Using Because, When, After, As, Although, Since, Even Though, and While
In this grammar worksheet, students complete ten unfinished sentences by adding a commas where necessary when adding additional clauses and phrases.
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Phineas Gage: “This I Believe” Venn Diagrams After Reading Strategy
Difficulties with brain injuries still continue today. After reading Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science, class members read a series of modern personal essays about brain injuries and choose an essay to compare...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Songwriting Skill - Using Figurative Language: Miley Cyrus - “Driveway”
Miley Cyrus' "Driveway" provides young lyricists with an opportunity to identify figurative language in songs. After a guided practice exercise, individuals use the provided worksheets to find examples in the song and to add images to...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Walk your class through the process of writing compare and contrast essays with this easy-to-use graphic organizer. After first using the included Venn diagram to record the similarities and differences between two subjects, students...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
When Should the U.S. Government Send Troops to Another Region of the World?
Introduce your class members to the Fortified Discussion, a discussion that uses precise, academic language and factual information to support a position on a controversial topic. After reading an annotated text that presents background...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
When to Use "Me", "Myself" and "I"
Clarify your kids' writing with a video about pronouns, specifically me, myself, and I. As kids watch the short video, they see cute robots demonstrate the proper use of each pronoun, as well as the definitions of reflexive and intensive...
3 mins 2nd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Descriptive Words and Phrases to Picture a Poem
One of the strategies expert readers use while unpacking a new or complex text is visualization. Use the video as a model of how to visualize while reading a poem. After reading "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth, class members go back...
3 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed