Fifth graders study different types of poetry, compose a poem and word process it.
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The Devil’s Arithmetic: Personal Narrative Assignment
How can an unfamiliar place help you learn something about yourself? Use a narrative writing prompt as you culminate your unit on Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic. Kids consider the ways that, like the main character from the novel,...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understand Figurative Language: "On Thin Ice"
Next time you need a lesson on figurative language, don't find yourself on thin ice. Using cartoons and clear explanations, this resource will offer a review of the concept of idioms as well as explain the meaning of the idiom, "on thin...
2 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing First Drafts (Grades 3-6)
Students examine, experience and practice strategies that assist students in writing an expressive essay. They outline and then write a first draft of an essay to be edited and proofed and then corrected. Each student adds a visual prop...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Writing Poetry with Classmates
Explore poetry with your elementary schoolers. First, play the audio clip (provided) of RF Langley's Cook Ting, and then discuss what visual images come to mind for your learners. How are these images different or similar to the images...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts