Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening
Middle schoolers practice reading comprehension skills.
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 5
Building on the previous activity in this series of lesson seeds, this plan focuses on the use of dialect in Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. Class members examine specific lines of text, use their reading journals to respond to the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Are You a Good Listener?
Your learners talk to each other every day, but are they really listening? Use a lesson based on listening skills to ensure that class members feel heard and respected. It includes games, discussion topics, and self-assessment tools that...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing, Listening, and Speaking Middle School
This is a fantastic collection of a wide variety of rubrics for writing, listening, and speaking! The resource contains over 14 rubrics for assessing such items as a summary, autobiographical sketch and narrative, speech, oral report,...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Improving Listening Skills
In a collection of three lessons, learners interact with one another to improve listening skills by becoming active listeners, come to a group consensus on a decision, and work independently to follow a set of clear concise directions....
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Effective Communication: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interpreting
Help young learners become active listeners and strong public speakers with a set of activities that range from paraphrasing, to discussions, and self-reflection. Additionally, the lessons address social media skills and non-verbal...
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Novel Study
"There is something irresistible about popcorn" and about activities designed to accompany the reading of a really good book. The nine activities in this packet support the reading of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award winning...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reflective Listening Skills
Do you ever feel like your conversation partner is just nodding along as you speak? Encourage teenagers to become reflective listeners with a short activity in which they form responses to assertive statements to reflect what the speaker...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable