Back to School ELA | Emergency Sub Activities | English Language Arts

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    This is the ULTIMATE English teacher bundle! If you are looking for team-building activities that you can use in your English Language Arts classes to keep your students engaged over an entire semester, then this growing ELA Bundle is for you! Have some FUN with your students, they won't even realize they are learning! There are currently seven separate ELA-themed (trivia) activities included in this file. As new products are added, the price will continue to increase. So, buy early and SAVE!

    WHEN/HOW to use these activities with your students?

    • Back-to-school? Just print and go!

    • Sick day? No worries! Use as an emergency sub activity.

    • Snow day? No worries! Use as an emergency lesson plan.

    • Before an independent novel study.

    • Before, during or after writing an essay.

    • Upon the completion of the novella, Of Mice and Men.

    • As a supplement activity for career exploration.

    • As an introductory activity when studying Shakespeare.

    • When review or practice is required for: parts of speech, figurative language and/or punctuation.

    • Brain breaks

    • Mid-year reconnect

    These are not just for the beginning of the year! Use these activities all year long!

    How to use this with your students: (several, flexible options)

    • One activity a day, for the # of activities used

    • As a complete activity (over several, continuous class periods)

    • As bonus work for students who finish their work early

    • As a homework activity to promote critical thinking skills

    Escape Room #1: The Great Essay Escape

    Your teacher is about to assign you ANOTHER essay this term! But, before you get too upset about it, you have a chance to “escape” this assignment. Your teacher wants to ensure that you understand the basics of an essay. If you successfully complete the challenge and prove that you understand the essay, you are home free!

    Escape Room #2: The Great Book Reading Escape

    Save yourself time and ESCAPE from reading a poor book choice by completing the various challenges in this book reading escape room! Work with a group of peers to discover new authors, well-known characters, different genres, books that eventually became movies, and popular quotes found in various YA book choices. Successfully complete the challenges and you will be rewarded with a variety of books suggestions for your own personal reading repertoire!

    Escape Room #3: Of Mice and Men Escape Room

    Help! The Boss misplaced his key to the bunkhouse and the ranch workers are locked in. However, before they can be freed from the bunkhouse with the hidden spare key, you will have to successfully complete a series of tasks and challenges.

    Escape Room #4: Career Exploration Escape Room

    You are NOT happy in your current job and would like to find something new, but where do you start? What kinds of jobs are out there that may be a good fit for you? Complete the various challenges to discover a new career of interest, then ESCAPE your current job and move into a new career!

    Escape Room #5: Debate Escape Room

    Oh no! You were accidentally locked into a classroom and you’re about to take part in a classroom debate set in the next hour. If you do not make it out in time, your team will not be able to participate. If you successfully complete the challenges, you will ESCAPE and make it on time to the debate!

    Puzzle Game #1: Parts of Speech Definitions

    Looking for a fun way to teach the different parts of speech? Eight differentiated cryptogram-style activities for a noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction and interjection have been included. In each activity, students will attempt to decrypt the definition for the eight parts of speech.

    Puzzle Game #2: Figurative Language Definitions

    Looking for a fun way to teach figurative language? Eight differentiated cryptogram-style activities for personification, pun, simile, metaphor, oxymoron, cliche, alliteration and hyperbole have been included. In each activity, students will attempt to decrypt the definition for the types of figurative language.

    Puzzle Game #3: William Shakespeare

    Looking for a fun way to teach the life and times of William Shakespeare? Ten differentiated cryptogram-style activities have been provided for ten different facts about Shakespeare's life. In each activity, students will attempt to decrypt the mystery Shakespeare fact. Each activity has been created as a print-and-go option (one page, one fact about Shakespeare).

    Puzzle Game #4: Punctuation Definitions

    Looking for a fun way to teach punctuation? Eleven differentiated cryptogram-style activities for the period, question mark, exclamation mark, comma, quotation mark, ellipsis, semi-colon, colon, parenthesis, hyphen and apostrophe have been included. In each activity, students will attempt to decrypt the definition for the different types of punctuation.

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