Young scholars remember new vocabulary. They say one of the vocabulary words and throw the ball to someone else. That student then has to say a different vocabulary word and pass the ball. Students investigate six to eight new vocabulary words.
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Precise and Concise Language (Part 1)
While pupils often think that length is a mark of good writing, precision is often a more accurate indicator of sophisticated writing. Show them how to whittle down their phrases and have them practice on the eight sentence groups...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Murder in the School
Whodunnit? That is the question young sleuths must answer as they use their deductive reasoning skill and assume the identity of various persons attending a party where Miss McGowan is murdered. The ninth lesson in a ten-part series.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Angelina and Sarah Grimke: Sisters of Social Reform
Who are the Grimke sisters? Scholars find out with a worksheet that details the struggles and triumphs of the lives of Angelina and Sarah Grimke. After reading an informational text, class members have the opportunity to show what they...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Gopher Tortoise
Can you believe the gopher tortoise was around when the dinosaurs were walking the Earth. Learn all about this creature that is one of Florida's most popular reptiles. Hands-on-activities and a glossary full of scientific terms make this...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
ESL Holiday Lessonsï»¿: Elimination of Violence Against Women
In this language skills instructional activity, students read an article about Elimination of Violence Against Women. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice ...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
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