A Year With Twain
Students read Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper and complete language activities that go along with it. In this The Prince and the Pauper lesson plan, students create timelines, write in their journals, respond to text, and more.
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Commas with Nonessential Elements Worksheet
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...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Dialect as Used by Mark Twain
A reading of Mark Twain’s The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County not only offers pupils an opportunity to practice their listening skills but also provides them with examples of dialectic speech. This is the gol’derndest lesson...
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See how famous books of literature have different perspectives with a short instructional activity. After reviewing the difference between first and third person points of view, learners look over six passages from various novels and...
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Common Core Suggested Book Lists for 2nd-8th Grades
Planning for your class, but not sure what your pupils should read this year? Check out this list of suggested books! You'll be able to meet Common Core standards for reading with these texts. The list provides book ideas for every grade...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Explore literature after reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Sixth and seventh graders compare and contrast the setting, motivation, theme, and characterization of each...
5th - 8th English Language Arts