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Fourth graders use graphic organizers as a tool to enhance writing by improving organization and including details. In addition, 4th graders are encouraged to use graphic organizers to organize their ideas when writing in other content areas.
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Points of View
Cinderella is a classic love story when Cinderella is the protagonist—but what happens if a stepsister tells the story? Focus on point of view with a lesson about fairy tales and story elements. After reading a few familiar fairy tales,...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Rewriting a Dialogue (removing quotes)
This is a great activity! Upper elementary learners read a dialogue-driven passage. Then, they rewrite lines of dialogue by removing the quotation marks and shifting the verb tense to past. Grammar and great writing skills all in one. An...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Change the Point of View: First Person and Third Person
How is a story different when told from various points of view? Learn about first and third person points of view with an activity based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. Readers examine a passage written in first person, then...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Adjectives Add Interest
A world without adjectives would be a sad place indeed! Make sure adjectives stay around by teaching your class about what they are and how using them can make a boring story truly interesting. Learners put this idea into practice by...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dialogue Rules, Worksheet, and Writing Assignment
Punctuating dialogue properly can be tricky, but your pupils can become punctuation masters with practice. This resource includes an explanatory page that describes the rules of writing dialogue and provides examples. On the second page,...
3rd - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Descriptive Language and Theme
Get ready to explore themes with a session rich in modeling that includes both worksheets and an assessment recording sheet. The class completes a pre-assessment to determine their understanding of theme and how to identify it. They read...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Establishing a Point of View in Narratives
Your readers study first and third person point of view and then rewrite classic tales. Richly detailed, the six-part plan provides considerations for beginning, proficient, and advanced learners. Included are suggestions for...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
Town Mouse Country Mouse
Jan Brett's Town Mouse Country Mouse serves as a reading tool for little learners in a set of worksheets. After kids read the story, they work on new vocabulary, compare the two mice in a Venn diagram, and analyze word consonant blends.
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable