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What is an oxymoron? Learners determine pairs of words that contradict themselves in this matching worksheet. Next, they pair fourteen words.
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Vocabulary - Words in Context
What do you call a rabbit with a sense of humor? A funny bunny! Beginning with a Hink Pink Think activity, pupils discover meanings of words through an engaging learning game. Next, individuals explore ways to discover word meanings in a...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Working with Figurative Language
Are your middle schoolers able to identify the literary devices featured on this activity? They must demonstrate their understanding of figurative language by matching the terms with their definitions and label the devices used in short...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing a Backwards Poem using "Holes" by Louis Sachar
Introduce your class to verbal irony and oxymorons in this instructional activity, which prompts them to write a "backwards poem" based on the novel Holes. After reading the first chapter, discuss the use of irony, beginning with the...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
“I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Language
Help your sixth graders know exactly what is expected of them when it comes to Common Core language standards. Distribute the checklist, which is written in kid-friendly "I can" language, to each child. While most of these standards are...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Poetry Shopping Spree
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable