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Using Commas I
Learning the proper way to use a comma takes a lot of practice. Use this resource to focus on four of the main rules. Writers review using a comma (and a FANBOYS) to join two independent clauses, separate items in a series, separate adjectives, and avoid misreading.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Short Story Framework
The class gets creative after listening to a short story containing a definitive structure. They are required to think about character, relationship, and setting, while attempting to show rather than tell, in their writing. Dialogue, descriptive language, and actions are the top priority for your young writers.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "The Speckled Band" Lesson
Seventh graders read a number of Sherlock Holmes adventures so that they can compare them. They examine how author's use tension to build up to a climax and determine how Sherlock Holmes uses critical thinking to solve cases.
7th English Language Arts
What are the characteristics that define a short story
Ninth graders discover the characteristics of a short story. Students read short stories. They investigate elements such as climax, resolution, exposition, conflict and point of view. Students apply the elements to the composition of their own original work.
9th English Language Arts
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Lesson Plan 5
Students continue to read the story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek". In groups, they define the word foreshadowing. They identify the points in the story that they believe are the rising action, climax, falling action and resolution. They share their ideas with the class and discuss their reasoning in choosing those points in the story.
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Anticlimax: Good Stories with Bad Endings
Learners write endings to stories. In this writing endings to stories lesson, students rewrite the endings to stories they have read that they believe had an anticlimactic ending. Learners write their ending in a NoteFolio file on their Ti-83 plus.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
New Review Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion questions about characterization and plot, and projects after kids have finished reading.
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Narrative Writing
If you're looking to start a unit based around narrative writing, make sure to consider this resource while you're planning. This book covers five topics: writing personal narratives, writing narratives about others, writing narratives about literature, story writing, and composition skills.
5th - 9th English Language Arts
New Review 501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository, narrative, and literary response), and each category comes with a general rubric and a set of sample essays.
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Graphic Organizers for Reading Strategies
Help your pupils grow the reading strategies they need to succeed by supporting them with various graphic organizers. This packet includes a wealth of attractively formatted graphic organizers for predicting, keeping track of plot, examining author's purpose, summarizing, analyzing poetry, picking apart informational texts, improving vocabulary, connecting to prior knowledge, and more!
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory details and one rich in description.
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Story Volcano
Students analyze parts of a story through the sequence of actions. In this story elements lesson, students work in groups to read a story about a volcano and complete a worksheet on the elements within the story. Students then create second scenes that builds cumulatively through the story elements.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Short Story Elements
Students engage in a lesson that investigates the elements that are necessary in a short story. Each element is covered separately while they take notes for each part. Then the teacher points out each element while reading a short story to the class.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
What Goes Up Must Come Down
After your class has completed The Cay by Theodore Taylor, assess understanding of the plot. First, model how to fill out a plot line for your class. Next, have class members fill in the plot of The Cay on the provided story map. Invite individuals to glance at the rubric for guidance and consider making this into a collaborative activity.
4th - 7th English Language Arts