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Daily Language Investigations for English Language Arts
Section 4: More Language Exploration
This section explores topics that take advantage of our natural curiosity about language to investigate other facets of language, especially those relevant to the Common Core, such as figures of speech and idioms, explanations from the history of English for odd spelling patterns, discussion of the history of American English dialects, language policy (such as the Official English movement, bilingual education policies), and other common languages of the United States.
Lessons Coming Soon!
Lesson 1: Language Variation: Why We Have Dialects
Lesson 2: Dialects and LInguistic Discrimination
Lesson 3: Bilingualism
Lesson 4: Language and Power: Official Languages
Lesson 5: Native Languages of the United States
Lesson 6: Non-Native Languages of the United States
Lesson 7: Exploring Simile and Metaphor
Lesson 8: Language Change: from I see to literally
Lesson 9: Language in Context: Exploring Discourse and Pragmatics
Lesson 10: Idioms: Raining Cats and Dogs
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