Language Arts Board Game

Language Arts Board Game

ELA Language Arts board game. Students have fun while reviewing grammar, language use, vocabulary, and spelling concepts! This is great for anytime review, but especially beginning of year, end of year, test prep, and before or after a long break from school. This is aimed at grades 3-5, but it is also perfect for adult ESL as the topics and questions are appropriate for any age group. Download includes: * Game board * 144 question cards (36 for each category: grammar/mechanics, language use, vocabulary, spelling) * An editable template for the question cards so that you can create your own custom questions. * A game spinner (to be used if you don't want to use a game board) * Templates for dice and game pieces * Suggestions for use
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Halloween Word Puzzles - Cryptogram and Rhyme Puzzles (Hinky Pinkies)

Halloween Word Puzzles - Cryptogram and Rhyme Puzzles (Hinky Pinkies)

Two fun puzzles to practice spelling, vocabulary, and critical thinking! 1. Cryptogram with three levels of difficulty to decode a list of 14 Halloween costumes. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by an image related to Halloween. Students crack the code to figure out the letter that each image represents. Three levels of difficulty: one, two or no decoded letters given. Answer Key included. 2. Halloween themed Rhyme Puzzles (Hink Pinks and Hinky Pinkies). 24 clues are given for which a rhyming pair of words is the answer. For example, a chubby feline would be fat cat. Included in this resource: * 24 task cards *a single sheet that contains all 24 clues if you prefer not to use task cards. * A response sheet with a number for each clue representing the number of letters in each answer. * Answer Key
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Writing Sentences - Adding Details

Writing Sentences - Adding Details

Students practice sentence structure and sentence variety with these worksheets. Each worksheet starts with a very simple sentence, and step by step, students work together to add to or change the sentence based on the instructions for each step. They will work to add adjectives, adverbs, possessive nouns, plural nouns, specific words vs. general words, synonyms, prepositional phrases and sentences (to create compound sentences). For each step, they will be aware of spelling or grammatical changes needed as they write their sentences based on the instructions. Download includes: * Suggestions for how to use the worksheets * Sample worksheet showing how a simple sentence becomes more complex, highlighting the change(s) made in each step * Ten different worksheets, each with a different simple sentence, with a variety of types of changes/additions to make to create a more complex, colorful sentence * Grayscale version of all worksheets, including sample
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Word Puzzle Escape Room Activity

Word Puzzle Escape Room Activity

Teams work together to solve the puzzles using critical thinking skills to discover a four-digit code to open the lock. You can use an actual lock with a number combination to give it more of an escape room feel, but it is not required. After each correctly completed puzzle, teams submit their solutions to the Key Master (teacher) to receive a key with a code word on it. After collecting all four keys, teams unscramble the words for a final instruction/clue to crack the combination. This is a fun activity that will get your students thinking and working together. It is especially great for upper level ESL students to get them talking and they will probably even learn new vocabulary in the process. This is great as an ice breaker, before or after a school break, or any time you want to mix things up and give your students a fun break while also encouraging critical thinking. Although it is not directly related to Halloween, the theme of escape rooms would be perfect to use around Halloween also. This activity does not involve a lot of pieces or complicated setup, so this is a perfect option if you want a fun escape activity that is relatively low prep. This resource contains the following: 1. Teacher instructions and notes 2. Student instructions and key/code recording sheet 3. Series of four puzzles/challenges for students to complete: * Riddle Puzzles (hink pinks and hinky pinkies). Teams work to find two-word rhyming answers to the clues. *Pictogram: Teams find the hidden message by solving the pictogram puzzles. From the given pictures, letters are added, subtracted, or replaced to reveal words from the message. *Cryptogram puzzle: Teams work to decipher the message that will also help them figure out the final code. Three versions are included so you can choose the appropriate level of difficulty. *Logic Puzzle: Teams work together to figure out the solution to the puzzle about guests escaping a haunted castle. 4. Color-coded keys to distribute to teams after each correct puzzle 5. Answer keys
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Halloween Word Puzzles - Cryptogram and Rhyme Puzzles (Hinky Pinkies)

Halloween Word Puzzles - Cryptogram and Rhyme Puzzles (Hinky Pinkies)

Two fun puzzles to practice spelling, vocabulary, and critical thinking! 1. Cryptogram with three levels of difficulty to decode a list of 14 Halloween costumes. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by an image related to Halloween. Students crack the code to figure out the letter that each image represents. Three levels of difficulty: one, two or no decoded letters given. Answer Key included. 2. Halloween themed Rhyme Puzzles (Hink Pinks and Hinky Pinkies). 24 clues are given for which a rhyming pair of words is the answer. For example, a chubby feline would be fat cat. Included in this resource: * 24 task cards *a single sheet that contains all 24 clues if you prefer not to use task cards. * A response sheet with a number for each clue representing the number of letters in each answer. * Answer Key
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TED Talk for ESL: One Second Every Day

TED Talk for ESL: One Second Every Day

ESL Lesson: Based on a TED talk by Cesar Kuriyama and designed for upper intermediate to advanced ESL learners to practice listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar skills. Discussion questions encourage higher order thinking. Lesson includes these practice activities based on the Ted Talk: 1. A variety of pre and post-viewing discussion questions 2. Vocabulary activities: matching and cloze activities with vocabulary from the Talk to prepare students for the video. 3. Comprehension and discussion questions 4. Phrases and expressions: two expressions from the talk are highlighted; explanation and examples are given with a change for students to practice making their own sentences. 5. Mini grammar lesson and practice activity for future time clauses. (e.g. I will call you when I get home: many students want to put the word "will" in the time clause) I have found that even the most advanced students have trouble with these, so this is a good introduction or review for this concept. 6. Two pronunciation activities relating to the difference in pronunciation between two-syllable words when they are used as nouns/adjectives or verbs (e.g. record, project, desert) and multisyllabic words ending in -ate (chocolate, separate, certificate). 7. A list of writing and presentation mini project activities related to the Talk topic. An editable version of this document is included also. *Download includes 8 lesson pages plus notes and answer keys.
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Grammar PowerPoint and Activities Bundle

Grammar PowerPoint and Activities Bundle

This bundle contains complete PowerPoint lessons on specific grammar and mechanics points, including practice activities to complete after the lesson. Currently, this bundle contains four items, but grab it now at the lowest price. You can download again later as additional items are added.
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Comma Use Presentation and Activities

Comma Use Presentation and Activities

This lesson includes * 16 slide presentation covering 9 basic rules for using commas. Within the presentation, there are opportunities to practice the rules as a group. * Review sheet to go along with the presentation. For each rule, there is a task to write a relevant sentence. This can be done throughout the presentation to give a short break between rules and practice it while it is fresh, or the activity can be completed after the presentation. * Comma use rules reference sheet. This is a brief outline with examples for each rule that students can keep as a reference. * Comma use practice activity. Students review sentences with commas removed, and decide which rules apply, and where commas should be added. * Suggestions for use and answer keys
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Compound Noun Picture Word Search

Compound Noun Picture Word Search

Fun word search puzzle for compound nouns with a little more challenge! Rather than just find the words from a given list, students create their own word list from the pictures, and then find the words in the word search puzzle. Leftover letters will reveal three more compound nouns. Download contains two unique puzzles with two versions for each. One has two pictures that the students have to put together to make a compound noun, and the other has them looking through the various pictures to find the matching pairs. (4 puzzles total) This is a great way to reinforce vocabulary and spelling. Also perfect for ESL!
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Language Arts Board Game

Language Arts Board Game

ELA Language Arts board game. Students have fun while reviewing grammar, language use, vocabulary, and spelling concepts! This is great for anytime review, but especially beginning of year, end of year, test prep, and before or after a long break from school. This is aimed at grades 3-5, but it is also perfect for adult ESL as the topics and questions are appropriate for any age group. Download includes: * Game board * 144 question cards (36 for each category: grammar/mechanics, language use, vocabulary, spelling) * An editable template for the question cards so that you can create your own custom questions. * A game spinner (to be used if you don't want to use a game board) * Templates for dice and game pieces * Suggestions for use
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Language Conventions Text Scavenger Hunt

Language Conventions Text Scavenger Hunt

Fun way to have your students review a variety of language conventions! Use any text to search for examples of many grammar and language topics such as compound sentences, adjectives, adverbs, synonyms, homophones, metaphors and much more. Includes a variety of options for approaching this task. This is a great activity to review at the beginning or end of year or for pre-test review. For each task, students search through a reading text to find examples of sentences that contain the given language convention, and then they write the sentence and indicate the part of the sentence that contains the stated grammar point or language convention. Download includes: * 5 Activity sheets with 6 pre-selected text quest tasks given per sheet * An editable PowerPoint version of the activity sheet that you can customize with your own selection of tasks as appropriate to the reading activity you choose. * 36 Task cards with text quest activities so you can choose the tasks you want to include in the order that works best with your curriculum and/or text materials you are using. Use in centers or choose one at a time for a bell ringer/for whole class work, compare student responses to highlight a variety of possible answers, etc. * A response sheet that contains a space for examples of each language convention given in the 36 task cards. This can be used as a reference sheet or study guide that the students build together over time until all spaces are filled.
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Gerund PowerPoint Lesson and Practice Activities

Gerund PowerPoint Lesson and Practice Activities

No-prep lesson includes editable PowerPoint presentation that explains what gerunds are and how they function and gives examples of sentences where gerunds are used as subjects, subject complements, direct objects, and objects of prepositions. Some discussion questions are given for students to practice using gerunds in conversation. Also included is a two-page worksheet for students to practice identifying gerund function, completing sentences using gerunds, and writing their own original sentences with gerunds. This is a topic that is particularly difficult for English language learners to grasp, so this clear and easy to understand explanation with ample practice is sure to help them improve sentence structure.
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Compound Sentences Task Cards and Activities

Compound Sentences Task Cards and Activities

Give your students lots of practice with compound sentences in a variety of ways to help this concept really stick! Download includes: * Two pages of explanation/practice activities to learn how to form compound sentences, how to distinguish them from simple sentences (such as when there is one subject and two predicates), when/where to use a comma, which conjunction is needed (and, but, or, so), and how to avoid repetition when joining sentences by using pronouns. * Hands-on activity to practice putting two sentences together, choosing the correct conjunction, and inserting a comma in the correct place. * 24 Task cards to practice compound sentences in a variety of ways: - identifying/choosing correctly formed compound sentences - joining simple sentences to form a compound sentence - changing a simple sentence to a compound sentence - taking a simple sentence and adding another clause (their own ideas) - using given words to create their own compound sentence - Taking a simple sentence and changing it to a compound sentence in three different ways (using and, but, or, so) * Answer keys and response sheets for task cards
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United States Research: Michigan

United States Research: Michigan

Discover Michigan with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home! I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs. Download includes the following: * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state. * A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research. * A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state. * Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state. * Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state. * A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.
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United States Research: Minnesota

United States Research: Minnesota

Discover Minnesota with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home! I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs. Download includes the following: * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state. * A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research. * A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state. * Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state. * Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state. * A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.
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United States Research: Mississippi

United States Research: Mississippi

Discover Mississippi with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home! I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs. US State Research: Southeast Region Download includes the following: * A United States map that highlights the selected state and shows bordering states for the students to identify and label. * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state. * A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research. * A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state. * Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state. * Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state. * A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.
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United States Research: Idaho

United States Research: Idaho

Discover Idaho with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home! I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs. Download includes the following: * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state. * A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research. * A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state. * Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state. * Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state. * A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.
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United States Research: Indiana

United States Research: Indiana

Discover Indiana with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home! I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs. Download includes the following: * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state. * A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research. * A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state. * Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state. * Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state. * A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.
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United States Research: Iowa

United States Research: Iowa

Discover Iowa with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home! I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs. Download includes the following: * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state. * A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research. * A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state. * Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state. * Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state. * A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.
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United States Research: Illinois

United States Research: Illinois

Discover Illinois with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home! I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs. Download includes the following: * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state. * A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research. * A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state. * Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state. * Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state. * A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.
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United States Research: Kansas

United States Research: Kansas

Discover Kansas with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home! I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs. You might also be interested in: US State Research: Southeast Region Download includes the following: * A United States map that highlights the selected state and shows bordering states for the students to identify and label. * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state. * A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research. * A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state. * Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state. * Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state. * A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.
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United States Research: Kentucky

United States Research: Kentucky

Discover Kentucky with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home! I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs. Download includes the following: * A United States map that highlights the selected state and shows bordering states for the students to identify and label. * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state. * A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research. * A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state. * Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state. * Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state. * A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.
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United States Research: Louisiana

United States Research: Louisiana

Discover Louisiana with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home! I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs. Download includes the following: * A United States map that highlights the selected state and shows bordering states for the students to identify and label. * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state. * A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research. * A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state. * Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state. * Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state. * A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.
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United States Research: Maine

United States Research: Maine

Discover Maine with this activity packet! Students can learn more about their own state or discover another state. This is also a great way for adult ESL students to learn more about this new country they call home! I have used this activity by assigning each student a different state to research and then present to the class as a commercial for people to visit "their" state. The students loved this activity, and they learned so many interesting things about the United States. There are many other ways to use the materials, and there are a variety of activities in this collection that can be used to suit your needs. Download includes the following: * A short pre-research activity to have the students write what they know about the selected state and what they would like to find out. * A quick reference activity to have students find and label the major cities of the state and find out a few fast facts about the state. * A state scavenger hunt. * A graphic organizer to make notes about the information they find from their research. * A worksheet to identify and research an influential person from the state. * A state map with major or important cities labeled and a worksheet to investigate a specific city. * Assignment to create a commercial about the state. * A research credit worksheet to keep track of where the information or pictures came from as they research the state. * An acrostic poem using the letters of the selected state. * Graphic organizer for writing an opinion paragraph about the state. * Graphic organizer for writing a compare and contrast paragraph to compare two states. * A research closing activity to summarize what the students learned about the state that they researched and what they would still like to know about the state. * A large blank map of the state that can be decorated with drawings or pictures of symbols related to the state. A PowerPoint version is also included in case they would like to use clip art to decorate their maps. * Grayscale versions of any worksheets that have color.
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