Race to Write
Students practice the French way to write the date (day, month, year). They divide into teams and race to the board to write the correct translation.
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Famous Person Research Project
Provide pupils with a series of questions to guide their research during your next class research project on famous persons. The questions cover a wide range of research points, from basic information, such as birthplace and physical...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing: Communicate Your Purpose
Should schools ban backpacks? Practice persuasive writing with this activity, in which sixth graders identify the author's purpose in a short piece about banning backpacks. They complete a graphic organizer, choose a topic for their own...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
What Happens Next?
While your students may not be psychics, that doesn't mean they can't predict what will happen next in a story. To hone this important reading comprehension skill, young learners read a series of three short passages before writing a...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Literature Study Guide: To Kill a Mockingbird
Teaching tools designed to support student-centered literature study. Geared toward homeschoolers reading Harper Lee's book To Kill a Mockingbird, I would use these in my classroom. The materials are applicable to any text: graphic...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Leading into Good Writing
Discuss the importance of a lead in writing with your upper graders. They examine several examples of leads from literature and practice writing leads for pieces of artwork. They then select a topic from a list and write an introductory...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding the Modern Olympic Games
Do you know when and where the first Olympic Games were held? Do you know what each of the five rings in the Olympic symbol represent? Your pupils will learn about the birth and development of the modern Olympic Games, and will conclude...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable