Factual Writing: Instructions
Young scholars write step-by-step instructions for tasks. For this factual writing lesson, students complete an online activity. Each group also writes directions for completing a task. A worksheet is available for more practice.
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Different Types of Writing
What type of writing is this? Learners read a brief introduction to various types of text: instructions, explanations, poems, folk tales, novels, informative, and arguments. The introduction doesn't explain these, so consider going over...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
American Stories: Challenge Activities (Theme 2)
For those class members who have mastered the basic concepts and need extra challenges, here's a packet of activities sure to engage them in stories about American immigration and exploration. Kids may design a dramatic presentation...
4th English Language Arts
On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences
Here's a resource that explicitly teaches, models, and provides readers with opportunities to practice the process of drawing inferences from text. Packed with strategies elementary, middle, and high school teachers can use, the resource...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Preparing to Write Historical Fiction: Determining Characteristics of the Genre
A language arts lesson helps young writers identify elements that make up historical fiction. First, it guides them through elements of fictional pieces with vocabulary cards. Then, pupils work collaboratively to brainstorm features that...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Slavery Past and Present
Research characteristics of slavery during the 19th century by reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Also view several informational texts, pictures, story illustrations, and primary source documents. Pupils write an expository...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts