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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 activities for the computer and Internet, graphic organizers, and slideshows.

Alphabet Activities, Grades K-2

Lowercase and Uppercase Cursive Alphabet
Letter Identification
X-Caliber from X-Eron
Words with oi and oy
3-Letter Blends
The Consonant Blender
Naming Words - Grammar Skill (Gr. K)
More Popular Alphabet Activities, Grades K-2

Alphabet Activities, Grades 3-5

Daily Language Arts Printables, Grade 5
Indian Symbols and Meanings
Marine Animals Alphabet Activity
Alphabetizing Printable Book (K-4)
My Little Letter Book -- A and B
Alphabet Organizer
Connect the Dots
More Popular Alphabet Activities, Grades 3-5

Vocabulary Resources, Grades K-5

Poetry Terms Glossary
Same Name Word Puzzle
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Transition Words and Phrases
Memorial Day Word Scramble
Solving Analogies
Facial Expressions Chart
More Popular Vocabulary Resources, Grades K-5

Vocabulary Resources, Grades 6-8

Feeling Words Chart
What Is AIDS?
Building Vocabulary
Literacy Glossary
Frindle Teacher's Guide
Density Key Term Review
Word Squares
More Popular Vocabulary Resources, Grades 6-8

Vocabulary Resources, Grades 9-12

"The Monkey's Paw" Short Story & Activities
"The Raven" Poem & Activities
The Great Gatsby Vocabulary Lists & Quizzes
Building Vocabulary Using Analogies
Watch Out! ¡Falsos amigos!
Science Key-Term Crossword Puzzle
Literary Glossary
More Popular Vocabulary Resources, Grades 9-12

Spelling Resources

Scoring Rubric: Research Report/Paper
Charlotte's Web Word Search
Texas Crossword Puzzle
The Midwestern States Word Search
Root Words
Solve the Rebus Puzzles
Find the Misspelled Word Quiz
More Popular Spelling Resources

Grammar Resources

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

Creative Writing Resources

Sample Essay Outlines
Research Paper: How to Write a Bibliography
Who Am I? – Character Description
Character Traits
Story Starters
Creative Writing with Photo Inspiration
Rubrics for Writing -- Elementary/Intermediate
More Popular Creative Writing Resources for Language Arts

Composition Resources

Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
Research Paper: Write a First Draft
Writing Activity: Describe the Rain Scene
Synonyms and Antonyms
Main Idea and Supporting Details
A Letter to a Friendly Monster
Top 10 Writing Graphic Organizers Gallery
More Popular Composition Resources

Journalism Activities

Be a Journalist!
Charlotte's Web Newspaper Project
Persuasion Plan
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -- Newspaper Ad
Newscast from Berlin
Veterans Day Newspaper
Rickshaw Girl Discussion & Activity Guide
More Journalism Activities

Graphic Organizers

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

Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Presentation Rubrics
Short Story Rubric
Rubrics for Writing -- Primary
Scoring Rubric: Literary Analysis/Interpretation
Scoring Rubric: Summary
Persuasive Essay Rubric I
Scoring Rubric: Drama
More Popular Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Back to School Activities

Bubble Answer Sheet
Report Card Comments & Phrases—Language Arts & Reading
Report Card Comments & Phrases—General and Handwriting
Five Elements of a Plot
What Am I? Icebreaker
TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
More Popular Back-to-School Language Arts Activities

Holiday Activities

Shape Poems
African Folk Tales: Background Information
A Raisin in the Sun
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
The History & Poetry of "In Flanders Fields"
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
More Popular Language Arts Holiday Activities

Art & Language Arts Connected

Summer Fun Worksheets
Top 10 Books by Eric Carle
The Middle Ages: Knights and Knighthood Activity Packet
Create a New Comic Strip
Fill in the Beginning and End of Comic Strips
"Dear Zoo" Flap Book
Native American Picture Writing
More Popular Art Activities for Language Arts

Biographies & Language Arts Connected

Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Getting to Know Me
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
More Popular Biography Activities for Language Arts

Science & Language Arts Connected

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Photosynthesis Worksheet
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
My Summer Reading Chart
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
More Popular Science Activities for Language Arts

Music & Language Arts Connected

"Frere Jacques" Translations
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
"I'm Thankful for . . ."
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Write a Script
Tap Your Feet
Music: Express the Tension
More Popular Music Activities for Language Arts

Mathematics & Language Arts Connected

The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
Diamond in the Rough (Medium Level)
The Lemonade War Teacher's Guide
Triple Venn Diagram
Chart, Two-Column
Four Column Chart
Fourth Grade Back-to-School Activity Guide Slideshow
More Popular Mathematics Activities for Language Arts

Technology & Language Arts Connected

Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 1-4
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Letter Writing
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Getting into Grammar
More Popular Technology Activities for Language Arts

Penmanship/Handwriting Exercises

All Week Long
The Pen Is Mightier
Cursive Handwriting -- Kk
My Little Alphabet Picture Book
Alphabet Activities -- Letter A
Alphabet Activities -- Letter K
The Big Rain
More Popular Penmanship Resources

Speech Resources

Ten Art Questions
Syllabication Practice
Informal Debates
Oral Presentation Evaluation
Tongue Twisters
Work Readiness Skills: Teacher Observations Checklist
Rhyming Word Match-Up
More Popular Speech Resources

Linguistics Resources

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

Library Resources

The Library of Congress
Read the Table of Contents
Continents of the World
Fiction or Nonfiction?
Library Activities Printables Slideshow
Dinosaur Facts Part I
Research Activities Printable Book (Grades K-4)
More Library Resources for Teachers

Foreign Language Resources

Idioms (Background/Vocabulary)
Spanish-Speaking Countries and Their Capitals
No English Teacher's Guide
Parts of Speech (Background)
Skippyjon Jones Activity Kit
Silent Communication: Sign Language Alphabet
Classify the Dynamics of Music
More Foreign Languages Resources

Reading Resources

RSS Feeds for Daily Reading Warm-Ups
Questions Before, During, and After Reading
The Great Gatsby Chapter Questions
Popular Reading Comprehension Resources, Grades 9-12
Activating Prior Knowledge
Summer Reading Lists
Reading Comprehension Stories, Vol. I: Printables Slideshow (Gr. 1)
Popular Seventh-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
More Reading Teacher Resources


Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

June Calendar of Events
June is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: U.N. World Environment Day (6/5), D-Day (6/6), World Oceans Day (6/8), Diary Day (6/12), Flag Day (6/14), Ramadan Begins (6/18), World Refugee Day (6/20), Father's Day (6/21), Summer Begins (6/21), and Meteor Day (6/30). Plus, celebrate Child Vision Awareness Month and Safety Month all June long!

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, 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.

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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.

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