Strong Verb Image Makers
Students use description language to clarify ideas and create vivid images in an essay focusing of strong verbs. They discuss weak verbs and explore that the better image the words create, the better the reader understands the text.
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Modals: Can, May and Will Verbs: Present Tense
Cover can, may, will, and shall with this lesson on using modals in the present tense. Starting off with a warm-up activity, the resource includes a text to analyze, examples of modals, and exercises with answers. The language in the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library, whether or not your school has adopted the Common Core. Designed for middle and high school language arts classes, the packet is packed with teaching tips, materials,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Closely Teacher Manual
Wolves are the subject of a series of images, informational texts, videos, websites, and narratives. The activities prompt learners to use close reading skills, including reading closely for textual details, making evidence-based claims,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Charlotte's Web: This Christmas, Help is Coming from Above
Studying Charlotte's Web in your class? Included here are worksheets and activities for pupils, and lessons for teachers. Learners examine the text, create their own little play using paper cutouts of the characters, complete a crossword...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Day The Earth Stood Still: Film Language And Elements Of Style
In this, the third in a series of four resources that use Robert Wise's 1951 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still as the core text, young film makers examine the language of film including shot composition, camera angle, lighting,...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Horse Character: Ceramics Lesson
Animals oftentimes elicit various characteristics which make them symbolic or representative of human feeling, action, or emotion. The class creates horse characters out of clay to show character action and symbolism. This is a great...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Narrative Writing: Using Exact Words
Review the narrative writing process with your emerging story writers. They read a sample narrative and identify five vague verbs that could be replaced with a more exact, exciting verb. Then they write a personal narrative making sure...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed