Don’t Miss Jewel’s CD, Pieces of You
In this writing model and grammar strategies worksheet, learners read a one-paragraph piece and respond to three short-answer questions. They also use a chart to plan how to write a review.
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Role Play: Shopping, Buying a CD
Build English fluency by pairing up your English language learners and providing them with this short conversational piece about shopping for a CD. One learner takes on the role of Sue, and the other takes on the role of Bob. Before...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
If you're interested in implementing Socratic seminars into your classroom, then you definitely don't want to miss this fantastic resource. Here you'll find an outline of the basic seminar procedure, differentiation strategies, student...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
75 Summer Writing Prompts
Don't let your kids' writing skills get rusty over summer vacation! Hand out these writing prompts to keep the ideas and paragraphs coming. With a topic for each day of the summer, your class is sure to be ready for a brand new school year!
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Asking the Right Questions
It can be difficult to find the theme of a book or story if you don't know the questions to ask. Teach your kids to discern the universal theme in works of literature with a set of activities that promote critical thinking and active...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Christmas Carol Educator Resource Guide
Heed Charles Dickens' warning of misusing one's life from A Christmas Carol and don't miss the opportunity offered by a resource that prepares learners for this epic tale. Packed with information and lesson ideas, the guide offers...
4th - 12th English Language Arts
Understanding Figurative Language: "Give Someone a Piece of Your Mind"
Idiomatic expressions are tricky because they don't mean exactly what they say. Focus on using context clues to help students translate the phrase without depending too much on the literal meaning. Class members look at the clues and...
4 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing an Informational Piece
How to write an informational piece is the focus of this mini-lesson. The included script models a teacher think aloud about what to write, how to construct a web, and how to add details to the web. For guided practice have your class...
1st - 5th English Language Arts
Revise Argumentative Writing to Target a Specific Audience
This video, which focuses on revision, is intended to be used or shown after argumentative essays have already been written. Pupils need to understand the purpose of an argumentative essay in order to compose strong, targeted work. The...
5 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed