ELA Task Cards
Task cards galore! This board is dedicated to task cards with a focus on ELA. Find task cards for grammar, writing, poetry, reading, vocabulary, and more.
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Want to get to know your students on day one? Use this fun icebreaker activity and have your students share about themselves through an identity one-pager. You’ll introduce them to one-pagers, which you can use over and over throughout the year, and they’ll introduce themselves to you! #onepagers #backtoschool
It’s time to start planning out the final few weeks. Here is a look at some end of year teaching resources that will help end your school year on a solid note. End the year strong in your secondary ELA classroom with these end of year activities to keep your students learning and engaged including career research paper, argument paper, socratic seminar, graphic essay, and more. Stop at thedaringenglishteacher.com to get more helpful tips and resources for teaching middle & high school students.
In the past, I've neglected certain parts of ELA. Some skills I blew off. Others made me uncomfortable. And others I expected students to have before they arrived in my classroom. None of these are good reasons to write off academic skills. More than anything, these attitudes put my students at a disadvantage. Similarly, these attitudes also prevented me from making professional growth. And I'm hope that by sharing my mistakes, others can learn what NOT to overlook or neglect in ELA instruction
Literary analysis writing is one of the cornerstones of language arts. To help students prepare for literary analysis, I use this set of stations. These stations feature story elements, summarizing, silent discussion, and writing conferences. With stations, students have a chance to work collaboratively, even in a distance learning or blended learning situation. Stations also allow students to build community and learn from one another. Using stations also brings movement to the classroom
Incorporating movement is an important part of developing engaging instruction. With meaningful, deliberate, and structured movement, students can benefit from spatial recall, collaboration, and development of their speaking and listening skills. Some of my favorite opportunities for meaningful motion in the classroom are essential to student engagement, to pairing movement with content, and to developing classroom community. With these strategies, teachers will have creative, fun lessons!
Need some low prep, engaging activities for the end of the school year? These five ideas for high school English are the perfect balance of fun and low stress! Click here to check them out and plan out your last few weeks of the year with ease! #itslitteaching #endoftheschoolyear #highschoolenglish #secondaryela
Does your school use pull out reading programs? You know, the ones that take students who need extra help OUT of the classroom for specialized instruction. Click through to learn why, even if your school doesn't use them, pull out reading programs do more harm than good. Learn what you can do instead! #readingintervention #readingcomprehension #reading #readingteacher #readingstrategies #readingcomprehensionstrategies #readingstrategyinstruction #readinginstruction
This set of task cards focuses on figurative language and literary devices in short stories, novels, literature, and other texts. Teachers can use these task cards with ANY text that includes figurative language or literary devices. Includes questions about mood, irony, symbolism, imagery, allusion, point of view, tone, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole. Challenges students to make connections between figurative language and characterization, setting, dialogue, and theme
Get your middle school and high school ELA students analyzing literature with this fun and creative one pager activity! A mini-lesson will break down the steps for analyzing literature - teaching students how to complete the one pager, a student directions page will guide their work, and the one pager sheet will inspire creativity while students showcase their understanding of the text. A rubric for assessment is also provided! Everything you need!
Using videos to engage students is not a new strategy. So it's important to choose high-quality videos to use in class. That's why I put together this collection of YouTube videos and film clips to help middle and high school English teachers. These 21 videos can help teach speaking and listening skills, grammar, vocabulary, test prep, rhetoric, literature, and drama (including Shakespeare)! This is an effortless way to incorporate educational technology #edtech into distance learning, remote le
Are you ready to see your students engaged with their creative writing skills and enjoying the writing process? Incorporate these maker space elements to sweep the writer’s block out of your classroom. The perfect mix of STEAM and English! Students will “make” a main character using whatever materials you’ve got, then write a short story about him or her. Once they create something tangible, it’s easier to imagine a world for this character that feels real. #shortstorylessons #creativeenglish
Want to see your creative high school ELA students writing their own blogs? This ELA PBL project will help your kids get involved in writing about things they care about for a real-world audience. Get the tips and tricks for getting started with student blogging in class from an ELA teacher turned blogger! #iteachwriting #blendedlearning
You might recognize project-based learning as a buzzword in education. There is a reason for all the hype surrounding project-based learning. If you're not already using PBL in your English Language Arts classroom, this blog post will introduce you to six simple and fun project-based learning ideas. You can use these ideas in your ELA classroom even if you have no experience with PBL. You can also apply these ideas to middle school ELA and high school English classes. Read on for more ideas!
If you’ve been wanting to try one-pagers in your ELA class, or if you love them and are ready for a fresh perspective, these are the templates for you! One pagers are a creative tool that can be used for almost everything. Students use the templates to gather what’s most important on a single page using words, doodles, pictures, and symbols. These templates come with clear instructions to help students be successful! #one-pagers #iteachela