Uses of Could: Summary
In this uses of "could" worksheet, students read the 6 guidelines for using the word "could" as a request, permission, ability, guess, possibility, or impossibility.
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Somewhere In The Darkness Guide Sheet 1 Pages 1-29
Has your class just started Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers? This guide sheet, created for the first 29 pages of the novel, offers review of and practice with characterization, prediction, summary, and inference. Pupils...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Island Cattle Ranching
Is cattle ranching on Santa Rosa island viable or non-viable? Rather than focusing on the issues of the transition of Santa Rosa island from a privately owned island cattle ranch to a national park, class members are asked to consider if...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Summarize It: President Theodore Roosevelt's 7th Annual Message to Congress
How did Theodore Roosevelt stress the importance of conservation during his time as president of the United States? Take a closer look at the language Roosevelt used himself in a 1907 address to Congress, and have your young historians...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Whittle, Whittle it Down: Summarizing
Middle schoolers summarize a one to two page article of informational text. They compose a summary according to the guidelines on the "Five Rules for Writing a Summary" chart. They take turns reading their summary to the group, and...
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Using Evidence and Supporting Details in Writing
In expository writing, it is important to back up claims with evidence and details. Help your class to develop their writing with notes on different types of evidence. Once they have the basics down, practice with a sample thesis and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts