Compound Words and Earthquakes
Challenge your class members to create new compound words. After examining compound words associated with earthquakes, groups select a topic that has some local connection, brainstorm a list of associated words, and invent new compound...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Town Mouse/Country Mouse
Everyone feels a little stressed out sometimes, but the stressors in life vary with every person. Use Aesop's fable "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse" to demonstrate how people deal with stress in different ways, and the importance...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Effective Communication: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interpreting
Help young learners become active listeners and strong public speakers with a set of activities that range from paraphrasing, to discussions, and self-reflection. Additionally, the lessons address social media skills and non-verbal...
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A useful handout for your aspiring authors to keep in their writer's toolkits, this sheet reviews the following spelling issues: when to keep or drop a final "e" before adding a suffix; spellings with silent k, g, gh, and p; "i before...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Greek and Latin Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
How can adding a prefix or suffix to a root word create an entirely new word? Study a packet of resources that focuses on Greek and Latin roots, as well as different prefixes and suffixes that learners can use for easy reference
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reflective Listening Skills
Do you ever feel like your conversation partner is just nodding along as you speak? Encourage teenagers to become reflective listeners with a short activity in which they form responses to assertive statements to reflect what the speaker...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Stress Less: Understanding How Your Mind and Body Respond to Anxiety
What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed