This is Your Life!
Students create an autobiographical timeline that be shared with a classmate. They write a one paragraph biography based on the timeline.
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How Interesting Is It?
Discussing topics that other people are interested in is a key social skill that can often be overlooked. Here is a resource that supports learners in developing this life skill by first prompting them to consider a wide range of...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
The language of the Constitution can feel quite ominous to young learners, but there are a variety of strategies you can utilize to help your class grasp the important concepts and ideals in our nation's founding document. This lesson...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Who is Dr. Seuss?
Get to know the history of Dr. Seuss while using comprehension strategies in this short reading passage instructional activity. After reading an engaging and informative article about Dr. Seuss, test readers' comprehension with questions...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Songwriting Skill - Finding Your Voice: Demi Lovato - “This Is Me (Gotta Find You)”
Similar to the previous lesson in a series on songwriting, this resource focuses on how to find and develop a personal voice in lyrics. Class members examine Demi Lovato's "This is Me (Gotta Find You)" and note lyrics that sound like the...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Vocabulary Unit 3.3: Life Events and Feelings
How does your class feel about events in their lives, such as falling in love or learning to drive? Work on vocabulary for both life events and feelings with a worksheet that includes matching activities and fill-in-the-blanks.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 2.1: There Is and There Are
Clarify the difference between there is and there are with a instructional activity that features both grammar and vocabulary activities. It also covers prepositions (by and on), comparative adjectives, and finding the opposites of other...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Picture This - Stars Over Hoke
The classroom becomes a safe and inclusive place for your ELLs as they create documents about their lives. Learners create, read, and present story books based on their own personal experiences. They use digital cameras to take...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Misused Modifiers Can Hurt Your Writing
Misplaced modifiers are a common grammar error, but can your learners identify when a modifier can interfere with a reader's understanding? Watch a short and entertaining video from Ted Ed that illustrates misplaced modifiers, as well as...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Three Anti-Social Skills to Improve Your Writing
"What?" she said. "That video just told me to eavesdrop, get to know imaginary people, and talk to myself. Interesting." It's all for a good cause, though! These three techniques will help your young writers improve their fictional...
4 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable