Writing About Holidays
Learners research a holiday celebrated by their family and write a studenT story in which they explain the history of the holiday and describe ways in which it is celebrated.
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The Memory Box: Descriptive Writing
A great way to reinforce descriptive writing, this lesson plan serves as an exploration of adjectives and sensory words. First, pupils describe a family tradition using as many sensory details as they can. Then, they try to draw a scene...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Leprechaun Story Starter
The idea that there are little, bearded men protecting pots of gold fills every child's imagination with endless possibilities. This fun writing prompt taps into the creativity of young learners as they write about the day they caught a...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The First Thanksgiving (Grades 6-8)
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed