Students create an acronym out of their name. They use a thesaurus and the computer to create it. They also add pictures to make it more creative.
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Shorten names and words with different activities. Nicknames, acronyms, and shortened words (fridge instead of refrigerator, for example) are ways for third graders to build their vocabulary and differentiate between formal and informal...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is essential for every habitat, but many species are at risk due to pollution and other factors. Explore several different species native to Illinois in a gallery walk with posters that learners have created after research...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Comprehension Quiz
Stellaaaaa! Marlon Brando's portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire is considered by many to be one of the greatest stage performances. Brando is the subject of Richard Schickel’s Time Magazine Most Important People of...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
MINTS: A Capitalization Trick
Create a poster with the acronym MINTS to help youngsters to remember when to capitalize in sentences. In this capitalizing lesson plan, students reinforce the rules of capitalization with this acronym during their writing activities. A...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Acronyms--Characters in The Hobbit
Have your class create acrostic poems for characters in The Hobbit. First, define acronyms and work together to complete sample acronyms for their own first names. Young scholars then research specific characters in the novel and create...
8th - 10th English Language Arts