All About Me
Students create a collage from magazines, and the internet that is reflective of themselves and write a friendly letter via email to a pen pal. They take their letters through the writing process and write their final draft on Microsoft Word.
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Sequence of Events: Personal Stories
First graders depict an event from their lives that follows a specific sequence. They draw their narratives in three pictures that show the order in which things happened. They then present their stories to the class. To frontload the...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts
My Favorite Things
Celebrate your learners' individuality with this simple back-to-school instructional activity. Offering six sentence frames asking for students' favorite subject, book, lunch, and more, this activity will help break the ice during the...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Frindle: A Guiding Reading Unit
Guide your class through a reading of the popular children's book, Frindle, with this comprehensive literature unit. Starting with a brief introduction to the guided reading process, the class goes on to read the story two chapters at a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mapping Your Identity: A Back-To-School Ice Breaker
Identify the unique personal attributes of your class members. Begin by viewing the Visual Thesaurus and discussing displayed attributes associated with famous American leaders. Using these identity maps as models, pupils generate nouns...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts