Language Arts Teacher Resources

Whether you're new to the profession or you're a seasoned veteran, our treasure trove of lesson and unit plans, activities and projects, and thoughtful articles offer valuable suggestions for what to teach and how to teach it in a language arts class.

Students can warm up with daily practice exercises or a collection of resources that support Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards for 8th graders. Decorate your third grade classroom with posters illustrating each standard you will approach. Incorporate more technology into your curricula and prepare learners for the professional world while addressing literacy standards with these suggested activities.

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The Phantom of the Opera

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Feel the mystery and intrigue of The Phantom of the Opera with a language arts lesson plan that includes exercises to sequence events in the tale, vocabulary activities using words from the story, and parts of speech review activities...
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Language Arts Worksheets

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Looking for some quick grammar warm-ups? What about handy spelling crossword puzzles? Find everything you need with a resource that contains practice worksheets for parts of speech, parts of a sentence, common grammatical errors, tricky...
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Object Pronouns

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Work on replacing the object of a sentence with object pronouns. A handy grammar worksheet prompts language arts learners to read 20 sentences and choose the correct pronoun to fill in the blank from the word box above.
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More People to Stick to New Year's Resolutions

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What makes a good New Year's resolution? Practice goal-setting and reading comprehension with a set of language arts activities. English learners work on cloze passages, synonym matches, interviewing exercises, and comprehension...
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What Is in a Sentence, Paragraph, and Story?

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Language arts is made up of many parts. Learners review the parts of a sentence, as well as how to make a simple sentence into a complex sentence, before examining full paragraphs and identifying the topic, body, and concluding sentence...
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How to Write a Limerick

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Add a little fun and fancy to English language arts with an activity that challenges scholars to write a limerick. Authors follow five rules in order to compose an original poem that contains a specific rhyme scheme. 
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Writing Riddles

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What's got 60 eyes, 150 fingers, and an endless number of ideas? Your language arts class! Challenge young writers to come up with clever riddles with an online poetry lesson.
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Hanukkah

For Students 1st - 4th Standards
How much do your students know about Hanukkah? Teach them about the sights, sounds, and traditions of the Jewish holiday with a language arts worksheet about Hanukkah.
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Language Arts: Telling a Painting's Story

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use art museum paintings as inspiration for your class's creative writing works. Observing the paintings closely, middle and high schoolers list details and write descriptions. Their completed stories are displayed on bulletin boards...
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Language Arts: Writing Through Reading

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Improve writing skills using methods from Robert Gay's Writing Through Reading; Gay espouses reproducing the work of successful writers to build the ability to convey original ideas effectively. Young writers transcribe, paraphrase, and...
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Language Arts Review Page

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this language arts worksheet, students demonstrate proofreading skills, sentence construction and answering questions with complete sentences by doing 3 language exercises.
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Grade 2 Language Arts Review Quiz

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this language arts review quiz worksheet, students complete 6 questions that review skills in proofreading, rhymes, spelling and comprehension.
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Language Arts - Sixth Grade

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders review the definition of adjectives and synonyms. Then, they produce a poem using as many of those words as they can. This language arts PowerPoint also reviews the elements necessary to construct a poem.
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Creating a Story that "Stacks" on Itself and Repeats a Catch Phrase

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore language arts by reading a classic children's story in class. In this story structure lesson, students read the Judith Viorst book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Students discuss the...
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Teaching "Buffalo Bill's"

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore language arts by reading poetry in class. In this story structure instructional activity, students read the poem "Buffalo Bill's" by E.E. Cummings and discuss the short story told in the poem. Students analyze specific...
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The Closer

For Teachers Pre-K - K
The Closer uses critical-Language Arts to solve problems. Using clues she finds throughout the office, she solves problems involving open suitcases, briefcases, and pencil cases.
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Language Arts Through Web Page Research

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine their school's Web page and another school's Web page and complete a research sheet for each one. Then they write a friendly letter to a student in the other school.
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Language Arts: Scavenger Word Hunt

For Teachers K - 1st
Participate in a scavenger hunt to find objects beginning with a particular letter sound and take digital photos of them with your scholars. Using software, they find word pictures beginning with particular letters and locate picture...
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Language Arts: Stick Puppet Show

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Young scholars create short stories and make stick puppets to act it out. After editing their stories, they glue used CDs or DVDs to popsicle sticks and decorate them as the story characters. Finally, students present their puppet shows...
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Grade 6 English Language Arts and Readiness: Persuasive

For Teachers 6th Standards
What is the best way to compare and contrast viewpoints on the same topic? A persuasive writing unit plan addresses targeted skills, vocabulary, instructional strategies, and suggested resources that would be perfect for developing writers.
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English Language Arts Examination: June 2014

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should companies track consumers' shopping preferences without their permission? Using the resource, scholars write source-based argumentative essays to answer the question. They also answer reading comprehension questions based on an...
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Grade 5 Literacy in English Language Arts: Should the School Day Be Longer?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Scholars read newspaper articles relating to a longer school day and complete note-taking organizers as they read. They then form opinions and complete outlines before writing essays supporting their point of view. 
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Grade 11-12 Literacy in English Language Arts: Are Humans Good or Evil?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Scholars read text from Hobbes and Rousseau to gain viewpoints about human nature. They then analyze T.S. Eliot's views about human nature in The Hollow Men and connect the ideas presented by all authors by responding to a writing prompt.
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Language Arts - But...Where Are You?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Turn your learners into Daniel Webster. In pairs or on their own, they create content specific dictionaries. Each group is assigned a topic and then cuts and pastes images that represent each of 10 to 20 words that are associated with...