Creating the Hook
Students read the opening lines to some of Roald Dahl books. In groups, they discuss the opening lines and write their own opening line to their story. They share their sentences and receive feedback from the group.
4th - 7th English Language Arts 22 Views 39 Downloads
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Follow up a reading of The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl with this collaborative lesson on teamwork. Starting with a fun team game, learners go on to investigate examples of teamwork in the story before working in small...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Maniac Magee: Fishbowl Discussion
Split the class into two groups for a fishbowl discussion using of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. The first group initiates the conversation by reviewing the important points of Chapter thirteen while group two members are listening,...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Four Sentence Types: End Marks Lesson
Give sentence type instruction a boost with this informative powerpoint presentation! Learn about the four types of sentences; imperative, exclamatory, interrogative, and declarative, then check for understanding with a 10-question pop...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The ABCs of the Three Little Pigs
Promote sentence variety through an engaging writing activity. First, read through a plain version of Cinderella and discuss what makes it so boring, focusing on sentence structure and beginnings. Then, read a more exciting version and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Group Project Planning
Considering a group project? Provide your class with Inspirations’ Group Project Plan template to help them identify their goals, group rules, and individual responsibilities. A completed template models for class members how to use this...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Inspiration: Group Project Planning
Completing a group project can be as much about the topic as it is learning how to work in a group! Members focus on organization and delegating tasks using the Inspiration software program. Note that although this activity is designed...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed