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Special Education learners practice setting a goal and following through with it. They learn skills needed for transitioning into a different part of their life.
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The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft
Strengthen your high schoolers' writing with a series of steps for writing successfully. With sections on organizing an essay, choosing a topic, crafting a thesis statement, and revising a draft, the lesson encourages your class to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Translate transition words for your class with this handout and brief exercise. Fairly straightforward and informative, it includes sample sentences and a working link to a more complete list of transition words. There are two different...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What is a paragraph? This question drives the PowerPoint. Viewers discuss important elements of a solid paragraph, transitions between paragraphs, and strategies for editing. Show this presentation and then look at an example paragraph...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Transition Words in Expository Writing
Create to learn! Your class can create posters of transitional words and phrases to help them compose an explanatory text. They work in groups and focus on one type of transition (time, place, importance, etc.). They also create a poster...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Should We Give Homework?
Use Jack Prelutsky's poem "Homework" to spark a debate about homework. Should kids be assigned homework? If so, how often? There are some schools that do not send their kids home with work. What are the possible benefits? After...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use Transition Words, Clauses, and Phrases to Convey Sequence in a Story
Narrative writing should flow in a natural and logical way. The video provides a model of how to revise a draft to include transition words and phrases. The narrator focuses in on a short passage in her response to "A Pair of Silk...
7 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed