Every Day Edit - Gwendolyn Brooks, Poet
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Gwendolyn Brooks. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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Dream in Color — Middle School
Celebrate diversity with a toolkit designed to inspire young poets to develop their own voices. After examining poems by African American poets, individuals craft their own poetic stories. The packet features poems by Gwendolyn Brooks,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Webquest: St Patrick’s Day
Send scholars on a webquest on St. Patrick's Day! Computer enthusiasts search the web to answer a series of questions, write a mini biography about St. Patrick, discover and write a summary about the holiday's symbols and traditions, and...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
“Outsider” Poet Kay Ryan Goes from Poetry Club Reject to Poet Laureate
The cat might have got your tongue, but you can’t avoid the elephant in the room while you wait for the other shoe to drop. After all, the early bird gets the worm and the chickens are circling. After researching Poet Laureate Kay Ryan...
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching the Short Story - Teacher's Packet
Get your writers composing their own short stories by following some or all of the ideas included here. You'll find short lessons and activities, handouts and assignment pages, sample paragraphs and sentences, and all sorts of great...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Letters to Poets
Add a strong poetry lesson to your literature unit. Middle and high schoolers investigate their writing voices with journaling and group discussion, then choose a famous poet to study. They write letters to their chosen poets, explaining...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Every Day Edit - Montgomery Bus Boycott
Develop editing skills everyday with these Every-Day Edits! This bell-ringer focuses on Rosa Parks and the infamous Montgomery Bus Boycott. As they read, learners search for errors in punctuation, grammar, spelling, and capitalization.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
You Be the Editor
Young editors work in teams to find all the errors in a text. They identify grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. Use this activity to reinforce correct usage of prominent punctuation symbols, such as apostrophes and ellipses. You...
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable