Language Arts
Resources

Curated by Knovation's Curriculum Specialists
Below are a few sample English Language Arts learning resources from our Content Collection.
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TES: BlendSpace: Main Idea and Supporting Details

An eight-part learning module with links to images, texts, videos, slides, and a quiz on identifying the main idea and supporting details within a text.
Language Arts
Elementary
Learning Module

PBS Kids: Word Girl: Games: Captain Huggy Face's Freeze Frame Game!

In this game, students pick a video clip and as it plays, they should watch carefully. The video will freeze and a context vocabulary question will appear. Students must answer the question correctly or replay it again to continue the video.

Language Arts
Elementary
Learning Game

ReadWriteThink: Shared Experiences, Individual Impressions: Buddies Create PowerPoint Stories

Contains plans for five lessons that ask students to create PowerPoint presentations about shared experiences like field trips or other activities. Students take pictures of what happen, and then explain the sequence of events in words and images. In addition to objectives and standards, this ...

Language Arts
Elementary
Lesson Plan

Turtlediary: Identify Collective Nouns in Sentences

This 10-question practice exercise has students identify the collective noun in each sentence by typing on the line.
Language Arts
Elementary
Learning Game

Into the Book: Questioning

Interactive media about asking the questions who, where, and what while reading. The different modules include definitions, teacher guide, lessons, suggested book lists, video and posters and even a song!
Language Arts
Elementary
Learning Module

LearnTheNet.com: Evaluating Online Information: Fact or Fiction

How can one determine if online information is fact or fiction? Use this online article to become more computer literate in this topic. Includes a video which requires Adobe Flash.

Language Arts
Middle
Activity

Turtlediary: Classify Pronouns

This Turtlediary interactive game is designed to help students explore different types of pronouns. In this game, students will steer a pronoun-labeled spaceship and park it into a dome designated for personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, or reflexive pronouns. Lesson and practice exercises are...
Language Arts
Middle
Learning Game

BBC: Skillswise: Types of Text

How can one tell if a text is descriptive, informative, instructional or persuasive? This BBC Skillwise tutorial teaches how with a factsheet, worksheet, quiz, and game.

Language Arts
Middle
Learning Module

A Beginner's Guide to Effective Email: Intonation

A good site as a resource for changing tone and voice in the written medium of email. Discusses asterisks, capital letters, punctuation, whitespace, and lower-case letters
Language Arts
Middle
Activity

Sophia: Supporting Details: Facts and Statistics

This lesson discusses how statistics can be used as supporting details. This tutorial shares a short audio lesson [05:16] and supplemental notes with the lesson's content.
Language Arts
Middle
Activity

Read: Does Technology Make Us Lazy?

The user will compare these two passages for some interesting ideas about how technology affects our lives. Answer the questions for immediate feedback.

Language Arts
High
Activity

SMART: Identifying Main Ideas & Details

This lesson operates on the Scaffold Instructional of Release model (I do, we do, you do). Students will use the main idea and supporting details to expand understanding of a variety of texts.

Language Arts
Middle
Activity

Sophia: Thesis Statements

This lesson introduces how to write a thesis statement. This tutorial lesson shares a short screencast [04:45] with the lesson's content.
Language Arts
High
Video

Univ. of Michigan: A+ Research and Writing

This University of Michigan site from the Internet Public Library provides step-by-step help in research and writing papers. There are also sections on how to find information, both on the internet and in the library, and on other sources of help on doing research. The site is clearly organized a...
Language Arts
High
Activity

Tune in to Learning: Truth in Advertising

Interactive lesson and activities for learning to look critically at the persuasive techniques of advertisements promoting political candidates and products.
Language Arts
High
Visual Material

Public Broadcasting Service

[Archived Content] This resource supports the series "In Search of Shakespeare." It contains information about all of Shakespeare's plays and links to the complete texts; brief biographies of many people associated with Shakespeare and his times; images of documents related to Shakespeare's life;...
Language Arts
High
Website

Helen Keller - Scene at the Water Pump

This video clip is from the 1962 film, The Miracle Worker, based on the play by William Gibson. This scene recreates the moment when Helen understands that the word "water," the letters Anne is spelling into her hand, and the cold liquid from the pump meant the same thing. According to ...

Language Arts
High
Video

Turtle Diary: Comprehension

This Turtlediary interactive game is designed for very young students to explore reading comprehension. Students will read a short illustrated story and answer multiple choice questions related to it. One worksheet is included to supplement this comprehension game.
Language Arts
Elementary
Learning Game

LearnZillion: Draft an opinion essay using a graphic organizer as a guide

In this lesson [7 min., 40 sec.], the student will learn how to use your completed graphic organizer to write a draft by turning your ideas into complete sentences. Links to a parent letter, slideshow, and more can be found along the right side of this video lesson. Registration is required in...

Language Arts
Elementary
Learning Module

Turtle Diary: Word Trail Gender

This board game focuses on similar and opposite gender nouns. As students spin and move around the board, they are asked to select the opposite gender noun for words from a grid of nine words. Audio pronunciation is provided for each word, if needed.

Language Arts
Elementary
Learning Game

Turtle Diary: Simple Present Tense

This video explains simple verb tenses, then continues to focus on present tense verbs.
Language Arts
Elementary
Video

Story Elements & Theme and Literary Essay

This unit contains lessons around different elements of theme and story for a short story.

Language Arts
Middle
Lesson Plan