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Crocodiles Escape in Vietnam

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What, there was a crocodile escape? Read, analyze, and examine a newspaper article with your class about the crocodiles that escaped in Vietnam. Your English language learners note the facts and key vocabulary in the story and answer...
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The Tom Cruise Wedding

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Scholars read a newspaper article about Tom Cruise's wedding to Katie Holmes in 2006. They define vocabulary words, complete comprehension worksheets, and analyze use of the present perfect and passive in the article. Individuals write...
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Too Many Types Of Titles

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Direct instruction on punctuation rules for titles is followed by collaborative practice in class. Two worksheets with aesthetically engaging graphic design provide practice. For 12 examples, small groups either underline, italicize, or...
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Italics or Quotation Marks?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Be sure to click "Download this Activity" to view the plan in its formatted version. The first worksheet has learners review what types of titles are italicized, underlined, or placed in quotation marks. The second page contains the...
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Punctuating Titles

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Review guidelines regarding correct form in titles. Using an informative review box at the top of the page for guidance, learners underline, add quotation marks, and capitalize titles in 20 example sentences. They then write five...
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To Conjugate or Not to Conjugate: That is Not the Question!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young grammarians demonstrate their knowledge of the principal parts of verbs and the six tenses by using correct verb tenses in their writing. They create a product that demonstrates their knowledge of using verb tenses correctly. Once...
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Writing a Letter

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Here are three well-thought-out tasks intended to build good note taking and letter writing skills. The class reads three short letters, determines who wrote them (based on context) and takes notes as a pre-writing activity. They finish...
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Using Commas

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Even editors misuse commas from time to time. Why not use this worksheet to reinforce proper comma usage? A few comma rules are highlighted: items in a series, direct address, quotations, and FANBOYS (commas that occur before the words...
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Conventions: Adjectives

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Investigate adjectives with writers. They define adjectives and create their own sentences describing objects found at home using adjectives correctly. Focus on the five senses and sensory details.
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What's In a Noun: Grammar and Usage

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Nine lessons in a grammar and usage unit provide endless opportunities for drill and practice. Topics include the four types of sentences, subject and predicates, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs and prepositions, conjunctions...
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Using Commas in Sentences

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Young editors can practice comma usage with a discrete skill worksheet. At the top of the page, rules are summarized and examples are provided. Learners then rewrite five unpunctuated sentences and include commas as needed. In the final...
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Parts of Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What better way to practice employing the different parts of speech than through a song? Young scholars color code different parts of speech in song lyrics, working first as a whole group and then individually. The parts of speech...
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Common and Proper Nouns

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Identify nouns in speech and writing. Learners find all the nouns in a read-aloud story. Then, they complete a worksheet that reviews the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, pronouns, and interjections. A list of...
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For Teachers 4th - 7th
Teach your class that they can use interjections to make their writing more interesting. Individuals read a selection of sentences from their book using great expression and then explain to the teacher how interjections can make their...
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Pop Concert in Iran

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Read, analyze, and critique a newspaper article about a concert with a Western singer and an Iranian band. Scholars will assess key vocabulary terms within the article, learn how to understand a short news report, and hone in on how the...
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Grammar Review

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Review grammar rules for simple and compound sentences. Learners diagram sentences and identify conjunctions, interjections, and prepositional phrases. As a class, they study their notes and complete pages in their grammar book to...
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Capitalization of Nouns

For Students 2nd - 6th
Which nouns are capitalized? Challenge young editors with these erroneous sentences, all of which require capitalization. After circling all the necessary capitals in 10 sentences, they rewrite two sentences (which are all in capital...
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Those Baffling Bibliographies!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Are you working on a research and citation unit? Have your young writers listen to a lecture on how to cite research sources correctly and how to distinguish new information that requires citing. They compile a list of works cited from...
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Presidents: Bibliography

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Give credit where credit is due! After listening to a lecture/demo about why creating a bibliography is important, what should be included in a bibliography, and how to craft a bibliography, class members draft one for their own research.
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Underlining, Quotation Marks, and Apostrophe Practice

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Two worksheets provide practice for correct usage of underlining, quotation marks, and apostrophes. Titles are the main focus of the first page, which is directed at when to underline/italicize and when to use quotation marks, but...
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ESL: Punctuating Titles

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
When are titles underlined, italicized, or placed in quotation marks? Take your class to the computer lab to give them some independent practice. Here they read through the information, examples, and explanations provided. They then...
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Question Tags Using Verbs Could, Would, and Should - 2

For Students 4th - 7th
Help your English language learners develop grammar skills! There are 20 questions, and for each question the learner must use a question tag including could, would, or should. An answer sheet is included. 
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ESL: Tag Questions

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Review tag questions with this short quiz. It's an online quiz, so you'll have to bring your class to the computer lab to have them complete it. There are nine questions, and learners must complete each with its appropriate tag.
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Test Your Grammar Skills

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Question tags are tough for English language learners. Print this practice sheet to help them use could, would, and should correctly. Twenty questions make up this worksheet, and an answer page is included.