Create a Word
Brainstorm new words for a class dictionary. In small groups, young learners read and discuss an article about how words get into dictionaries. They then develop a new word, use it in a sentence, and share their creations with their peers.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Flash Card Games
Expand the vocabulary of young readers with this series of five activities based the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. From playing bingo to group storytelling, a variety of different approaches are presented...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
7th Grade ELA Common Core Checklists
Track your class's progress on all of the ELA Common Core standards with these handy charts. Along the left side, each seventh grade identifier is listed along with the full text of the standard. As you teach, reteach, assess, and...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Shiver me timbers, this here resource is a great way to teach young landlubbers to speak the language of the briny deep. Including over 30 different words and phrases, complete with definitions and guide words, this dictionary will have...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Word Walls for Intermediate Grades
Have you ever wondered how to create a successful word wall? The first two pages of this document highlight the positive benefits for having a word wall. There's also a section that presents the word wall routine which presents how and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Getting to the Root of It
Young readers learn how to get at the root of new vocabulary with this fun language arts activity. Working in pairs, children begin by taking turns matching unknown vocabulary words to their Greek or Latin roots. When all the vocabulary...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Seeing Words in a New Way
What's the best resource to use when looking up words? Use Visual Thesaurus to see a word's meaning. The class accesses the interactive website and then compares and contrasts the difference between using a traditional dictionary and the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable