Independent Literacy Activities
Students read a story from their basal reader. They study spelling and vocabulary words and complete various corresponding activities. They read a book of their choice and write a report.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Comprehension During Independent Reading
Ideal for a language arts class, literary unit, or independent reading assignment, a set of reading worksheets address a wide array of skills. From poetic elements to nonfiction text features, you can surely find a valuable resource in...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Student Center Activities: Fluency
Teaching children to read is no simple task, but this collection of phonics resources will make the journey a little easier. From simple activities and games that improve young children's letter recognition, to a reader's theater script...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Compound Word Trivia
Engage young learners in expanding their vocabulary with these fun games and activities. Children learn how compound words, root words, and affixes provide clues about the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. These six activities get...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Lightning Thief: Vocabulary Strategy
Take an in-depth look into the vocabulary from the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. With a list of words to choose from, scholars discover the definition, origin, stories associated with the...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Planning Support and Sample Lesson
Give guided reading lesson plans a makeover with a sample lesson plan designed to meet the needs of your early readers. The sample lesson is divided into three sections: before, during, and after reading. The model then extends to a...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Activities to Build Phonological Awareness
Begin your reading program each day with a mini lesson on phonological awareness using these engaging activities listed in the resource. Young ones will enjoy word families, clapping and counting syllables, identifying single sounds and...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity
Fill your classroom with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie using this fun language arts lesson. Beginning with a class reading of the book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, learners practice identifying rhyming words, making...
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed
Frindle Lesson Plan
"Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle?" Inspired by this quote from the award-winning novel written by Andrew Celements, this lesson allows children to invent their own terms for common classroom objects,...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable