The activity can be used for individual test practice, group activity, or a whole class learning activity. A short reading selection includes quotes and parenthetical citations. Following the selection are 7 multiple choice questions and a space
The activity gives a brief description of coordinate adjectives and the questions to ask to test for coordinate adjectives. Two different practice activities are provided. I am using this for test prep.
I had trouble finding resources to help my 7th grade students understand connotative differences in word meanings, which is now a standard in Common Core. So I created a slideshow on using connotation when we speak and write. This 15 slide
Students worked for several weeks with a handout of 10 comma rules and a variety of practice exercises before taking this quiz. The quiz is ten multiple choice questions requiring knowledge about where commas belong in a variety of sentences.
A student's favorite question is, "Why do we have to do this?" I get tired of hearing this, so when our research unit began last year, I tried to create a project so I could easily answer that question. "Because you will all have careers one day,
Seventh grade students are captivated by "gross" events. My students enjoyed reading about the Black Plague that swept through Europe. After reading an informational piece about the disease, the students completed independent research and completed
Students are asked to complete multiple choice activities and defend the answer they chose by explaining the reason their choice was correct. The answers will explore indefinite pronouns as subjects, collective nouns as subjects, and compound
Eliminating redundancy is essential in writing and is a Common Core standard. This PowerPoint presentation helps explain redundancy and wordiness. Students will participate in an activity at the conclusion.
The following writing assignment helps students make inferences, find and use textual evidence and cite that evidence parenthetically. In addition, it gives students practice in correct comma usage, use of transitions, and writing formally. A
This 15 slide presentation starts with the difference in clauses and phrases, then explores dangling and misplaced modifiers. Slides include a Venn diagram and a variety of amusing examples for revision. Students can interact with cloze notes, or
Students are asked to finish several analogies. For each one, they have to explain why they chose the word they did to complete the analogy. They need to think about the relationships of the pairs of words. Is the relationship antonyms? synonyms?
The PowerPoint slideshow is based on ELACC7L1.a and explores sentence patterns and sentence beginnings using characters and events from the book, Divergent. Fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters are used to show examples of basic sentence patterns
This 16 slide powerpoint covers action and state of being verbs, direct and indirect objects, six verb tenses, and conjugating verbs. You can easily create cloze notes from the slides. It includes student activities.