Elementary Language Arts Teacher Resources
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In this 5th grade English/Language Arts standardized test practice worksheet, students listen to a fictional story that as their instructor reads and respond to 5 questions regarding the selection. Students also respond to 1 writing prompt.
Utilize smartphone or computer technology and have your learners develop their nonprofit business vocabulary and skills in civics, geography, economics, language arts, and math with the plans and activities in this resource. Included are lesson plans, vocabulary, how to play instructions, goals, and a worksheet that defines a nonprofit organization. This well-organized plan would serve as a great introduction on how non-traditional technology can be used in the classroom.
Combine the study of poetry and non-fiction texts with this complete and ready-to-use six-week unit. After reading numerous poems from local writers and compiling a personal anthology, high schoolers find and read a memoir or biography of a chosen poet. As a culminating activity, they each present their poet's life and works as they attempt to answer the guiding question, “How can a poet’s life affect her or his art?”
Third graders explore cultural awareness by reading children's literature. In this human poverty lesson, 3rd graders read the book Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams and discuss the main character's struggle to achieve his goals. Students complete a reading comprehension form which categorizes the different story settings and structure.
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine the role of Chinese immigrants in America. They investigate literature, history and cultures of Chinese-Americans. This ambitious plan takes two weeks to complete, and it brings in elements of science, and history as well as language arts. Many fine activities and websites are embedded in this 11-page plan.
What a lovely way to incorporate artwork into your language arts lesson. View artwork in illustrated manuscript pages, depicting insects, animals, plants, flowers, and ornate writing in the Getty Museum. Practice using figurative language to describe the rich resources and then create a work of art that illustrates a figurative saying with a drawing of flora and/or fauna, and text written in ornate script. Contains links to relevant botanical and insect drawings.
Students create an illustration based upon a story. In this language arts lesson plan, students read the book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick and list the characteristics of the illustrations. Students develop their own version of illustrations based upon an event in the story.
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. Hand outs and video links are included.
With childhood obesity becoming an epidemic, it's more important than ever for elementary students to learn healthy habits early on.
Students acquire knowledge and literacy (through multiple intelligences) in social studies, language arts, science and math as we study the Oregon Trail. This type of lesson is strong in its attempt to be accessible to all learners.
Youngsters learn about community through exploration of their own neighborhood.In this lesson about community, students create a community in their classroom. Students think about what their community looks like by making a map. Students create a class newspaper to understand how people in the community get information. Students are challenged in multiple disciplines including social studies, language arts, and art, as they go through six activities to create their class community.
The purpose of this unit is for pupils to make the rich set of connections between astronomy and the rest of science and technology, language arts, cultural studies (social studies), math, art, and music.
Students complete a variety of daily enrichment puzzles designed to encourage critical thinking skills, while developing and reinforcing math and language arts skills.
First graders will begin with a hands-on technology introduction activity of a Paint picture example on the Internet. This Paint web site includes a picture, a story, and a higher order thinking question. After reading and discussing the book, The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate The Wash, 1st graders will develop a picture about the book using the a computer drawing program. This is a cross curricular lesson integrating technology, art, and language arts skills.
This lesson includes activities across the curriculum for Thanksgiving. They create a cornucopia for art, a food pyramid for Science, and a poem for Language Arts. Also included in this lesson are ideas for Thanksgiving themed centers.
Fifth graders read stories in their language arts anthology about individuals from the Revolutionary War. They select one of those individuals to create a presentation on. Students will use World Book, Internet, etc. to conduct research. They incorporate clip art into their presentation by copying and pasting from a clip art file.
Ninth graders research the lives and values of Roman legendary heroes and contrast them to contemporary idols in a multimedia presentation. This lesson utilizes interdisciplinary skills (research, discussion, oral presentation and writing) and reinforces grade-level content areas (English Language Arts, Social Studies).
Students complete an interdisciplinary unit chronicling the life cycle and movement patterns of the butterfly. Through language arts, mathematics, and science activities, students identify various types of butterflies and document the stages of the life cycle as well as migration patterns in North America. Unit link is included.
Students experience the book, Where the Wild Things Are in many different ways across the curriculum. This clever lesson has ideas for math, geography, language arts and visual art.
In order to investigate cetntripetal force and angular momentum, youngsters compare the motion of erasers hung from a string. It is not clear what type of Amish toy is needed in the warm up activity, so you may not be able to use it. The activity that follows is simplistic, but serves its purpose of getting physical science learners to investigate circular motion. Two language arts, a social studies, and a math activity are also suggested as cross-curricular supplements.