Tell It Your Way
Students discover the importance of using actual people as resources of information. They listen to and use a taped interview to compile information about an individual and then create a slide show about him.
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Describe It with Adjectives
Put children's descriptive writing skills to the test with these fun collaborative writing activities. Presented with the picture of an object, young writers are are tasked with creating a description that provides enough detail for one...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Outline Your Plot
Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tell Us a Tale: Teaching Students to Be Storytellers
Encourage scholars to retell their favorite short story or folktale, adding personal details to make it their own. After reading their book of choice several times, story tellers retell a tale verbally to their classmates.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
You Can't Tell it All!: Narrowing the Focus of Personal Narratives
Work on narrative skills by discovering how to be focused in writing. Upper graders will brainstorm the importance of focus in texts. They study transparencies of a narrative story from a 4th grade student. Then they study the focus of...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Tell It to the Judge - Persuasive Essay
Explore another character in a popular text. After reading The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, help your class identify the differences between the classic fairy tale and this new version. Using the graphic organizer provided,...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts