Get it Together
Students, in groups, examine a list of words which includes nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. They then come up with category names and place words from the list in the category. Using one word from each category, they develop poems.
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Vocabulary: Getting Meaning From Context
Introduce your class to four different types of context clues: definition, example, comparison or contrast, and inference. Each type has its own description, example, and practice set. After pupils have mastered the four types, put it...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Pride and Prejudice: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
Can you judge a book by its cover? Decide who and what Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is about with a prediction activity. Before reading the first three chapters of the book, kids answer questions based on their interpretation of the...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Get your class ready to read with this anticipatory set for Running Out of Time. Small groups each consider one thought-provoking statement. After each group comes to a consensus, the whole class participates in sharing ideas and voting...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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If grammar practice is anywhere in your curriculum, you must check out an extensive collection of warm-up activities for language arts! Each page focuses on a different concept, from parts of speech to verbals, and provides review...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What's in a Sentence? Getting to Know the Parts of Speech
What a kick! After examining the definitions and looking at examples of the different parts of speech, partners work together on a retelling of a famous nursery rhyme. For each sentence, they must select a word that matches the part of...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Let's Get it Together! Reading to Learn
Let’s learn about frogs! Young readers are led through “Freaky Frogs,” a non-fiction article. Teach learners how to edit an article so there are fewer details to sift through. After talking through the article, they learn the six steps...
K - 4th English Language Arts