Monitor Understanding: Drawing the First Telephone
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read the passage, "Drawing the First Telephone" and monitor their understanding by answering the four comprehension questions.
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ELD Lesson Plan: One Land, Many Trails
Explore the Wild West with this instructional activity, which accompanies four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("A Boy Called Slow," "Pioneer Girl," "Black Cowboy, Wild Horses," and "Elena"). Learners practice making applications to the text,...
5th English Language Arts
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Graphic Organizer
After completing the first five chapters of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle By Avi, use direct quotes to make inferences about how Charlotte feels about certain characters. Later, when the novel has concluded, revisit the text to...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Now I Get It!—Improving Comprehension with Newspapers
Celebrated annually during the first full school week in March, Newspapers in Education Week recognizes the accomplishments of NIE programs across the country and around the world. This 2007 guide is packed with lessons, activities, a...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Voices In the Park
Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book, Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tell Me; I’ll Listen
Encourage respect, responsibility, and caring within your classroom with a collection of lessons that spark dialogue and self reflection. To address character traits, lessons touch on topics such as staying safe in the cafeteria,...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Similes and metaphors make writing more beautiful and detailed, but can be a little harder to decipher during a first reading. Use a passage from The Man Who Loved Words to show young readers how to think through passages that contain...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Looking and Learning in the Art Museum
Have you just visited an art museum? Or can you create a gallery in your classroom to visit? Pupils create an original drawing that reinforces what was learned in a visit to the art museum. They will view original art work and verbally...
K - 5th English Language Arts