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The Backwards Poem Assignment
Students explore the writing traits of word choice and voice. In this 6 traits of writing lesson plan, students listen to excerpts from Louis Sachar's Holes and then practice using humor in their own writing pieces.
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Language Arts Worksheets
Looking for some quick grammar warm-ups? What about handy spelling crossword puzzles? Find everything you need with a resource that contains practice worksheets for parts of speech, parts of a sentence, common grammatical errors, tricky...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 3: Narrative Writing
On July 20, 1969 humans landed on the moon for the first time. As the culminating assignment in a 19-lesson unit on narrative writing, class members imagine what that experience was like and craft a narrative in the voice of Neil...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Of Mice and Men: A Literature Guide
Whether you are planning on using Of Mice and Men for whole-class reading or as a selection for literature circles; whether you are new to John Steinbeck's novel, or it has long been a part of your curriculum, you will find a wealth of...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Huckleberry Finn: A Unit Plan Second Edition
“Person attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted.” Ready to face prosecution, banishment, or execution? A five-week unit plan for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn awaits. A treasure trove of materials, including...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon
How do barns serve as a window to a community's past? Here are a series of lessons on the symbolism and historical context of barns throughout American history. Topics include community-building, in-depth primary and secondary source...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching the Short Story - Teacher's Packet
Get your writers composing their own short stories by following some or all of the ideas included here. You'll find short lessons and activities, handouts and assignment pages, sample paragraphs and sentences, and all sorts of great...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry for the Elementary Classroom
Use Shel Silverstein's poem "Batty" to introduce poetry to young readers. This lesson is not formatted well, but the plan does suggest learners memorize a poem, recite the poem individually, and then recite the poem as a class. Poetry...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
Writing a Backwards Poem using "Holes" by Louis Sachar
Introduce your class to verbal irony and oxymorons in this lesson, which prompts them to write a "backwards poem" based on the novel Holes. After reading the first chapter, discuss the use of irony, beginning with the very first...
5th - 7th English Language Arts