Vocabulary Activity: Lara's Blog
In this vocabulary instructional activity, students read a "blog" from the internet, then answer a set of 14 questions regarding the meaning of words in the passage, filling in the blanks.
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Vocabulary Unit 1.3: Hobbies and Interests
What do your learners like to do in their free time? Complete a vocabulary worksheet that features words about activities and hobbies. Exercises include choosing words from a word bank to match with pictures, filling in the blanks, and...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Notices, Wonders, and Vocabulary of the Third Stanza of “If”
How does one's experience reading a poem's text differ from listening to its audio version? Delve into the insightful question with the poem, If by Rudyard Kipling, as pupils compare and contrast their experience using a note-taking...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library, whether or not your school has adopted the Common Core. Designed for middle and high school language arts classes, the packet is packed with teaching tips, materials,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Make Beliefs Comix
Designing comic strips is an activity packed with fun and great potential for developing academic skills! From summarizing historical events or scenes in literature, to practicing expressions in a foreign language, this highly engaging...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
John Lewis: Non-Violent Activism
After comparing and contrasting non-violent and violent social movements, your young historians will take a closer look at the work and influence of John Lewis on the civil rights movement. They will then choose a current social justice...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Active Reading with American History
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this instructional activity about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
The Learning Network: Alligators Everywhere Fill-In
Meant to be used with the article, "In Florida, the Natives Are Restless" (included here), this is a great source of high-interest, nonfiction reading. A fill in the blank vocabulary activity and an activity focusing on reading...
4th - 10th English Language Arts