Students (Junior High and above) follow directions and READ instructions.
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Improving Listening Skills
In a collection of three lessons, learners interact with one another to improve listening skills by becoming active listeners, come to a group consensus on a decision, and work independently to follow a set of clear concise directions....
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Driving Directions
How do you get from point A to point B? Have your class practice giving directions with a worksheet and related exercises. The worksheet includes a map and a word bank as supports, and the second page of the resource lists additional...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Graphic Organizer
After completing the first five chapters of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle By Avi, use direct quotes to make inferences about how Charlotte feels about certain characters. Later, when the novel has concluded, revisit the text to...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Subject and Object Pronouns; Direct and Indirect Object
Replacing a gift can end up in an awkward moment—but not when replacing a noun with a pronoun! Watch the most effective ways to use subject and object pronouns, as well as direct and indirect object pronouns, with an entertaining grammar...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A High-Interest Novel Helps Struggling Readers Confront Bullying in Schools
Bully, bullied, or bystander? Paul Langan's The Bully is the anchor text in a unit that examines bullying and violence. After a close reading of the text, readers imagine themselves as the characters and consider how they would react in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Magic Tricks – Following Directions Card
Following directions can be a challenging task for young children, but it can remain a challenging task for those with autism. Use a following directions activity that promotes positive behavior in your learners and allows them to focus...
K - 12th English Language Arts
"Can Do!" Reading, Writing, and Understanding the Art of Technical Writing
Technical and informational writing is the most common type of writing that students will encounter. Using this SMART board activity, teach your 10th graders the four different types of technical writing. They can then practice following...
10th English Language Arts
Following Directions Using Magic Tricks
Students recreate magic tricks in an effort to follow directions. They evaluate the clarity of their instructions and teach an apprentice how to perform a trick. They are evaluated using a rubric to note the clarity of their directions...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts