This tutorial focuses on active listening including what it is and how to become an active listener; a slide show provides the five basic elements of listening. It also offers a video of Alice Walker reading Soujourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman" [3:13] for students to use to practice active listening. It ends with ways to improve listening skills.
Students can learn how to use language appropriately through these notes on pretentious language, nine presentation slides on using jargon, eleven presentation slides on cliches in writing, and a video also about cliches. [2:00]
At the end of this tutorial, the learner will be able to ask appropriate and effective questions to better understand a communication or situation. It is 1 of 3 in the series titled "Asking Clarifying Questions." [7:03] SL.9-10.1c Active Partic, SL.11-12.1c Questions/Part
Lesson on crafting and revising lines of poetry. Lineation and enjambment are defined and explored. A Robert Creeley poem is analyzed, and a video of his poem is presented. [1:31]
A tutorial explaining how to use technology to create graphics and visuals to enhance documents and presentations. A brief audiovisual presentation identifies types of visuals, and another audiovisual presentation describes how and when to use nine types of graphics. Also includes a slideshow describing the technology needed to create graphics and a list of questions to help determine when to use graphics and visuals in documents or presentations. , [7:17] SL.9-10.5 Audio Visuals, SL.11-12.5 Audio Visuals
A screencast lesson introducing colons and explaining their uses within sentences and in conventional situations. A brief quiz is provided to assess the use of colons in sentences. [2:14] L.9-10.2b Colons
A set of two cartoon videos. The first [5:08] explains colons and how they can be used properly in sentences. The second [3:42] introducing dashes, their usage, and how they can be used to create tone.
An informative, multimedia lesson on words that are easily confused in the English language. View a video [1:11], a poster, a slide show, and a handout to learn the correct meanings of several commonly misused words.
Two PowerPoint presentations and a video [2:57] on comparing and contrasting literary and informational texts as well as how to write a literary analysis. Includes links to external resources.