The Perfect Gift
In this writing practice learning exercise, students read the beginning of the story, "The Perfect Gift", and then finish the story in their own words on the lines provided.
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Narrative Writing vs. Explanatory Writing
The class discusses the different purposes an author has for writing. The focus of the discussion is on writing to tell a true story and writing to give information about a specific topic. There are writing purpose sorting cards embedded...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
New Review Book Study: The Polar Express
All aboard! Pair a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg with a set of literacy activities. The packet of worksheets includes task cards, sorting activities, a synonym match, comparing and contrasting activities, writing...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Subject and Object Pronouns; Direct and Indirect Object
Replacing a gift can end up in an awkward moment—but not when replacing a noun with a pronoun! Watch the most effective ways to use subject and object pronouns, as well as direct and indirect object pronouns, with an entertaining grammar...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Technology for the Likes of Shakespeare and Poe
Grab a digital camera and your favorite story from Shakespeare or Poe. With those tools, your class will write an autobiographical story including sensory details, authors feelings, point of view, and dialogue. Learners will read, draft,...
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
The Gift of Life: The World of Anne Frank
Students investigate the Holocaust by researching Anne Frank. For this world history lesson, students participate in a role-playing activity in which they are segregated by stickers and moved around the classroom. Students complete a...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain Discussion Guide
Have you ever read the story Ming Lo Moves the Mountain to your class? It's a fun fable about a man who wants out from under a mountain's shadow. Use these discussion questions and critical reading ideas to enhance comprehension,...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts