Present Time and Past Time
Review past and present tense, and then give your class this worksheet to assess their current knowledge. There are 30 sentences to complete, and the sentences all deal with present and past tenses.
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Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay" serves as a model for a poetry analysis activity. The whole class critiques the sample and then groups select a poem and prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate how their poet...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Summarizing and Synthesizing: Planning for Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad
In lesson 13 of this unit on colonial trade, young researchers learn about apprentices as they prepare to write help-wanted ads for the specific trade they have been researching. To begin, the class listens closely as the teacher reads...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Closely for Textual Details: "The Wolf You Feed"
Close reading doesn't mean to literally read text close to your face, but rather to pay attention to particular details in order to develop a deep and purposeful understanding of text. The first part of a five-part resource provides an...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: KWHL
After completing the 11th chapter of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, take part in a KWHL chart driven by the question,When is it appropriate and admirable to defy authority? Focusing on codes of conduct, scholars...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Verb Tense Review: the Importance of Time
When you ask a fourth grader to write a sentence in the past perfect progressive tense, there might be some confusion. But with a presentation that features several different verb tenses, along with examples and a handy timeline, your...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Expressing Past Time - Part 1
Here is an incredibly-thorough, 99-slide presentation which covers many rules of grammar. The focus is on present and past tenses of verbs, irregular verbs, and how to properly use them. The colorful PowerPoint has dozens of examples for...
4th - 6th English Language Arts