Eighth graders use a graphic organizer to write a persuasive essay. They view a video segment in which they practice writing a rough draft. They peer edit each others papers.
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Linking Verbs Worksheet
It's easy to mix up action verbs and linking verbs, so invite your class to practice with a quick exercise. The sentences here tell a fun story about why a particular pupil couldn't do her homework, and include plenty of verbs to...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech
What kind of rhetorical devices did Patrick Henry use in his famous speech that convinced the colony of Virginia to organize a militia and fight in the American Revolution? Pupils analyze the speech text and then discuss what it takes to...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Little Prince: Response to Art Exercise
Depending on your perspective, solitude can be lovely or very, very lonely. Kids take a look at the simple landscape illustrated in Antoine de Saint Éxupery's The Little Prince, and write a short journal entry about their perception of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable