First graders explore the roles of authors and illustrators. Pupils discuss the roles of an author and an illustrator. Students show how they are different and how they are the same.
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It's no secret that children can be very opinionated, but rather than fight against this natural tendency, embrace it with this primary grade writing project. After a shared reading of a children's book about persuasion, young learners...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Practice: Boris the Brainiest Baby
Boris is the smartest baby around! Beginning readers can use this short story excerpt to practice reading comprehension and fiction elements. They read the story and then discuss what they think he will do next. Scholars create an...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Elementary Writing Prompts
Get your class writing with a large collection of writing prompts. The prompts are organized by grade and type. So if, for example, you were looking for a fourth grade expository writing prompt, you could scroll through the document to...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introducing the 6 Traits to Students
Put together an English language arts unit on the six traits of writing with this helpful collection of resources. From fun songs to differentiated writing exercises reinforcing each of the traits, great ideas are provided for developing...
K - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Take Five: Writing a Color-Coded Paragraph
Use a traffic light to model a very basic paragraph plan. The Go, or topic sentence, is written in green and expresses an opinion about the topic. Information that supports the opinion of the Go sentence is written in yellow and the...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)
Explore the structure of narrative writing with this fun, collaborative instructional activity. Start by reading aloud a short story, asking small groups of learners to fill in key events on a large story board prepared on the class...
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed