Spelling It Right-- "i before e except after c"
In this spelling worksheet, students learn the spelling rule: "When you want to say --ee--, it's i before e except after c." Students then complete a chart separating 12 words in to two groups according to their spellings.
5th - 6th English Language Arts 8 Views 47 Downloads
A useful handout for your aspiring authors to keep in their writer's toolkits, this sheet reviews the following spelling issues: when to keep or drop a final "e" before adding a suffix; spellings with silent k, g, gh, and p; "i before...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The First Ten Amendments
The Bill of Rights is an important part of the US Constitution. Have small groups translate the amendments into modern language and present their versions, as well as the original versions, to the class. In groups, learners also respond...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Revisiting Bud’s Rules: Survive or Thrive?
Bud, from Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, followed a series of rules. The questions is, how did he use those rules to thrive or survive? After a grand discussion, class members explore the novel to locate and cite textual...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Building Background Knowledge: Why Do Workers Strike? (Chapter 11: "Los Aguacates/Avocados")
Make connections between Esperanza Rising and human rights with the activities outlined here. The lesson starts out with a brief quiz and review of the novel. After that, pupils circulate and share quote strips that you give to them. The...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
John Lewis: Non-Violent Activism
After comparing and contrasting non-violent and violent social movements, your young historians will take a closer look at the work and influence of John Lewis on the civil rights movement. They will then choose a current social justice...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable