Matters of Convention – Playlist and Teaching Notes
In this playlist, students explore standard L.11-12.1.A. They learn how to identify conventions of language usage, including how they change over time. Students are guided through categories of common usage and a few examples of some of these usages. Students apply what they learned by analyzing the language of a historical document or classic literary text. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

The playlist includes:
• Link to one practice quiz or activity
• Links to three instructional videos or texts
• Definitions of key terms, such as analogous words
• A self-check quiz consisting of three multiple choice questions

Accompanying Teaching Notes include:
• Activities and writing prompts for students
• Links to additional resources, such as how to analyze historical documents
• An accompanying answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK levels

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Created: Oct 31, 2016

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