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.

Our resources are designed for and reviewed by teachers. If only there was a homework machine that would assign, give feedback on essays, and record all that work!

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Bert And Ernie: Bakers

For Students Pre-K - K
Bake your way out of bed like Bert and Ernie do. They have a journey with their imaginations. This time they imagine they are bakers who have to fill an extremely large order in a short amount of time. They use their critical Language...
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Twiddlebugs: Paperclip

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A paperclip becomes a music stand, mixing tool, and a snowshoe in this film featuring the Twiddlebugs. The family uses critical Language Arts to solve problems throughout this feature. For example, when the mother doesn't have a spoon to...
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Letter G Game

For Teachers Pre-K - K
As a review of the letter G, this resource would be a motivating addition to a language arts lesson. The video not only explores the sound of the letter G, but focuses on words that begin with the letter. What learner won't love the...
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Lesson Plan
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Transportation

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Here's an interesting lesson that combines elements of language arts, sociology, and a study of the many ways that people use transportation to get from one place to another. The eight-page plan includes worksheets and a word search that...
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Dictionary Cube

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Young scholars investigate new vocabulary words with a fun, collaborative activity. Given a deck of word cards, pairs of students flip over one at a time and independently look up the term in a dictionary. They then take turns rolling a...
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Workbook
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School-Home Links elling, self-to-text connections, writing lists, author

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Engage families in at-home practice using this 100-page worksheet packet for elementary school English Language Arts practice. Each worksheet briefly explains the objective to parents so they can guide their child through the activity....
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Seasons and Weather: Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergartners explore the cycle of the seasons in a 10-lesson language arts unit. Through a series of picture-supported read-aloud activities, children are able to identify the sequence of seasons and the types of weather associated...
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Lesson Plan
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Native Language Arts Seasonal Poem

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Intended for native Spanish speakers, this plan provides an opportunity to create a class semantic web describing the different seasons and listen to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." Learners will work together to revise their semantic webs,...
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Language Arts Writing Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice writing open-ended questions about a specific topic. They use proper grammar and syntax in their questions that are typed into a word processing file. A rubric is included in this lesson plan to help with assessment.
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Language Arts: Prince Harry - A Bullet Magnet?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research Prince Harry's upcoming deployment to Iraq as a British soldier. They write reaction papers expressing their opinions about it. Students choose from two points of view - should he be deployed, or will his deployment...
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Language Arts

For Teachers 5th
In this literacy worksheet, 5th graders practice putting the sentences into the proper grammar structure, using the correct punctuation, and finding the definitions in the dictionary.
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Language Arts

For Teachers 5th
In this literacy worksheet, 5th graders practice putting sentences in order, use words to complete sentences, and rewrite them correctly for the 25 questions.
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Language Arts

For Teachers 5th
In this literacy worksheet, 5th graders find the main idea, put the words into the correct sentences, and read the paragraph to increase reading comprehension.
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Language Arts Assessment: Primary

For Students 1st - 2nd
Youngsters complete a four-question quiz. They correct spelling, compound words, and errors in sentences. Very nice practice for young writers.
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Worksheet
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Monster Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Challenge language arts learners with a crossword puzzle that focuses on vocabulary words from Walter Dean Myers' Monster. After kids read the clues at the bottom of the page, they complete the puzzle with their newly defined words.
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Lesson Plan
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Helen Keller Language Arts Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st Standards
The story of Helen Keller is compelling because it shows readers that a person can overcome almost any obstacle. A picture book describing Helen's life is used to address several language standards, such as using key details, identifying...
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Multimedia in the Language Arts Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Multimedia lesson plans are a way for students to explore language arts in a creative way.
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Flora and Fauna as Figures of Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What a lovely way to incorporate artwork into your language arts lesson. View artwork in illustrated manuscript pages, depicting insects, animals, plants, flowers, and ornate writing in the Getty Museum. Practice using figurative...
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Writing About Art: Subjective vs. Objective

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore objective and subjective writing in this interdisciplinary lesson, which brings language arts and visual art together. Middle and high school students examine the sculpture Head with Horns by Paul Gauguin. They then analyze the...
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Setting the Tone with Figurative Language

For Teachers 8th Standards
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes,...
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Organizing Writing/Composing a First Draft

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Does your language arts class have a hard time with writing transitions? Use this organizational writing lesson to create three effective transition sentences that middle schoolers will use in their research of renewable resources.
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Figuring Out Figurative Language in The Outsiders

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is well known for its relatable characters and plot, but don't forget how effective the book's figurative language can be! Check out an interactive resource that explores how figurative language comes alive...
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Computer Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
The writing of Haiku poems is the focus of this language arts lesson. In it, the basic elements of Haiku poetry are presented, and then a step-by-step set of instructions on how to create a Haiku poem along with an illustration is...
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Food Pyramid

For Teachers 2nd
Here is an engaging cross-curicular lesson which incorporates elements of language arts and heatlh. Groups of learners are assigned to one vowel sound. They work together to find pictures of food out of a booklet that have the long vowel...