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Eighth graders write a Compare and Contrast essay comparing the lives of similarly aged students at different Latitudes. They share their essays with epals, via e-mail. They may include digital photographs in their correspondence as well.
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Italics, Underlining, Quotation Marks Worksheet
Tired of reminding your class about what punctuation and formatting to use for books, plays, stories, poems, songs, etc.? Ask them to practice with the eight sentences provided here. Each sentence has at least one item to underline,...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Quotation Marks with Titles and Words
Even middle schoolers need to review the rules of quotation marks! First, complete the mini-lesson at the top of the page, and then have your class attempt the exercise that follows. They edit 11 sentences. An answer sheet is included on...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Who’s in Charge Here Anyway? The Continued Debate Over Immigration Policy
After a quick review of previous lessons examining immigration policy of the past, individuals read, annotate, and answer text dependent questions based on an article about Arizona Immigration. The whole class then engages the question,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Family Titles, Pronouns, Writing about a Person
How is your grandmother related to you? How is your cousin related to your grandmother? Learn about family relationships and pronouns with an activity that guides pupils to write two short narratives about members of their families.
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching the Short Story - Teacher's Packet
Get your writers composing their own short stories by following some or all of the ideas included here. You'll find short lessons and activities, handouts and assignment pages, sample paragraphs and sentences, and all sorts of great...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Song Lessons: Never, My Love
Here's a clever way to introduce language learners to noun clauses. After a brief exercise that provides examples of different types of noun clauses, class members listen to the Association's "Never, My Love" and identify the clauses in...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Italics or Quotation Marks?
Be sure to click "Download this Activity" to view the plan in its formatted version. The first worksheet has learners review what types of titles are italicized, underlined, or placed in quotation marks. The second page contains the...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Predict a Poem's Meaning by Analyzing the Title
Focus on making predictions with the first video in a series about analyzing Robert Frost's famous poem "The Road Not Taken." First, review the term prediction. What does it mean? How do readers make predictions? Model this process and...
2 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Putting It All Together: Tone Analysis
Ever wonder if your ELA lessons are hitting all of Bloom's levels? Here are eight pages of close reading questions that gradually build from the lowest to the highest levels of Bloom's taxonomy. This particular instructional activity...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use Active and Passive Voice Deliberately to Put Emphasis on the Action or Actor
While the English language mostly uses the active voice, the passive voice has its place. The video, which you would most likely use as a supplementary material, briefly explains the two voices, provides four reasons to use the passive...
6 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed