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Word Winder Solve the clues and wind the words. New game every day. Game of the Day Listen to the words and spell through all three levels. Be careful–one mistake and you'll suffer a stinging defeat. Crosswords Unscramble letters to solve each clue. Challenge your knowledge and skill each day with a new puzzle from the L.A. Puzzle lovers, this daily challenge is for you. Scrabble Improve your SCRABBLE skills with this fast-paced, one-player take on the word lovers' classic. More Games Unscramble the words to find the answer to the cartoon clue. Clear the board by forming words from the tiles. A new twist on an old favorite. Join the chain gang form a chain of interlocking words and score big points. Complete the grid by forming four-letter words from the clues. Break the code to solve the puzzle. A challenging word game where each answer provides a clue to the next word. Find all the hidden words. Howdy, partner lasso the words that fit the clues and solve the puzzle.

Literary Elements Through Music Resource Documents I wanted to follow up yesterday's post Literary Elements: Give the Book a Break with a PDF copy of the handout I used when teaching the lesson. I realized in reviewing the document that I also used the song Smokey Joe's Cafe, which is another great song for teaching all of these literary elements. Most importantly, you should notice how I annotated the text. I included a column on the right where I could ask questions, define words or give the scholars an opportunity to reflect on the content without having to give any verbal directions. This is an excellent way to support vocabulary development while pushing through difficult content. The particular lesson below was used following an interim assessment because Literary Elements were identified as an area still needing growth.

Literary Resources on the Net (Lynch) Literary Resources on the Net These pages are maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers — Newark. Comments and corrections are welcome. Updated 7 January 2006. Search for a (single) word: Or choose one of the following categories:

Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty is the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network and creator of Grammar Girl, which has been named one of Writer's Digest's 101 best websites for writers multiple times. The Grammar Girl podcast has also won Best Education Podcast multiple times in the Podcast Awards, and Mignon is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame. Mignon is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing" and six other books on writing. She has appeared as a guest on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and the "Today Show" and has been featured in the New York Times, Business Week, the Washington Post, USA Today,, and more. She was previously the chair of media entrepreneurship in the Reynolds School of Journalism in Reno, NV.

Play Free Word Search Games Scrabble SprintNew Game Build your vocabulary and practice your language skills by playing this classic online Scrabble game. You will be given an assortment of letters, and it's up to you to lay them down to form a word... Text MateNew Game Mash up your words to connect and create words you've never thought possible. Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Common Core Standards for Literature Graphic Organizers & Worksheets Do you need to implement the Common Core Standards into your curriculum? These graphic organizers are written for each individual anchor standard for Reading Literature, grades 9-10, and will work for any piece of literature: short stories, plays, novels, poems, etc.. Just select an organizer for the literature you are reading to practice that particular standard/skill. They are all labeled clearly with each standard. You can download the samples, below, FREE. This full set, which can be purchased here , includes 24 different organizers for the 10 anchor standards in reading.

Quizzes Based On VOA Programs There are 102 multiple-choice quizzes. Other VOA Sections: America - History - Mosaic - People - Places - Quizzes - Studying - Words - RSS - More Quiz yourself on English grammar and vocabulary while reading scripts from VOA Special English.Not only can you practice English, but you can learn many interesting things while doing so. Games with Words

Play Scrabble Online free - Scrabble Sprint game This Scrabble online free game is great practice for the real thing. Combine the letters into high-value words on a timer for the most points. To begin, click the Small, Medium, or Large link under the picture at left. This opens the game in a pop-up window. Scrabble Tools: Scrabble Word Checker and 2-Letter Scrabble Words Comparing Portrayals of Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Photography and Literature ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade

Exercises and Quizzes Here you will find (1) tests and exercises that offer additional practice in correctly and effectively building sentences and paragraphs, and (2) reading quizzes that measure your familiarity with many of the works included in our Essay Samplers. Exercise in Writing With Specific DetailsSpecific details create word pictures that can make your writing easier to understand and more interesting to read. This exercise will give you practice in revising sentences to make them more concrete and specific. Practice in Supporting a Topic Sentence With Specific DetailsA topic sentence contains the main idea upon which a paragraph is developed. ESL Apps These ESL apps consist of games and activities to play online with smartphones and tablets or even a laptop or smartboard. No installation is needed. Most of these web apps work best in landscape mode. I recommend using the Opera browser as it has a useful full-screen mode. Random Conversation Starters This is a fabulous tool for conversation classes or one on one lessons.

The Glorious Whitewasher from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (with mini-assessment) Grade 7Relevant for grades 6-8 12-pg docone-day sample lessonfiction Why it matters: These exemplar lessons, created by and for teachers, provide clear demonstrations of the CCSS approach to close reading with text-dependent questions. The sample lessons and assessments include: Readings with teacher and student instructionsText dependent questionsStudent discussion activitiesVocabulary and syntax tasks for challenging words and phrasesWriting-based formative assessmentsFiction and nonfiction lessons and assessment questions*Annotations for teachers