Talking Book Author Project
Learners explore fiction, non-fiction, and autobiographies. They create their own stories using one of the categories. Students create a PowerPoint presentation to tell their story.
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Identifying an Author’s Purpose
Throughout any piece of writing, words and phrases are used that provide the reader hints about the author's purpose. Teach young readers how to pick up on these clues as they learn to identify writing that entertains, informs, and...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Backpack Travel Journals
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Phonics Teachers Resource Book
Looking to improve your classes literacy program? Then look no further. This comprehensive collection of resources includes worksheets and activities covering everything from r-controlled vowels and consonant digraphs, to the different...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment
An extensive portfolio project encourages your kids to reflect on their personalities with multiple writing assignments. From activities on extended metaphors to writing about an important day in their lives, kids explore the way they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Smart Solutions: Challenge Activities (Theme 6)
Smart Solutions is the theme of unit comprised of activities designed to challenge minds and stretch writing muscles. Enthusiastic writers create their own comic strip, write a problem-solution essay, an opinion letter, a funny story, a...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Get learners excited about reading with literature circles! Small groups discuss the day's reading in various roles, including Discussion Director, Summarizer, Word Wizard, Literary Luminary, Travel Tracer, Connector, and Fact Finder,...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Class Collection of Book Reviews
Use Google Docs to create an online class collection of reviews of independent reading books. Throughout the year, learners post reviews for at least two of the novels they read and class members respond to the reviews, providing input...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Who Wrote That? -- Reporting on Books by the Same Author
With a graphic organizer to guide them, your middle schoolers can compare and contrast two books by the same author. They consider setting, genre, and themes, and then create a computer slide show presentation or brochure about the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Novel Study
"There is something irresistible about popcorn" and about activities designed to accompany the reading of a really good book. The nine activities in this packet support the reading of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award winning...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable