All Aboard! All Aboard! The Essay Train
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Third graders enjoy a train ride with The Little Engine That Could and discover how to create a five-paragraph essay train. This clever lesson has students use each boxcar of the train as a template for a paragraph.
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Peer Self Evaluation
Authors of all ages rely on their peers to evaluate their work. Give your enthusiastic writers the chance to review their classmates' writing, and to get insight into their own abilities, through this narrative writing evaluation tool.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Book Study: The Polar Express
All aboard! Pair a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg with a set of literacy activities. The packet of worksheets includes task cards, sorting activities, a synonym match, comparing and contrasting activities, writing...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Travis the Train Visits the Beach
Part of a unit on the seasons, in this resource Travis the Train introduces autistic learners to the ocean, beach balls, sand castles, pails, shovels, and sea shells. The final pages review the names of the images included in the lesson.
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts
Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs
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...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay
A strong thesis statement sets the tone for any piece of expository writing. In the second lesson of this series, young writers follow a step-by-step process to narrow down their topics and create an argumentative statement that can be...
5 mins 3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Paragraph Form in Argumentative Writing
It's time to do some body building with the fourth lesson of this series on persuasive writing. After creating a thesis statement and brainstorming supporting ideas and details, young writers begin creating the body of their...
8 mins 3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed