Looking for FREE informational texts, short stories, poems, or historical documents to integrate into your novel units? Use CommonLit's collection, organized by themes, to find and download hundreds of relevant short passages that will prompt college-level discussions in your classroom.
Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.
Comic creator is one of the many interactive writing activities that can be enjoyed by students from grade one to grade six. This is a great site for online activities as well as finding fun graphic organizers.
Teaching poetry in the upper grades can seem like a difficult task, but this poetry unit will walk your students through 11 forms of poetry and and 8 elements of poetry. The end product is a complete book of original poems!
The Frog poem - Can you find the words that rhyme? (frog, log, be, me) Notice that this little poem is filled with high frequency sight words. Also the words little and sitting, both words with short i in the first syllable. The words saw and was are both used here for kids who are working on reversals.
Poems coming home from school are a great resource for families. Learn the poem together and play around with altering it. Feed in facts - "I have a little reptile..", and your child's own knowledge - "I have a great big dog..."