Eliminating Wordiness: Exercise 2
In this writing exercise, students are given five pairs of sentences and are asked to combine each set to make one concise sentence.
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High School Writing: Student Guide
Here's an amazing writing guide that deserves a place in your curriculum library. The 136-page packet provides focus lessons on the writing process, expository, persuasive, and timed writing, the Cornell system of note taking, and more....
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Linking Devices to Meaning: "Riding is an Exercise of the Mind"
Model for your young writers how to add commentary to an expository essay, commentary that analyzes how authors use literary devices to create meaning or to develop a theme. Individuals are asked to revise paragraphs drawn from a student...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Should Secret Wiretapping be Legal?
The legality of wiretapping is the question in an exercise in which class members read a passage that presents arguments for and against this controversial practice. Groups then continue the discussion with a role-play activity. The...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mystery Vocabulary Application
Clue, evidence, red herring, witness. Ah, the mystery of mystery vocabulary. Kids investigate the meaning of a list of terms and then find examples of this specialized vocabulary in two short stories. The seventh in a 10-activity series.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Proofreading, Revising, & Editing Skills Success
Some self-paced writing resources are just better than others. This one is great. The 205-page packet includes exercises on every aspect of the writing process, from crafting sentences and paragraphs, to proofreading, revising, and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Finding Subjects and Predicates
Diagramming sentences has never been easier. Four worksheets feature exercises on simple subject and predicates, complete subjects and predicates, as well as compound verbs. Kids indicate the parts of the sentences with circles and...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Why use 50 words when 15 gets the same point across? Use an online interactive webpage to fine tune the writing skills of your middle schoolers. As they read 10 sentences, they eliminate as many words as possible while still retaining...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable