From These Beginnings
Pupils prepare a bulletin board that shows the changing identity of their state before and after statehood.
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Show your class how to start their essays off right. On this page is a list of first lines. Writers can choose their favorites, rank the first lines, rewrite some of the worst ones, etc. The instructions leave the task open for choice...
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
George vs. George: The American Revolution as seen from Both Sides
Accompany a reading of George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer with a collection of short-answer questions and vocabulary terms predefined for your convenience.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circle Packet
Looking to set up literature circles in your class? Use these materials to support pupils when they meet in groups. Pupils take on various roles over the course of reading and meet with their groups to share the work they have done on...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Transitional Words: Beginning, Middle and Concluding
Next time your class is stumped trying to find the perfect transition word to fit in their narrative, remind them to take out this extensive list that is divided into beginning, middle, and ending transitional words.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Where Do I Begin?
Writers learn how to create an interesting beginning for their own personal narrative. They participate in a teacher guided mini-instructional activity about how to begin a story. They work through guided practice and finally write three...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The ABCs of the Three Little Pigs
Promote sentence variety through an engaging writing activity. First, read through a plain version of Cinderella and discuss what makes it so boring, focusing on sentence structure and beginnings. Then, read a more exciting version and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Selecting Favorite Poems From Historical Poets
Here is a poetry lesson that begins with a free-association activity focused on the word voice. Learners each sit alone for a moment and make sounds that express how they are currently feeling, and then turn to their partners to share...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Latin Roots Dict, Vent, Duct: Beginning Quiz
Learners fill in the blanks for 12 sentences with words derived from the Latin roots dict, vent, and duct in an interactive online quiz. A word bank provides choices from the beginning level at MyVocabulary.com. Alert quiz takers that...
5th - 8th English Language Arts