Stand and Deliver!
In this interactive activity with wall words, students strengthen their spelling skills by participating in an kinesthetic, multi-modality activity. Students participate in this activity as a whole class.
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Opinion Argument Writing Packet
You won't need much persuading to use an argumentative writing packet in your language arts class! With helpful reference pages, guided practice through the writing process, examples of opinion and argument writing, and a thorough...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Past Tense, Present Perfect, Past Perfect
Support grammar instruction with a worksheet that focuses on verb tenses. With two exercises, multiple choice and fill in the blank, class members identify correct tenses in order to show understanding of proper sentence completion.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mini-Lesson Planning for Inferences
Making inferences and drawing conclusions is a key component to successful active reading. Encourage your class to use context clues and prior knowledge to infer different elements of a story, including the setting, plot, and character...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Keep It Real—Newspapers, the Ultimate Informational Text
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week, celebrated annually during the first full school week in March, recognizes the accomplishments of NIE programs across the country and around the world. Take part in the celebration with the lessons and...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Delivering a Persuasive Speech
Students determine the procedures for making a persuasive speech. In this persuasive speech instructional activity, students discuss the skills that are needed to persuade someone. They examine proper body language, speech, and syntax...
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts
Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay
Young writers often construct papers that lack focus and organization. While a thesis statement is designed to combat this issue, it is important that writers ask themselves the following questions: Did I state what I will be arguing?...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Add Text Features to Informational Writing
The final video in a ten-part series helps young writers add finesse into their informational essay with captions, charts, and maps. The video gives three steps for adding in text features once a draft is completed, and walks through the...
5 mins 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed