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Language Arts Teacher Resources

The subject of Language Arts includes the alphabet, writing, vocabulary, spelling, speech, penmanship, and grammar. Our most popular lessons and printables will help your students master these resources. Find alphabetizing worksheets, printable books on grammar, handwriting practice sheets, creative writing activities, vocabulary drills, pronunciation guides, and much more. Also included are language arts computer activities, graphic organizers, and slideshows.

Alphabet Activities (K-2)

Lowercase and Uppercase Cursive Alphabet
Letter Identification
Naming Words - Grammar Skill (Gr. K)
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
3-Letter Blends
More Alphabet Activities (K-2)

Alphabet Activities (3-5)

Daily Language Arts Printables, Grade 5
Indian Symbols and Meanings
Marine Animals Alphabet Activity
Cursive Handwriting -- Oo
Little Book A-N (Pre-K–3)
More Alphabet Activities (3-5)

Vocabulary Resources (K-5)

Poetry Terms Glossary
Same Name Word Puzzle
Building Vocabulary
Citizenship Word Search
Parts of Speech Sentence Fun
More Vocabulary Resources (K-5)

Vocabulary Resources (6-8)

Feeling Words Chart
Science Key-Term Crossword Puzzle
Organ Systems in the Human Body
Transition Words and Phrases
Analogy Organizer
More Vocabulary Resources (6-8)

Spelling Resources

School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Word Squares
Scoring Rubric: Research Report/Paper
Root Words
Charlotte's Web Word Search
More Popular Spelling Resources

Grammar Resources

Paragraph Writing: Similarities and Differences
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Scoring Rubric: Poetry
Student Proofreading Checklist
More Grammar – Teacher Resources

Creative Writing Resources

Sample Essay Outlines
Who Am I? – Character Description
Research Paper: How to Write a Bibliography
Character Traits
Creative Writing with Photo Inspiration
More Creative Writing Resources

Composition Resources

Writing a Book Report
Create an Almanac
Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
Research Paper: Write a First Draft
Writing Activity: Describe the Rain Scene
More Popular Composition Resources

Journalism Activities

Be a Journalist!
Charlotte's Web Newspaper Project
Persuasion Plan
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -- Newspaper Ad
What's In the News? Activities
More Journalism Activities

Graphic Organizers

Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
Story Map Graphic Organizer
Five-Paragraph Essay
Beginning, Middle, and End
More Popular Language Arts Graphic Organizers

Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Rubrics for Writing -- Elementary/Intermediate
Rubrics for Writing -- Primary
Short Story Rubric
Presentation Rubrics
Scoring Rubric: Literary Analysis/Interpretation
More Popular Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Holiday Fun

All Day Nightmare (Goosebumps, 42)
Have a Heart
African Folk Tales: Background Information
History of Fireworks Reading Warm-Up
"I'm Thankful for . . ."
Shape Poems
All About the Statue of Liberty
More Popular Language Arts Holiday Activities

Art Connections

Summer Fun Worksheets
Top 10 Books by Eric Carle
Facial Expressions Chart
Native American Picture Writing
Make a Giving Tree
More Popular Art Activities for Language Arts

Biography Connections

Getting to Know Me
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12
More Popular Biography Activities for Language Arts

Science Connections

Life in the Sea
Photosynthesis Worksheet
And Tango Makes Three Educator's Guide
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
More Popular Science Activities for Language Arts

Music Connections

"Frere Jacques" Translations
"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
Tap Your Feet
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Write a Script
More Popular Music Activities for Language Arts

Mathematics Connections

TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
The Lemonade War Teacher's Guide
Fourth Grade Back-to-School Activity Guide Slideshow
Triple Venn Diagram
More Popular Mathematics Activities for Language Arts

Technology Connections

Story Starters
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 1-4
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
More Popular Technology Activities for Language Arts

Penmanship/Handwriting Exercises

Report Card Comments & Phrases—General and Handwriting
Getting to Know Each Other Through Poetry
Cursive Handwriting Printable Book: A-M (2-5)
Alphabet Activities -- Letter K
Handwriting Practice: Ice Cream Cone Letters
More Penmanship Resources

Speech Resources

Ten Art Questions
Informal Debates
Syllabication Practice
Tongue Twisters
Pygmalion Teacher's Guide
More Speech Resources

Linguistics Resources

Frindle Teacher's Guide
The Hobbit Teacher's Guide
Ten Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World
Amazing Language Facts
Tolkien's Middle-earth Unit 2: Runes, Riddles, and a Ring of Power
Secret Codes: Code Creation Exercise
Languages by Country
Scattergorize, Part 1
Toboggan Run
Write the Sentence
More than One
Be a Linguist for Music Terms

Foreign Language Resources

Idioms (Background/Vocabulary)
¿Cómo se dice en español?
Dora the Explorer Coloring Page (English/Spanish)
How Do You Say Hello?
The United Nations Peace Dove
More Foreign Languages Resources


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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