Helping Kids in Need
In these reading skills worksheets, 5th graders complete the problem/solution chart about poverty issues in the United States. Students then answer 9 questions using articles from Time for Kids magazine.
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The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park
If you're reading The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park, use a handy reference sheet to help kids format a book report. After filling in the basics of the book, such as author, main characters, and setting, learners answer several...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Using The BFG in the Classroom
Use a resource that highlights Roald Dahl's seven tips for imaginative writing while reading The BFG. The activities encourage learners to become creative writers through finding harmony, establishing stamina, engaging in imaginative...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Past Simple v. Past Perfect Simple
Help English learners tell the difference between the past tense and the past perfect tense with a grammar worksheet. As kids read twelve sentences, they change the given verbs to the correct tense based on context clues.
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Editing Informal Letters
Editing a letter isn't quite the same thing as fixing an autocorrected word on your phone, but it's an important skill that can help kids with their language arts skills. Young readers take a look at a short letter before identifying the...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Past Tense, Was and Were
Practice changing the ends of verbs when writing in the past tense. A series of activities helps kids learn to use the past tense and features a variety of exercises, including a grammar table and fill-in-the-blanks. Two activities focus...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Wrinkle in Time
Ask your class to respond to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle with these three project ideas. Two activities include art, and all three require writing or quotations from the text. The projects ask class members to use creativity...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Going Back in Time Using “George Washington’s Socks”
After reading Elvira Woodruff's George Washington's Socks, young readers and writers embark upon writing their own historically based story, with a focus on developing ideas and details throughout the piece. In small groups, class...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Craft a Sequence of Events in a Story
Developing a clear sequence of events is essential for any narrative writer. The fourth lesson in this series helps learners write about the key events of The Story of Dr. Dolittle using transitional words and phrases. Pause the video to...
8 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Transition Words in Narrative Writing
Transitional words and phrases are essential writing tools that allow authors to clearly guide their audience through a story. In the fifth lesson of this series on narrative writing, learners begin their drafts by linking together the...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed