Doctor Doctor: What Should I Do?
In this ESL healthcare activity worksheet, students respond to 8 illness questions using the word should in all of their answers.
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Should, Must, and Have To
When do you use should, must, and have to? Find the best ways to indicate a speaker's obligation or recommendation with a grammar practice worksheet. It prompts kids to decide when they need to use each word based on context clues, and...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Advice: Should, Shouldn't, Ought to, Had Better, and Had Better Not
You shouldn't miss out on an opportunity to review should, shouldn't, ought to, had better, and had better not! Elementary and middle schoolers view a slideshow presentation that focuses on usage rules and examples for these tricky verbs.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
An Attack on Syria- What Would You Do?
Has United States military intervention in the conflicts of other countries always been warranted? After reviewing a brief background on contemporary US conflicts and reading articles describing the civil war in Syria, your learners...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
I Do, We Do, You Do
One simple teaching strategy can have a powerful effect on student learning on a daily basis. Take a look at one teacher's approach to preparing class members for independent work with "I Do, We Do, You Do", and discover how this...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What's the Author's Purpose?
What is the author's purpose for sharing an autobiography? Start this instructional activity with the short story provided about getting pulled over by a police officer. Then, discuss the acronym PIES and how it stands for the four main...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
When to Use "Me", "Myself" and "I"
Clarify your kids' writing with a video about pronouns, specifically me, myself, and I. As kids watch the short video, they see cute robots demonstrate the proper use of each pronoun, as well as the definitions of reflexive and intensive...
3 mins 2nd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What's Going On? -- Present Progressive in Photos
Magazine photos of people in action provide opportunities for beginning and intermediate English learners to employ the present progressive (continuous) verb tense. Partners describe what people are doing and share their sentences with...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What I want for Christmas in Five Paragraphs
Explore persuasive writing during the Christmas season! Young writers generate a class list of reasons why their family members should give them certain Christmas gifts. They write a related five-paragraph persuasive piece following...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed