In this reading instructional activity, learners use context clues to help them understand the meanings of eight bold typed words. Students then must look back at the story and write the correct word next to its meaning on the line given below.
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The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza
Make a study of producers and consumers with an updated version of the classic story The Little Red Hen (this one is called The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza). After reading and discussing the story and terms, learners practice being...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Bridge to Terabithia: Predicting Events in Realistic Fiction
What happens next? Young readers examine the details in a passage from Bridge to Terabithia and use these specifics to craft predictions about what will happen next to Jesse and Leslie in Paterson's fantasy.
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
"Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandu!" The motto for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry warns that one should never tickle a sleeping dragon, but learners will definitely be tickled by the activities in a packet of materials...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Teacher's Guide: The Pinballs
Dive your class into the novel The Pinballs by Betsy Byars with the support of this reading guide. Including short answer questions, a multiple choice comprehension quiz, and extension activities, a variety of materials are provided for...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Big Bad Wolf and the Friendly Letter
A terrific presentation on the teaching of friendly letter writing. Learners engage in a PowerPoint that is part story, part writing exercise. There are lots of great tips on how to construct a letter, and young writers are encouraged to...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Friendly Letter Mini-Lesson
This mini-lesson plan about informal letter writing is packed with a lot of information about writing a friendly letter. Class members begin by working in pairs to answer questions after reviewing letter models. Then, take part in a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Unusual Friendly Letters: Persuasion and Point of View
Elementary schoolers complete word clusters after listening to the book Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. They listen as the teacher stops to point out the unusual point of view and various persuasive...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable