Using Limericks To Practise the Rhythm of English
Sixth graders explore the rhythm of English (recurring stressed and unstressed syllables). They become acquainted with an English verse-form used for non-serious purposes.
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Using Maps to Inspire Personal Narratives
A solid description of one way to teach narrative writing, this resource outlines the writing process from concept to completion. Class members create concept maps of moments in their lives and follow the writing process to publish their...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Learning English through Poems and Songs
Exposing learners to the power of words in poetry is a stimulating way to learn languages. Songs, haikus, rhyming words, and narrative works are all employed in a resource for teaching English as a Second Language.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Welcome to the Color Vowel Chart
Focus English language learners' attention on word stress and phrase stress with a pronunciation chart that breaks the sounds into moving and non-moving vowel sounds. The chart tool uses colors and key words to indicate where to put the...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Advice: Should, Shouldn't, Ought to, Had Better, and Had Better Not
You shouldn't miss out on an opportunity to review should, shouldn't, ought to, had better, and had better not! Elementary and middle schoolers view a slideshow presentation that focuses on usage rules and examples for these tricky verbs.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Poetry: The 3 R's
Get to the know the importance of the three R's of poetry (rhyme, repetition, and rhythm) with this video created to accompany your poetry instruction for a middle school audience. With detailed information, examples, and digital...
11 mins 6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Our Family and Other Families: Using Totoro to Teach Family Structure
What do families around the world have in common? Explore this theme through the popular animated film My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki. Over the course of two days, pupils view the film, pausing to discuss their own families and the...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed