Language Arts Teacher Resources

Whether you're new to the profession or you're a seasoned veteran, our treasure trove of lesson and unit plans, activities and projects, and thoughtful articles offer valuable suggestions for what to teach and how to teach it in a language arts class.

Students can warm up with daily practice exercises or a collection of resources that support Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards for 8th graders. Decorate your third grade classroom with posters illustrating each standard you will approach. Incorporate more technology into your curricula and prepare learners for the professional world while addressing literacy standards with these suggested activities.

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Flocabulary: Language Arts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Viewers of a four-video collection can go with the flow as they listen and watch raps about hyperbole, types of text structure, pronouns, and setting. The clever animation, rhymes, repetition, and catchy music are sure to engage the...
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Around Town—Neighborhood and Community: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Provide differentiated English language arts instruction with a collection of three community-themed Houghton Mifflin units. Each unit—challenge, English language development, and extra support—comes equipped with detailed lesson plans,...
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Let's Look Around!: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Let's Look Around! is the theme of three Houghton Mifflin units in a collection designed to meet the English language arts needs of third graders. Choose among the three units—challenge, English language development, and extra support—to...
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Family and Friends: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Family and Friends is the theme of three units in a collection designed to meet the developmental needs of your first graders. Created to work alongside Houghton Mifflin's English language arts curriculum, the units may also be...
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Surprise!: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Challenge, extra support, and English language development are the three units that make up a collection designed to meet the English language arts needs of your first graders. The Houghton Mifflin Surprise! themed units consist of...
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We Can Work It Out: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Three differentiated units make up a collection designed to address the needs of first graders. Following the theme, We Can Work It Out, scholars obtain leveled English language arts instruction including challenge, extra support, and...
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Special Friends: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Meet scholars' English language arts needs when you implement one, two, or three of the Houghton Mifflin, Special Friends themed units—extra support, challenge, and English language development—all of which offer differentiated...
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Family Time: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Challenge, extra support, and English language development make up differentiated instruction offered by three Houghton Mifflin English language arts units. Included in the Family Time themed collection, are detailed lesson plans,...
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Smart Solutions: 3rd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Offer scholar's differentiated instruction with a collection of three Houghton Mifflin English language arts units—challenge, extra support, and English language development. The Smart Solutions themed units offer detailed lessons,...
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We Can Do It!: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
We Can Do It! is the theme of three differentiated English language arts units—challenge, extra support, and English language development. The collection offers leveled instruction with the support of detailed lesson plans, activities,...
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Nature Walk: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Provide differentiated English language arts instruction with a collection of three Nature Walk-themed Houghton Mifflin units. The three units—challenge, English language development, and extra support—offer detailed lesson plans,...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA module 4, Unit 3: Writing a Position Paper

For Teachers 8th Standards
Six resources make up an English language arts module that focuses on writing a position paper on food chains. Scholars compose an essay that states a claim, provides evidence, shares their reasoning, then offers a counterclaim and a...
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The Concept of Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the factors that shape identity? A Separate Peace is the anchor text for a nine-lesson unit, designed for a Gifted and Talented English language arts program, that uses a variety of approaches to literary criticism to identify...
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Developing Core Proficiencies: 7th Grade

For Teachers 7th Standards
Enhance the literacy program in your seventh grade department with a four-lesson unit about developing the core proficiencies for language arts. Middle schoolers work on reading closely, making evidence-based claims, deepening...
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EngageNY Grade 11 ELA Module 1, Unit 2

For Teachers 11th Standards
A continuation of Unit 1, the 25 lessons in this unit require learners to continue to practice the skills they will need in the English Language Arts Classroom: close reading, annotating text, collaborative discussions, and...
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Daily Warm-Ups: Grammar and Usage

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
If grammar practice is anywhere in your curriculum, you must check out an extensive collection of warm-up activities for language arts! Each page focuses on a different concept, from parts of speech to verbals, and provides review...
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Jeopardy - Language Arts Skills

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Address quotations, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar with an engaging game of Jeopardy! Elementary learners choose their categories and answer each question to the best of their knowledge.
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Linking Social Networking to Language Arts

For Teachers 4th - 10th
How to tap into students' social networking experiences to enhance learning in the language arts classroom.
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Crafty Literature Projects to Lure Language Arts Learners

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Recognize National Arts and Crafts Month with language arts project ideas to inspire creative learning.
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Language Arts Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Be the next Alex Trebek in this language arts themed Jeopardy game! Categories include Lit Terms, Short Stories, Romeo and Juliet, Tom Sawyer, and The Miracle Worker. By clicking on each category (points from 1-5), a slide with the...
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Language Arts - Sixth Grade

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders review the definition of adjectives and synonyms. Then, they produce a poem using as many of those words as they can. This language arts PowerPoint also reviews the elements necessary to construct a poem.
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Language Arts - Balloon Journey

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students will complete a Balloon Journey tag, attach it to a helium balloon and do a balloon launch.
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Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
An extensive collection of lessons and activities includes many writing, grammar, and proofreading exercises. With templates and worksheets that cover several steps in the writing process, from sentence to paragraph to essay, this...
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Comprehension During Independent Reading

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Ideal for a language arts class, literary unit, or independent reading assignment, a set of reading worksheets address a wide array of skills. From poetic elements to nonfiction text features, you can surely find a valuable resource in...
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Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
If you're planning on teaching grammar in your fifth or sixth grade class, take a look at a packet of language arts activities that would be perfect for any grammar lesson. Covering skills such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph...
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Language Arts Weekly Packet: Treasures

For Teachers 4th
Reviewing material covered in language arts can be made easier using this technique. Using a Smart Notebook, learners answer questions related to their language arts curriculum, including questions about the use of comparatives,...
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Language Arts: Telling a Painting's Story

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use art museum paintings as inspiration for your class's creative writing works. Observing the paintings closely, middle and high schoolers list details and write descriptions. Their completed stories are displayed on bulletin boards...
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Language Arts: Writing Through Reading

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Improve writing skills using methods from Robert Gay's Writing Through Reading; Gay espouses reproducing the work of successful writers to build the ability to convey original ideas effectively. Young writers transcribe, paraphrase, and...
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Language Arts Review

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this review of language arts skills worksheet, students correct capitalization and punctuation mistakes, identify the root/base words, determine synonyms for given words, and combine sentences to create compound sentences. Students...
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Sample Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Meet the needs of all learners with this differentiated lesson. First, activate prior knowledge with a mini-lesson and examine one of the popular speeches, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., or "New Frontier" by John. F....
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A Glossary of Literary Terms

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
If you're tired of defining allusion, onomatopoeia, and satire for your language arts students, hand out a complete list of literary devices to keep the terms straight. Each term includes a definition that is easy to understand and...
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Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils read speeches and identify the main idea as well as the literary techniques employed, paying careful attention to the persuasion and repetition elements that each speech possesses. Using a graphic organizer, they analyze,...
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Issues: We've All Got Them: Language Arts/ Visual Arts Integration

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Reading The Pearl by John Steinbeck with your class and looking for an extension activity? Incorporate art and drama as a way of further exploring the themes presented in this work of literature. Start off in groups, each receiving a...
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Language Arts Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use a variety of synonyms to write headlines and articles that resemble a model article.
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Language Arts Skills: Listening and Speaking Strategies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Your class can practice communicating clearly. They practice listening and speaking through games such asTelephone and a social scavenger hunt. This is a solid lesson that helps apply good communication skills.
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Phases of the Moon

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Take one giant leap for mankind with a reading passage about the moon. Kids learn about the lunar cycle with context clues and reading comprehension questions, making it a good informational text for your language arts lesson.
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Eighth Grade Language Arts Assessment 2009-2010

For Students 8th
What makes this assessment unique, is the subject matter of the passages.  Young readers learn that the aboriginal name for Ayers Rock is Ulura, that a French film about Cinderella saved the movies, and that the Chinese were producing...
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High School Language Arts Worksheet

For Students 9th - 11th
How savvy are your high school readers? This worksheet contains a little bit of everything. The prompts ask pupils to identify the main idea, draw conclusions, and summarize passages. In addition, they must use context to determine the...
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Big Grammar Book

For Students K - 8th Standards
With this comprehensive language arts resource in your arsenal, you'll never have to look for another grammar learning exercise! Whether you're teaching kindergartners how to write the upper- and lower-case letters of the alphabet, or...
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Context Clues (5)

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Unfamiliar words can make it difficult to understand what a piece of writing is trying to say. Practice using context clues to define words you don't know with a language arts worksheet, which features five sentences and enough space to...
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Point of View

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
The point of view in a story can dramatically change the story itself. Focus on finding the points of view in various reading passages with a language arts packet, which includes fiction and nonfiction text.
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Editing Informal Letters

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Editing a letter isn't quite the same thing as fixing an autocorrected word on your phone, but it's an important skill that can help kids with their language arts skills. Young readers take a look at a short letter before identifying the...
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Understanding Protagonists and Antagonists

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can you tell if a character is a villain? What about a hero? Work on literary analysis with an engaging language arts learning exercise. After completing an activity about the four types of conflict, learners fill out a character map...
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The Phantom of the Opera

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Feel the mystery and intrigue of The Phantom of the Opera with a language arts lesson plan that includes exercises to sequence events in the tale, vocabulary activities using words from the story, and parts of speech review activities...
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Language Arts Worksheets

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Looking for some quick grammar warm-ups? What about handy spelling crossword puzzles? Find everything you need with a resource that contains practice worksheets for parts of speech, parts of a sentence, common grammatical errors, tricky...
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Understanding Paragraph Basics

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Full of informative, helpful, and accessible activities, a language arts packet is sure to be a valuable part of your writing unit. It's versatile between reading levels and grade levels, and focuses on the most efficient ways for your...
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Object Pronouns

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Work on replacing the object of a sentence with object pronouns. A handy grammar worksheet prompts language arts learners to read 20 sentences and choose the correct pronoun to fill in the blank from the word box above.
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Pronouns 1 Song

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Introduce your language arts class to their new favorite song with a video about pronouns. Hip, informative, and very catchy, the song demonstrates several different ways to replace nouns with pronouns. 
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Thanksgiving

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Introduce the basics of Thanksgiving with a language arts activity. As pupils practice observation skills, vocabulary, and reading comprehension, they design paper turkeys by outlining their hands and feet and by singing an engaging...
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What Is in a Sentence, Paragraph, and Story?

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Language arts is made up of many parts. Learners review the parts of a sentence, as well as how to make a simple sentence into a complex sentence, before examining full paragraphs and identifying the topic, body, and concluding sentence...
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How to Write a Limerick

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Add a little fun and fancy to English language arts with an activity that challenges scholars to write a limerick. Authors follow five rules in order to compose an original poem that contains a specific rhyme scheme. 
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Writing Riddles

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What's got 60 eyes, 150 fingers, and an endless number of ideas? Your language arts class! Challenge young writers to come up with clever riddles with an online poetry lesson.
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Parts of Speech- Verbs (Action and Linking)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The identification of action verbs and linking verbs is the focus of the language art lesson plan presented here. In it, learners engage in a wide variety of activities such as; identifying verbs via flashcards, playing action verb...
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The Missing Parts

For Teachers 2nd
Understanding the essential elements of a story (setting, characters, plot, solution, conclusion), is very important for young readers. In this language arts lesson, 2nd graders complete a picture sequencing activity based on three...
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Blackout Poetry: Re-Envisioning Writing

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Shed light on the beauty of language with a great poetry activity. After learning about Austin Kleon's blackout poetry model, pupils respond to some of his poetry and uses it as a model to produce their own. Young writers also share...
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Language Arts Through Web Page Research

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine their school's Web page and another school's Web page and complete a research sheet for each one. Then they write a friendly letter to a student in the other school.
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Language Arts: Scavenger Word Hunt

For Teachers K - 1st
Participate in a scavenger hunt to find objects beginning with a particular letter sound and take digital photos of them with your scholars. Using software, they find word pictures beginning with particular letters and locate picture...
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Language Arts: Stick Puppet Show

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students create short stories and make stick puppets to act it out. After editing their stories, they glue used CDs or DVDs to popsicle sticks and decorate them as the story characters. Finally, students present their puppet shows to...
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Resource Language Arts

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Give your resource class an overview of grammar. While these slides are not complicated, they are nonetheless geared toward middle and high-school learners, who understand some academic language. The presentation ends with a list of...
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Grade 6 English Language Arts and Readiness: Persuasive

For Teachers 6th Standards
What is the best way to compare and contrast viewpoints on the same topic? A persuasive writing unit plan addresses targeted skills, vocabulary, instructional strategies, and suggested resources that would be perfect for developing writers.
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English Language Arts Examination: June 2014

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should companies track consumers' shopping preferences without their permission? Using the resource, scholars write source-based argumentative essays to answer the question. They also answer reading comprehension questions based on an...
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Grade 11-12 Literacy in English Language Arts: Are Humans Good or Evil?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Scholars read text from Hobbes and Rousseau to gain viewpoints about human nature. They then analyze T.S. Eliot's views about human nature in The Hollow Men and connect the ideas presented by all authors by responding to a writing prompt.
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Sumday Comics

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
An incredibly creative and rich language arts lesson plan awaits you. In it, young lovers of fairy tales create an original comic strip that's based on the fairy tale of their choosing. The text and pictures are all done by the kids...
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Vocabulary Building

For Teachers 1st - 4th
A fabulous language arts activity has readers focus on the vocabulary in the key words, expand and build new vocabulary, and practice three grammar concepts. They recognize key words as they relate to communicating at work. Pupils build...
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Fill in the Article

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Articles are used quite often in writing. "A," "an," and "the" are the words identified in this language arts worksheet. Young writers complete sentences with the eight missing articles. A very good worksheet!
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Anansi and the Tug O' War

For Teachers 1st
Read a short book with your first graders! Anansi and the Tug O' War is the focus of this lesson. After reading the African story together, they complete language arts activities to practice reading comprehension. A stellar group of...
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Two Greedy Bears

For Teachers K - 2nd
Improving listening comprehension skills is the goal of this language arts lesson. Young readers listen to the story Two Greedy Bears, stopping to have discussions with a partner. They predict outcomes and make inferences based on...
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Jack of All Tails

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
After reading the book Jack of All Tails, learners complete vocabulary activities, play charades, consider a list of questions, and complete a list of verbs. There are also several suggestions for how to connect this language arts lesson...
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State of Being Verbs

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Have your class engage in this excellent language arts presentation on verbs. The focus is on the differences between action verbs and state of being verbs. Students choose the state of being verbs on one slide, and move on when they are...
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Colorful Wording

For Teachers K - 1st
As a review of Dolch sight words, this PowerPoint presentation would be a useful complement to a language arts lesson in a kindergarten or first-grade classroom. The simple, easy-to-read sentences are paired with colorful graphics and...
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Run On Sentences - To Use with The Cay

For Teachers 4th
An outstanding presentation on what run-on sentences are, and how to fix them, awaits your class in this language arts PowerPoint. They are shown four different methods they can use to fix a run-on sentence. This presentation is meant to...
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Prefixes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Understanding what prefixes are, why they are used, and how they change the meaning or purpose of words, are the focuses of this language arts presentation. A lot of valuable practice is embedded in each of the 19 slides. Pupils are...
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Writing Genres and Rules

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
A fantastic presentation on writing is here for your students! This could serve a teacher's guideline on what to teach upper-elementary writers. An excellent resource for a teacher of language arts!
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Ricky Gervais: Stumble

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Ricky Gervais illustrates the meaning of the word stumble in this video. This film could be used as an anticipatory set to a lesson on Language Arts and the use of language.
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Hot! Hot! Hot!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Baby Bear shows how to sound out the word hot. He also illustrates its meaning. This is a creative way to introduce new Language Arts.
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Jason Bateman: Alphabet Story

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Jason Bateman leads Elmo through the alphabet. It is an entertaining rendition that could be used to review the alphabet before a language arts lesson.
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Judah Freidlander: Spectacular

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Judah Freidlander identifies the meaning of the word spectacular in this clip. He exudes enthusiasm as he describes this word. What a fun way to introduce new Language Arts!
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Jude Law: Cling

For Teachers Pre-K - K
With Jude Law as the guide, learners explore the meaning of the word cling. This clip could be used as a way to introduce a lesson on Language Arts. Learners could be given a word and asked to define it for the class.
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Paul Rudd: Brilliant

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Paul Rudd and Grover discuss what the word brilliant means. It's a lovely way to get your class excited about learning Language Arts words.
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Inside Sesame Street

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Katie Couric interviews Little Jack Horner in this film. He rhymes as he describes his experiences. It's a wonderfully entertaining review of Language Arts. Children will love to come up with their own stories using Language Arts words.
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Jake Gyllenhaal: Separate

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Jake Gyllenhaal explores the meaning of separate. With an octopus on top of his head, he has to experiment with this concept. It's a fun way to introduce this new Language Arts.
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Song: Silly Sounding Words

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Sesame Street characters celebrate words. They list some of their favorite silly sounding words including tweezers, snorkel, flapjack, smudge, and aardvark. Children could then list their own favorite words. It's a great way to make...
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The Closer

For Teachers Pre-K - K
The Closer uses critical-Language Arts to solve problems. Using clues she finds throughout the office, she solves problems involving open suitcases, briefcases, and pencil cases.
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Usher: Volunteer

For Teachers Pre-K - K
The musician Usher helps Elmo understand the meaning of the word volunteer. By using examples involving Sesame Street inhabitants, Usher makes the meaning of this word clear. This is a great video to use to help learners develop new...
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A Doll For Elmo

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Elmo see's Abby's doll and wishes he had one too. Abby tries to make a doll using magic but makes a pumpkin instead. Elmo and the viewers need to chant the magic words together to make Elmo's doll appear. This video engages students with...
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True Mud

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Through the show True Mud, characters discuss Language Arts. A Sesame Street character enters a restaurant looking for mud, but instead is offered a spud, cud, and a dud. Viewers will love adding their rhymes to the list.
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Journey To Ernie: Beach

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Big Bird has to use critical Language Arts to find Ernie. He must understand the meaning of under and over to complete his journey to Ernie. By following a list of clues, Big Bird finally finds success.
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Abby Reads To Marco

For Students Pre-K - K
We read Fairy Tales, but what does a fairy read? Real People Tales! Abby reads baby Marco a Language Arts story about a mom who makes pumpkin pie in the oven, not with a magic wand. This is a cute way to introduce Language Arts and early...
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Bert And Ernie: Bakers

For Students Pre-K - K
Bake your way out of bed like Bert and Ernie do. They have a journey with their imaginations. This time they imagine they are bakers who have to fill an extremely large order in a short amount of time. They use their critical Language...
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Rotten Eggs And Jam

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Rotten Eggs and Jam by Dr. Sewage is the featured story in this wonderful video. Oscar the Grouch reads a story similar to Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss that involves Language Arts. This would be a good introduction to a lesson on...
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Twiddlebugs: Paperclip

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A paperclip becomes a music stand, mixing tool, and a snowshoe in this film featuring the Twiddlebugs. The family uses critical Language Arts to solve problems throughout this feature. For example, when the mother doesn't have a spoon to...
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Letter G Game

For Teachers Pre-K - K
As a review of the letter G, this resource would be a motivating addition to a language arts lesson. The video not only explores the sound of the letter G, but focuses on words that begin with the letter. What learner won't love the...
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Teaching "A Week in the Woods"

For Teachers 4th - 7th
The book, A Week in the Woods is the focus of the very interesting language arts lesson presented here. After the book has been read, learners engage in study of certain parts of the book in order to gain a better understanding of how...
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Transportation

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Here's an interesting lesson that combines elements of language arts, sociology, and a study of the many ways that people use transportation to get from one place to another. The eight-page plan includes worksheets and a word search that...
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Cite Textual Evidence to Support Inferences Drawn from Text

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Finding concrete evidence and analyzing it is one of the most important skills language arts pupils can develop. The video models how to take the text, add in original thinking, and come up with an inference. The narrator uses a T-chart...
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Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of...
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Dictionary Cube

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young scholars investigate new vocabulary words with a fun, collaborative activity. Given a deck of word cards, pairs of students flip over one at a time and independently look up the term in a dictionary. They then take turns rolling a...
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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Allusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Consider the biblical allusions in Emily Dickinson's poetry with the seventh of ten lessons in a language arts unit. Learners read "A little East of Jordan" and "Come slowly - Eden!" and discuss the allusions to the original Old...
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Figurative Language Packet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A definitive resource for your figurative language unit includes several worksheets and activities to reinforce writing skills. It addresses poetic elements such as simile and metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and idioms, and...
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Middle Level Writing with Integrated Reading and Oral Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Imagine everything you need to teach writing in one packet! Designed to augment instruction in language arts classes, the lessons, activities, and exercises contained in this packet employ AVID methodologies to help learners develop...
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School-Home Links elling, self-to-text connections, writing lists, author

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Engage families in at-home practice using this 100-page worksheet packet for elementary school English Language Arts practice. Each worksheet briefly explains the objective to parents so they can guide their child through the activity....
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a instructional activity about literary devices. As...
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How to Teach Students to Present an Oral Report : Speeches, Language Arts

For Teachers 6th
Introduce your sixth graders to oral presentations. This lesson has the teacher lead the class through brainstorming, writing, and delivering an effective speech. It's very basic, so consider adding to the plan as needed. 
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Language Arts Assessment: Primary

For Students 1st - 2nd
Youngsters complete a four-question quiz. They correct spelling, compound words, and errors in sentences. Very nice practice for young writers.
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Native Language Arts Seasonal Poem

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Intended for native Spanish speakers, this plan provides an opportunity to create a class semantic web describing the different seasons and listen to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." Learners will work together to revise their semantic webs,...
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Language Arts - Making Singular Nouns Plural

For Teachers 1st
Chocolate chip cookies are used in this tasteful lesson! First graders explain the difference between singular and plural nouns, and give examples of their own singular noun that they make into a plural.
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Language Arts - But...Where Are You?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Turn your learners into Daniel Webster. In pairs or on their own, they create content specific dictionaries. Each group is assigned a topic and then cuts and pastes images that represent each of 10 to 20 words that are associated with...
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Language Arts Writing Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice writing open-ended questions about a specific topic. They use proper grammar and syntax in their questions that are typed into a word processing file. A rubric is included in this lesson plan to help with assessment.
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Language Arts: Prince Harry - A Bullet Magnet?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research Prince Harry's upcoming deployment to Iraq as a British soldier. They write reaction papers expressing their opinions about it. Students choose from two points of view - should he be deployed, or will his deployment...
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Language Arts

For Teachers 5th
In this literacy worksheet, 5th graders practice putting the sentences into the proper grammar structure, using the correct punctuation, and finding the definitions in the dictionary.
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Language Arts

For Teachers 5th
In this literacy worksheet, 5th graders practice putting sentences in order, use words to complete sentences, and rewrite them correctly for the 25 questions.
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Language Arts

For Teachers 5th
For this literacy worksheet, 5th graders find the main idea, put the words into the correct sentences, and read the paragraph to increase reading comprehension.
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Mars Comes Down to Earth: Language Arts Tutorial Activity

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Have a young reader who needs extra help? The article Mars Come Down to Earth provides an opportunity for additional reading practice. Working with a tutor, a student reads the story aloud, completes a question sheet, and then discusses...
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Eighth Grade Language Arts Assessment 2009-2010

For Students 9th - 10th
The variety of the passages sets this assessment apart.  After closely examining each excerpt, learners must select that word that best captures the tone of the passage. No answer key is provided.
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High School Language Arts Worksheet

For Students 9th - 10th
Words, words, words! Readers demonstrate their comprehension skills by selecting the word that correctly summarizes the tone of a passage, by identifying synonyms, and by using context clues to define a list of words.
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Monster Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Challenge language arts learners with a crossword puzzle that focuses on vocabulary words from Walter Dean Myers' Monster. After kids read the clues at the bottom of the page, they complete the puzzle with their newly defined words.
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Helen Keller Language Arts Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st Standards
The story of Helen Keller is compelling because it shows readers that a person can overcome almost any obstacle. A picture book describing Helen's life is used to address several language standards, such as using key details, identifying...
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Multimedia in the Language Arts Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Multimedia lesson plans are a way for students to explore language arts in a creative way.
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Palace Adventure

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young language arts learners write and illustrate a short fantasy story based on the book Corduroy. First, learners need to develop a character. Then, through their writing and illustrations, they take their characters on adventures...
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Flora and Fauna as Figures of Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Writing About Art: Subjective vs. Objective

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore objective and subjective writing in this interdisciplinary lesson, which brings language arts and visual art together. Middle and high school students examine the sculpture Head with Horns by Paul Gauguin. They then analyze the...
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Art of Illustration: N.C. Wyeth and Literacy

For Teachers 8th - 12th
High school artists observe and research the illustrations and techniques of N.C. Wyeth. They read (and reread) stories and illustrate the texts using methods inspired by Wyeth's practice. Includes detailed instructional plan and useful...
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Setting the Tone with Figurative Language

For Teachers 8th Standards
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes,...
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Organizing Writing/Composing a First Draft

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Does your language arts class have a hard time with writing transitions? Use this organizational writing lesson to create three effective transition sentences that middle schoolers will use in their research of renewable resources.
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Fox Socks

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Follow up a reading of Fox Socks by Dr. Seuss with a series of five activities created to reinforce English language arts and life skills. Scholars read and match words, read and create tongue twisters, fold socks, and sew a puppet. 
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Figuring Out Figurative Language in The Outsiders

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is well known for its relatable characters and plot, but don't forget how effective the book's figurative language can be! Check out an interactive resource that explores how figurative language comes alive...
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Computer Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
The writing of Haiku poems is the focus of this language arts lesson. In it, the basic elements of Haiku poetry are presented, and then a step-by-step set of instructions on how to create a Haiku poem along with an illustration is...
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Food Pyramid

For Teachers 2nd
Here is an engaging cross-curicular activity which incorporates elements of language arts and heatlh. Groups of learners are assigned to one vowel sound. They work together to find pictures of food out of a booklet that have the long...
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Researching and Compiling Survey Information

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Bring Internet research and social issues to your language arts class in this lesson. After investigating the topic "Media Violence and How It Affects Teenagers" on the Internet, middle schoolers work in groups to compile their...
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Picture Perfect Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do your language arts learners love to draw? Use this lesson to reinforce poetic techniques with illustration. After drawing what they think poem would look like with no words, middle and high schoolers work on several different...
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Get a Grip on Grammar

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine the negative effects of graffiti and gangs in this language arts activity. In small groups, middle schoolers discuss topics dealing with gangs and graffiti and write a collaborative poem based on their group discussion. The...
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Audio Aesop: Listen to the Lesson!

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Aesop's Fables are the focus of this language arts instructional activity. Young philosophers study and discuss the morals found in the most famous of Aesop's Fables. They write an original fable that teaches a common moral. A "Fable...
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Is That Movie OK?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Discuss movies and movie enjoyment with your middle school language arts class. They interpret movie review information, determine appropriate movies, and then write film reviews to share with the class. Focus on using context clues to...
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Childhood Reflections: Lesson 3 Is Number 3 of 7 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students read and summarize a short story. In this language arts lesson, students will review the terms syntax and diction and find examples in the text of Eleven where these two terms have significance. They will continue to read the...
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Reading Center: Making Words

For Teachers K - 1st
Words that use the classic consonant, vowel, consonant combination (or CVC words) are the focus of this language arts lesson. Young pupils are shown many examples of these words, such as cub, bet, bit, and sat. As pairs read the book An...
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Troublesome Homonyms

For Teachers 2nd
Looking for an excellent lesson on homonyms for your young readers? This lesson is worth a look! After a lecture/demo on homonyms, 2nd graders brainstorm homonyms that are put on a large sheet of paper on the bulletin board. Students...
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Wonderful Adjectives!

For Teachers 2nd
Whether you're teaching ELD or language arts, young learners can always use a tip or two on writing with description. They discuss adjectives as a class and read Many Luscious Lollipops by Ruth Heller. They get into groups where each kid...
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Writing with Technology - An Essay Exploring the Use of Argument

For Teachers 6th
Getting your pupils to write an essay can be a challenging task. In this activity, a problem posed by the teacher is the focus of the essay topic. They must use the word processor to compose, edit, and publish their solution to the...
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The Impact of Characterization

For Teachers 6th
How does an author's choice of characters impact a story? That is the question this language arts lesson tries to answer. After reading two short stories, pupils explore the characters in the stories by rotating through five learning...
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The Big Bad Storm

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Get ready for the big storm with a vocabulary activity! Using a word bank and context clues, young learners fill in the blanks in a passage about a day at the park that leads to stormy weather.
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Using Context Clues with Signal Words

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
When you come across an unfamiliar word in a text, do you skip it and move on? Practice using context clues to identify words you don't know with a thorough set of language arts lessons. The resource reinforces close reading and critical...
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Practice Book O

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Whether you need resources for reading comprehension, literary analysis, phonics, vocabulary, or text features, an extensive packet of worksheets is sure to fit your needs. Based on a fifth-grade curriculum but applicable to any level of...
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Order of Adjectives: Add Another

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Some nouns need more than one adjective to adequately describe them. Using a reference poster that puts twelve categories of adjectives in order, class members fill in the blanks to complete eight sentences.
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30 Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
A collection of writing prompts are so fun, you'll want to finish them yourself! Learners practice narrative prose and poetry skills with prompts that twist traditional structure, provide wild vocabulary, and encourage pupils to...
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Subject-Verb Agreement/Commonly Confused Words

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Can you alter a painting, or do you altar it? Can a compliment positively effect or affect your mood? Clarify the meanings of commonly confused words with a packet that also includes strategies for watching subject-verb agreement.
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Richard II: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Shakespeare loved to write plays about famous kings. A study guide for Richard II explores the drama surrounding the reign of King Richard while reinforcing important language arts skills. After attending a performance of the play,...
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Language Arts - Prince Cinders

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students learn about inferential comprehension and predicting outcomes.
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English/Language Arts Methods Project

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students design a webquest requiring higher order thinking and providing students with opportunities to reflect on their learning. They include an assessment tool to evaluate the process and product.
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Language Arts: Cocaine in a Can

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the case of "Cocaine," a new soft drink targeted at teens. They explore the decision by some stores not to sell it. Students compose essays expressing their views about the drink and the ensuing decisions.
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Language Arts: Racing for Fluency

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Pupils improve fluency through drills to increase quickness and smoothness. In pairs, they practice reading sentences out loud, each time increasing their fluency. Finally, students play a game of timed readings using a stop watch to...
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Language Arts: Plot Summary

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders implement plot summary organizers to identify essential elements such as conflict and resolution in literature. In pairs, they retell fairy tales to each other and complete plot summaries about them. As students read new...
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Language Arts: Bringing Verbs to Life

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergarteners create action words collections to use in their own writing projects. After listening to several books, they select action verbs to dramatize and take digital photographs of their acting. Once the photos are printed, they...
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Grade 2 Language Arts Review Quiz

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this language arts review quiz worksheet, students answer 6 questions pertaining to parts of speech, rhyming, vowel sounds and spelling.
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Grade 2 Language Arts Review Quiz - Capitalization, Punctuation, Rhyming Words, Long "ee"

For Students 2nd
In this language arts review worksheet, 2nd graders complete 6 questions. They rewrite 2 sentences while making corrections to capitalization and punctuation. They circle words that go together and the words that rhyme in the next 2...
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Language Arts Review Page

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this language arts worksheet, students demonstrate proofreading skills, sentence construction and answering questions with complete sentences by doing 3 language exercises.
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Grade 2 Language Arts Review Quiz

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this language arts review quiz worksheet, learners complete 6 questions that review skills in proofreading, rhymes, spelling and comprehension.
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Language Arts Review Quiz #8

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this language arts review instructional activity, students rewrite 2 sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation. Students complete a syllable activity, pronoun activity, compound activity, and spelling activity.
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Second Grade Language Arts: Topic Sentences

For Teachers 2nd
In this second grade language art topic sentences worksheet, student read short paragraphs and pick the best topic sentence for each one.
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Language Arts Curriculum Guide

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this language arts instructional activity, students complete many worksheets that include brainstorming, newspaper article reviews, TV show descriptions, and more. Students complete 54 worksheets total.
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Using Process Drama in the Language Arts Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Using the tools of process drama to create authentic learning experiences for students.
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Prose Styles: Tough, Sweet, and Stuffy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Take a walk on the rhetorical side with this presentation, which discusses three styles of prose: tough (ethos), sweet (pathos), and stuffy (logos). The slide show provides thorough definitions and examples of each style, as well as...
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Magnet Mania

For Teachers K - 1st
Youngsters go on a magnetic fishing trip! Use an engaging and clever language arts lesson to reinforce the recognition of the letters of the alphabet with very young readers. A fishing pole is made of a ruler and a piece of string with a...
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Big Buddies

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Big Buddies is a wonderful tradition that has been going on in schools for a long time. Older children get together with much younger children for mentoring purposes. It's a confidence builder for all involved. There are two wonderful...
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Keyboarding - Story Grafting

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Bring some humor and fun to your keyboarding or language arts class! Middle and high schoolers begin a story in response to a prompt and then move from keyboard to keyboard, continuing to add to the story while the monitor is turned off....
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Asking the Questions and Questioning the Answers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What would you ask a presidential candidate if you had the chance? Bring politics to your language arts classroom with this lesson, in which young readers brainstorm questions they would have liked the presidential candidates to answer....
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Historical Fiction: A Wealth of Interpretations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How can understanding the genre of historical fiction help your language arts class with literary analysis? Use this lesson to help young readers learn about historical fiction. After reading a selection from the "Dear America" or "My...
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Lug and the Giant Stork - Capital Letters

For Teachers K - 1st
Capital letters are the star of the show in a wonderful language arts lesson. After a teacher-led demonstration and discussion on capital letters, groups of pupils get together and work on the computer to fix the flashing letters that...
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Dragon Land - Questions

For Teachers K - 2nd
The proper use of the question mark, and how to correctly construct a sentence that is a question, are the two focuses in a wonderful language arts lesson. There is a terrific interactive online game that your kids can utilize to help...
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Floppy and The Puppies - Characteristics

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Here is a wonderful online language arts activity for your emerging readers. Learners play an interactive game where they look at two characters who are engaging with each other. They must choose the word from a word bank that best...
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Creative Writing - Writing a Story

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a nicely designed lesson with everything you need to implement it in your classroom. First, pairs of learners get together and each write their own version of a classic fairy tale. They then peer edit each other's stories, taking...
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Coming of Age Readings: Experiences in Korea and by Asians in America

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Bring multi-cultural experiences and literature into your language arts class with this lesson plan. Here, young readers explore the points of view of first and second-generation Asian immigrants with a list of various fiction and...
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Defining Conflict Using "The Interlopers"

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Feeling conflicted? Work out those issues with a language arts lesson on internal and external conflict. Using "The Interlopers" by Saki, class members identify the conflicts between the characters before writing their own short stories...
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Life Snapshots

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students create Inspiration webs using graphics or photographs that depict high and low points in their lives. This technology-based Language Arts lesson for the upper-elementary or middle-level classroom is excellent for improving...
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Conflict Resolution

For Students 8th - 12th
A thought-provoking language arts instructional activity prompts learners to respond to seven questions that deal with sociology. Additionally, they consider topics regarding animal rights. Sure to spark some engaging conversations in...
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Kumeyaay Indians

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Useful for literary analysis, citing textual evidence, or summary skills, this lesson about the Kumeyaay Indians would be a good addition to your language arts class. Middle schoolers read novels and summarize the literature in their own...
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The Magic Three

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this language arts worksheet, young writers consider four action photographs, and must write three descriptive words that could be used to describe what they see. The words are then used in complete sentences. An interesting way to...
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Strengthening Your Vocabulary

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A challenging worksheet is here for your learners of language arts. In it, they must find words that convey a more powerful, or more descriptive meaning than the guide word at the top of the list. There are 12 guide words, and nine more...
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What's In a Name?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your language arts class to connotation, denotation, and diction. Middle schoolers identify and differentiate between the connotative and denotative  meanings of words by analyzing the fictitious sports team names. Learners...
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Write Each Word 3 Times

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Here is a language arts worksheet in which learners write a word three times, then use that word in a sentence that they compose. The format for this resource is a good one to use with your weekly spelling words. Pupils get to practice...
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Write Each Set of Rhyming Words Two Times

For Students 2nd - 3rd
An excellent language arts worksheet is here for your emerging poets. They get to write 10 sets of rhyming words two times each. Then, they must construct four sentences of their own that use combinations of rhyming words. A very good...
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Conjunctions

For Students 3rd - 5th
Use a language arts activity to have your learners identify all of the conjunctions they can find in 12 sentences. First, they are coached on just what conjunctions are, then they must find them on their own. A good activity for an...
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Read The Words, Copy The Sentences

For Students 1st - 2nd
Use thing language arts worksheet to see how your learners are doing with their oral reading and handwriting skills. In it, pupils must orally read ten sight words, then read and copy five basic sentences. This would be an easy way to...
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Word Wheel

For Students 1st - 2nd
Kids love to construct, and play with, these word wheels. Here is a word wheel instructional activity that has a colorful snake on a blue background. The word blend being practiced is the _ake. The kids will be able to read seven words...
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Descriptive Writing: Color Description Worksheet

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this language arts worksheet, students generate words that describe each of the 5 colors listed. Students write adjectives to tell what the color looks, feels, tastes, smells and sounds like.
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I Imagine

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this Language Arts worksheet, students choose an animal to draw and write a description about it. Students read their descriptions to their classmates who also draw an illustration.
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Prepositions

For Students K - 3rd
Elementary schoolers view and study ten pictures of the location of a ball adjacent to a box. They decide where the ball is and match it to its appropriate preposition on the right. A good language arts lesson!
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Regular or Irregular: Two Kinds of Verbs

For Students 2nd - 4th
The two kinds of verbs, regular and irregular, are the focus of this language arts instructional activity. After a thorough, two-page description of both types, young grammarians fill in the present tense verb given the simple past and...
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A Now Thing: Present Tense Verbs

For Students 2nd - 4th
Present tense verbs are the focus of this language arts worksheet. Students review verb tenses, and identify present tense verbs in 22 sentences. Some good, solid practice can be found in this fine worksheet.
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Inferences and Conclusions

For Students 3rd - 5th
Making inferences and drawing conclusions are the focus of this language arts worksheet. Statements are read about a specific situation in which some information is left out. Learners read the four multiple choice options, and select the...
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Quotations

For Students 4th - 8th
To quote or not to quote? Review when to use quotation marks with your language arts class. The first page of the document is a guided note-taking sheet, but the answers are not included, so if you want to use this part of the resource,...
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Paired Conjunctions

For Students 5th - 6th
Learners identify parallel parts of sentences, meaning of sentences, and determine positive, negative, and choice conjunctions. Conjunction identification is the main focus of this language arts worksheet.
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Camels Theme Unit

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this Camel themed worksheet, learners create an alliteration, an acrostic poem, and work with similes. The unit consist of three pages of language arts work, based on Camels.
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Review of Compound and Complex Sentences

For Students 3rd - 5th
An excellent language arts worksheet. Learners read seven sentences and determine if each is simple, compound, or complex. In order to practice sentence combining, young writers join 10 sets of sentences to form compound sentences, and...
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Topic Sentence/Supporting Details

For Students 3rd - 5th
Topic sentences are the focus of this language arts worksheet. Learners read text about quicksand, identify the topic sentence and supporting details, and fill out a chart. Very good practice!
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Commas in a Series

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Help your language arts classes practice their punctuation skills with this worksheet. They add commas where needed in eight sentences that contain unpunctuated series. To finish, they write two original sentences that include a series...
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January Daily Activities

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Start the year right with a series of activities about phonics, reading, winter exercises, and writing. Focused on snow and winter items, a month's worth of short lessons address various skills and keep your kids practicing language arts.
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"Yesterday," "Today," and "Tomorrow"

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Excite the music lovers in your language arts class Idea development and word choice are the main writing traits in a Six Traits lesson. Young writers examine the symbolism in "Yesterday” by the Beatles, “Today” by the Smashing Pumpkins,...
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Keep on Truckin'

For Students 2nd - 4th
An arts and crafts activity with an educational twist, this visually appealing worksheet has students cutting, pasting, coloring, and ultimately learning! Young Language Arts learners read about trucks, dogs and fishing, sorting...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Using Vivid Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Analyze the components of precise wording and vivid language in this language arts lesson plan. Middle school writers illustrate a passage from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and write a response to a Norman Rockwell print....
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Learning to Interview

For Teachers 1st
An authentic and engaging way to practice literacy skills, this lesson calls for young language arts pupils to conduct interviews with classmates and family members. First, pupils watch as the teacher models the interview process with a...