Surfing Words Word Search
In this surfing words puzzle, learners identify words related to the beach and surfing. A list of 24 words is provided. An answer key is available.
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Civil War Slang
Introduce a instructional activity on Civil War slang to your class of fresh fish. After looking at pictures from the Civil War and examining the list of slang terms, young historians write a letter to a family member as if they are a...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Choose the Correct Homophone
It's a known secret that English can be a difficult language to learn, and homophones don't make it any easier. Help your young readers tackle these tricky words with this simple fill-in-the blank exercise in which they identify the word...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
5-Day Vocabulary Teaching Plan
Reinforce important reading skills with a set of vocabulary lesson plans. Middle schoolers complete sentences, play word games, finish analogies, and build their growing vocabulary with a packet of helpful and applicable graphic organizers.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use Transition Words in Narrative Writing
Transitional words and phrases are essential writing tools that allow authors to clearly guide their audience through a story. In the fifth lesson of this series on narrative writing, learners begin their drafts by linking together the...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Make Predictions by Previewing
What can you learn from the title of a story? This short video invites you to explore this question with your students, as well as review the key steps of previewing a text. While the resource focuses more on how to find the meaning of...
4 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable