Story Starter-- Trying Hard to Get Better at Something
In this language arts activity, students write a story about a time they have tried hard to get better at something. There is a story starter provided. Students illustrate the story.
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Advice: Should, Shouldn't, Ought to, Had Better, and Had Better Not
You shouldn't miss out on an opportunity to review should, shouldn't, ought to, had better, and had better not! Elementary and middle schoolers view a slideshow presentation that focuses on usage rules and examples for these tricky verbs.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Finding a Pot of Gold Story Starter
Young or old, the prospect of finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow captures the imagination of us all. Encourage children to explore the possibilities of this interesting myth with a fun and simple creative writing prompt.
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Story Starters for Beginning Readers and Writers
Students respond to a story starters about a dinosaur, present, pet store, puppy or another topic of interest to primary-grade students. They dictate or write stories in response to 15 story starters designed to develop language skills.
Pre-K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Provide a Satisfying Conclusion to a Story
All good stories must come to an end. Fourth graders wrap up their narrative responses by writing conclusions that describe how the characters feel at the end of the story. Allow learners to practice this skill by pausing the video and...
6 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Craft a Sequence of Events in a Story
Developing a clear sequence of events is essential for any narrative writer. The fourth lesson in this series helps learners write about the key events of The Story of Dr. Dolittle using transitional words and phrases. Pause the video to...
8 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed