Periods, Question Marks, Exclamation Points, and Quotation Marks
In this grammar worksheet, students supply all necessary punctuation marks in fifteen sentences. Students place a C in the space provided if the sentence is correct.
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Narrative and Point of View
Can a novel have an omniscient narrator and still show character point of view? Explore text structure with a lesson about Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Several discussion questions encourage kids to examine the way...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Getting ready for a peer editing session? Want to ensure that your class knows what your marks on their essays stand for? Provide your class with the list of standard editing marks. Pupils get to know the list by marking up a paragraph...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Quotation Station: Using Quotes in the Classroom
An informative list compiled with quotes, authors, and discussion questions, along with 20 out-of-the-box application ideas, make up the collection of lessons geared to spark dialogue and creative thinking about quotations.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Smart Quotes Mini-Lesson
Prepare for an interview project with a set of worksheets about asking questions and quoting people. After completing a grammar exercise about quotation marks, kids write out the questions they want to ask their interviewee, and record...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Book Thief: Discussion Questions
Expand your study of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak with a question for each level of Bloom's Taxonomy. These questions focus on part four of the novel; each is paired with at least one quote from the text for context and teacher reference.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Hoot: Bloom's Taxonomy- Questioning Strategy
What better way to examine a text than to ask your own questions? Use Bloom's taxonomy to guide kids through Carl Hiaasen's Hoot by asking questions based on knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable