound Devices - article with examples and explanations [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
Identify and analyze elements of literary drama (e.g., dramatic irony, dialogue, soliloquy, monologue, aside).
3005.8.10
  1. The Cask Of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - Lesson plan - analyze the story's text for foreshadowing and irony A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Critical Concepts - Verbal Irony
  3. Critical Concepts - Dramatic Irony
  4. Dictionary of Symbolism - students look up objects of symbolism and see how it is used in literature.
  5. Using Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart to illustrate verbal and situational irony - This lesson plan serves as an introductory lesson to The Ponder Heart by Eudora Welty.  A lesson plan can be found at this site
Identify elements of literary drama and evaluate they ways in which they articulate a playwright’s vision (e.g., dramatic irony, soliloquy, stage direction, dialogue) in complex plays.
3005.8.11
  1. An exploration of Physical Theatre - lessons and activity [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  2. Stage directions poem - helps students remember terminology An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsStage Directions - The stage can be divided up into fifteen playing areas An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
Identify, analyze, and explain the multiple levels of theme(s) within a complex literary text and of similar or contrasting themes across two or more texts.
3005.8.12
  1. Aesop's Fables - Two versions of each story to compare and contrast.
  2. Analyzing Poetry Tips - The elements of analyzing poetry listed at this site will help you identify the meaning through its parts and give a sense of interpreting a poem.
  3. Common Themes in Literature - list of a few common themes in literature An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  4. Compare and Contrast Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  5. Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  6. Comparing and Contrasting Fables - apply literal, interpretive, and critical thinking skills to two versions of a fable. They will then draw a cartoon to illustrate the moral of one of the fables they read.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Enchanting Readers with Revisionist Fairy Tales - students will read three examples of literature in which common fairy tale themes are revised and then compare and contrast them thematically and in terms of form. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Once Upon a Genre - Unit Plan - compare and contrast fairy tales
  9. A Variety of Unwise Characters - explore the common elements of folk tales and tall tales, while learning how these tales built the spirit of American people A lesson plan can be found at this site
Analyze works of literature as reflections of the historical period in which they were written.
3005.8.13
  1. Cavalier Poetry and Drama - introduction to the literary movement that flourished from 1625 to 1649
  2. Eighteenth-century English and English-American society - the ways in which people interacted with one another reflected their relative social positions
  3. Gothic, Novel, and Romance: Brief Definitions - explanations and examples of these types of literature.
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsThe Metaphysical Poets - a study guide to be used as a way in to the study of metaphysical poetry
  5. The Role of Oral Tradition - These traditions account for the ways things are and often the way they should be, and assist people in educating the young and teaching important lessons about the past and about life
  6. Seven directions: Making connections between literature and American Indian history - lesson plan - uses picture books to integrate American Indian culture and belief systems with language and visual arts A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. The Works of Robert Herrick - poems to be read
Analyze texts to identify the author’s attitudes, viewpoints, and beliefs and to critique how these relate to the larger historical, social, and cultural context of the texts.
3005.8.14
  1. Author's Purpose and Point of View - pre test - answers on next web page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Author's Purpose and Point of View - post test - answers on next web page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Characters and Point of View - The point of view (how you choose to tell your story) determines the voice of your writing.
  4. Critical Literacy: Point of View - lesson plan helps students look at the author's purpose and viewpoint, and also recognize gaps in the text - Extension activities include debating a fairy tale using different character viewpoints. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" - by Langston Hughes - lesson plan - gain understanding on interpreting author's viewpoint, figurative language, historical perspective, cultural perspective A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Point of View - exploring point of view This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Point of View - definition of point of view
  8. Point of View Exercise - use this as a whole class activity
  9. Point of View Quiz - Decide if each sentence is written in first person or third person point of view. [Caution: may be too cute for eighth grade students.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Purpose and Point of View - Choose the correct answer for each question. self checking. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Point of View; Third Person - lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  12. Point of View and Why it is important - Ian Bone An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. Point of View - Two Heads Aren't Always Better Than One - suggestions regarding choosing a point of view for your writing
  14. Point of View - Beginning Writer's Craft ( free web host - may be blocked by some school filters)
Identify and analyze the use of literary elements, such as irony, paradox, symbol, and foreshadowing.
3005.8.15
  1. The Cask Of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - Lesson plan - analyze the story's text for foreshadowing and irony A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Critical Concepts - Verbal Irony
  3. Critical Concepts - Dramatic Irony
  4. Dictionary of Symbolism - students look up objects of symbolism and see how it is used in literature.
  5. Using Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart to illustrate verbal and situational irony - This lesson plan serves as an introductory lesson to The Ponder Heart by Eudora Welty.  A lesson plan can be found at this site
Use prior knowledge and explicit study to identify the meaning of biblical, classical, historical, and literary allusions, especially those which may be more obscure or extended (e.g., references to Phaeton and Icarus in Dante’s Inferno).
3005.8.16
  1. Essays - read these examples and recognize the allusions
    1. Dover Beach - Matthew Arnold
    2. A Grand Compromise - by James P. Pinkerton
    3. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
    4. I Have A Dream - Martin Luther King, Jr
  2. Allusions in prose and poetry - explanation with examples
  3. Allusion in Poetry - explanation and examples
  4. Literary Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect and allusions - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Identify the meaning of metaphors based on common literary allusions and conceits (e.g., the dogs of war, a face that could launch a thousand ships, flying close to the sun).
3005.8.17
  1. Do you know your metaphors? - drag words to make a metaphor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Do you know your similes? - drag the nouns to complete a Simile (Refresh the page to get a new set.)
  3. Figurative Language - [scroll down] terms, definitions, and an example
  4. Figurative Language Quiz - alliteration, similes and metaphors, personification, connotation and imagery This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Literature-Figurative Language-Part 1 - Read these lines from poems. Identify the meaning you think fits best. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Literary Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect and allusions - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Metaphor Battleship Quiz - Quia quiz using the Battleship game format This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Metaphor Quiz - a five-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Metaphor Quiz - a ten-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Metaphor Quiz to print This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPoetic Devices - a classroom sign about the forms of poetic devices [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  12. Poetry writing practice web [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  13. Practicing onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme, simile and metaphor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    1. Word Play 1 | Word Play 2 | Word Play 3 | Word Play 4 | Word Play 5 | Word Play
  14. Simile lesson - includes a printable quiz This link includes something for the teacher to print
  15. Similes and Metaphors - Identify the comparison in each sentence as a simile or a metaphor [ignore the email address blank]. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

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