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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Flocabulary: Language Arts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Viewers of a four-video collection can go with the flow as they listen and watch raps about hyperbole, types of text structure, pronouns, and setting. The clever animation, rhymes, repetition, and catchy music are sure to engage the...
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Around Town—Neighborhood and Community: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Provide differentiated English language arts instruction with a collection of three community-themed Houghton Mifflin units. Each unit—challenge, English language development, and extra support—comes equipped with detailed lesson plans,...
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Family and Friends: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Family and Friends is the theme of three units in a collection designed to meet the developmental needs of your first graders. Created to work alongside Houghton Mifflin's English language arts curriculum, the units may also be...
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Family Time: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Challenge, extra support, and English language development make up differentiated instruction offered by three Houghton Mifflin English language arts units. Included in the Family Time themed collection, are detailed lesson plans,...
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Let's Look Around!: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Let's Look Around! is the theme of three Houghton Mifflin units in a collection designed to meet the English language arts needs of third graders. Choose among the three units—challenge, English language development, and extra support—to...
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Surprise!: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Challenge, extra support, and English language development are the three units that make up a collection designed to meet the English language arts needs of your first graders. The Houghton Mifflin Surprise! themed units consist of...
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We Can Work It Out: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Three differentiated units make up a collection designed to address the needs of first graders. Following the theme, We Can Work It Out, scholars obtain leveled English language arts instruction including challenge, extra support, and...
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Special Friends: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Meet scholars' English language arts needs when you implement one, two, or three of the Houghton Mifflin, Special Friends themed units—extra support, challenge, and English language development—all of which offer differentiated...
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Smart Solutions: 3rd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Offer scholar's differentiated instruction with a collection of three Houghton Mifflin English language arts units—challenge, extra support, and English language development. The Smart Solutions themed units offer detailed lessons,...
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We Can Do It!: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
We Can Do It! is the theme of three differentiated English language arts units—challenge, extra support, and English language development. The collection offers leveled instruction with the support of detailed lesson plans, activities,...
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Nature Walk: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Provide differentiated English language arts instruction with a collection of three Nature Walk-themed Houghton Mifflin units. The three units—challenge, English language development, and extra support—offer detailed lesson plans,...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA module 4, Unit 3: Writing a Position Paper

For Teachers 8th Standards
Six resources make up an English language arts module that focuses on writing a position paper on food chains. Scholars compose an essay that states a claim, provides evidence, shares their reasoning, then offers a counterclaim and a...
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The Concept of Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the factors that shape identity? A Separate Peace is the anchor text for a nine-lesson unit, designed for a Gifted and Talented English language arts program, that uses a variety of approaches to literary criticism to identify...
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Developing Core Proficiencies: 7th Grade

For Teachers 7th Standards
Enhance the literacy program in your seventh grade department with a four-lesson unit about developing the core proficiencies for language arts. Middle schoolers work on reading closely, making evidence-based claims, deepening...
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EngageNY Grade 11 ELA Module 1, Unit 2

For Teachers 11th Standards
A continuation of Unit 1, the 25 lessons in this unit require learners to continue to practice the skills they will need in the English Language Arts Classroom: close reading, annotating text, collaborative discussions, and...
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A Tongue-Twisting Language Arts Lesson

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners discover enunciation and alliteration by reading tongue twisters in class.  In this language arts lesson, students listen and repeat some of the classic childhood tongue twisters along with their teacher.  Learners write their...
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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 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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Language Arts Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Be the next Alex Trebek in this language arts themed Jeopardy game! Categories include Lit Terms, Short Stories, Romeo and Juliet, Tom Sawyer, and The Miracle Worker. By clicking on each category (points from 1-5), a slide with the...
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Linking Social Networking to Language Arts

For Teachers 4th - 10th
How to tap into students' social networking experiences to enhance learning in the language arts classroom.
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Crafty Literature Projects to Lure Language Arts Learners

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Recognize National Arts and Crafts Month with language arts project ideas to inspire creative learning.
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Jeopardy - Language Arts Skills

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Address quotations, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar with an engaging game of Jeopardy! Elementary learners choose their categories and answer each question to the best of their knowledge.
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Daily Warm-Ups: Grammar and Usage

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
If grammar practice is anywhere in your curriculum, you must check out an extensive collection of warm-up activities for language arts! Each page focuses on a different concept, from parts of speech to verbals, and provides review...
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Grade 2 Language Arts Review Quiz

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this language arts review worksheet, students complete 6 general review questions pertaining to alphabetical order, vowel sounds, analogies and proofreading and correcting errors.
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Keep on Truckin'

For Students 2nd - 4th
An arts and crafts activity with an educational twist, this visually appealing worksheet has students cutting, pasting, coloring, and ultimately learning! Young Language Arts learners read about trucks, dogs and fishing, sorting...
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Language Arts Review

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this review of language arts skills worksheet, students correct capitalization and punctuation mistakes, identify the root/base words, determine synonyms for given words, and combine sentences to create compound sentences. Students...
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Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
An extensive collection of lessons and activities includes many writing, grammar, and proofreading exercises. With templates and worksheets that cover several steps in the writing process, from sentence to paragraph to essay, this...
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Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
If you're planning on teaching grammar in your fifth or sixth grade class, take a look at a packet of language arts activities that would be perfect for any grammar lesson. Covering skills such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph...
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Comprehension During Independent Reading

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Ideal for a language arts class, literary unit, or independent reading assignment, a set of reading worksheets address a wide array of skills. From poetic elements to nonfiction text features, you can surely find a valuable resource in...
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Language Arts Worksheet

For Students 3rd - Higher Ed
In this language arts worksheet, students apply the appropriate noun to the correct verb. Students use the images given to answer their partner "He/she (a particular action)".
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Connective Blockbusters

For Teachers 4th - 5th
A very clever language arts game awaits your class in this short language arts presentation. Connective words and phrases such as: so, however, unless, until, as well, and even though are on a game board. Pupils must make up a sentence...
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Poetry Lesson: In Our World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore language arts by completing a creative writing activity. In this poetry lesson, students identify the issues facing our environment and discuss ways to save our planet. Students read a previously written environmentally...
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Grade 2 Language Arts Review Quiz

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this language arts review worksheet, students complete 6 exercises: students rewrite 2 sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation, complete a plural spelling activity, a synonym activity, a vowel sound activity, and a syllable...
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Acting Out with Shakespeare: Lesson 5Reading and English Language Arts Seventh Grade

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students participate in pre-reading activities designed to introduce Shakespeare's Hamlet. For this language arts lesson, students will examine the importance of Shakespeare in today's world, compare and contrast Shakespearean society to...
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Issues: We've All Got Them: Language Arts/ Visual Arts Integration

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Reading The Pearl by John Steinbeck with your class and looking for an extension activity? Incorporate art and drama as a way of further exploring the themes presented in this work of literature. Start off in groups, each receiving a...
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A Glossary of Literary Terms

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
If you're tired of defining allusion, onomatopoeia, and satire for your language arts students, hand out a complete list of literary devices to keep the terms straight. Each term includes a definition that is easy to understand and...
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Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils read speeches and identify the main idea as well as the literary techniques employed, paying careful attention to the persuasion and repetition elements that each speech possesses. Using a graphic organizer, they analyze,...
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Sample Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Meet the needs of all learners with this differentiated lesson. First, activate prior knowledge with a mini-lesson and examine one of the popular speeches, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., or "New Frontier" by John. F....
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Understanding Paragraph Basics

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Full of informative, helpful, and accessible activities, a language arts packet is sure to be a valuable part of your writing unit. It's versatile between reading levels and grade levels, and focuses on the most efficient ways for your...
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Thanksgiving

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Introduce the basics of Thanksgiving with a language arts lesson. As pupils practice observation skills, vocabulary, and reading comprehension, they design paper turkeys by outlining their hands and feet and by singing an engaging...
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Language Arts Skills: Listening and Speaking Strategies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Your class can practice communicating clearly. They practice listening and speaking through games such asTelephone and a social scavenger hunt. This is a solid lesson that helps apply good communication skills.
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Phases of the Moon

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Take one giant leap for mankind with a reading passage about the moon. Kids learn about the lunar cycle with context clues and reading comprehension questions, making it a good informational text for your language arts lesson.
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High School Language Arts Worksheet

For Students 9th - 11th
How savvy are your high school readers? This worksheet contains a little bit of everything. The prompts ask pupils to identify the main idea, draw conclusions, and summarize passages. In addition, they must use context to determine the...
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Big Grammar Book

For Students K - 8th Standards
With this comprehensive language arts resource in your arsenal, you'll never have to look for another grammar worksheet! Whether you're teaching kindergartners how to write the upper- and lower-case letters of the alphabet, or helping...
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Context Clues (5)

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Unfamiliar words can make it difficult to understand what a piece of writing is trying to say. Practice using context clues to define words you don't know with a language arts instructional activity, which features five sentences and...
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Point of View

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
The point of view in a story can dramatically change the story itself. Focus on finding the points of view in various reading passages with a language arts packet, which includes fiction and nonfiction text.
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Editing Informal Letters

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Editing a letter isn't quite the same thing as fixing an autocorrected word on your phone, but it's an important skill that can help kids with their language arts skills. Young readers take a look at a short letter before identifying the...
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Understanding Protagonists and Antagonists

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can you tell if a character is a villain? What about a hero? Work on literary analysis with an engaging language arts worksheet. After completing an activity about the four types of conflict, learners fill out a character map about a...
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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...
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Mars Comes Down to Earth: Language Arts Tutorial Activity

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Have a young reader who needs extra help? The article Mars Come Down to Earth provides an opportunity for additional reading practice. Working with a tutor, a student reads the story aloud, completes a question sheet, and then discusses...
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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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Language Arts - Making Singular Nouns Plural

For Teachers 1st
Chocolate chip cookies are used in this tasteful lesson! First graders explain the difference between singular and plural nouns, and give examples of their own singular noun that they make into a plural.
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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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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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Second Grade Language Arts: Topic Sentences

For Teachers 2nd
In this second grade language art topic sentences worksheet, student read short paragraphs and pick the best topic sentence for each one.
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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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Language Arts Weekly Packet: Treasures

For Teachers 4th
Reviewing material covered in language arts can be made easier using this technique. Using a Smart Notebook, learners answer questions related to their language arts curriculum, including questions about the use of comparatives,...
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Shoes from Grandpa

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students read the story Shoes from Grandpa and complete language arts activities based on the book. In this Shoes from Grandpa lesson plan, students read the story, and use it as part of an author study of Mem Fox.
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Poetry Explication and Analysis Using "In Her Shoes"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore language arts by viewing movie clips in class. In this poetry analysis lesson, students view scenes from the movie "In Her Shoes" and define what poetry is. Students read the poem "One Art" and identify its rhymes and...
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Literature-based Skill Building: Harry Potter And the Sorcerer's Stone Comprehension Exercises

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students complete a variety of language arts based activities based on the book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling. After reading each chapter, they complete worksheets related to multiple meanings, character...
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Homonyms - Quiz 23

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this online interactive language arts activity, students answer 20 multiple choice questions regarding homonyms. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Alabama Acrostic Printable

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this online interactive language arts worksheet, students write an acrostic poem regarding Alabama using the letters ALABAMA. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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Arkansas Acrostic Printable

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this online interactive language arts worksheet, students write an acrostic poem regarding Arkansas using the letters ARKANSAS. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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California Acrostic Poem

For Students 2nd - 5th
For this online interactive language arts worksheet, students write an acrostic poem regarding California using the letters CALIFORNIA. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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Florida Acrostic Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this online interactive language arts worksheet, students write an acrostic poem regarding Florida using the letters FLORIDA. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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Illinois Acrostic Printable

For Students 2nd - 5th
For this online interactive language arts worksheet, students write an acrostic poem regarding Illinois using the letters ILLINOIS. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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North Carolina Acrostic Worksheet

For Students 2nd - 5th
For this online interactive language arts worksheet, students write an acrostic poem regarding North Carolina using the letters NORTH CAROLINA. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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Oklahoma Acrostic Poem

For Students 1st - 5th
In this online interactive language arts worksheet, learners write an acrostic poem regarding Oklahoma using the letters OKLAHOMA. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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South Dakota Acrostic Poetry

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this online interactive language arts worksheet, students write an acrostic poem regarding South Dakota using the letters SOUTH DAKOTA. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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Nasreddin's Visitors Exercise 3

For Students 4th - 8th
In this online interactive language arts worksheet, students fill in 10 blanks in a 2 paragraph selection with appropriate words. Students may check their answers immediately.
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Story Elements/Characterization

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students investigate language arts by analyzing a book with their classmates. In this children's literature lesson, students read the story Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant and discuss the setting and characters. Students create a T-Chart in...
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Main Ideas and Supporting Details

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore language arts by identifying problems in written sentences. In this sentence structure lesson, 6th graders read example paragraphs and analyze each sentence discussing which ones fit better in a specific order....
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Introduce Vocabulary: The Grouchy Ladybug

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore language arts by reading a children's book in class. In this vocabulary identification lesson, students read the book The Grouchy Ladybug and answer study questions about the story. Students define a list of vocabulary...
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Introduce: The Suffix -y

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore language arts by participating in a word structure activity. In this suffix lesson, students identify what a suffix is and discuss the common uses for the "y" suffix. Students add the specific suffix to many words and...
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Using Literary Elements to Compare Fiction Texts

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore language arts by reading and reflecting on literary examples. In this fiction writing lesson, students read several different cultural versions of the story "Cinderella" and discuss their interaction with the story and...
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Hillbilly Feud:Language Arts Game

For Teachers 4th - 7th
English language learners or native elementary schoolers will enjoy practicing their parts of speech with this interactive grammar game. Set deep in the backwoods of Tennessee,  the class splits in two to join either the Hartfields or...
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Language Arts: GloFish - Illuminating Essays

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research the genetically-engineered GloFish and write essays expressing their views about the subject. They evaluate the pros and cons of genetic engineering.Students may also hold a debate about genetic engineering.
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Language Arts: Bringing Verbs to Life

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergarteners create action words collections to use in their own writing projects. After listening to several books, they select action verbs to dramatize and take digital photographs of their acting. Once the photos are printed, they...
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Language Arts: Plot Summary

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders implement plot summary organizers to identify essential elements such as conflict and resolution in literature. In pairs, they retell fairy tales to each other and complete plot summaries about them. As students read new...
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Language Arts: Digital Commercials

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create commercials using a digital camera. After brainstorming their ideas, they spend three days writing their commercials. Students practice and edit their commercials and then present them for review.
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Language Arts: Twinning At-Risk Students

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students at-risk in high school and primary grades pair up to read and write together. They create books modeled after authors and illustrators. They hold a parents' day to display their completed books.
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Language Arts: Stylistic Devices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to define given literary terms, such as metaphor, simile, imagery, personification, symbolism, etc. They are able to identify the use of literary elements in a given text. Students are able to interpret weather...
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Language Arts: Making a Book into a Movie

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read Billy Budd and examine ways to make it into a movie. They role-play as casting teams locating actors to portray the roles in the book turned movie. Students also design movie posters, write reviews, and write scripts for...
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Language Arts, Word Choice

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice replacing words in a sentence to make it more interesting. In this word choice lesson, 3rd graders listen to the story The Hard-Times Jar by Ethel Smothers and discuss the author's word choice. Students then...
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Language Arts: Putting Together a Position Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are able to identify the target audience for their writing. They are able to create an appropriate format for their papers. Students are able to focus on the developing clear arguments and supporting all key points with...
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Grade 1 Language Arts: Nouns 3

For Students 1st
In this nouns learning exercise, 1st graders read 6 sentences and then circle each noun in each sentence that names a person place or thing.
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Grade 2 Language Arts Review Quiz

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this language arts review quiz worksheet, students answer 6 questions pertaining to parts of speech, rhyming, vowel sounds and spelling.
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Grade 2 Language Arts Review Quiz - Capitalization, Punctuation, Rhyming Words, Long "ee"

For Students 2nd
In this language arts review worksheet, 2nd graders complete 6 questions. They rewrite 2 sentences while making corrections to capitalization and punctuation. They circle words that go together and the words that rhyme in the next 2...
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Language Arts Review Quiz #8

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this language arts review instructional activity, students rewrite 2 sentences with the correct grammar and punctuation. Students complete a syllable activity, pronoun activity, compound activity, and spelling activity.
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Blackout Poetry: Re-Envisioning Writing

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Shed light on the beauty of language with a great poetry activity. After learning about Austin Kleon's blackout poetry model, pupils respond to some of his poetry and uses it as a model to produce their own. Young writers also share...
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The Missing Parts

For Teachers 2nd
Understanding the essential elements of a story (setting, characters, plot, solution, conclusion), is very important for young readers. In this language arts lesson, 2nd graders complete a picture sequencing activity based on three...
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Slowly But Surely

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The US mint has created this fabulous lesson plan, which practices language arts and mathematics skills. Learners will use the provided worksheets and step-by-step instructions to experiment with different sentence structures, use...
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Using Process Drama in the Language Arts Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Using the tools of process drama to create authentic learning experiences for students.
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Language Arts - Balloon Journey

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars will complete a Balloon Journey tag, attach it to a helium balloon and do a balloon launch.
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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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Grade 1 Language Arts: Capitalization 1

For Students 1st
In this capitalization worksheet, 1st graders read 6 sentences and circle each letter in each sentence that should be capitalized.
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Resource Language Arts

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Give your resource class an overview of grammar. While these slides are not complicated, they are nonetheless geared toward middle and high-school learners, who understand some academic language. The presentation ends with a list of...
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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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Fox Socks

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Follow up a reading of Fox Socks by Dr. Seuss with a series of five activities created to reinforce English language arts and life skills. Scholars read and match words, read and create tongue twisters, fold socks, and sew a puppet. 
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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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Using Context Clues with Signal Words

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
When you come across an unfamiliar word in a text, do you skip it and move on? Practice using context clues to identify words you don't know with a thorough set of language arts lessons. The resource reinforces close reading and critical...
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Richard II: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Shakespeare loved to write plays about famous kings. A study guide for Richard II explores the drama surrounding the reign of King Richard while reinforcing important language arts skills. After attending a performance of the play,...
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Practice Book O

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Whether you need resources for reading comprehension, literary analysis, phonics, vocabulary, or text features, an extensive packet of worksheets is sure to fit your needs. Based on a fifth-grade curriculum but applicable to any level of...
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Order of Adjectives: Add Another

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Some nouns need more than one adjective to adequately describe them. Using a reference poster that puts twelve categories of adjectives in order, class members fill in the blanks to complete eight sentences.
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30 Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
A collection of writing prompts are so fun, you'll want to finish them yourself! Learners practice narrative prose and poetry skills with prompts that twist traditional structure, provide wild vocabulary, and encourage pupils to...
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Subject-Verb Agreement/Commonly Confused Words

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Can you alter a painting, or do you altar it? Can a compliment positively effect or affect your mood? Clarify the meanings of commonly confused words with a packet that also includes strategies for watching subject-verb agreement.
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Observing Conflict

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Identifying conflict is important, but how do you handle conflict when it comes? Students use a plot mountain to graph two role-play scenarios about interpersonal conflicts.
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Computer Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
The writing of Haiku poems is the focus of this language arts instructional activity. 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...
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Picture Perfect Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do your language arts students love to draw? Use this instructional activity to reinforce poetic techniques with illustration. After drawing what they think poem would look like with no words, middle and high schoolers work on several...
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Get a Grip on Grammar

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine the negative effects of graffiti and gangs in this language arts activity. In small groups, middle schoolers discuss topics dealing with gangs and graffiti and write a collaborative poem based on their group discussion. The...
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Audio Aesop: Listen to the Lesson!

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Aesop's Fables are the focus of this language arts instructional activity. Young philosophers study and discuss the morals found in the most famous of Aesop's Fables. They write an original fable that teaches a common moral. A "Fable...
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Is That Movie OK?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Discuss movies and movie enjoyment with your middle school language arts class. They interpret movie review information, determine appropriate movies, and then write film reviews to share with the class. Focus on using context clues to...
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Reading Center: Making Words

For Teachers K - 1st
Words that use the classic consonant, vowel, consonant combination (or CVC words) are the focus of this language arts lesson. Young pupils are shown many examples of these words, such as cub, bet, bit, and sat. As pairs read the book An...
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Writing with Technology - An Essay Exploring the Use of Argument

For Teachers 6th
Getting your pupils to write an essay can be a challenging task. In this lesson, a problem posed by the teacher is the focus of the essay topic. They must use the word processor to compose, edit, and publish their solution to the problem...
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The Impact of Characterization

For Teachers 6th
How does an author's choice of characters impact a story? That is the question this language arts instructional activity tries to answer. After reading two short stories, pupils explore the characters in the stories by rotating through...
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The Big Bad Storm

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Get ready for the big storm with a vocabulary activity! Using a word bank and context clues, young learners fill in the blanks in a passage about a day at the park that leads to stormy weather.
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Word Study Assessment

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this language arts assessment worksheet, students complete a six question multiple choice quiz. The page begins with number 6 and appears incomplete.
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Introduce Vocabulary: Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore language arts by reading a book about children. In this tier two vocabulary lesson, students read the book Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner and identify the use of specific vocabulary words. Students define the vocabulary...
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Introduce Vocabulary: In the Small, Small Pond

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore language arts by reading a story in class. In this vocabulary word lesson, students read the book In the Small, Small Pond and discuss several vocabulary terms used in the story. Students participate in vocab...
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Introduce: The Prefix bi-

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore language arts by participating in a word construction activity. For this prefix lesson, students discuss what a prefix is, how they are most commonly used and what they mean. Students answer vocabulary questions about...
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Language Arts: Character Comparison

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders, using Kidspiration, compare and contrast the two main characters from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. They use a teacher-created template to describe their characters. Students then create their own character analysis.
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Language Arts: Character Analysis

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify the character traits of Peter in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. They find quotations in the story that illlustrate the traits. Students use Kidspiration to write their reports on a template.
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Language Arts: Crazy Review of Words

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Students identify and use a variety of parts of speech in a sentence and place words on the Internet site in the appropriate blank. A thorough review of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and exclamations is required.
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Be the Sentence- An Interactive Language Arts Activity

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students take on the roles of different words and punctuation and work collaboratively to create a complete sentence using correct parts of speech, word order, and punctuation. They progress from simple sentences to more complex sentences.
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Language Arts: Finish the Story

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
What makes the ending of a story satisfying? Provide the opportunity for your pupils to find out by writing the ending to one of four stories. Set them up by reading a favorite story and discussing what makes the story exciting and how...
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Language Arts: Revision and Peer Editing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars are able to evaluate their peers' essays to determine clarity, completeness, and persuasiveness. They are able to revise their own essays for greater clarity and fluency, adding explanation where needed and cutting...
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Language Arts - Word Identification Lesson

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students, when given an animal word by the teacher, encode and decode individual phonemes in words and place them in the correct position.
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Honey Bee Language Arts And Literature

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners see how nature and honey bees are presented in literature. They find and read poetry that include references to bees. Have them write their own poetry or Haiku.
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Language Arts: Then and Now

For Teachers 1st
First graders hear Great Grandma and I. They locate objects representing then (seed) and now (tomato). They make then and now charts for members of their families.
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Language Arts: Native Americans and Onomatopoeias

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read the Native American tale, "The Frog and the Crane," focusing on the use of onomatopoeia in it. In groups, they brainstorm list of words that are examples of the device. Finally, 5th graders write their own stories...
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Language Arts: Predicting and Clarifying Techniques

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover predicting and clarifying skills while reading "The Old Woman and Her Pig." During the reading, they check their predictions while evaluating the characters, setting, problems, and solution. On the second day,...
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Language Arts: Writing Lead Sentences

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover the importance of lead sentences and practice writing them. After reading lead sentences in books, they determine the qualities that attract and hold readers' attention. Finally, once they have identified the...
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Language Arts: What Makes an Individual

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to the teacher read "The Sneetches" prior to creating charts about their individual characteristics. After numerous examples of individuality, they compile them on chart paper. As an extension, 3rd graders write...
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Language Arts- Parts of Speech: Sorting Nouns and Verbs

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this grammar worksheet, students cut out the word cards and glue them under the noun heading if they are nouns, and the verb heading if they are verbs. There are 20 words to sort through.
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Grade 1 Language Arts: Nouns 2

For Students 1st
In this nouns worksheet, 1st graders read 6 sentences and circle all the nouns that names a place, thing or person in each one. Students recheck their answers.
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Grade 1 Language Arts: Nouns 1

For Students 1st
In this nouns activity, 1st graders read 6 sentences and then circle each word in each sentence that names a place, thing or person.
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Grade 2 Language Arts: Reading 4

For Students 2nd
In this sequential order worksheet, 2nd graders read a short passages from 2 nursery rhymes and then put 3 statements from each one in sequential order.
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Grade 2 Language Arts: Reading 2

For Students 2nd
In this order of events worksheet, 2nd graders read a short passage from 2 nursery rhymes and then put 3 statements from each one in sequential order.
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Inside Sesame Street

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Katie Couric interviews Little Jack Horner in this film. He rhymes as he describes his experiences. It's a wonderfully entertaining review of Language Arts. Children will love to come up with their own stories using Language Arts words.
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Figurative Language Packet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A definitive resource for your figurative language unit includes several worksheets and activities to reinforce writing skills. It addresses poetic elements such as simile and metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and idioms, and...
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Vocabulary Building

For Teachers 1st - 4th
A fabulous language arts lesson has readers focus on the vocabulary in the key words, expand and build new vocabulary, and practice three grammar concepts. They recognize key words as they relate to communicating at work. Pupils build...
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Two Greedy Bears

For Teachers K - 2nd
Improving listening comprehension skills is the goal of this language arts lesson. Young readers listen to the story Two Greedy Bears, stopping to have discussions with a partner. They predict outcomes and make inferences based on...
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Middle Level Writing with Integrated Reading and Oral Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Imagine everything you need to teach writing in one packet! Designed to augment instruction in language arts classes, the lessons, activities, and exercises contained in this packet employ AVID methodologies to help learners develop...
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Teaching the Easter Story

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
If you are looking for a secular approach to teaching about Easter, this may just be the resource for you. Pupils read a paraphrased text depicting the last supper, arrest, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible, while also...
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Allusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Consider the biblical allusions in Emily Dickinson's poetry with the seventh of ten lessons in a language arts unit. Learners read "A little East of Jordan" and "Come slowly - Eden!" and discuss the allusions to the original Old...
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The "Write" Stuff: Third Grade Strategies and Conventions for Expository Writing

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Here is an amazing, 39-page collection of lessons on reading expository text, and writing about it. Designed for third graders, these lessons thoroughly cover this all-important area of literacy and language arts. Beautifully designed...
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Conjunctions: And, But, and Or

For Students 3rd - 4th
Conjunctions are the focus of this language arts worksheet. Young writers identify the conjunctions in sentences, choose and, but, or or to complete sentences, match two columns of words, and join them with conjunctions to create...
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State of Being Verbs

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Have your class engage in this excellent language arts presentation on verbs. The focus is on the differences between action verbs and state of being verbs. Students choose the state of being verbs on one slide, and move on when they are...
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Colorful Wording

For Teachers K - 1st
As a review of Dolch sight words, this PowerPoint presentation would be a useful complement to a language arts lesson in a kindergarten or first-grade classroom. The simple, easy-to-read sentences are paired with colorful graphics and...
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Run On Sentences - To Use with The Cay

For Teachers 4th
An outstanding presentation on what run-on sentences are, and how to fix them, awaits your class in this language arts PowerPoint. They are shown four different methods they can use to fix a run-on sentence. This presentation is meant to...
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Pronoun Agreement

For Students 5th - 9th
Cross your t's, dot your i's to make sure your pronouns are in agreement. This worksheet provides great practice for identifying incorrectly-used pronouns. In total, there are 10multiple choice problems. Tip: Use this as a language arts...
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Prefixes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Understanding what prefixes are, why they are used, and how they change the meaning or purpose of words, are the focuses of this language arts presentation. A lot of valuable practice is embedded in each of the 19 slides. Pupils are...
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Hot! Hot! Hot!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Baby Bear shows how to sound out the word hot. He also illustrates its meaning. This is a creative way to introduce new Language Arts.
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Judah Freidlander: Spectacular

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Judah Freidlander identifies the meaning of the word spectacular in this clip. He exudes enthusiasm as he describes this word. What a fun way to introduce new Language Arts!
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Jude Law: Cling

For Teachers Pre-K - K
With Jude Law as the guide, learners explore the meaning of the word cling. This clip could be used as a way to introduce a lesson on Language Arts. Learners could be given a word and asked to define it for the class.
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Jake Gyllenhaal: Separate

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Jake Gyllenhaal explores the meaning of separate. With an octopus on top of his head, he has to experiment with this concept. It's a fun way to introduce this new Language Arts.
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Song: Silly Sounding Words

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Sesame Street characters celebrate words. They list some of their favorite silly sounding words including tweezers, snorkel, flapjack, smudge, and aardvark. Children could then list their own favorite words. It's a great way to make...
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Usher: Volunteer

For Teachers Pre-K - K
The musician Usher helps Elmo understand the meaning of the word volunteer. By using examples involving Sesame Street inhabitants, Usher makes the meaning of this word clear. This is a great video to use to help learners develop new...
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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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Cite Textual Evidence to Support Inferences Drawn from Text

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Finding concrete evidence and analyzing it is one of the most important skills language arts pupils can develop. The video models how to take the text, add in original thinking, and come up with an inference. The narrator uses a T-chart...
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Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of...
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Dictionary Cube

For Teachers 1st - 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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Use These Writing Applications in Your Classroom

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Utilizing writing applications in the language arts classroom to help pupils begin and develop their writing.
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Language Arts Lessons Coupled with Technology Training

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students can benefit when teachers infuse technology training into language arts lesson plans.
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Alliteration Fun with Spiders

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students practice using vocabulary words to write alliterations.  In this language arts lesson, students collaborate with classmates to create ideas for fun alliterations as they create their own using a children's word processing...
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Palace Adventure

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young language arts learners write and illustrate a short fantasy story based on the book Corduroy. First, learners need to develop a character. Then, through their writing and illustrations, they take their characters on adventures...
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Food Pyramid

For Teachers 2nd
Here is an engaging cross-curicular instructional activity 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...
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Project WRITE: Class Interview Book

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Get your language arts class moving, build community, and strengthen writing skills with this kinesthetic activity. The class brainstorms interview questions from which each chooses three. Individuals then collect information about six...
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Language Arts Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use a variety of synonyms to write headlines and articles that resemble a model article.
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Eighth Grade Language Arts Assessment 2009-2010

For Students 8th
What makes this assessment unique, is the subject matter of the passages.  Young readers learn that the aboriginal name for Ayers Rock is Ulura, that a French film about Cinderella saved the movies, and that the Chinese were producing...
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Language Arts: Quotation Marks Practice

For Teachers 7th
After reviewing the eight rules for using quotation marks, class members complete worksheets as independent practice and review how these punctuation marks change the meaning of a sentence. Additional worksheets are provided for homework.
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A Doll For Elmo

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Elmo see's Abby's doll and wishes he had one too. Abby tries to make a doll using magic but makes a pumpkin instead. Elmo and the viewers need to chant the magic words together to make Elmo's doll appear. This video engages students with...