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English/Language Arts

This section contains lesson plans and activities for the classroom and at home plus links to informative and educational sites.

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Grammar, Spelling, and Vocabulary Skills

Written Language and Writing Strategies

Literature and Comprehension


Standardized Test Practice









Grammar, Spelling,  and Vocabulary Skills

D is for Dictionary - What is the difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus?

Idioms Are Intriguing - Be careful what you say!

Spelling Lesson - Practice spelling skills for Standardized Testing








Standardized Test Practice:

Use these pages to practice the skills that are assessed on Standardized Achievement Tests.  These quizzes are self-correcting, interactive, and cover a variety of topics.


Reading Writing Written and Oral English Language Conventions Listening and Speaking














Written and Oral English Language Conventions



Listening and Speaking








Written Language and Writing Strategies

Acrostically Speaking - Express yourself in a form of poetry from ancient times.

Cross-Write - Create your own crossword puzzles

Debate Topics for the Language Arts Classroom - Grades 5-8


Web Research - wow01.gif (3102 bytes)Citing Web Resources

Web Research II - wow01.gif (3102 bytes)Investigating Sources

Weekly Writing Activities - Integrate Language Arts and History-Social Studies






Literature and Comprehension

Fables to Capture Your Fancy - Who was Aesop and why are his fables so popular?

Following Directions - wow01.gif (3102 bytes)How to Apply for a library card and learn how to follow directions at the same time!   Includes Interactive Quizzes for New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Jose

How to Buy a Car - Research skills, following directions, and more!

Once Upon A Time - A Web Quest on Fairy Tales, Fables, Myths, and Legends

Robert Louis Stevenson - The life and works of a great author

Romeo and Juliet lesson plans, activities, and Interactive Quizzes

Reading Comprehension - "Contrabands at the Nation's Capitol" - Read about the Civil War and practice comprehension skills with the Quiz (2.3, 2.4, and 2.5)

Sister Talk - Lesson Plans, activities and Internactive Quiz for Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Storybook Characters - Classic books and their characters

Tales Told and Retold - Storytellers and the histories of people, places, and events

The Witch of Blackbird Pond - A complete novel unit for teaching this historically important book.  Includes a complete student study guide as well as teacher lesson plans and ideas.













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