Every Day Edit - Ogden Nash's Humorous Verse
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the noted American poet Ogden Nash. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Free Verse Poem - Graphic Organizer
Support your young writers as they explore the freedom and creative potential of a free verse poem. Based on a model poem written by Maya Angelou, this graphic organizer does an excellent job of helping learners form their unique ideas...
4th - 12th 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
365 Days of Writing Prompts
"If you could un-invent something what would it be?" "What are you more comfortable with—routine or spontaneity?" Here's a packet of one-a-day writing prompts. Although designed for fifth graders, the topics are appropriate for any grade...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
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
Mark Twain and American Humor
“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is famous, in part, because it established a uniquely American form of humor. In this famous story, Mark Twain combines the tall-tale, the dialect story, and satire. Here is a resource...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Heaven or Groundhog Day?
An engaging and highly relevant way for young scholars to examine classic literary ideas. Although the primary text for this resource is nontraditional ( the 1993 movie Groundhog Day), this plan incorporates several more classical,...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
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
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