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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State Your Case Series

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Four lessons make up a unit focused on writing persuasive essays. Each unit builds on the last, ultimately taking pupils through the writing process. Scholars make a claim, create an argument, debate both sides, then state their opinion....
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Acting Out Vocabulary

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create skits using spelling or vocabulary words. They work in small groups, writing their skits. This is a terrific way to combine drama and language arts!
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Learning to write with Alliteration

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explain what alliteration means.  In this language arts lesson, students read excerpts of the book, Thank You for the Thistle. They write a sentence repeating the same letter sound, using adjectives, adverbs, and vivid verbs to...
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Making Connections

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the main ideas in a passage from literature, and in a painting, and justify their conclusions using logic and language arts skills.
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Heart (and Arm) of Darkness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read and translate a 19th-century American ghost tale into a Japanese hanging scroll in this exciting lesson for middle-level Language Art classes. The lesson can be completed in four or five days.
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Writing

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders review the writing process by using the English Language Arts Writer's Checklist. They examine a piece of writing for the key elements of composition. They help to make the writing pieces more interesting by correcting...
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Writing Lesson 2

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the English Language Arts Writer's Checklist. They practice prewriting techniques and use clustering as a prewriting technique. They follow specific rules in order to complete this instructional activity.
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Writing: Lesson 3

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders are read the material in the boldface print inside the boxes. They study several key elements of composition and examine sentence structure using the English Language Arts Writer's Checklist. They then critique another...
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Can You Hear a Story?

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Learners gain an understanding of relationships between music and language arts. They analyze a story and create a musical composition that reflects and enhances the story. The musical accompaniment will be produced in a book on tape.
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Creating a Literacy-Rich Learning Environment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars in a teacher education program use a jigsaw method to identify the six areas of language arts to be taught in an early childhood classroom. They describe their vision of a literacy rich environment and practices uses a...
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Synonym Flyswatter Game

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students engage in a game in order to practice the language arts concept of synonyms. The game is called Flyswatter. The game is interactive and fun. The teaching strategy is highly engaging for students.
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Reading Buddies Book Tour

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars organize a story. In this language arts lesson, students pair with younger young scholars and lead them through the steps of writing their own illustrated stories.
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Come On, Rain!

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners read and analyze the story. In this language arts lesson, students read Come on, Rain! and examine how mood and tone are created, the use of figurative language and the characteristics of the genre. Learners research the time...
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Identifying Prepositions

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore language arts by analyzing sentences written by their classmates. In this prepositions lesson, 7th graders read an assigned text and identify the prepositions used throughout the writing. Students listen to their...
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Johnny Appleseed Reading and Writing

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore language arts by reading a classic story in class. In this word choice lesson, 1st graders read the story of Johnny Appleseed and identify the descriptive words and sentences the author used to entice the reader....
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Common Theme in Folktale: 900 Versions of Cinderella

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine various stories that have a Cinderella theme.  For this Language Arts lesson, 7th graders compare and contrast stories.  Students write various journal assignments in regards to the stories.