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Free Activities for Home School English Language Arts (Distance Learning)

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
Formats Included
  • PDF
5 pages


Use these creative learning activities with upper elementary students, tweens, and teens to engage them in their reading, writing, and in other English skills such as vocabulary and grammar. Students choose from 25 ELA activities through this free bingo competition (board can be printed in color or black and white). Activities include the following:

  • blackout poetry
  • sculpting clay symbolism
  • narrative writing
  • read alouds
  • descriptive writing walk
  • snail mail letter writing
  • vocabulary charades
  • literary mannequin challenge
  • one pager
  • vocabulary scavenger hunt
  • tease to read
  • found poems
  • silent sustained reading
  • creative writing
  • literary menu
  • three-dimensional construction
  • dear Abby column
  • reading collage
  • sentence explosion
  • shape poems
  • message in a bottle
  • grammar trashketball
  • lip-synch
  • dialogue poem
  • assume the role of a character

Includes instruction and descriptions of all activities for the home educator and/or teacher.

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Meaningful and Memorable English Language Arts by © OCBeachTeacher

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Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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