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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
3-Letter Blends
St. Patrick's Day ABCs
Words with oi and oy
It's Your Lucky Day!
Alphabet Valentines
More Popular Alphabet Activities, Grades K-2

Alphabet Activities, Grades 3-5

Daily Language Arts Printables, Grade 5
ABC Order -- Famous African-Americans
Indian Symbols and Meanings
My Little Letter Book -- A and B
Biographies
Silent Consonant Penguins
Alphabet Organizer
Curious George Learns the Alphabet Word Game
More Popular Alphabet Activities, Grades 3-5

Vocabulary Resources, Grades K-5

Poetry Terms Glossary
Organ Systems in the Human Body
The Season of Lent - Word Scramble
Transition Words and Phrases
Verbs, Adjectives, & Adverbs Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
Literacy Glossary
Solving Analogies
More Popular Vocabulary Resources, Grades K-5

Vocabulary Resources, Grades 6-8

Feeling Words Chart
Building Vocabulary
Building Vocabulary Using Analogies
Same Name Word Puzzle
St. Patrick's Day Story Starter
Analogy Organizer
A Note About Witches: Fill-in-the-Blanks
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
Literary Glossary
Science Key-Term Crossword Puzzle
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
Los quehaceres domésticos
More Popular Vocabulary Resources, Grades 9-12

Spelling Resources

Root Words
Scoring Rubric: Research Report/Paper
St. Patrick's Day Word Scramble
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Texas Crossword Puzzle
Find the Misspelled Word Quiz
Homonym Hearts
More Popular Spelling Resources

Grammar Resources

Adjectives
Conjunctions
Adverbs
They're/Their/There
Scoring Rubric: Poetry
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Synonyms and Antonyms
More Grammar – Teacher Resources

Creative Writing Resources

The Dr. Seuss Connection
Sample Essay Outlines
Research Paper: How to Write a Bibliography
Who Am I? – Character Description
The Parts of a Letter
Character Traits
Writing a Personal Narrative (Gr. 4)
More Popular Creative Writing Resources for Language Arts

Composition Resources

Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
Research Paper: Write a First Draft
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Paragraph Writing: Similarities and Differences
Top 10 Writing Graphic Organizers Gallery
A Letter to a Friendly Monster
A Map to Organization
More Popular Composition Resources

Journalism Activities

Be a Journalist!
Persuasion Plan
Charlotte's Web Newspaper Project
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -- Newspaper Ad
The Feature Story
Multiplying Menace Activity Guide
Reading the Newspaper
More Journalism Activities

Graphic Organizers

Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
Five-Paragraph Essay
Beginning, Middle, and End
Story Map Graphic Organizer
Main Idea and Supporting Details Reinforcement: Make Me a Cheese Sandwich
Three Paragraph Main Idea and Details Chart
More Popular Language Arts Graphic Organizers

Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Rubrics for Writing -- Elementary/Intermediate
Presentation Rubrics
Short Story Rubric
Rubrics for Writing -- Primary
Scoring Rubric: Literary Analysis/Interpretation
Scoring Rubric: Summary
Writing Assignment Rubric
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
Sequencing
What Am I? Icebreaker
Web 1 (Concept Map)
More Popular Back-to-School Language Arts Activities

Holiday Activities

Leprechauns
Shape Poems
Have a Heart
African Folk Tales: Background Information
African-American Heroes
Tap Your Feet
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
More Popular Language Arts Holiday Activities

Art & Language Arts Connected

Facial Expressions Chart
Top 10 Books by Eric Carle
Native American Picture Writing
The Middle Ages: Knights and Knighthood Activity Packet
Writing to a Picture
"Dear Zoo" Flap Book
Make a Giving Tree
More Popular Art Activities for Language Arts

Biographies & Language Arts Connected

Theodor Seuss Geisel Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
More Popular Biography Activities for Language Arts

Science & Language Arts Connected

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Photosynthesis Worksheet
Animal Research and Writing
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Plant Parts
Time Line Graphic Organizer
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
More Popular Science Activities for Language Arts

Music & Language Arts Connected

"Frere Jacques" Translations
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
"I'm Thankful for . . ."
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Write a Script
Defining Jazz Music
More Popular Music Activities for Language Arts

Mathematics & Language Arts Connected

The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Triple Venn Diagram
TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
Chart, Two-Column
The Lemonade War Teacher's Guide
Four Column Chart
More Popular Mathematics Activities for Language Arts

Technology & Language Arts Connected

Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 1-4
Story Starters
Letter Writing
Internet Scavenger Hunts
Getting into Grammar
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
History of Communication
More Popular Technology Activities for Language Arts

Penmanship/Handwriting Exercises

Heartfelt Greetings
Colonial Times: Heritage Handwriting
Nouns: What Is It?
Getting to Know Each Other Through Poetry
Write, Read, and Draw -- Short a""
The Orange Rotation/Revolution Experiment
Cursive Handwriting Printable Book: A-M (2-5)
More Popular Penmanship Resources

Speech Resources

Ten Art Questions
Syllabication Practice
Informal Debates
A Collection of Poetry Activities
1920's Written and Oral Report Ideas
Tongue Twisters
Oral Presentation Evaluation
More Popular Speech Resources

Linguistics Resources

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

Library Resources

Read the Table of Contents
Fiction or Nonfiction?
Concepts of a Story -- Plot I
Dinosaur Facts Part I
Continents of the World
Animals and Their Young
Dewey Decimal Review
More Library Resources for Teachers

Foreign Language Resources

Parts of Speech (Background)
Chinese Words and Phrases
Spanish-Speaking Countries and Their Capitals
Un menú del restaurante "Buen Provecho"
¿Cómo se dice en español?
How Do You Say Hello?
Chinese Food
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
Sequencing
Summarizing
Teaching Strategies for Reading
More Reading Teacher Resources

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.

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