I'm Really Good at ...
In this writing worksheet, young scholars are asked about their personal abilities and talents. Students read the story starter and write about what they are really good at.
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Lesson Plan 9: Writing Really Good Dialogue
Budding novelists compare the differences between real-life dialogue and dialogue found in novels. They compare an excerpt from a book to IM chats and discuss how they are different and how good dialogue can move a story along while...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Precise and Concise Language (Part 1)
While pupils often think that length is a mark of good writing, precision is often a more accurate indicator of sophisticated writing. Show them how to whittle down their phrases and have them practice on the eight sentence groups...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Simple Present / Present Progressive
Using a fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice format, this activity gives students a chance to practice their skills using the simple present tense of a verb and present progressive. With 20 questions, and a varied format, this activity...
5th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Simple Present or Present Continuous?
Mastering verb tense is an important part of building your learners' reading skills. Young grammarians look over ten sentences and use context clues to decide whether they should use the present or present progressive tense.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable