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).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.


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