Getting Your Students Started
Third graders engage in a quiet activity which starts at the beginning of class. They copy down sentences from the board. They fix any mistakes in spelling, grammar, punctuation or capitalization they can find.
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My Favorite Things
Celebrate your students' individuality with this simple back-to-school worksheet. Offering six sentence frames asking for students' favorite subject, book, lunch, and more, this activity will help break the ice during the first days of...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Simple Summary Concepts: summary, summarizing, main ideas,
Can your class sum up a text in a few sentences? Help them build this skill by starting out nice and slow. For this summarizing activity, the teacher marks main ideas with sticky notes. Learners read the text and then read it again, this...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mapping Your Identity: A Back-To-School Ice Breaker
Identify the unique personal attributes of your class members. Begin by viewing the Visual Thesaurus and discussing displayed attributes associated with famous American leaders. Using these identity maps as models, pupils generate nouns...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Organizer for Summarizing
Get your class started with writing summaries by providing a graphic organizer. This organizer uses a formula that can be applied to any fictional text. Pupils answer the five questions and write a short summary at the bottom of the page.
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable