Vocabulary Building: From the Text
In this vocabulary building worksheet, learners read 8 sentences, noting the underlined text, and choose the definition from the choices presented to best define the underlined text.
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Tuck Everlasting: Frayer Vocabulary Strategy
Part of reading literature involves learning new vocabulary words. Use a vocabulary activity based on Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting with young learners as they work on a list of words selected from the text
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 5.3: Hobbies and Activities, Food and Drink
Combine your class's hobbies with food and drink in a vocabulary worksheet. After filling out a timetable and deciding which activities occur in school and after school, kids use a word bank to complete sentences about various types of...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 1.3: Hobbies and Interests
What do your learners like to do in their free time? Complete a vocabulary learning exercise that features words about activities and hobbies. Exercises include choosing words from a word bank to match with pictures, filling in the...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Support your Claim with Reasons and Evidence From the Text
“Why did Edna St. Vincent Millay choose the sonnet form to convey ‘Sonnet VII’s’ theme of social subversion?” Show your class how to develop a claim in an argumentative essay with a short video that uses Millay’s sonnet as a text. The...
6 mins 11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Revise Thinking About a Character Based on New Details from the Text
Instead of simply adding character traits to a list, or scrapping traits when new information is provided, challenge class members to revise their thinking and determine how a character changes over the course of a story. The video...
5 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed