Say and Tell
In this grammar worksheet, students read sixteen sentences and choose the correct word, say or tell, that makes each sentence grammatically correct.
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The Tell-Tale Heart
One of the most famous short stories, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," is the focus of this resource. Learners read the story, respond to several text-based questions, and brainstorm ideas about a question relating to the text as...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sayings and Phrases, Part 6
Strike while the iron is hot with this lesson about common sayings and phrases. Proving that there's more than one way to skin a cat, the activity shows students that a stitch in time saves nine with several graphic organizers. They list...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Matilda - Throwing the Hammer
Full truth, or an exaggeration? How can you tell when a storyteller is exaggerating a story? Readers analyze a story told by Hortensia, and identify the exaggerative language she uses. Then, learners write their own narrative story using...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Elaborating with Showing, Not Telling
This engaging activity is a great change of pace for the classroom. The activity starts with a simple message on the board “The teacher is angry.” The instructor is to stomp around, drop books and glare—anything to show anger. The...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
"You write because you need to communicate to the world your place in it." Many don't see themselves as writers, don't think they have anything to write about. Here's a video featuring three steelworkers who took part in a writer's...
7 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable