Word Study: Complex Spelling Patterns
Young scholars fill in 15 blanks with words that have the given spelling patterns. Above each set of blanks is a label telling which spelling pattern to find such as words with ea, gh, ai, and ie. A word bank is provided.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts 51 Views 146 Downloads
Getting to the Root of It
Young readers learn how to get at the root of new vocabulary with this fun language arts activity. Working in pairs, children begin by taking turns matching unknown vocabulary words to their Greek or Latin roots. When all the vocabulary...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Room on the Broom Word Scramble
Develop young readers' spelling and vocabulary skills with a simple word scramble worksheet. Complementing a reading of the children's book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, this resource helps to reinforce students' understanding of...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Essential Reading Strategies for the Struggling Reader
Beneficial for beginning readers, struggling readers, and those in need of review, a set of language arts activities is a great addition to any foundational reading unit. Focusing on phonological awareness, fluency, instructional...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Flash Card Games
Expand the vocabulary of young readers with this series of five activities based the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. From playing bingo to group storytelling, a variety of different approaches are presented...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Compound Word Trivia
Engage young learners in expanding their vocabulary with these fun games and activities. Children learn how compound words, root words, and affixes provide clues about the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. These six activities get...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Spelling Pattern: ch as in chop, -tch as in catch
Working with consonant digraphs, young spellers identify, complete, sort, and write sentences with words that begin or end with ch, -tch, or sh. They complete a crossword puzzle and write 10 sentences with vocabulary words.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable