Language

  1. Parts of Speech - Know and use appropriately the meaning, forms, and functions of nouns (e.g., common/proper, singular/plural, possessives, predicate nouns), verbs (e.g., action/linking, regular/irregular, be/have, verb phrases, agreement with subject in person and number), pronouns (e.g., agreement with antecedent, reflexive, possessive, correct pronoun case), adjectives (e.g., common/proper, predicate adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, proper comparative forms), adverbs (e.g., proper comparative forms, adverbs of degree {too, very}), conjunctions (e.g., coordinating), interjections, and prepositions (place prepositional phrases in correct location within the sentence).
  2. Recognize Usage Errors - Recognize usage errors (e.g., double negatives, troublesome words: {to/to/two, their/there/they're, its/it's, sit/set, lie/lay, affect/effect, sit/set, lie/lay, may/can, leave/let, teach/learn}).
  3. Word Usage - Recognize and appreciate cultural and regional differences signaled by word usage and vocabulary.
  4. Capitalize - Capitalize correctly sentence beginnings, proper nouns and adjectives, titles, abbreviations, quotations, parts of friendly letters and business letters.
  5. End of Sentence - Use correct end of sentence punctuation (e.g., period, question mark).
  6. Punctuation - Demonstrate knowledge of the meaning and function of certain marks of punctuation, including colons (between the hour and minute and after the greeting of
    a business letter), semi-colons, apostrophes, quotation marks, and commas used in these ways: direct address, items in a series, following introductory words, in dates and addresses, quotations, parts of a letter, and before coordinating conjunctions in compound sentences.
  7. Quotation Marks - Demonstrate the correct use of quotation marks in conversation, including their use with capitalization, end marks, and explanatory materials.
  8. Spell - Spell correctly high-frequency and commonly misspelled words appropriate to grade level.
  9. Apostrophes - Form and spell correctly contractions, plurals, and possessives.
  10. Abbreviate - Abbreviate words correctly.
  11. Write Legibly - Write legibly in manuscript and cursive.
  12. Agreement - Use appropriate language structure in oral and written communication (e.g., subject-verb agreement in simple and compound sentences, correct syntax, correct placement of modifiers).
  13. Sentence Errors - Recognize and edit incomplete sentences and run-on sentences.
  14. Combine Sentences - Eliminate reliance on simple sentences by combining independent classes, by creating compound subjects and/or predicates, by using introductory phrases or clauses, or by appropriate use of a semicolon.
  15. Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms - Define and recognize word synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
  16. Unfamiliar Words - Use a variety of previously learned strategies (e.g., roots and affixes, context, reference sources) to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
ABC Order (Mr. Nussbaum)
Adjective Express (Harcourt School)
Adjective or Adverb? (OWL)
Adjective or Adverb?
Adjectives
Adjectives (BBC)
Adjectives (Edu Place)
Adjectives and Adverbs (BBC)
Adjectives and Adverbs
The Adjectives and Adverbs Trail (Harcourt School)
Adjectives, Comparatives, Superlatives (English Zone)
Adjectives with Countable and Uncountable Nouns (OWL)
Adventure with Adjectives and Adverbs (Harcourt School)
Adverb or Adjective?
Adverb Match (Oswego)
Adverb Ringers (Harcourt School)
Adverbs
Adverbs and Adjectives
Adverbs and Prepositions (Edu Place)
The Adverb Tree House (Harcourt School)
Affect and Effect
A Good 200 Word Sentence (Grammar)
Al Capone Does My Shirts
Alien Scavenger Hunt (Game Goo)
Alien Scavenger Hunt 2 (Game Goo)
The Amazing Vocabulary Machine (English Zone)
Antonym Quiz
Antonyms
Antonyms (KidPort)
Antonyms (Sadlier Oxford)
Apostrophes (BBC)
A Second Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreement (Grammar)
Astronomy-Prepositions Quiz
Avoiding Comma Splices (Grammar)
Avoiding Comma Splices (Grammar)
Avoiding Common Errors (OWL)
Ball Hogs (FEN)
Basic Coordinating Conjunctions
Be Verb Practice 1 (English Zone)
Be Verb/Present and Past
Big Dog's Grammar
Blustery Day (Harcourt School)
Breaking Down Compound Words (TV 411)
Bugs' Day Out (Harcourt School)
Call My Bluff
Canoe Comparisons (Harcourt School)
Can or May?
Capitalization
Capitalization (Study Zone)
Capitalization and Punctuation (Sentence Sense)
Catastrophes of Apostrophic Propostions (Grammar)
Capitalization and End Punctuation in Sentences
Capitalization and Punctuation (Edu Place)
Chopping Sentences
Combining Sentences (Grammar)
Combining Sentences (Sentence Sense)
Comma Confusion
Comma Dive (Harcourt School)
Commas (BBC)
Commas and Colons (Harcourt School)
Commas Exercise 3 (Chomp Chomp)
Comma Quiz (Grammar Book)
Comma Quiz
Comma Usage Quiz
Commonly Confused Words (English Zone)
Commonly Confused Words (English Zone)
Comparisons
Comparative and Superlative 2
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Comparative and Superlative Forms Quiz (About)
Comparatives: One Syllables Words (English Zone)
Comparison Slide (Harcourt School)
Complex Sentence Bandstand (Harcourt School)
Complex Sentence Camp (Harcourt School)
Complex Sentences (Harcourt School)
Compound Sentences (Study Zone)
Compound Word Characters (TV 411)
Compound Words (KidPort)
Confusing Verbs: Lay/Lie 1 (English Zone)
Confusing Words 1
Confusing Words 2
Conjunctions (Better English)
Conjunctions 1
Conjunctions 2
Context Clues 1
Context is Key (TV 411)
Contractions (KidPort)
Contraction Match (Oswego)
Contractions
Contractions
Contractions (Harcourt School)
Contractions (ABC Teach)
Contractions (Love To Learn Place)
Contractions (eThemes)
Contractions (School Express)
Contractions and Negatives (Harcourt School)
Contractions Practice 2 (English Zone)
Contractions Practice 1/to Be Verb (English Zone)
Cool Off With Commas and Colons (Harcourt School)
Cumulative Review (Edu Place)
Cumulative Review: The Sentence, Nouns (Edu Place)
Cursive (Handwriting for Kids)
Descriptives/Comparatives/Superlatives
Dictionary Entries (TV 411)
The Difference Between Adjectives and Adverbs (OWL)
Diving Into Quotations (Harcourt School)
Draw a Descriptives/Comparatives/Superlatives
Easily Confused Words
Ending Punctuation Quiz (Soft Schools)
End Punctuation (uOttawa)
English
Everglades Spelling
Exercise in Plurals and Possessives (Grammar)
Exercise in Punctuation (Grammar)
Exercises: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Exploring the Pronoun Reef (Harcourt School)
Find Comparatives and Superlatives in Your World
Finding New Ways to Say Something (TV 411)
Fishing for Comparisons
Fly By (Sadlier Oxford)
Fearless Frieda/Big Kahuna (Game Goo)
Fearless Frieda/Skillful Skateboard (Game Goo)
Fish 'Em Up 2 (Scholastic)
Forming Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Forming Compound Words (TV 411)
Fragments and Run-Ons (Grammar)
The Gallery of "Missused" Quotation Marks
Gator's Smash 'Em! (Fun School)
Go, Goes, Going, Went or Gone
Grammar Bytes!
Grammar and Punctuation Words
Grammar Glossary/Grade 5 (Harcourt School)
The Grammar Gorilla (Fun Brain)
Grammar Topics
Greatings Around the World (Fact Monster)
Greek Suffixes
Guessing Vocabulary in Context 1 (English Zone)
Guessing Vocabulary in Context 2 (English Zone)
Guided Comprehension: Knowing How Words Using Semantic Feature Analysis (Read Write Think)
Handwriting Worksheets Wizard (Writing Wizard)
Helping and Linking Verbs (Pro Teacher)
Helping and Main Verbs
Historical and Cultural Contexts
Homographs
Homonyms
Homophones (BBC)
Homophones (KidPort)
How Does the Effect Affect You? (Lesson Tutor)
How to Use Quotation Marks (OWL)
Identifying and Classifying Verbs in Context (Read Write Think)
Identifying Independent Clauses (Grammar)
(Interjections)! Grammar: How to (Verb) (Plural Noun) to (Verb) (Scholastic)
The Importance of Punctuation
Interactive Quizzes (Grammar)
Irregular Plurals
Irregular Plurals 1
Irregular Plurals 2
Irregular Plurals 2
Irregular Plurals 2
Irregular Plurals of Nouns
Irregular Verbs (Chomp Chomp)
Is It Farther or Further? (Lesson Tutor)
Jelly Fish (Sadlier Oxford)
Latin and Greek Word Elements (Fact Monster)
Lay or Lie?
Leave or Let?
Lie and Lay
Lie and Lay
Lie or Lay?
Lie and Lay - Whatever? (Lesson Tutor)
Linking Verbs (uOttawa)
Linking Verbs (uOttawa)
Linking Verbs Quiz (Soft Schools)
Literacy Quiz
Look, Cover, Write and Check
Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check (BBC)
Magnetic Chat
Making Sentences (BBC)
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (OWL)
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree: Exercise
Manuscript Handwriting (ABC Teach)
Matching Words
Match the Homonyms (Mighty Book)
Match the Synonyms (Mighty Book)
Mixed-Up Pronouns (Harcourt School)
Multiple Meaning Words
Multiple Meaning Words
Negative Prefixes
Noun Explorer (Harcourt School)
Nouns (Edu Place)
On The Trail of Adjectives and Adverbs(Harcourt School)
Parts of Speech (uOttawa)
Parts of Speech 1
Parts of Speech: Adverbs (English Zone)
Parts of Speech Quiz
Penguin Park Punctuation (Harcourt School)
Penguins On Ice (BBC)
The Perfect Tenses (Harcourt School)
Personal Dictionary (TV 411)
Personal Pronouns (BBC)
Planting Sentences (Harcourt School)
Play Ball with Pronouns (Harcourt School)
The Plural Girls (Fun Brain)
Plural Forms and Irregular Nouns
Plural and Possessive Nouns
Plurals and Count/Non-Count Nouns (Grammar)
Plurals Practice Sheet
Plurals Quiz
Plurals Rules (BBC)
Possessive Pronoun Safari (Harcourt School)
Power Proofreading (Edu Place)
Practice Comma Quiz
Prefixes (BBC)
Prefixes
Prefixes
Prefixes
Prefixes (Sadlier Oxford)
Prefixes Make New Words (TV 411)
Prefixes Say Plenty (TV 411)
Prefix Mix (TV 411)
Preposition Barnyard (Harcourt School)
Preposition Desert (Harcourt School)
Preposition Exercises
Preposition State Fair (Harcourt School)
Prepositions (Harcourt School)
Prepositions
Prepositions
Prepositions
Prepositions
Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections (Glencoe)
Printable Handwriting Worksheets: Manuscript (ABC Teach)
Pronoun Agreement (Chomp Chomp)
Pronoun Case (Chomp Chomp)
Pronoun Exploration (Harcourt School)
Pronouns
Pronouns
Pronouns (Edu Place)
Pronoun Toss (Harcourt School)
Proofreading
Proofreading Makes Perfect (Harcourt School)
Punctuation Campground (Harcourt School)
Punctuation-Comma
Putting Down Roots (TV 411)
Putting Down Roots (TV 411)
Putting Sentences Together (BBC)
Putting Your Roots Into Action (TV 411)
Putting Your Roots Into Action (TV 411)
Puzzling Pathways (Harcourt School)
Quiz on Prepositions (Grammar)
Quotation Marks and Colons (Harcourt School)
Raise or Rise?
Raise or Rise?
Rats! Adverbs and Adjectives (Learning Planet)
Reading Clues (About)
The Regional Dialects in the United States
Repairing Run-On Sentences (Grammar)
Rooting Out Words (Fun Brain)
Roots and Their Families, Part 2 (TV 411)
Root Words (BBC)
Rules for Comma Usage (Grammar)
Sandcastle Quiz (BBC)
Save the Kingdom (Teach-nology)
Say It Another Way (TV 411)
Scramble-Saurus Game (Fun Brain)
Self-Study Homonym Quizzes
The Sentence (Edu Place)
The Sentence Combining (Harcourt School)
Sentence Garden (Harcourt School)
Sentence Power (Harcourt School)
Sentence Sort (Harcourt School)
Sentence Speedway (Harcourt School)
Shining the Light on Adverbs (Harcourt School)
Single Quotation Marks (English Plus)
Singular and Plural Nouns
Sit or Set - Does It Matter? (Lesson Tutor)
Sit or Set?...Lie or Lay?
Sit or Set Quiz
Short Circuit (Scholastic)
Snowman Builder (Sadlier Oxford)
Space Station (Sadlier Oxford)
Spell a Roo (Fun Brain)
Spell Check (Fun Brain)
Spelling and Vocabulary (Teachers' Desk)
Spelling - ing (English Zone)
Spelling Match (Edu Place)
Spelling Practice
Spelling Quiz Number Three (Endings) (Grammar)
Spelling Wizard (Scholastic)
Spelling/Word Builders (Harcourt School)
Spin and Spell
Spotlight on Clauses (Harcourt School)
State Abbreviation
State of Being Verbs
Stationery (Primary Game)
Subject-Verb Agreement (Chomp Chomp)
Subject-Verb Agreement
Subject-Verb Agreement
Subject-Verb Agreement 2
Subject-Verb Agreement: Additional Practice 1 (Grammar)
Subject-Verb Agreement Quiz 1
Subject-Verb Mix-Up (Harcourt School)
Success with Suffixes (TV 411)
Suffixes (BBC)
Suffixes
Suffixes (TV 411)
Suffixes (Sadlier Oxford)
Suffixes Make New Words (TV 411)
Suffixes Say A Lot (TV 411)
Suffix-ly (Beacon Learning Center)
Super Challenge (Edu Place)
Super Sentence Match (Harcourt School)
Super Spelling Test
Superlative Forms of One Syllable Words (English Zone)
Synonym and Antonym Word Encounters: Level 1
Synonym and Antonym Word Encounters: Level 2
Synonym and Antonym Word Encounters: Level 3
Synonyms
Synonyms
Synonyms (Sadlier Oxford)
Synonyms (KidPort)
Synonymical
Synonym Toast (Scholastic)
Quiz on Possessives and Irregular Plurals (Grammar)
Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreement (Grammar)
Quiz on Using Quotation Marks (Grammar)
Quotation Marks
Quotation Marks
Quotation Marks
Quotation Marks (Grammar)
Quotation Marks (Study Zone)
Quotation Marks and Colons (Harcourt School)
Quotation Marks Worksheet 1
Quotation Marks Worksheet 1
There There (Better English)
Thesaurus (TV 411)
They're/Their/There (Better English)
Title Ball (Harcourt School)
Title Hockey (Harcourt School)
Title Ride (Harcourt School)
To Lie/To Lay and To Sit/To Set (Grammar)
To, Too and Two
Treasure Trove (Primary Games)
Two, Too and To-Who Knew? (Lesson Tutor)
Type in the Plural Form
Type the Contraction
Using Commas With Coordinating Conjunctions (Grammar)
Using Context Clues (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Using Context Clues
Using Context Clues
Using Irregular Adjectives (Glencoe)
Using Multiple Meanings (TV 411)
Verb Power (Harcourt School)
Verbs (Edu Place)
Verb Tense (uOttawa)
Vocabulary
Vocabulary Pinball (Play Kids Games)
Vocabulary: Multisyllabic Words
Words With Multiple Meanings (TV 411)
Wacky Web Tales (Edu Place)
Walk the Walk Charades (Scholastic)
What are Context Clues?
What Makes a Compound Word? (TV 411)
What's A Root? (TV 411)
What's That Word?/2
What's That Word?/4
What's That Word?/6
What's That Word?/8
Where is the Speaker From? (PBS)
Word Builder (Harcourt School)
Word Confusions (Fun Brain)
Word Formations (uOttawa)
Word Jungle
Word Parts
Word Roots and Prefixes
Word Scramble (Mr. Nussbaum)
Words Commonly Confused
Words With Multiple Meanings (TV 411)
Writing Resources (Internet 4 Classrooms)

Communication

  1. Summarizing - Listen attentively by facing the speaker, asking questions, and summarizing what is said.
  2. Polite Conversation - Use established rules for polite conversation (e.g., do not interrupt, face the speaker, listen attentively, provide appropriate feedback, take turns).
  3. Give Directions - Give multi-step directions.
  4. Questions - Formulate and respond to questions from teachers and group members.
  5. Audience - Identify the targeted audience and purpose for a speech.
  6. Summarize - Construct a summary of a speech.
  7. Response to Text - Participate in creative and expressive responses to text (e.g., choral reading, discussion, dramatization, oral presentations, and personal experiences).
  8. Speech Patterns - Use different voice levels and speech patterns in formal and informal
    situations.
  9. Recitation - Participate in recitations of assigned/self-selected passages.
  10. Oral Presentation - Create and deliver an oral presentation using visual aids or props.
  11. Organizational Structures - Recognize common organizational structures of speeches (e.g., sequential, chronological, problem-solution, comparison-contrast, cause-effect).
  12. Group Leader - Formulate the criteria needed in selecting a good group leader (e.g., understands the group task, works well with others, keeps the group on task ).
A Detailed Speech Outline
Ain't I a Woman?
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Wired for Books)
A Questioning Tool Kit
A Listening Exercise For Groups
Asking Questions: When, How, Why
Audience (Study Zone)
Audience (Study Zone)
Audience Analysis
Audience and Purpose 3
Audience and Purpose 4
Automatic Talking (Not Listening) Exercise
Basic Speech Structure
Can You Follow Directions?
Choral Reading (Teacher Link)
Colonial Manners
Critical Reasoning Warm-Ups
Determine Writing Audience (Study Zone)
Determine Writing Audience (Study Zone)
Determine Writing Audience (Study Zone)
Fables
Five Characteristics of a Good Small Group Leaders
Five Qualities Good Leaders Express (Girl Scouts)
Following Oral Directions (Study Zone)
Follow Directions (Study Zone)
Giggle Poetry
Give Me Five
History and Politics Out Loud
How Polite Are You?
How Well Do You Follow Directions?
Improving Sentence Clarity (OWL)
The Informational Speech Body, the Purpose, Structure and Organization (Speech Mastery)
Information and Critical Literacy
In Search of an Audience
J.K. Rowling and Her Harry Potter Celebrate Birthdays Today (Read Write Think)
Koko's Kitten (ALEX)
Leadership Qualities
Let's Read for Speed!
Listen and Respond to Fables (Study Zone)
Listen and Respond to Fables (Study Zone)
Listening and Responding to Poems (Study Zone)
Listening for Specific Information (BBC)
The Magician's Apprentice (Education World)
Make a Long Story Short (TV 411)
Making Oral Presentations
More Ideas Than You'll Ever Use for Book Reports (Teach Net)
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
The Nature of a Good Leader
New Tips for Social Etiquette Conversation Skills
Oral Book Review (Teacher's Network)
Oral History Activity
Oral Presentation Rubric (Read Write Think)
Oral Presentation Skills
Organizational Patterns
Patterns of Organization and Their Clue Words
Planning, Writing and Completing Oral Presentations
Presentations: Ordering the Phrases
Principles of Organization (Grammar)
Play Books
Poetry Presentation Rubric (Read Write Think)
Preparing Visual Aids
Questioning: A Comprehension Strategy for Small-Group Guided Reading (Read Write Think)
Read Along Stories and Songs (RIF)
Reader's Theaters
The Reading Performance: Understanding Fluency Through Oral Interpretation (Read Write Think)
Speaking Up on the Daily News
Speech Tips
Speech Writing (Scholastic)
Storytelling Lesson Plans and Activities
Sum It Up (Reading Quest)
Sum It Up Instructions (Reading Quest)
Step by Step Guide to Preparing Your First Speech
Teaching Audience Through Interactive Writing (Read Write Think)
Teaching the Art of Polite Conservation
Team Leadership
Theme (About)
Tinker Toys Projects
Using Visual Aids Effectively
Vote for Me! Developing, Writing and Evaluating Persuasive Speeches (Read Write Think)
Warm Up Activities
Which Direction Should I Go? (National Geographic)
Why Mole Shouted
Writing Guide: Audience

Writing

  1. Audience and Purpose - Determine an audience and purpose for writing.
  2. Purpose for Writing - Write for a variety of purposes: to entertain, persuade, inform, describe, demonstrate knowledge, answer questions, respond to literature, acquire knowledge (e.g., clarify thinking, take notes, synthesize information, enhance communication).
  3. Writing Prompts - Practice writing to narrative and descriptive prompts within a specified time limit.
  4. Writing - Write poems, stories, and essays based upon personal reflections, observations, and experiences.
  5. Compare and Contrast - Compare and contrast two persons, places, things, or ideas.
  6. Written Response - Respond in writing to literature studied (e.g., critique, journal, group project) .
  7. Write a Story - Create a well-developed story or passage summary, as well as personal reflections and imaginative writing
  8. Respond to Questions - Compose and respond in writing to original questions and/or problems from all content areas.
  9. Expository Writing - Explore writing in the expository mode.
  10. Writing Process - Recognize and use all steps in the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing/proofing, publishing.
  11. Outline - Construct an outline with main ideas and supporting details.
  12. Topic Selection - Select and refine a topic.
  13. Organization - Compose clear, coherent, well-organized multi-paragraphed works.
  14. Paragraph - Develop a paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence.
  15. Syntactic Variety - Demonstrate syntactic variety.
  16. Precise Language - Use precise language, including vivid words and figurative language.
  17. Transitional Words - Use appropriate time-order or transitional words and phrases.
  18. Page Format - Use correct page format (e.g., paragraphs, margins, indentations, title).
  19. Revision - Revise to clarify thought, to refine ideas, and to distinguish between important and unimportant information.
  20. Resources - Use resources (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, computer) to aid in the writing process.
  21. Writing Rubric - Demonstrate confidence and competence in using the Tennessee Writing Assessment rubric while evaluating one's own writing and the writing of others.
  22. Using Technology - Use technology to publish and present.
  23. Publication - Identify and explore opportunities for publication (e.g., local/national contests, Internet web sites, newspapers, periodicals, school displays).
6+1 Trait Writing
About Margins, Indentation, Alignment, and Line Spacing (Microsoft)
Aesop's Fables
Alike or Different You Be the Judge! (Beacon Learning Center)
An Interactive Online Paragraph Writing Tutorial
Audience (Study Zone)
Audience (Study Zone)
Audience Analysis
Audience and Purpose/3
Audience and Purpose/4
Audio Stories For Children
Author's Purpose (Oswego)
Author's Purpose Interactive Practice Site (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Author's Purpose Worksheets (Teach-nology)
Author's Purpose Worksheets and PowerPoint Shows (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Batter Up!
Bio-Cube (Read Write Think)
Build a Story
Bubbl.us
Building Vocabulary: Making Multigenre Glossaries Based on Student Inquiry (Read Write Think)
Can You Convince Me
Choppy Sentences
Class Exercise: Paragraph Coherence
Coherence and Unity
Cohesion: Using Repetition and References Words to Emphasize Key Ideas in Your Writing
Combining Sentences (Grammar)
Combining Sentences with Appositives (Glencoe)
Common Mistakes
Compare and Contrast
Compare and Contrast Activities (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Compare and Contrast Map (Read Write Think)
Compare/Contrast Essay (Harcourt School)
Comparing and Contrasting (Harcourt School)
Comparing Cinderella and the Rough-Face Girls (Education World)
Compound Sentences (Study Zone)
Consistancy
Correct the Mistakes
Creating a One-Sentence Summary From Supporting Details/49
Creative Visual Writing Prompts
Creative Writing Prompts
Critical Evaluation of Resources
Customize and Print Out Your Own Cartoons (National Geographic Kids)
Cyber Kids
Developing Persuasive Writing (Read Write Think)
Determining Writing Audience (Study Zone)
Determining Writing Audience (Study Zone)
Determining Writing Audience (Study Zone)
Dictionary Exercises
Dictionary Skills (Teaching Online)
Doodle Splash (Read Write Think)
Edit Dan's Copy (Scholastic)
Edublogs
Effective Conclusions
Electronic Texts (Study Zone)
Electronic Texts (Study Zone)
Elementary Writing Resources (Internet 4 Classrooms)
The Elf Project
Essay Map (Read Write Think)
Essay Start: Essay Writing Help or Essay Writing Guide
Evaluate Author's Purpose (Scholastic)
Evaluation Station
Exercises for Eliminating Wordiness
Expository Essay Collection
Expository Essay Prompts
Expository Prompts (Teacher Web)
Expository Writing Prompts
Expressive Writing (Harcourt School)
Factors to be Considered for an Effective Conclusions
Finding Information of the Internet
The Five Paragraph Essay
Fifth Grade Lessons
Four Main Components for Effective Outlines (OWL)
Grade 5 Writing Assessment Sample Prompts and Anchor Papers
Haiku
Haiku Generator
How Are They Selling It? (TV 411)
How to Edit or Proofread an Essay or Paper (WikiHow)
How-to Essay (Harcourt School)
How to Get an A in Writing
How to Use the Microsoft Word Thesaurus
How to Use Word Choice That Catches the Reader's Eye (Kim's Korner 4 Teachers Talk)
How to Write a Chronological Narrative (Study Zone)
How to Write a Paragraph Using the Writing Cycle (eHow)
How to Writing: Motivating Students to Write for a Real Purpose (Read Write Think)
Identifying the Topic
Identifying the Topic Sentence
Identifying Topics and Main Ideas/11
Imagination Prompt Generator
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Someone a Letter (EDSITEment)
Improving Sentence Clarity (OWL)
Incredible Shrinking Notes (Education World)
Information and Activities for Modes of Writing (Kim's Korner 4 Teacher Talk)
Information About Expository Writing
Information and Critical Literacy
Information Elimination (Beacon Learning Center)
In Search of an Audience
Instant Haiku Generator
Introduction to Prewriting (OWL)
I Want to be an Astronaut (Harcourt School)
J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter Celebrate Birthdays Today (Read Write Think)
Journal Scape
Journal Writing Ideas (Teacher Net)
KidWorld!!
Learn How to Write a Sentence and Paragraph!
Letter Generator (Read Write Think)
Letter Poems (Read Write Think)
Listen and Respond to Fables (Study Zone)
Listen and Respond to Fables (Study Zone)
Literary Response Essay
Literature-Figurative Language
Locating the Main Idea/24
Magic Mirror (Teacher's Desk)
Make a Long Story Short (TV 411)
Make Beliefs Comix!
Make Kids' Writing Shine: Using Beginnings and Endings to Teach Craft (Scholastic)
Making a Outline
Making Connections (Beacon Learning Center)
Making Judgement (Scholastic)
Making Judgement/34 (Scholastic)
Manuscript Form
MLA Style
MLA Works Cited Format (Study Guide)
Multiple Meaning Words
Narrative Writing Prompts
Necessary and Unnecessary Words
New Outline Maker
Newspapers (Study Zone)
Newspapers (Study Zone)
Online Timer (Internet 4 Classrooms)
On Writing a Paper
Outline Worksheet
Note Taker (Read Write Think)
Nursery Rhyme Expansion
Paragraph Coherence
Paragraph Coherence
Paragraph Essentials
Paragraph Structure
Paragraph Unit
Paragraph Unit
Paragraph Writing Exercise
Peer Editing Form
Personal Narrative (Harcourt School)
Persuasive Essay Collection
Persuasive Map (Read Write Think)
Persuasive Writing
Persuasive Writing (Scholastic)
Persuasive Writing (Scholastic)
Persuasive Writing
Persuasive Writing (Harcourt School)
Planning: Thought Starters
Planning Your Writing (BBC)
Plan Your Speech Conclusion
Poetry Writing Practice
Powerful Writing: Description in Creating Monster Trading Cards (Read Write Think)
Power Proofreading (Edu Place)
Prewriting Essays
Prewriting Strategies
Proofreading
Publish (The Write Source)
Punctuation Campground (Harcourt School)
Putting Sentences Together (BBC)
Read and View Imaginative Texts (Study Zone)
Reading for Meaning
Research Roadmap
Research Skills
Response to Literature Writing Rubric
Rhyming Zone
Second Quiz on Combining Sentences (Grammar)
Sentence Fragments (OWL)
Screen Writers Toolkit: Writing Dialogue
Shape Poems (Read Write Think)
Speech Conclusion: 5 Effective Strategies to Conclude a Speech
Spell Binder (Wicked)
Strategies for Variation (OWL)
Story Bird
Story Character Outline (Study Zone)
Story Mapping (Read Write Think)
Story Starters
Story Starters (Scholastic)
Storytelling Activities and Lesson Ideas (Story Arts)
Student Writing Tools
Sum It Up (Reading Quest)
Sum It Up Instructions (Reading Quest)
Summarize as You Read (TV 411)
Summarizing (Reading Quest)
Summarizing (BBC)
Take Notes (TV 411)
Tales of the Talking Toothbrush (Teacher's Desk)
Teaching Audience Through Interactive Writing (Read Write Think)
Techniques for Writing: Writing Topic Sentences for Paragraphs
Techniques for Writing: Using Specific Language
Tell It To The Judge Persuasive Essay (Scholastic)
Terrific Transitions!
Text 2 Mind Map
Textbook Skills/25
The Thesaurus (TV 411)
Thesaurus
Tips for More Vivid Writing
Tone
Topic, Central Point, and Details/14
Topic Sentences
Topic Sentences/1.1
Topic Sentences/1.2
Topic Sentences/1.3
Topic Sentences/1.4
Topic Sentence/10
Topic Sentence/13
Transitional Devices (OWL)
Transitional Words and Phrases
Transition Words
Transition Words
Transition Words
Traveling Terrain: Comprehending Nonfiction Text on the Web (Read Write Think)
Troubleshooting Your Sentence
Types of Paragraphs in an Essay/4.2
Types of Paragraphs in an Essay/4.1
Ways to Narrow Down a Topic
Webbing Tool (Read Write Think)
Using a Dictionary (Study Zone)
Using Excel in a Classroom (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Using a Glossary/15
Using a Variety of Sources (Study Zone)
Using a Variety of Sources (Study Zone)
Using a Variety of Sources (Study Zone)
Using Reference Sources (Education Atlas)
Using Reference Sources
Using The Dictionary/16
Using Verbs in Poetry
Using Vivid Adjectives (ALEX)
Vivid Descriptions and Works of Art (Education World)
Vivid Verbs (A to Z Teacher Stuff)
Web Poster Wizard
What's the Big Idea? (Harcourt School)
Which Writing is Right? (Beacon Learning Center)
Who Could It Be? (Teacher's Desk)
Word Central
Word Processing Activities
The Write Advise: A Student's Guide to Writing Essays
Write Me a Story
Writer Slate
Writer! Writer!
Writing (TV 411)
Writing (Lee Summit)
Writing a "How-To" Explanation
Writing a Chronological Narrative (Study Zone)
Writing a Personal Narrative
Writing a Persuasive Essay
Writing Dialogue Form
Writing Directions (Study Zone)
Writing Exercises
WritingFix
WritingFix: Random Writing Prompts
Writing Fun!
Writing: Graphic Organizer (ALEX)
Writing Guide: Audience
Writing: Instructional Philosophy and Teaching Suggestions
Writing Paragraphs
Writing Process (Brain Pop)
The Writing Process
The Writing Process
Writing Prompts/Journal Topics (Can Teach)
Writing That Persuades
Writing to Persuade Rubric
Writing Transitions (OWL)
Young American Poetry Digest

Research

  1. Research Topic - Define and narrow a topic for research.
  2. Reference Sources - Discern and use appropriate reference sources in various format (e.g., interviews with family and community; encyclopedia, card/electronic catalogs, almanacs, magazines, newspapers).
  3. Research Tools - Use current technology as a research and communication tool for personal interest, research, and clarification.
  4. Gather Information - Gather and record information on a research topic using three different sources, at least one of which must be a print source.
  5. Evaluate Reliability - Evaluate and determine the reliability of sources on a given topic.
  6. Organize Information - Organize information from text or technological sources using a graphic organizer.
  7. Note Taking - Develop a note taking system that includes important concepts, paraphrases, summaries, and identification of reference sources.
  8. Write Report - Write a research report, using three or more sources
  9. Necessary Information - Distinguish between necessary and unnecessary bibliographical information in a citation.
  10. Cite Sources - Cite three or more sources, including the title, author, and page number(s).
The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation
An Introduction to Research
APA Citation Game
Automatic Bibliography Maker (BibMe)
Bibliography Blunders (Beacon Learning Center)
Bubbl.us
Character Trading Cards (Read Write Think)
Choose a Research Topic
Citation Style Guides
Citing Sources
Concept Mapping with Excel
(Internet 4 Classrooms)
Critical Evaluation of Resources
Critically Analyzing Information Sources
Developing Ideas
Edit Dan's Copy (Scholastic)
Essay Map (Read Write Think)
Evaluating Internet Research Sources
Evaluating Web Pages
Evaluation Criteria
Evaluation Of Information Sources
Exploratree
Fact Fragment Frenzy Interactives (Read Write Think)
Follow the Clues (Scholastic)
General Format (OWL)
Graphic Organizers (eThemes)
Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers (Enchanted Learning)
Graphic Organizers (Edu Place)
Graphic Organizers (Edu Place)
Graphic Organizers Maker (Teach-nology)
Graphic Organizer Templates (Education World)
The Great Kapok Tree: Teaching About Conflict in Literature (Education World)
How to Narrow or Broaden Your Topic
How to Narrow Your Topic (Homework Tree)
How to Research (Scholastic)
How to Take Research Notes (eHow)
Inference Notes
Information and Critical Literacy
Information Elimination (Beacon Learning Center)
Interactive Circle Plot Diagram (Read Write Think)
Interactive Graphic Organizer
Interactive Graphic Organizer
Interactive Graphic Organizer
Interactive Venn Diagram (Read Write Think)
Kinds of Concept Maps
Lesson of Self-Discovery and Peer Introduction
Library and Reference Resources (Glencoe)
Main Idea Graphic Organizer (Study Zone)
Making Note Cards
Mind Mapping (Mindomo)
MLA BibBuilder
MLA Citation Game
MLA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL)
MLA Style (The Write Source)
Narrow Your Research Topic (Homework Tips)
Narrow Your Topic
Note Taker (Read Write Think)
Note Taking
Note Taking
On Taking Notes While Reading
OttoBib
Prereading Notes
Problem-Solution (Reading Quest)
The Quality Information Checklist
Ready Reference & Copyright Sources (Discovery Education)
Reference Search
Reference Source (Study Zone)
Research Begins Here
Research Guide
Research Guide
Research Report (Harcourt School)
Research Report (Harcourt School)
Research Roadmap
Research Skills
Son of Citation Machine
Story Board (Scholastic)
Story Mapping (Read Write Think)
Style Manuals & Writing Guides
Summary Notes
Take Notes (TV 411)
Teaching Zack to Think
Topics
Text 2 Mind Map
Thesis Builder (Tom March)
Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement
Thinking Maps
Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements (OWL)
Tips On Making Your Own Concept Map
Using an Almanac (ALEX)
Using a Variety of Sources (Study Zone)
Using Reference Source
Using Reference Source (Education Atlas)
Using Reference Sources (Oswego)
Using References to Locate Information (Study Zone)
Ways to Narrow Down a Topic
Webbing Tool
What is Referencing?
What Matters Most: How to Tell What's Important
Word Central
Writing (Lee Summit)
Writing a Research Paper
Writing Guide: Working With Topics

Logic

  1. Fact or Opinion - Distinguish between fact/opinion, between cause/effect, and between fantasy/reality.
  2. Inferences - Make inferences and draw appropriate conclusions while reading, viewing, or listening to print and non-print media.
  3. Predictions - Make and adjust predictions while reading, viewing, or listening to print and non-print media.
  4. Analogies - Construct and complete analogies using synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, categories, and subcategories.
  5. Persuasive Devices - Recognize examples of persuasive devices (e.g., bandwagon, loaded terms, testimonial, name-calling).
The 20 Top Logical Fallacies
Adverb Clauses: Cause and Effect Relationships
Affluenca (PBS)
Analogies
Analogies
Analogies
Analogies (Gamequarium)
Analogies (Sadliert Oxford)
Analogy Quiz (Fact Monster)
Antonyms
Artifacts Bag
Author Study: Improving Reading Comprehension Using Inference and Comparison (Read Write Think)
Ball Hogs (FEN)
Be a Critical Reader (TV 411)
Book Report Alternative: A Character's Letter to the Editor (Read Write Think)
Cause and Effect Book List (Teacher Net)
Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer
Cause and Effect Paragraphs
Cause and Effect Review
Common Persuasive Techniques
Cows: Context Clues (Sadlier Oxford)
Demolition Fears After City Blaze (BBC)
Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
Dolphins 1 (English Zone)
Draw Conclusions (Harcourt School)
Drawing Conclusions (Study Zone)
Drawing Conclusions (Study Zone)
Drawing Conclusions (Study Zone)
Dyslexics Boy's Site Wins Top Award (BBC)
Elephants (English Zone)
Fact and Opinion (Edu Place)
Fact and Opinion (BBC)
Fact and Opinion (Harcourt School)
Fact and Opinion Self Test
Fact or Opinion?
Fact or Opinion?
Fact or Opinion?
Fact or Opinion Activities and Worksheets (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Fantasy Bookmark (Read Write Think)
Field Trip Adventure (Sadlier Oxford)
Follow the Clues (Scholastic)
Grade 5 Reading Online Test
Guess What Comes Next (TV 411)
Homonyms
Homonyms
Homophones (BBC)
How Are They Selling It? (TV 411)
Hungry Ferret Causes Rail Scare (BBC)
Inference (Study Zone)
Inference (Study Zone)
Inference: Inference Equations (Critical Reading)
Inference Riddles
Inferring (Reading Lady)
The Land of the Rocket to the Moon (Sadier Oxford)
Looking for the Fine Print (TV 411)
Making Inferences (Study Zone)
Making Inferences (Study Zone)
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions (Study Zone)
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Martin Luther King Jr.: Fact or Opinion? (Education World)
The New Addition (Scholastic)
News to Me (BBC)
Otters Head For Towns and Cities (BBC)
Persuasive Argument
Picture Puzzle Prediction
Practice with Cause and Effect
Prediction Cards (Scholastic)
Prediction Page
Propaganda
Propaganda and Debating Techniques
Reading Clinic: Use Predictions to Help Kids Think Deeply About Books (Scholastic)
Reading Prediction Form
Say It Another Way (TV 411)
Simple Present Tense: Fact, Habit, Opinion or Schedule? (English Zone)
Statement and Opinion
Story Board (Scholastic)
Synonyms
Synonyms (Sadlier Oxford)
Teaching Students to Make Inferences
The Thesaurus (TV 411)
Using Cause and Effect Transitions
Using Context Clues
Using Historical Fiction to Learn About the Civil War (Read Write Think)
Wartime Propaganda (Think Quest)
What Are They Selling? (TV 411)
What Caused It? (Beacon Learning Center)
White Loafers and Passport Control (BBC)
Word Jungle
Words In Context (Toon University)
The World's Greatest Contralto (Scholastic)

Informational Text

  1. Purpose for Reading - Use a variety of pre-reading strategies (e.g., set a purpose for reading, {to understand, to enjoy, to solve problems, to locate specific information/facts}, utilize reference sources to build background for reading, preview text features).
  2. Derive Meaning - Derive meaning while reading (e.g., use metacognitive and self-monitoring reading strategies to improve comprehension {reread, ask for help, self-questioning, draw on earlier reading}).
  3. Understanding - Check for understanding after reading (e.g., summarize, identify the author's purpose).
  4. Text Parts - Use common text parts and features to enhance understanding (e.g., headings, key words, graphics, captions, side bars, chapter titles, glossaries).
  5. Sequence - Understand sequence of events from text.
  6. Determine Main Idea - Determine the main idea and supporting details from text.
  7. Skim Text - Skim text to develop a general overview of content or to locate specific information.
  8. Variety of Texts - Understand a variety of informational texts, which include primary sources (e.g., autobiographical sketches, letters, diaries, Internet sites).
  9. Follow Instructions - Follow multi-tasked instructions in informational and technical texts (e.g., programming technological equipment, complete/repair a model plane/car).
  10. Summarize - Summarize information presented in text.
  11. Organizational Structures - Explore the organizational structures of informational text (e.g., chronological, sequential, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, problem-solution).
Adverb Clauses: Cause and Effect Relationships
Aesop's Fables
Agreement
American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank
Author's Purpose Interactives (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Author's Purpose Worksheets and Power Point Shows (Internet 4 Classroom)
Bats Are Our Buddies
The Bear Facts About Summarization
Captions Help Tell a Story (TV 411)
Cause and Effect Book List (Teacher Net)
Cause and Effect Graphic Organizers
Cause and Effect Paragraphs
Cause and Effect Review
Cheese Sauce
Chronological Order
Cloze Reading (Mr. Nussbaum)
Compare and Contrast (Harcourt School)
Compare and Contrast
Compare and Contrast Activities (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Compare and Contrast Map (Read Write Think)
Comparing and Contrasting: Picturing an Organizational Pattern (Read Write Think)
Compare Or Contrast?
Comparing Cinderella and the Rough-Face Girl (Education World)
Creating a One-Sentence Summary from Supporting Details
Creating Scavenger Hunts
Critical Evaluation of Resources
Critical Evaluation Surveys and Resources (Discovery Education)
Critically Analyzing Information Sources
Cup of Tea
Cyber Story
Demolition Fears After City Blaze (BBC)
Description (Scholastic)
Determining What Is Important (Reading Lady)
Dream Catcher
Dyslexic Boy's Site Wins Top Award (BBC)
Electronic Texts (Study Zone)
Electronic Texts (Study Zone)
Enchanting Readers with Revisionist Fairy Tales (Read Write Think)
Evaluation Criteria
Evaluation of Information Sources
Evaluating Internet Research Sources
Evaluating Web Pages
Examining Plot Conflict Through a Comparison/Contrast Essay (Read Write Think)
Get the Idea (Beacon Learning Center)
Grade 5 Reading Online Test
Headings (Study Zone)
How Not to Read the News Paper
How to Build a Baking Soda Volcano
How to Make Paper Hat
How to Read & Enjoy a Play
Hungry Ferret Causes Rail Scare (BBC)
I Can Wash Dishes (Econ Ed Link)
Improving Your Reading in School Subjects
Incredible Shrinking Notes (Education World)
Interpreting Chart Information (TV 411)
Level 200 Reading Topics
Level 330 Reading Topics
Level 490 Reading Level
Looking for the Fine Print (TV 411)
Main Idea and Details (Harcourt School)
Making Judgement (Scholastic)
Making Judgement (Scholastic)
Magic Mirror (Teacher's Desk)
Make a Light Bulb
Make a Long Story Short (TV 411)
Mapping Out Summarization
"Minimum" Solar Box Cooker
My Reading Strategy Checklist
Native American Mandala
The New Addition (Scholastic)
News to Me (BBC)
Numbers (BBC)
Once Upon a Genre (Scholastic)
Otters Head For Towns and Cities (BBC)
Practice Reading Test
Practice with Cause and Effect
The Quality Information Checklist
Paragraph Units
Petroleum Scavenger Unit
Practice with Comparison and Contrast
Practice with Explaining a Process
Primary Source and Archived Collections Projects
Primary Source Documents (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Primary Sources on the Web
Probable Passage Matrix
Read All About It!
Reading Charts and Graphs (TV 411)
Reading Clinic: Use Predictions to Help Kids Think Deeply About Books (Scholastic)
Reading Comprehension (Mr. Nussbaum)
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension Skills: Scanning
Reading Faster
Reading for a Purpose
Reading for a Purpose
Reading for Meaning
Reading Headlines (TV 411)
Reading Percentages in Charts (TV 411)
Reading Strategies
Reading Strategy Checklist
Research Building Blocks: Skim, Scan, and Scroll (Read Write Think)
Scanning (BBC)
Scanning Exercise
Sequence (Teach-nology)
Sequence (Harcourt School)
Sequence It
Sequence of Events (Beacon Learning Center)
Sequencing (Study Zone)
Sequencing Events of a Story (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Shaking Things Up In Summarization
Skimming
Skimming (BBC)
Skimming Exercise
Skimming and Scanning (Teaching Ideas)
Skimming and Scanning (42 Explore)
Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources (EDSITEment)
Slim Down to the Good Stuff
Story Scramble (PBS Kids)
Story Sequence with Word
Story Shackles
Story Starters (Scholastic)
Story Summary: Write About A Book (ABC Teach)
Sum It Up
Sum It Up Instructions
Summarize As You Read (TV 411)
Summarize/Paraphrase (Harcourt School)
Summarizing
Summarizing (Reading Quest)
Teaching Zack to Think
Tell It to the Judge: Persuasive Essay (Scholastic)
Text Summarizer
Types of Text (BBC)
Using a Glossary/15
Using a Table of Contents (Teach-nology)
Using Cause and Effect Transitions
Using Historical Fiction to Learn About the Civil War (Read Write Think)
Using Primary Sources in Your Research
Using Reference Sources
Wallpaper Bookmark
What Are They Selling? (TV 411)
What Caused It? (Beacon Learning Center)
What's on a Map? (TV 411)
White Loafers and Passport Control (BBC)
Youth Source

Media

  1. Use Media - Use media (e.g., photographs, PowerPoint, dioramas, videos, the arts, online catalogs, nonfiction books, encyclopedias, Internet) to view, read, and represent information.
  2. Using Print - Use print and non-print materials along with prior knowledge to provide background for writing and/or presenting.
  3. Research - Use media to conduct research and prepare reports.
  4. Libraries - Use libraries/media centers to access media sources.
  5. Oral Report - Use media to enhance reports and oral presentations.
  6. Effect of Media - Examine the effects of media (e.g., television, print materials, Internet, magazines, cell phones) on daily life
American Memory from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank
Animal Pictures (Jungle Walk)
Audience Analysis
Audio Broadcasting and Podcast: Oral Storytelling and Dramatization (Read Write Think)
Borders, American ID for Educators (PBS)
Bullets Be Gone (Training Day)
Capturing A Moment in Time (ALEX)
Creating a Multimedia Presentation (Holt)
Creating a Power Presentation (Class Zone)
Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising (Read Write Think)
Digital Slideshows: PowerPoint for the Novice (ALEX)
Don't Buy It! (PBS Kids)
Ease History
Elements of Messages
Find Graphics (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Free Audio-Video (Learn Out Loud)
Free Photos for Education (Tech 4 Learning)
The Function of Images in Text
Images as Persuasion
Images of Life on Earth
Looking Into Holidays Past Through Primary Sources
Media Elements
Medium as Process
Moving Images
Multimedia Presentation Checklist (4 Teachers)
Picturing Parts of Speech (ALEX)
Photo Analysis Guide
Photography (National Geographic)
Producing a Video (Class Zone)
Strategies of Thinking Visually: Being First, Doing Second
Tips for Creating a Better PowerPoint Slide Show
Top Ten Slide Tips
Understanding Persuasion
Using Vivid Adjectives (ALEX)
VoiceThread
VoiceThread/Example
Welcome to PowerPoint
Writing Guide: Audience

Literature

  1. Pre-reading Strategies - Use a variety of pre-reading strategies (e.g., set a purpose for reading, {to understand, to enjoy, to solve problems, to locate specific information/facts}, utilize reference sources to build background for reading, preview text features).
  2. Derive Meaning - Derive meaning while reading (e.g., use metacognitive and self-monitoring reading strategies to improve comprehension {reread, ask for help, draw on earlier reading}).
  3. Check for Understanding - Check for understanding after reading (e.g., summarize, identify the author's purpose).
  4. Build Vocabulary - Build vocabulary by reading from a wide variety of texts and literary genres.
  5. Text Forms - Recognize varying forms of text (e.g., poems {lines and stanzas}, plays {acts, stage directions}, novels {chapters}).
  6. Story Elements - Understand the meaning of plot, character, setting, conflict, point of view, and theme in narration.
  7. Conflict - Explore the various kinds of conflict (e.g., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology).
  8. Point of View - Begin to distinguish between first and third person points of view.
  9. Theme - Distinguish between a stated and an implied theme.
  10. Conflict & Resolution - Analyze the plot structure of a narrative (story), including identifying the problem (conflict) and determining how the problem is resolved.
  11. Compare Texts - Discuss similarities and differences in events and/or characters, using evidence cited in two or more texts
  12. Connections - Make connections among various texts showing similarities and differences.
  13. Dramatic Elements - Recognize elements particular to dramatic literature (e.g., time constraints, organizational structure, stage directions, dialogue).
  14. Literary Devices - Know and use basic literary devices (e.g., imagery, metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole).
  15. Sound Devices - Recognize sound devices in poetry (e.g., onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhythm,rhyme, repetition).
  16. Culture - Identify how culture, ethnicity, and historical eras are represented in literary text.
7 Themes, Patterns and Symbols
101 Common Book Themes (About)
Absolutely Whootie
Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
A Fun Way to Teach Similes (Poetry Teachers)
Agreement
Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text (Read Write Think)
All About Alliteration: Responding to Literature Through a Poetry Link (Read Write Think)
Alliteration
Alliteration Lesson Plans and Resources
Alliterations (American Rhetoric)
American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank
Analogies
Analogies
Analogies
Analogies (Sadlier Oxford)
Analogies - Find the Appropriate Match
Analogy Quiz (Fact Monster)
Analyzing Poetry Tips
Animal Similes
Antonyms
Antonyms (Sadlier Oxford)
A Short Story (BBC)
Author's Purpose Interactive Practice Sites (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Author's Purpose Worksheets and PowerPoint Shows (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Balanced Literacy
Batter Up!
The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts (Read Write Think)
Book Report Sandwich Station (Scholastic)
Cavalier Poetry and Drama
Change Idioms to Plain English
Characters and Point of View
Circus Builder (Sadlier Oxford)
Cloze Reading (Mr. Nussbaum)
Compare and Contrast
Compare and Contrast (Harcourt School)
Compare and Contrast Activities (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Compare or Contrast
Conflict
Conflict
Conflict
Conflict (Wikipedia)
Constructing Plot
Creating a One-Sentence Summary From Supporting Details
Critical Evaluation Information (Discovery Education)
Critical Evaluation of Resources
Critically Analyzing Information Sources
Demolition Fears After City Blaze (BBC)
Developing Conflict
Dialogue (Writers Write)
Dialogue (Suite 101)
Dialogue Workshop
Differences Across the Curriculum
Do You Know Your Metaphors?
Do You Know Your Similes?
Dyslexia Boy's Site Wins Top Award (BBC)
Electronic Text (Study Zone)
Electronic Text (Study Zone)
The Elements of Drama
Enchanting Readers with Revisionist Fairy Tales (Read Write Think)
Evaluating Internet Research Sources
Evaluating Web Pages
Evaluation Criteria
Evaluation of Information Sources
Exploring Point of View
Exploring World Cultures Through Folk Tales (Read Write Think)
Eye on Idioms (Read Write Think)
Fables, Fairy Tales, Stories and Nursery Rhymes
Fact Fragment Frenzy (Read Write Think)
Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales and Children's Stories
Fairy Tales and Stories
Fiction: Description (Scholastic)
Field Trip Adventure (Sadliert Oxford)
Figures and Legends in American Folklore (Fact Monster)
Genre, Audience and Purpose (BBC)
Gothic, Novel and Romance: Brief Definitions
Grade 5 Online Reading Test
Homophones (BBC)
Great Kapok Tree: Teaching About Conflict in Literature (Education World)
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Guide to Drama
Harry Potter Reviews, Quizzes, Features and More! (Fact Monster)
How to Read & Enjoy a Play
How to Start Writing in the Third Person (About)
Hungry Ferret Causes Rail Scare (BBC)
The Idiom Connections
Idioms
Imagery
Incredible Shrinking Notes (Education World)
Inferring Supporting Details
Instructions (BBC)
Interactive Circle Plot Diagrams (Read Write Think)
Kids' Corner (Wired For Books)
The Land of the Rocket to the Moon (Sadlier Oxford)
Level 200 Reading Topic
Level 300 Reading Topic
Level 330 Reading Topic
Level 490 Reading Topic
Links to Fables, Fairy Tales, Stories and Nursery Rhymes
The Literacy Crossword
Literary Genres
Literature as a Jumping Off Point for Nonfiction Inquiry (Read Write Think)
Literature Comprehension
Literature - Conflict
Literature - Imagery
Literature - Similes and Metaphors
Locating Information (Harcourt School)
Looking for the Fine Print (TV 411)
Magic Mirror (Teacher's Desk)
Maintaining Point of View (Study Zone)
Maintaining Point of View (Study Zone)
Make a Long Story Short (TV 411)
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Making Judgements (Scholastic)
Making Judgements (Scholastic)
Metaphor List
Metaphors
My Family Traditions: A Class Book and a Potluck Lunch (Read Write Think)
Mythology (Fact Monster)
Myths Around the World (Scholastic)
Name That Literary Element (Glencoe)
Narrative and Dialogue: A Contrast of Writing Styles
Narrative Elements (Harcourt School)
New Fairy Tales
News to Me (BBC)
Numbers (BBC)
The Official Chris Van Allsburg Website
The Official Website of Robert Munsch
Once Upon a Genre (Scholastic)
Online Practice Reading Tests
Oral Traditions
Otters Head for Towns and Cities (BBC)
Paint by Idioms (Fun Brain)
Personal Narrative (Harcourt School)
Personal Narrative (Harcourt School)
Plot Diagram (Read Write Think)
Plot Outline
Poetic Devices
Poetry Co-op
Poetry General Knowledge Quiz
Poetry Writing Practice
The POINT of Point of View
Point of View
Point of View
Point of View
Power Writing for Paragraphs
Practice with Comparison and Contrast
Predict Outcomes (Harcourt School)
Promoting Cultural Values Through Alphabet Books (Read Write Think)
The Quality Information Chechlist
Purpose
Read and View Imaginative Texts (Study Zone)
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension (Mr. Nussbaum)
Reading for Meaning
Reading for a Purpose
Reading for a Purpose
Reading Genre Definitions
Reading Strategies
Reading Test
Recognize the Differences Among Stories and Plays (Study Zone)
Say It Another Way
Screenwriter's Toolkit
Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History
The Short Story (Glencoe)
Short Story: 10 Tips for Creative Writers
The Short Story: Read to Write
Simile Matching Game
Similes
Similes Quiz
Ski Lodge Vacation (Sadlier Oxford)
Stage Directions
Story Starters (Scholastic)
Story Stew: Teaching Character, Plot and Setting (Teachers Net)
Story Mapping (Read Write Think)
Studying the Metaphysical Poets
Sum It Up (Reading Quest)
Sum It Up Instructions (Reading Quest)
Summarize as You Read (TV 411)
Summarizing(Reading Quest)
Supporting Details
Synonyms
Synonyms (Sadlier Oxford)
Teaching Point of View With Two Bad Ants (Read Write Think)
Teaching Zack to Think
Thank You Ma'm Langston Hughes: Developing the Concept Theme (Teacher Net)
Theme
The Thesaurus (TV 411)
The Three Master Recipes of Fiction
Types of Literature (Fact Monster)
Understanding Setting, Plot and Theme (Study Zone)
Understanding Setting, Plot and Theme (Study Zone)
Understanding Setting, Plot and Theme (Study Zone)
Using Context Clues
Using Context Clues 2 (Glencoe)
Using Historical Fiction to Learn About the Civil War (Read Write Think)
Using Picture Books to Teach Plot Development and Conflict Resolution (Read Write Think)
Using Reference Sources
Vocabulary Quizzes
Using Snowflake Bentley as a Framing Text for Multigenre Writing (Read Write Think)
Wartime Poetry: Working With Similes (Read Write Think)
Wendy's World of Stories for Children
What is Poetry?
White Loafers and Passport Control (BBC)
Wizards and Pigs (Game Goo)
Word Jungle
Word Relationships
Writing (Sentence Sense)
Writing Dialogue Form
WritingFix
Writing: Similes and Metaphors (eThemes)

Additional Sites

Free Printable English Worksheets
Puzzle Maker (Discovery Education)
Kids' SpaceOnline Activities and Interactive Learning for Students in Grades PreK-12 (Scholastic)