Get the Joke!
Students explore humor through word context and inference used in everyday language.
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Newspapers in Education
Take young writers on an journey through the pages of a newspaper with this language arts lesson series on journalism. Covering the topics of news reporting, opinion writing, photojournalism, advertising, and much more, this resource...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Power of Punctuation
A misplaced comma can change the meaning of an entire sentence. Practice perfect punctuation with a collection of songs, games, worksheets, and writing prompts. From pasta punctuation marks to comma necklaces, there's something for...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
EdTech Tuesdays: FriendStrip Kids Pro
Comics in the classroom? Of course! For an overview of the FriendStrip Kids Pro app, and ideas for use in the classroom, you can watch this quick video. Jennifer and Rich take you step-by-step through how to edit a comic strip, and how...
5 mins 1st - 7th English Language Arts
Exploring the Power of Puns
Read and analyze a variety of Shakespearean and contemporary puns using Visual Thesaurus computer software. Middle and high schoolers analyze a pun as a class; in small groups they analyze a Shakespearean pun using contextual clues and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Predicting Events in Realistic Fiction
How do you make a prediction? Practice active reading comprehension strategies, like making predictions, with your readers. Learners make predictions during the independent reading of Dogs Don't Tell Jokes by Louis Sacher. They observe...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed