Mechanics Help Using the Comma with Formal Letters
In this activity, students analyze different parts of a letter and insert the appropriate punctuation including a comma, period, colon, question mark and semicolon.
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Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet
Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The learning exercise is made up of two exercises, which are, in turn, each made up of a series of somewhat silly sentences that need punctuation help. For the...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Editing Informal Letters
Editing a letter isn't quite the same thing as fixing an autocorrected word on your phone, but it's an important skill that can help kids with their language arts skills. Young readers take a look at a short letter before identifying the...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using The BFG in the Classroom
Use a resource that highlights Roald Dahl's seven tips for imaginative writing while reading The BFG. The activities encourage learners to become creative writers through finding harmony, establishing stamina, engaging in imaginative...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Most Common Comma Omissions
Learn a little bit abut proper comma usage with a quick presentation. The slides lay out five situations in which a writer should use a comma. Each example includes incorrect sentences that are corrected in the next click of the mouse...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Style-Shifting: Examining and Using Formal and Informal Language Styles
Your high schoolers are probably versed in two languages: formal language, and informal conversation. Help them identify the correct language style for their audience and context with a thorough instructional activity and examples of...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Formal versus Informal Language
Engage in an activity that focuses on the concepts of formal and informal language use. Middle and high schoolers compare and contrast each style by using a Venn diagram that includes some examples. They read and hear a passage of lyrics...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable