Comparing Two Stories
Compare new and old versions of the classic story Alice in Wonderland in this comprehensive activity packet. Learners read an excerpt from the original, answering several analysis questions. They do the same for a more modern version,...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Nonsense words, rhyming verse, and word puzzles: it must be time for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland! Introduce young learners to the true wonders of Carroll's text with a series of activities that encourage creativity,...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Teacher's Guide to The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
What if the Gingerbread Man was trying to catch you, rather than the other way around? Pupils can find out what happens by reading the story The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray and enrich their experience with the...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Mysterious Story Poem
Your scholars will be hooked after reading the cryptic narrative poem "The Listeners." They explain why it is so mysterious, then use the poem to learn about pronouns. Learners read an excerpt from the poem that has been altered to not...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Ramona Activity Booklet reading comprehension
Add a some variety to a reading of Beverly Cleary's Ramona series with this collection of fun worksheets and activities. From a basic reading comprehension crossword puzzle to a quiz that determines which character students are most...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Keep It Real—Newspapers, the Ultimate Informational Text
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week, celebrated annually during the first full school week in March, recognizes the accomplishments of NIE programs across the country and around the world. Take part in the celebration with the lessons and...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Song Lessons: What a Wonderful World
Here's a wonderful way to learn English grammar. Class members examine the plural count nouns in Thiele and Weiss's "What a Wonderful World," reading the lyrics as they listen to Louis Armstrong's version of this classic song.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Winter Wonderland: Internet Literature Project
Students, using the Internet, communicate with peers around the world about winter-themed books. They study authors, write book reviews, re-write endings, interview book characters, create scene dioramas, paint murals, and write...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts