What Does This Quote Mean?
In this interpreting a quote worksheet, students read Simone Weil's quote, "The future is made of the same stuff as the present," write its meaning and discover how it applies to their personal lives. Students answer two questions.
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Blending Quotations Worksheet
Quote integration is a step that is both necessary and difficult for young writers to master. Provide some practice with a quick exercise. Given a paragraph with bolded lines, class members write five blended quotations, incorporating...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Rewriting a Dialogue (removing quotes)
This is a great activity! Upper elementary learners read a dialogue-driven passage. Then, they rewrite lines of dialogue by removing the quotation marks and shifting the verb tense to past. Grammar and great writing skills all in one. An...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
I Can Infer the Meaning of a Word in Context
Work on developing strategies for determining the meaning of unknown words and phrases with a quick context clues exercise. Class members choose two words from their reading and write down what they think they mean and why. See the...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Supporting Your Opinion with Quotations
How do you include quotations in a written piece? If your emerging writers are about to craft a persuasive argument or any other piece of writing where quoting information would be appropriate, give them this punctuation practice first!...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
What Happens Next?
While your students may not be psychics, that doesn't mean they can't predict what will happen next in a story. To hone this important reading comprehension skill, young learners read a series of three short passages before writing a...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Prefix/Suffix Sentence Change
Sentences take on very different meanings with the simple addition of an affix! Small groups use blank sentence strips to practice this concept with prefixes and suffixes you have been learning. First, each scholar writes a sentence with...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Does PAN Mean?
Do your middle school scholars need practice decoding words while reading or for spelling? The root word pan is the focus of a nine-step lesson plan that asks learners to discover ways to figure out the meaning of words built on a root...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Italics or Quotation Marks?
Be sure to click "Download this Activity" to view the plan in its formatted version. The first worksheet has learners review what types of titles are italicized, underlined, or placed in quotation marks. The second page contains the...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable