Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 4 – 8 | Lesson Plan
Students in grades 4–8 activate prior knowledge and research information about a historic event through fiction and nonfiction literature and exploration of relevant websites.
Paint a vivid picture in your reader's mind with good descriptive writing! Artwork provides the perfect starting point for practicing descriptive writing that conveys color, shape, line, and mood.
The Flip-a-Chip activity provides hands-on practice with affixes and roots, and also promotes comprehension through structural analysis and vocabulary in context.
Students are encouraged to understand a book that the teacher reads aloud to create a new ending for it using the writing process.
Students can use this tool to learn about the elements of the hero's journey, analyze a text that follows the hero's journey pattern, or start creating a hero story of their own.
Students explore figurative language in poetry by reading and writing riddle poems.
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Students read various poems and explore why lines are broken where they are and how they affect rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance in poetry.
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
This webinar addresses the update on the President’s budget (to be released the week of February 14th) and an update on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (the current NCLB).
Dunning and Stafford, both widely known poets and educators, offer this delightful manual of exercises for beginning poets.
Lori Hall | Virtual 6-8 English Teacher | Peyton, CO
When I enrolled in the summer 2009 Thinkfinity course, I never imagined this program would be so helpful to my career