Mystery Writing Lesson Plans
Your writers view a mystery photo accompanied by a brief mystery story. Then they develop their own original mysteries by writing, editing, conferring with peers, and revising it. Their final copies are presented to the class.
4th - 6th English Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics
If you're planning on teaching grammar in your fifth or sixth grade class, take a look at a packet of language arts activities that would be perfect for any grammar lesson. Covering skills such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mystery Vocabulary Application
Clue, evidence, red herring, witness. Ah, the mystery of mystery vocabulary. Kids investigate the meaning of a list of terms and then find examples of this specialized vocabulary in two short stories. The seventh in a 10-lesson series.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy: Red Herrings
Don't be fooled by red herrings! Examine the mysteries of Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy by Wendelin Van Draanen with a lesson that highlights the use of red herrings and teaches scholars how to avoid being mislead by them.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson plan about literary devices. As class...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Ludwig van Beethoven
"Ode to la Tortilla" and "Ode to Joy"? Sure! Use Gary Soto's poem to introduce learners to the ode format. After examining the descriptive words Soto uses, class members study a poster of Ludwig van Beethoven, suggest words that describe...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: Making Inferences
Making inferences is an important part of reading any text, but especially text that conveys information. Equip your middle schoolers with this educational skill through a series of activities that focus on making inferences based on...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tools for ESL Lesson Planning
Whether you are new to teaching language learners or an experienced pro you will find much to like in this massive tool kit. The 195-page packets contains teaching tips and tools, sample lesson plans and activities, worksheets and...
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure
A picture is worth a thousand words, but a comic strip combines both images and words for the ultimate narrative effect. After reading The Three Little Pigs and deciphering the plot elements, elementary readers work through four...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable