Refine Your Results

Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

267 reviewed resources

+
Activity
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Express Yourself Lesson Seed 5

For Teachers 6th Standards
Building on the previous activity in this series of lesson seeds, this plan focuses on the use of dialect in Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. Class members examine specific lines of text, use their reading journals to respond to the...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 1: Poem

For Teachers 6th Standards
While originally created to accompany The Cay, this poetry lesson could be used on it's own, especially if you are working on dialect. Class members conduct a close reading of "When Malindy Sings" by Paul Laurence Dunbar and listen to an...
+
Lesson Plan
5
In 5 Collections
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Reading an Informational Text: "It All Started with Sputnik"

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sputnik was one of the greatest scientific advancements of the 1950s, and this reading lesson does it justice. Pupils start off with pre-reading questions and a video. They then read an excerpt from an article, which is accompanied by...
+
Lesson Plan
2
In 2 Collections
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Have your class doing everything from reading literature, analyzing literary devices, identifying independent and dependent clauses, discussing, and writing creatively with the rich resource found here. After a mini activity on...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Objective Pronouns

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Looking for a way to practice objective pronouns in your language arts class? Use the slides and the instructional worksheet featured here in your grammar lesson plan. Middle schoolers view a slide show (saved as a PDF), and can use the...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Relative Pronouns

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Enhance your grammar lesson with a presentation on relative pronouns. Part of a larger unit on different kinds of pronouns, the resource offers two ways to teach your class about relative pronouns - with a reference worksheet, or a slide...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Indefinite Pronouns

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Clarify your class's writing with a resource about indefinite pronouns. After reviewing the different indefinite pronouns, middle schoolers fill in the blanks for several sentences. The first two pages of the resource summarize the...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Personal Pronouns

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Rename your subjects with nominative pronouns. After reviewing the lesson and examples, show your middle schoolers the presentation saved in a PDF document. Several activities give them the opportunity to practice using personal pronouns...
+
Lesson Plan
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Possessive Pronouns

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Is it yours, mine, or his? Get comfortable with possessive pronouns in a resource that contains a slide show and grammar activities. Once you review the basics, learners can use possessive pronouns easily and correctly in their writing.
+
App
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Grammar Up

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Get your grammar groove on with an app designed to test your understanding of syntax and vocabulary. Great for building older elementary students' ability to accurately select words, you'll find practice tests that range from basic...
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Forming Plural Nouns

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Interactive SMART Board activities provide young grammarians with practice changing singular nouns to plural nouns. Learners then create collages on which they inscribe the singular and plural form of the noun label.
+
Lesson Plan
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Scrutinizing Stand-Ins: Working With Nouns and Pronouns

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use the Schoolhouse Rock episode, "Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla," to introduce a study of pronouns. Learners consider antecedents, cases (nominative, objective and possessive), as well as types of pronouns, and then craft sentences using...
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Reading a Dialect

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Reading a dialect can be difficult; show readers that it can also reveal fascinating details! They read two extracts from Jane Gardam's The Hollow Land, which is written in a British dialect. Readers answer comprehension questions,...
+
Lesson Plan
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

The President Under the Articles of Confederation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Articles of Confederation sounds like one big, fancy title to middle schoolers. Here, scaffolded steps help to ease novices into understanding this all-important American document. Discussion questions, instructional activity...
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Complex Sentences Made Easy

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Support scholars' ability to write complex sentences with a two-page worksheet designed to inform and reinforce. Here, learners obtain a brief overview of what a complex sentence is and how one is made; then apply their new-found...
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Verb Tenses and Verb Forms

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
Practice verb forms with a set of short grammar exercises. Learners fill in the blanks and match sentences to describe events that have already happened, are happening now, or will happen in the future.
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

English Tenses and Verb Forms

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
If your class could use some grammar help, this activity could be a good addition to your lesson on verb tenses. Three exercises guide learners through the conditional tense, offering several ways to describe the results of events that...
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Count or Non-Count Nouns?

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Many learners struggle with the difference between count and non-count nouns. When do you use a few or a little? Or much or many? Take a look at ten sentences where young grammarians can use context clues to decide which noun fits in the...
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Participles Used As Adjectives

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Is a movie interesting or interested? Use context clues to decide which participle would be the most appropriate in each of ten sentences.
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Correct Word Order in English

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Syntax is important when learning to speak English, and a activity with ten sentences can assist English learners in putting words in the correct order. As they read each sentence, they choose which of two answers would be most...
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Prepositions After Adjectives

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Practice reading context clues with a set of ten sentences within a grammar worksheet. As they examine each sentence, readers choose which preposition would be most appropriate after the adjective shown.
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Simple Present or Present Continuous?

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Mastering verb tense is an important part of building your learners' reading skills. Young grammarians look over ten sentences and use context clues to decide whether they should use the present or present progressive tense.
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Choose the right preposition for each phrasal verb

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Clarify the meanings of ten sentences with a fill-in-the-blank worksheet. As young grammarians study the context clues in each sentence, they choose which preposition would best complete the thought.
+
Worksheet
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Fewer or Less?

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
When do you use fewer, and when do you use less? Learn the difference between the two words with a fill-in-the-blank instructional activity that asks readers to make their choice based on the context clues in the ten sentences.