Do You Understand? Strategies for Reading Comprehension (with “The Golden Windows”)

Contributor: James A Goering II | File type : Teaching Material

How can you enable your students to understand books and stories that are too hard for them now? James lists strategies to move beyond mere pronunciation to real comprehension. Don't miss the c... Read More

Journal Writing 101

Contributor: Deana Swanson | File type : Teaching Material

In this short ebook, Deana offers suggestions for having students write a few sentences daily, painlessly (hopefully). Students develop creative writing in concert with creative illustration and craft... Read More

Spell It Wrong, Spell It Right: The Game of Getting It Wrong

Contributor: Keith Brubacher | Length : 4 | File type : Video

Could your students benefit from more variety in spelling review? Keith shares a spelling review technique that invites students to misspell purposely—only so that their classmates can correct them.... Read More

Lower Elementary Creative Writing Lesson Plans

Contributor: Regina Martin | File type : Teaching Material

In one document, Regina offers creative writing lesson plans for an entire year in grades 1-3. Download the lesson plans now or preview them below. ... Read More

Sweet Potato Pie: A Book Study

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Teaching Material

This study is geared for students in Grades 1 and 2 reading Sweet Potato Pie by Anne Rockwell, and includes a template for a personalization activity. Download the guide or read it below. ... Read More

Short, Fun, and Often: Using Journals to Spark Creative Composition

Contributor: Janita Guevara | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Are your students tired of writing class? Are you? Janita's students found composition class tough and uninspiring until she introduced them to journaling. Janita describes the range of projects that ... Read More

Ideas for Writing Lessons in the Middle Grades

Contributor: Hannah Yoder | File type : Curricular

Hannah created this handout for a Teachers Week talk. The document below offers options for informational, narrative, and persuasive writing, among other styles. Hannah also offers resources for poetr... Read More

Bookworm Reading Tracker Theme

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Curricular

With this classroom theme, students write a bit about books they have read on a worm segment. Karen has each student tell the class about the book before adding their segment to the bookworm. A pat... Read More

Karen’s Upper Elementary Language Arts Resources

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Grade 5 Language Practice Sheet Test 6

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Teaching Material

Two practice papers for A Beka Language Grade 5, Test 6. Students choose the correct word to finish the sentence, label parts of speech, find prepositional phrases, diagram a sentence and find grammat... Read More