Language Arts


Amazing Animal Alliterations

Students will learn to write using alliteration. Students learn to create illustrations that support and reflect their writing.

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Adapt a Pattern Story

Students practice writing and illustrating as they create a page in your class's adaptation of their favorite pattern story.

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My Favorite Relative

Students create a video that names their favorite relative and supports their opinion with reasons and examples.

The White House Cabinet room

The President's Team

In this lesson, students nominate literary characters for each seat in the President's cabinet.

Create a Card Game

Create a Card Game

Students create a card game based on the storyline of a book they are reading.

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Five-Star Book Reviews

In this lesson, students think of books they have enjoyed and why they liked them. Then, they create a book review on a card or 3D cube to help others choose books they will enjoy.

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Cycle Stories

In this lesson, students tell the story of a scientific cycle by recreating the adventure of its "main character".

illustration of river filled with words like observing and sensing

Five Senses Poetry

In this lesson, students write a five senses poem to share information about a favorite place or topic they are exploring.

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Harmonious Haiku

After reading examples and learning about this short form of Japanese poetry, students write and illustrate their own haiku poems.

Korean Silk image from Joseon Dynasty

Spectacular Sijo

In this lesson, students read and learn about the Korean form of sijo poetry and then write and illustrate their own sijo poems.

Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes

Create media resources that celebrate and promote the actions of a real world hero.

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Adapt a Story

Students practice narrative writing as they work together to write, illustrate, and narrate a new version of a story.

Legends and Tall Tales

Legends and Tall Tales

Students will write and produce an animated tall tale about a historical figure or location.


Writing How To's

Students will write how-to stories about getting ready for school and publish them to use at home.

Hero's Journey

Hero's Journey

Students will create an eBook identifying and explaining the events in a hero's journey in a text they are reading.

Stretching the truth idiom

Idiomatically Speaking

Students will illustrate the meaning of an idiom to help others learn these examples of figurative language.

image of tortoise and hare

Fabulous Fables

In this lesson, students learn about characters, plot, and setting, as well as the parts of a story as they retell, or adapt, a fable.



Students will create an infographic poster to share knowledge and data about an issue they are studying.

Modernize a Fairy Tale

Modernize a Fairy Tale

Students learn about key elements of a fairy tale as they retell a fairy tale in modern times.

My Superhero

My Superhero

Students introduce a new hero to the world through an ID card and comic.

Personification Stories

Personification Stories

Students will personify an object and write a story as part of an online book or animated adventure.

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The ABC’s of …

In this lesson, students create an alphabet book to share knowledge and information they have learned, organizing their writing using the ABC’s.

Lead Type

Publish a Digital Magazine

Students take the lead and design and create their own digital magazine.

Design a Book Cover

Design a Book Cover

Students create a new cover design for a book they are reading to demonstrate comprehension and explore character, plot, setting, symbolism, and conflict.

image of judge's gavel on pile of books

Do Judge a Book by Its Cover

In this lesson, students build visual literacy and engage in close reading as they investigate the text and imagery on book covers to evaluate whether they are worth reading.

image of books in a series

Take Reading SERIESly

In this lesson, students investigate the potential of a book's characters, plot and themes and develop a proposal for turning it into a series.

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Save from the Flames

In this lesson, students share why they would save a specific book from the "firemen" in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

Create a Visual Poem

Create a Visual Poem

Students will create a visual, or video, poem as they analyze the imagery in a text.


It's ABC, As Easy As 1-2-3!

Students explore initial sounds through the creation of a classroom ABC book.

Book trailers

Book Trailers

Students will develop a movie-style trailer for a book they have read.

Persuasive and Presidential Writing

Persuasive and Presidential Writing

Students learn persuasive writing and presentation skills.

Your Next Class Trip

Your Next Class Trip

Students will create a web site to persuading their principal to take their class on a trip to the location of their choice.

Persuade with Emotional Appeals

Persuade with Emotional Appeals

Students will build persuasive skills and media literacy as they explore techniques of propaganda and develop commercials that persuade viewers.

Donít Let the Earth Down

Don’t Let the Earth Down

Students will write persuasively on a conservation issue and create a public service announcement to promote their cause.

Character Scrapbook

Character Scrapbook

Students will create a digital scrapbook that showcases the viewpoint of the main character.

image of a coat of arms

Character Coat of Arms

In this lesson, students create a coat of arms to represent their personal identity and values.

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Interview a Book Character

In this lesson, students craft an interview with a character from a book they are reading to demonstrate comprehension.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

Students will write and illustrate an original narrative in the form of a Choose Your Own Adventure interactive story.

Not Your Average Portfolio

Not Your Average Portfolio

Students will learn about the life of a famous person and create non-fiction porfolio about the individual.

Artifact Interviews

Artifact Interviews

Students will research a historical person or event and retell the story as an animated interview with an artifact from that time or place.

pet dog with toy

Persuade for a Pet

Students write a persuasive letter to convince their parents or teacher to get a new pet.

image of front of vocubulary trading card for the word verdant

Vocabulary Trading Cards

In this lesson, students create vocabulary trading cards that use images to help other students master the meaning of new words.

Animal riddle

Animal Riddles

Students will research an animal and create a riddle to showcase their knowledge and engage other students in the natural world.

Video Biographies

Video Biographies

Students complete research on a historical figure and create a video biography of that person.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Students will create a daily newspaper edition to learn about the politics and culture of ancient Rome.

Jail terms

My Book

Students will create a mock social network page from the viewpoint of the protagonist or antagonist in a novel they are reading.

Shapes Show It

Shapes Show It

Students create visual statements using shapes and color to express and evoke specific emotions.

Cool Word Vocabulary

Cool Word Vocabulary

Students will combine text and visuals create visual vocabulary cards with words and photos.

Symbolism Bookmarks

Symbolism Bookmarks

Students gain an understanding of symbolism by studying a piece of literature or a poem and designing an informative bookmark.

collage of photos and images

A Metacognitive Collage of Me

In this lesson, students use the collage technique to create a visual representation of their social, emotional, and cultural identity; along with a written artistís statement.

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Me: A Visual Essay

Students build media literacy skills as they create a visual essay to share information about themselves.

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