If similes, metaphors, hyperbole and other non-literal uses of language leave your head spinning, this study guide can help you. Because figurative language can express meaning on deeper, richer levels than literal text, you will enrich your experience of texts as a reader — and as a student.
Looking for a cool science experiment for this year’s fair? Check out these experiments for kids about sound waves, and see if any of them piques your interest.
Lily’s Crossing is a powerful novel about two young children who have lost family members (temporarily, due to enlistment, and permanently, as casualties) and about the friendship that builds between them. Review all the contents of the novel with this guide.
Where did the liberty bell come from and why is it cracked? Learn all about the origins of this popular symbol of American freedom.
This article is part of a series aimed at students having their first interaction with “The Grapes of Wrath.” Symbols under discussion in this guide include blood, the sun, animals and insects.
Read an analysis of Jim Casy and the important members of the Joad family, as well as notable symbols and themes in the novel.
Many high school and college students struggle when they first encounter “Death of a Salesman.” Characters like Biff, Willy, Ben and Linda are complex when it comes to analysis, and this article will help students get started.
Learn more about the sugar end of the “triangle trade” — slaves, sugar and molasses cycling from Africa to North America to Europe, in a vicious cycle of inhuman treatment of African slaves.
This is a study guide on Robinson Crusoe, written by Daniel Defoe, designed to introduce students to the basics of the novel and give them the tools they need to make more detailed lines of inquiry as they read the story.
This is a look at the four major symbols in Arthur Miller’s play. Afterward, there are some activities to help students understand the way the symbols work in the story.
These three activities will help your High School students enjoy and understand Baroness Orczy’s breathtaking novel set during the worst of the French Revolution.