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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 3, Unit 3: Writing a Narrative Based on an Event from the Life of Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 7th Standards
Unit 3 of Module 3 collection of eleven lessons has seventh graders crafting their own children’s picture book. Patterned after Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery, the illustrated children's book they read in Unit 2, writers...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 2

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 19 lessons that make up the second unit in the 2B Module collection continue the study of identity. George Bernard Shaw's play, Pygmalion, serves as the anchor text and readers track the development of Eliza's character. The unit...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: What Are Working Conditions, and How Do They Affect Workers?

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 20 lessons that make up the Module 2a Unit 1 collection focus on building background knowledge of working conditions in American factories during the industrial era. Using their knowledge of these conditions, Class members read...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Self-Management

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Self-management requires impulse control, stress management, self-disciple, motivation, and the ability to set goals and organize. Browse this collection to boost these skills among sixth through eighth-graders. Included are sixteen...
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Reading Literature: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh grade is a great opportunity to take your literature unit to the next cognitive level. Challenge middle schoolers with a collection of Common Core aligned projects, lessons, and activities, all designed to enhance the learning...
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Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Transform drafting into crafting with a collection of materials designed to enrich your seventh grade writing unit. Each resource addresses one or more Common Core standards for persuasive writing, informational writing, and narrative...
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Language: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Fix those affixes and position those prepositions with a collection of grammar lessons for seventh grade. Complete with worksheets, presentations, videos, and activities, and ranging in skill level, the collection is sure to shore up a...
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Language: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
The eighth grade Common Core standards are very detailed and precise—and a great place to start at the beginning of the school year! Look over a collection of worksheets, videos, lessons, and presentations designed for the Common Core...
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Random Acts of Kindness: Understanding Others

For Teachers 7th Standards
The beginning of a more tolerant world begins with the younger generation. Seventh graders work on empathy, listening skills, and demonstrating respect with a short series of lessons about understanding their peers and others in their...
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Reading Informational Text: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The majority of text that seventh graders encounter is informative, whether they are viewing television commercials, reading science textbooks, or perusing an article about current events. Equip your class with the skills necessary to...
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Introductory News Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Aspiring journalists learn about media literacy, journalism, and the press. Units come complete with handouts, assignment rubrics, notes, and extension suggestions. Each unit also comes with a list of vocabulary words and learning...
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Conductors and Insulators

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why did the orchestra director use a copper baton? She heard it makes a great conductor. Scholars select six items to test in a circuit to determine if each is a conductor or an insulator. Clear instructions for using electricity allow...
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Become a Journalist

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the newspaper as a unique entity with a detailed and extended unit. The unit requires learners to consider the newspaper's role in democracy, think about ethics, practice writing and interviewing, and examine advertising and news...
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Agriculture: It Doesn't Just Happen

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After reading an informational text on the Agricultural Research Service, learners research the role of the ARS in Oklahoma. Using reputable online sources, they label a map of the state with relevant areas. Researchers focus on one of...
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Writing the Children’s Book: Day Three

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewIllustrations are a key feature of children's books. Using the resource, pupils learn about adding illustrations to their children's books. Next, as they complete their storyboards and work on their second drafts, they consider their...
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End of Unit Assessment and Independent Reading Review

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewReader, writer, illustrator ... scholars wear many hats! Pupils become experts in recommending books to their classmates as they write reviews of their independent reading books. Next, after finishing the second draft of their children's...
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 2: Revise Essay Drafts

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewAnd now for the grand finale! Scholars prepare their final Pygmalion end-of-unit essays. Learners participate in a brief mini lesson about correcting errors and then begin revising their own argumentative essays. 
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End of Unit 1, Assessment, Part 2: Revise Essay Drafts

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewAs a culminating unit activity, pupils revise their argumentative essays based on the novel Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. Paying careful attention to grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary, they incorporate teacher feedback to revise and...
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Analyzing a Model Essay: “Challenges Facing a Lost Boy of Sudan”

For Teachers 7th Standards
Copy that! Writers carefully analyze a model essay to gain a better understanding of their upcoming essays about A Long Walk to Water. They begin by circling unfamiliar words in the model as teachers read it aloud. They then pinpoint...
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End of Unit 3 Assessment: Using Strong Evidence

For Teachers 7th Standards
Young poets view a model two-voice poem while discussing capitalization and punctuation. Pupils also complete an end-of-unit assessment about using strong evidence to support a literary analysis. 
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DNA and RNA, A Nucleic Acid Primer!

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Every single cell in the human body is packed with genetic material! A video presentation provides a thorough overview of the components of this genetic material. An engaging instructor defines DNA and RNA and discusses its structure and...
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Celebrating Women’s History Month

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Examine the lives of four women—Blanche Stuart Scott, Madeleine L'Engle, Margaret Evans Price, and Sybil Ludington—in a 23-page activity packet. Each profile comes with a set of vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. Further...
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The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Young Readers Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. A useful set of lesson plans encourage young readers to take a second look at their eating habits. Pre- and post-reading questions bring in reflective writing and discussion while extension...
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Langston Hughes

For Students 7th Standards
An author study provides learners the opportunity to explore in depth the life of, the influences on, and the works of a single literary figure. Introduce middle schoolers to Langston Hughes with a unit that models how to approach an...
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The Next 6 Years

For Teachers 7th Standards
Six years seems like a long time when you're in seventh grade! But, graduation is closer than they think! The sixth and final college and career readiness lesson plan gets scholars focused on the courses they need to take throughout the...
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Where Am I Going?

For Teachers 7th Standards
How do I get where I'm going from here? The fifth of six college and career readiness lessons invites seventh graders to dig deep into the career of their choice. Once they complete their research, individuals relate their findings to...
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My Future Lifestyle

For Teachers 7th Standards
Mortgage, insurance, car payments...how much money will your learners need to support their desired lifestyle? Part three in a six-part college and career readiness lesson plan series tasks young job seekers with creating a monthly...
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Workplace Skills

For Teachers 7th Standards
What skills do employers look for in potential employees? Introduce scholars to the skills that pay the bills during the second of six career and college readiness lesson plans. Once they have defined critical 21st-century skills, groups...
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Planning for Middle and High School

For Teachers 7th Standards
So, what's the plan? Seventh graders begin their college and career journey in the first of six lessons. After creating their online profiles on a career resource website, individuals conduct extensive research to determine the courses...
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Free Verse Poetry Rubric

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Follow poetry instruction with a four-category rubric designed to guide budding poets' writing of free verse poetry. 
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Social Media Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
It's gameplan time! Journalism scholars create a social media plan based upon work completed in previous lessons. The activity, fifth in a 16-part Social Media Toolbox series, focuses on using data and consensus to create an effective...
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Social Media Survey

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Survey says ... social media is here to stay! How do the pupils in your school use social media? Using lesson four from a 16-part series, The Social Media Toolbox, learners study surveys and create their own. The resource includes...
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Law Review

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can your journalism class ensure they use social media responsibly and legally? The sixth lesson plan in a 16-part Social Media Toolbox series asks pupils to dig deep into the legal aspects of social media use by school publications....
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Social Media Usage

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is there a difference in the way organizations present news via social media and in print? The third in a series of 16 lessons from The Social Media Toolbox explores news outlets and their delivery methods. Groups follow a story for a...
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Why Social Media?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is social media the best way to convey news in your school? Young journalists dig deep into the social media question in the second of 16 lessons from The Social Media Toolbox. After learning about the relationship between social media...
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Ethical Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
When faced with a dilemma, how do journalists decide how much news to use? Social media scholars explore the philosophies of ethical resolution in the first of a 16-part Social Media Toolbox series. Partnered pupils use a Potter Box to...
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Cogheart and Moonlocket

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Peter Bunzi takes readers to the Victorian era with two stories, Coghaert and Moonlocket. Accompany the literary time warp with a companion packet that offers a plethora of exercises. Learning opportunities include activities for before,...
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Essential Everyday Bravery

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Shakespeare's plays may be old, but they still have relevant lessons for today's world! A collection of lesson plans uses examples from The Merchant of Venice and District Merchants to teach about bravery. In addition to learning...
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Commas

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Every time you pause while reading, you should insert a comma, right? Not necessarily. Using a comma to indicate a pause is just one of the myths addressed in a handout related to the pesky punctuation mark. After reviewing common...
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High Five: Media Literacy and Newspapers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Teach the five different types of media with the first of three in a media literacy unit. Learners create and propose a final newspaper project, which must address information covered throughout the unit. 
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High Five: Go to Press

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
High school scholars learn valuable information about how to run a newspaper in the third and final installment of a media literacy series. The unit scaffolds learners to success with background information before they plan for...
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Chief Executives Compared: The Federalist Papers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Delve into the responsibilities of the president by looking at President Hamilton's opinion of the presidential office in his own words. The second in a three-part series, the resource also offers an interesting compare-and-contrast...
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How to Write a Memoir

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Who are we and what shapes our identities? Seventh graders work to answer this question as they learn how to write a memoir. Full of non-print resources and supplemental texts that range from fiction to non-fiction, scholars write their...
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Study Guide for Tuck Everlasting

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt is a classic novel that readers have enjoyed for years. Resources within the study guide such as discussion and guided reading questions, extension activities, and graphic organizers aid comprehension...
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Study Guide for Bridge to Terabithia

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Bridge to Terabithia is a story about friendship that brings magic into ordinary life. Study guides may not be magical, but the guided questions, graphic organizers, extension activities, vocabulary, and discussion questions help...
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Maltese Cross Cabin

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The Maltese Cross Cabin, a frontier residence of Theodore Roosevelt, is a time capsule that commemorates Roosevelt's time in the Dakota territory. An explanatory video and response guide takes students on a virtual tour of the wooden...
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Personal Narratives: Learning from Lessons Life Teaches Us

For Teachers 7th Standards
"First Appearance," Mark Twain's tale about overcoming stage fright, serves as a model of a personal narrative and gets young writers thinking about milestones in their own lives. After examining student models and considering the...
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Coping With Stress Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
To learn more about the current medical and psychological studies on stress, seventh graders conduct individual or group research and discuss what they found in a series of evaluation questions. They then decide whether they would use...
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Multicultural Book Report

For Teachers 7th Standards
Understanding the plot of a book is important, but recognizing the ways characters relate to each other in kind ways and respect each others' differences is a new level of comprehension. Connect a unit on compassion and understanding...
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Immigration

For Teachers 7th Standards
There are likely members of your class who are immigrants to your country, and even more of them whose parents, grandparents, or great grandparents left their countries to find a new life. Teach seventh graders about treating immigrants...
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Matilda - The First Miracle

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
As the story unfolds, readers discover Matilda has a superpower. Take part in an activity that has learners talking about what superpower they would have, how they would use it, and how it could help others. Then, after reading the 14th...
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Matilda - The Weekly Test

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Readers take the main characters in Matilda and individually describe them through a mnemonic. To get there, group members create an acrostic poem describing the character they were given, and choose one of the words from the acrostic...
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Comma Review One

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Commas are helpful for separating names of cities from states, setting off interjections, and listing items in a series. Practice the many uses of commas with a set of grammar exercises designed for both elementary and middle school...
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Capitalization Review

For Students 2nd - 7th Standards
Using correct grammar is a capital idea! Elementary readers review the rules of capitalization, including proper nouns, abbreviations of organizations, and holidays, before correcting the errors in two sets of sentences.  
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The Power of Punctuation

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A misplaced comma can change the meaning of an entire sentence. Practice perfect punctuation with a collection of songs, games, worksheets, and writing prompts. From pasta punctuation marks to comma necklaces, there's something for...
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Using Commas with Adjectives

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Practice using commas with adjectives with a activity highlighting coordinate and cumulative adjectives. After reviewing definitions and examples, learners show what they know by correctly punctuating 10 sentences with adjectives.   
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The Power of Point of View

For Teachers 7th Standards
Sometimes a whole story can change based on the perspective of the person telling it. Practice identifying and analyzing point of view in various reading passages and writing assignments with a language arts packet, complete with Common...
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Vocabulary Power

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Augment your language arts units with a set of vocabulary worksheets. The packet is an excellent support to your vocabulary instruction that covers a variety of skills, including context clues, Greek and Latin roots, reference materials,...
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How Will We Create a Future without Waste?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Students act globally by reducing, reusing, and recycling, but now they take it to the next level by upcycling. Middle school students design a proposal to eliminate waste by exploring the new material cycle and applying their knowledge...
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Proofreading Marks

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Getting ready for a peer editing session? Want to ensure that your class knows what your marks on their essays stand for? Provide your class with the list of standard editing marks. Pupils get to know the list by marking up a paragraph...
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Misspellings and More Mischievous Mishaps Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Keep your spellers and punctuators in tip-top shape with some practice with commonly misspelled words. Learners choose the correct option from two choices and then rewrite each sentence.
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Social Media Madness

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Tired of seeing u instead of you and 2 instead of too? Teach your pupils how to write for an academic setting by asking them to correct these six social media posts that are full of grammatical errors, spelling errors, and text speak.
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7th Grade ELA Common Core Checklists

For Teachers 7th Standards
Track your class's progress on all of the ELA Common Core standards with these handy charts. Along the left side, each seventh grade identifier is listed along with the full text of the standard. As you teach, reteach, assess, and...
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Appositives at the Beginning or End

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Identifying the appositives that are found at the beginning or the end of sentences is the focus of this worksheet. 
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Appositive Match

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Here's a worksheet that assess how well kids understand appositives. After matching a series of general nouns with words or phases that tell more about the noun, learners uses the matched set to form sentences with appositives embedded.
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Appositive Hunt

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
How do you find appositives? Why you look for clues, those words or phrases, set off by commas, that tell readers more about nouns. Young grammarians can practice finding them with this worksheet.
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Add an Appositive 2

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Do your kids need additional practice with appositives? A straightforward activity prompts them to rewrite a series of sentences, adding appositives to each one.
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Add an Appositive

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Kids demonstrate their understanding of appositives, what they are, where they occur in a sentence, and how they are punctuated, by revising a series of sentences and adding appositives. 
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Punctuating Appositives

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Where do the commas go? Kids rewrite a series of sentences using commas to set off the appositives in each sentence.
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Combining Sentences Using Appositives II

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Provide young grammarians' additional practice using appositives to combine short sentences with this short instructional activity that includes a definition and models.
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Combining Sentences Using Appositives

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
If learners only use simple sentence structure, their essays can fall flat. Model how to combine short, choppy sentences with appositives to add interest and flow to individuals' writing.
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Identifying Appositives

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Young grammarians identify the appositives in a series of sentences and then rewrite each sentence omitting the word or phrase.
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What is an Appositive?

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Appositives, those tricky little words and phrases that provide more information about nouns, are the subject of a series of worksheets linked to this resource.
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Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Looking for materials to accompany your study of Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes? Look no further! Included here is everything you need to go alongside your unit: worksheets, graphic organizers, writing assignments, an assessment,...
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Comma Rules

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Keep those commas in line by applying the rules! Pupils can use the first page here as a reference (it includes thirteen comma rules and examples for each) as they work through the two exercises provided for practicing proper punctuation.
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Commas and Coordinating Adjectives

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Ensure that your pupils keep their coordinate adjectives separated with commas. For this practice exercise, learners determine if five sets of adjectives are coordinate or not. They rewrite the necessary sentences to include commas.
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Punctuation Marks and Uses Cards

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Make sure your class is up to snuff when it comes to punctuation. They can use these cards to practice identifying the purpose of each punctuation mark.
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Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Make sure your pupils can keep who said what straight by punctuating dialogue properly. Learners edit and rewrite twelve sentences to demonstrate their understanding of punctuation and capitalization. The worksheet includes a variety of...
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Dialogue Rules, Worksheet, and Writing Assignment

For Students 3rd - 10th Standards
Punctuating dialogue properly can be tricky, but your pupils can become punctuation masters with practice. This resource includes an explanatory page that describes the rules of writing dialogue and provides examples. On the second page,...
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Introducing the 6 Traits to Students

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Put together an English language arts unit on the six traits of writing with this helpful collection of resources. From fun songs to differentiated writing exercises reinforcing each of the traits, great ideas are provided for developing...
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Jamie Nabozny: Bullying: Language, Literature and Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Class members identify bullying in contemporary texts and role play how they might change those scenes to examples of anti-bullying. They then re-define their initial definitions of bullying and discuss what they would like to see as...
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Three Skeleton Key

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Conduct a close reading of George G. Toudouze's well-known horror story "Three Skeleton Key." This plan breaks up the reading into several steps and provides text-dependent questions to ask along the way. Learners will have the chance to...
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Most Common Comma Omissions

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Learn a little bit abut proper comma usage with a quick presentation. The slides lay out five situations in which a writer should use a comma. Each example includes incorrect sentences that are corrected in the next click of the mouse...
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Commas with Nonessential Elements Worksheet

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
A comma can make all the difference in a sentence! Have your class members practice determining when commas are absolutely necessary with a quick exercise. For the 15 given sentences, pupils add commas, but only when necessary. Great...
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Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The learning exercise is made up of two exercises, which are, in turn, each made up of a series of somewhat silly sentences that need punctuation help. For the...
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Commas with Introductory Elements Worksheet

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
While the goal of this exercise is to punctuate properly, students will also need to know about clauses, interjections, phrases, etc., and show some creativity. Given prompts, individuals must compose sentences that meet the requirements...
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Reading an Informational Text: "It All Started with Sputnik"

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sputnik was one of the greatest scientific advancements of the 1950s, and this reading lesson plan does it justice. Pupils start off with pre-reading questions and a video. They then read an excerpt from an article, which is accompanied...
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Cambridge Ideas - How Many Lightbulbs?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have become addicted to fossil fuels. From pumping oil into our cars, to burning natural gas to heat our water, or using coal to create electricity that lights our homes, we are constantly relying on these nonrenewable resources....
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Why Is There a "b" in Doubt?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Many doubt the reasoning for having a b in doubt, but do they know the whole story? Pupils can watch as a Latin word becomes the English doubt. The narrator explains the etymology of doubt, emphasizes the importance of meaning and...
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Comma Practice

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Could your language arts class use some practice with commas? Use these pages to work on separating adjectives with commas, setting off introductory words, and appositives. The worksheets prompt kids to copy the sentences onto another...
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Commas

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Commas are a great way to vary your sentences! Middle schoolers insert commas into a paragraph to separate items in a series and to indicate an introductory word. For extra practice, use these sentences in your Daily Oral Language...
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The President Under the Articles of Confederation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Articles of Confederation sounds like one big, fancy title to middle schoolers. Here, scaffolded steps help to ease novices into understanding this all-important American document. Discussion questions, instructional activity...
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Using Commas, ESL

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Put those comma skills to the test with a straightforward practice exercise. Learners rewrite 10 sentences to include the missing commas.
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Comma Usage

For Students 4th - 10th Standards
Sometimes it feels like young writers just place commas as they please! Ensure that your pupils uses these important punctuation marks properly by requiring them to study the information here and complete the grammar exercise....
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Visions for Students: A Study of British Ghost Stories

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Ghost stories are the hook suggested in this proposed unit to engage reluctant readers. 
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Commas

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Help your pupils punctuate properly! This particular instructional activity focuses on commas and requires learners to write original sentences that fulfill certain comma requirements.
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Punctuating Dialogue

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What did she say? Invite your class to make sense of these grammatically incorrect sentences by adding in punctuation and capitalization. All of the sentences include dialogue, so learners will have to practice their knowledge about how...
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Italics, Underlining, Quotation Marks Worksheet

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Tired of reminding your class about what punctuation and formatting to use for books, plays, stories, poems, songs, etc.? Ask them to practice with the eight sentences provided here. Each sentence has at least one item to underline,...
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Apostrophes Worksheet

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Send your pupils on a hunt for the missing apostrophes! There are more than 20 missing from the paragraph, and it is the job of your class members to find at least 20. The paragraph includes various situations in which apostrophes are...
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Commas Worksheet (Coordinate Adjectives L.7.2a Part 1)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Haven't seen enough commas lately? Make it clear to your learners that commas should be used between coordinate adjectives. They can practice their new knowledge with this worksheet, which is made up of eight sentences to examine and...
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Make Sense of Spelling

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Help your pupils comprehend how words are put together. The video takes the history of words into consideration as the narrator investigates the word one and words related and connected to one. Using an onion as a metaphor, the video...
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A Friendly Letter

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Conduct the letter activity described here at the beginning of the year. First, give a copy of a friendly letter to each of your pupils. This letter should be written by you and about you. Include errors for learners to fix. Class...
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Writing a Personal Narrative

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is the difference between a news story and a personal narrative? This plan has learners write a personal narrative using the topic of service projects in their community. Consider completing a cross-curricular extension by bringing...
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The Compound Sentence

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to three ways of creating compound sentences. The exercises here have learners create more interesting, compound sentences by using a comma and coordinating conjunction, a semicolon, or a semicolon and a conjunctive...
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Prepositional Phrases

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Prepositional phrases are the focus of a worksheet that asks learners to identify the preposition, the prepositional phrases, and the object of the preposition in each of the provided sentences. In addition, pupils are asked to combine...