Roll With the Punches: What Do You Know?
Students activate prior knowledge about life in the South during the Great Depression in preparation for reading the novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
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What Do You See? (Inferences)
Making inferences is a skill that goes beyond the comprehension of written text. In this simple exercise, young learners are provided with a photograph and asked to answer a series of inference questions using only on the information...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Getting to Know Each Other
How do you do? Guide learners through the basics of conversational English with an extensive set of discussion questions. Class members ask partners more about themselves, including their favorite hobbies, music, and time of day, as well...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Many Languages Do You Speak When You Speak English?
What do the words pizza, broccoli, and ciao have in common? Why they are all English words that originally came from Italian. Ask your middle schoolers to guess the origins of a list of words by matching the word with the language from...
3 mins 6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 5.2: Skills and People, Adjectives
What do you call someone who dances? Or someone who cooks? Test your class's knowledge of skills and the people who perform them with a vocabulary worksheet. Additionally, it contains exercises about various adjectives that prompt kids...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Phineas Gage: “How Do You Get Through Hard Times?” Chalk Talk
Hold a discussion in writing about coping strategies to prepare your pupils for reading Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman. After journaling, pupils come up in an organized fashion and write...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What a Character!
How do you know what traits a character displays in a story? Learners select a character and find list three traits for this character, explaining why they chose each trait. They then put this information together into a paragraph or essay.
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Do, We Do, You Do
One simple teaching strategy can have a powerful effect on student learning on a daily basis. Take a look at one teacher's approach to preparing class members for independent work with "I Do, We Do, You Do", and discover how this...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Student Opinion: What Do You Read, and How Do You Read It?
Stimulate discussion with this brief article and series of questions related to reading habits. This resource, from the New York Times' The Learning Network, asks learners to comment on their own reading habits. You could have your class...
8th - 12th English Language Arts