Let's Make a Movie!
Students create written scripts for a video, in which they apply grammar skills and a knowledge of the writing process.
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The Emperor’s New Clothes
The well-known fairy tale "The Emperor's New Clothes" is at the center of this exercise that asks learners to consider the nature of power and corruption. Class members read the tale and then respond to three questions related to the text.
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Supporting a Position: Selena Sings Again
In this writing a critical review worksheet, learners read the passage, "Selena Sings Again", identify the sentence that states the author's position and the supporting statements, and fill in a graphic organizer showing a supporting...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Make a Memory with Movie Maker
There is nothing more exciting than allowing learners to express themselves through a creative medium. In groups, they write narrative stories, focusing on building a strong storyline and dialogue. Next, they transform their stories into...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Idioms Quiz: Anatomy-Based Expressions
An online worksheet provides opportunities to assess comprehension of 10 common adages based on anatomy vocabulary. Learners complete a multiple choice quiz (and can check answers with a single click) about the meaning of common...
6th - 7th English Language Arts
New Review How to Make Your Writing Suspenseful
Viewers get some tips on how to create suspense in their writing from a short video that draws on examples from Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, and even Oedipus Rex. Remember: It's not what happens but what...
5 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts
Sense, Sensibility and Sentences: Examining and Writing Memorable Lines
Involve your readers in finding works of literary genius. Have each individual write down compelling sentences that they read or hear, whether in a newspaper, advertisement, book, movie, song, or any other place! Once each person has a...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Situational Irony: The Opposite of What You Think
What does it meant to be ironic? Through a well-thought out series of examples and non-examples, this video seeks to put an end to misconceptions about this word's meaning. Entertaining and memorable, the video leads to a quiz. While...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts
What is Verbal Irony?
Attitude and tone of voice are everything when it comes to verbal irony. In addition to modeling and defining verbal irony, the narrator of this short video also explains the difference between verbal irony and sarcasm, that bit of...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable