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Language | Communication | Writing | Research | Logic | Informational Text | Media | Literature


Language Arts Curriculum Standards
3001 - English I

Internet Resources
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
3.1 | 3.2 | 3.3 | 3.4 | 3.5 | 3.6 | 3.7 | 3.8 | 3.9 | 3.10 | 3.11 | 3.12 | 3.14 | 3.15 | 3.16 | 3.17 | 3.18 | 3.19 | 3.20
Write in a variety of modes (e.g., summary, explanation, description, persuasion, informational, literary analysis, creative expression).
3001.3.1
  1. 12 Exercises for Improving Dialogue - from the Writer's Resource Center
  2. Checklist: Elements of Literary Style - questions to ask oneself while reading works to determine styles [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  3. Dialogue With a Purpose - how to create and handle dialogue
  4. Dialogue Workshop - - writing suggestions from Holly Lisle
  5. Narrative and Dialogue - A Contrast In Writing Styles
  6. Persuasive Writing - the message must always be crafted to appeal to our audience's self-interest
  7. The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard - Persuasive Essay and prompts [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  8. The Power of Persuasive Writing - a three week communication skills and interdisciplinary middle school Internet project. (a WebQuest)
  9. Quiz - identify types of paragraphs - expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Quiz - match a prompt to narrative, expository, persuasive, or descriptive writing This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Sample Essays - samples of a variety of modes and genres
  12. Screen Writers Toolkit: Writing Dialogue - a blog assembled and contributed to by writers who are interested in developing the craft of screen writing [make sure you see the Tarrantino Exercise using the Yellow pages] [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  13. Which Writing? (6-8) Students choose an appropriate format for writing. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  14. Writing Dialogue - This is a dialogue sheet which can be used to teach students to include the basic characteristics of good dialogue in their own writing. The form may be modified to include whatever characteristics the instructor desires. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  15. Writing Exercises: Dialogue - suggestions and exercises from the successful author Stephen J. Cannell
  16. Writing Model - interactive model of supporting an interpretation
  17. Writing Assignments and Student Essays - activities for a variety of modes and genres
  18. Writing a "How-to" Explanation - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  19. Writing a Personal Narrative - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  20. Writing a Persuasive Essay - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
3001.3.2 Create increasingly complex work-related texts (e.g., instructions, directions, letters, bios, memos, proposals, project plans, work orders, reports) that employ the following strategies:
• Select a medium or format appropriate to purpose for writing, and maintain focus on the purpose.
 
• Effectively vary strategies (e.g., provide facts, describe the subject) to achieve complex purposes.
 
• Select a medium or format, arrange supporting ideas, and craft diction and tone that anticipate the audience’s needs.
 
• Anticipate problems, mistakes, and misunderstandings that might arise for the audience.
  1. Audience Analysis - audience analysis can help you gain valuable insight about your readers
  2. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHelpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
  3. In Search of an Audience - consider what attitudes and assumptions potential audience members will bring with them
  4. Writing Guide: Audience - Recognize that different readers can best understand different messages
• Translate technical language into non-technical English.
 
• Provide ideas, examples, and comparisons to support the main points in the text.
  1. Main Idea and Supporting Details - Quia quiz - don't enter your real name, put one letter or number in each box to go to the quiz
  2. Inferring Supporting Details - online activity - Select the supporting detail implied in each passage
  3. Power Writing for Paragraphs - simple explanation on writing supporting details and activity
  4. Supporting Ideas - Determine the number of major details in the paragraphs below
  5. Techniques for Writing: Using Specific Language - Strike a balance between specific and general language. Interactive exercise.
  6. Writing supporting details - online activity - Read each main idea sentence. Write at least three supporting details
• Follow customary formats (e.g., use salutation, closing, and signature for business letters, and format for memos).
  1. Business Letter: Block Form - from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Writing Center
  2. Business Letter: Indented Form - from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Writing Center
  3. Business Letter Format - a good handout to print for your students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. Business Letter Format - from the Letter Writing Guide
  5. Business Letter Format Tips - business letters can be subdivided into two basic groups: the block format and various indented formats
  6. Business Letter Formats - basic guidelines for letters and memos
  7. How to Format a US Business Letter - The main formats for business letters in the US are called full block format and modified block format
  8. Personal Business Block Style Letter With Open Punctuation Example - different examples of formatting styles
  9. Purposes in Writing - explanation of various purposes from writers' point of view
  10. Sample Business Letter - this sample includes the formal components of full block business letters
  11. Tone in Business Writing - provides overviews and examples of how to use tone in business writing. This includes considering the audience and purpose for writing
  12. Use the Correct Business Letter Format - this guide even includes suggestions for paper, short memos, and business e-mail
  13. Writing the Basic Business Letter - this handout covers the parts of the basic business letter - from the OWL at Purdue
• Use a variety of techniques to format the text.
 
• Effectively employ formatting and other visual elements (e.g., headings, bulleted lists, effective use of white space on the page).
  1. Captions Help Tell the Story - students look at three pictures and try to determine which caption fits best This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Dust Bowl Timeline - (from PBS) Use this timeline to practice this SPI.
    1. This is a link to another Internet4Classrooms pageOther Timelines at Internet4Classrooms
  3. Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Using Graph and Charts
    1. Interpreting a Data Chart - students practice by answering questions about what can be found in a grid chart This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. Interpreting Column Graphs - students practice by answering ten questions about the graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    3. Interpreting Circle (Pie) Graphs - students practice by answering eight questions about the graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Using Graphs to Understand Data - a five-question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Using Maps
    1. Beginner's Map Reading Skills - Several activities are presented to assist in teaching the concepts of reading maps. A lesson plan can be found at this site
    2. Graphs and charts - five different graphs and charts for you to consider This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    3. How to read a map - Several activities are presented to assist in teaching the concepts of reading maps. [This expired index of pages is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] . A lesson plan can be found at this site
    4. Index of topics and quizzes - by David J. Leveson at CUNY in Brooklyn, NY
    5. Latitude and Longitude quiz - quiz that checks answers This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Map Reading Activities - practice reading maps using compasses, latitude, longitude and more This link includes something for the teacher to print
    7. Mathematics of Cartography - several map activity from Cynthia Lanius
    8. National Atlas of the United States
    9. What's On a Map? - eight questions about using various parts of a map This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Read All About It! - Newspapers are divided into standard sections. Students use sections to predict where types of stories would be found This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Reading Headlines - students read eight headlines and try to determine what the article is about This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Reading Headlines - Match the newspaper headlines on the left to the newspaper section on the right. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
• Use graphics and illustrative material effectively to support ideas in the text.
  1. Cause and Effect Chain - graphic organizer [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  2. Concept Maps Explained - Concept maps and story webs are visual ways to structure ideas. (sample included
  3. Copyright in an Electronic Environment - Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia
  4. Creating a Multimedia Presentation - Follow the steps to make your multimedia presentation
  5. Five main types of organizers - links showing examples of many types
  6. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsGraphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsGraphic Organizers from Education Place An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHelpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsIndex of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
  10. Multimedia Presentation Checklist - adaptable for middle school students; a customized checklist that you can print out
  11. Photo Analysis Guide - how to analyze photo elements
  12. Short Story Elements - five question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Ten Tips for PowerPoint Slide Shows - create and deliver visual aids that complement and reinforce your message.
  14. Twelve Tips for Creating a Better PowerPoint Slide Show - produced by the Communications & Information Technology department at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Develop topics that address unfamiliar concepts removed from the student’s personal experiences and require in-depth analysis.
3001.3.3
 
Use a variety of strategies when appropriate (e.g., comparisons, anecdotes, detailed descriptions) to provide facts, details, reasons, and examples that support and support the thesis.
3001.3.4
  1. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  2. Determining Relevancy - help students understand the practice and value of evaluating information for relevancy to their research question A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Electronic Resources - activity requiring students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Electronic Text - requires students to use sources to find information before taking a short quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Highlighting Relevant Information - teach students how to find and highlight the relevant information that answers their research question A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. How do we know what we know? - analyzing primary sources - lesson plan; analyze a picture of a Powhatan object shown on the John Smith map in order to learn more about Powhatan Indian life
  7. Primary Source Documents - over two dozen links to primary source documents on the web
  8. Primary Sources on the Web - list of web sites containing primary source materials
  9. Primary Source & Archived Collections Projects - projects use 'real-time' data from government and commercial databases
  10. Primary and Secondary Sources - Primary sources such as letters, diaries, photographs, maps and artifacts provide students with authentic materials from the past. By looking closely for details, students can draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which they were created
Develop ideas as appropriate to audience and respond to readers’ potential questions and counterarguments.
3001.3.5
 
Include relevant, specific, and compelling details.
3001.3.6
  1. Finding the Topic Sentence and Supporting Details - a quiz posted at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Topic, Central Point, and Details - lab activity to identify the topic, central point, and details in a textbook passage This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Employ varied and appropriate organizational structures that support the topic.
3001.3.7
 
Use transitional words and phrases to signal organizational patterns and to indicate relationships among ideas.
3001.3.8
  1. A chart of the transitional devices - also called conjunctive adverbs or adverbial conjunctions
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMaking an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words - "explore and understand the use of transition words in context and write their own persuasive essay using transition words" A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Photo Analysis Guide - how to analyze photo elements
  4. Transitions and Transitional Devices - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  5. Transitional Devices - transitional guides are connectives (symbols,words, phrases; sometimes whole sentences and paragraphs) that make possible a smooth "passing over" from one idea to the next.
  6. A PowerPoint show related to this standardUsing Transitions by Ruth Luman - Interactive PowerPoint show [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  7. Using Transitions - Gap-fill exercise This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Writing Academic Essays - transition words
Create text features (e.g., headings, subheadings, formatting) as appropriate to signal important points.
3001.3.9
  1. Captions Help Tell the Story - students look at three pictures and try to determine which caption fits best This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Dust Bowl Timeline - (from PBS) Use this timeline to practice this SPI.
    1. This is a link to another Internet4Classrooms pageOther Timelines at Internet4Classrooms
  3. Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Using Graph and Charts
    1. Interpreting a Data Chart - students practice by answering questions about what can be found in a grid chart This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. Interpreting Column Graphs - students practice by answering ten questions about the graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    3. Interpreting Circle (Pie) Graphs - students practice by answering eight questions about the graph This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Using Graphs to Understand Data - a five-question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Using Maps
    1. Beginner's Map Reading Skills - Several activities are presented to assist in teaching the concepts of reading maps. A lesson plan can be found at this site
    2. Graphs and charts - five different graphs and charts for you to consider This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    3. How to read a map - Several activities are presented to assist in teaching the concepts of reading maps. [This expired index of pages is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] . A lesson plan can be found at this site
    4. Index of topics and quizzes - by David J. Leveson at CUNY in Brooklyn, NY
    5. Latitude and Longitude quiz - quiz that checks answers This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Map Reading Activities - practice reading maps using compasses, latitude, longitude and more This link includes something for the teacher to print
    7. Mathematics of Cartography - several map activity from Cynthia Lanius
    8. National Atlas of the United States
    9. What's On a Map? - eight questions about using various parts of a map This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Read All About It! - Newspapers are divided into standard sections. Students use sections to predict where types of stories would be found This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Reading Headlines - students read eight headlines and try to determine what the article is about This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Reading Headlines - Match the newspaper headlines on the left to the newspaper section on the right. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Use precise language, considering audience and purpose (e.g., technical writing, creative expression).
3001.3.10
 
Use compelling verbs and a variety of figurative language (e.g., personification, sarcasm, word play) for effect to meet the needs of audience and purpose.
3001.3.11
  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA Fun Way to Teach Similes - a lesson idea from Bruce Lansky A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Alliteration or Simile? - Choose whether each statement is an alliterative phrase, simile or neither. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Bud, Not Buddy - quizzes on similes & metaphors Matching | Flashcards | Concentration This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Do you know your metaphors? - drag words to make a metaphor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Do you know your similes? - drag the nouns to complete a Simile (Refresh the page to get a new set.)
  6. Figurative Language - [scroll down] terms, definitions, and an example
  7. Figurative Language Quiz - alliteration, similes and metaphors, personification, connotation and imagery This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Literature-Figurative Language-Part 1 - Read these lines from poems. Identify the meaning you think fits best. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Literary Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect and allusions - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Metaphor Battleship Quiz - Quia quiz using the Battleship game format This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Metaphor Quiz - a five-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Metaphor Quiz - a ten-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Metaphor Quiz to print This link includes something for the teacher to print
  14. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPoetic Devices - a classroom sign about the forms of poetic devices [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  15. Poetry writing practice web [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  16. Practicing onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme, simile and metaphor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    1. Word Play 1 | Word Play 2 | Word Play 3 | Word Play 4 | Word Play 5 | Word Play
  17. Simile lesson - includes a printable quiz This link includes something for the teacher to print
  18. Similes and Metaphors - Identify the comparison in each sentence as a simile or a metaphor [ignore the email address blank]. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Use a variety of correct sentence structures for effect.
3001.3.12
  1. Colloquialisms - examples of formal and informal language
  2. Combining Sentences for Variety and Clarity - LEO offers a large number of sample revisions
  3. Formal Language in Reports - rewrite sentence using formal language.
  4. Sentence Variety - explanation with examples.
  5. Sentence Variety - This resource presents methods for adding sentence variety and complexity to writing that may sound repetitive or boring. Sections are divided into general tips for varying structure, a discussion of sentence types, and specific parts of speech which can aid in sentence variety.
  6. Sentence Variety - large number of tips about sentence variety plus links to related quizzes
  7. A PowerPoint show related to this standardSentence Variety - 37 slides explaining nine sentence patterns to encourage variety
  8. Writing an Informal Letter - Understanding the difference between formal and informal letters, vocabulary practice, writing practice
Demonstrate control of Standard English through correct application of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
3001.3.14
  1. Adjectives
    1. Adjective or Adverb - Exercise 1 - This worksheet discusses the differences between adjectives and adverbs. It defines adjectives and adverbs, shows what each can do, and offers several examples of each in use. [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    2. Adjective or Adverb - Exercise 2 - This worksheet discusses the differences between adjectives and adverbs. It defines adjectives and adverbs, shows what each can do, and offers several examples of each in use. [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    3. Power Proofreading - Choose 8th grade then select; Eye It - Buy It, Kids' Quiz, The Young and the Clueless, or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Comparative and Superlative Quiz - use the pull down menus to see answers. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    5. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 - each quiz has 20 multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Conjunctions
    1. Avoiding Comma Splices, Fused Sentences, and Run-On's - from LEO: Literacy Education Online
    2. Combining Sentences for Variety and Clarity - several methods and examples are given, however this page only combines two sentences.
    3. Conjunctions - Conjunctions are words used as joiners. Different kinds of conjunctions join different kinds of grammatical structures.
    4. Conjunctions - push the buttons to see if your answer was correct This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    5. Conjunctions Quiz I - use the pull down menus to see answers. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Conjunctions Quiz II - Combine the sentences using the conjunction given in parentheses. use the pull down menus to see answers. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    7. Conjunction-itis Popup - Find the correct conjunction form to combine two short sentences together into one! (a Quia quiz) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    8. The Need to Combine Sentences - Sentences have to be combined to avoid the monotony that would surely result if all sentences were brief and of equal length. This lesson is followed by three quizzes. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    9. Repairing Run-On Sentences - After each run-on sentence select the remedy that would best repair that sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Interjections
    1. Definition of interjections - explanation
    2. Interjections - list and meanings
    3. Interjection Lesson - from Grammar Monster
    4. Interjection Worksheet - Worksheet and lesson plan
    5. Interjection Quiz - use the pull down boxes to check your answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Interjection Test - click on each interjection and then slick on the green check my answers button This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    7. Interjection Quiz - identify the interjection This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Pronouns
    1. Power Proofreading - Choose 8th grade then select; Word Workout, Eat Your Heart Out, Teen Time, or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement - LEO: Literacy Education Online
    3. Agreement: pronoun antecedent from Big Dog's Grammar. After reviewing this material take an interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    4. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement - This tutorial will help you accomplish the following learning objectives: define and understand pronoun agreement, choose pronouns that agree with their antecedents in number, person, and gender and check and apply your skills.
    5. Pronoun Case - The case of some pronouns depends on their function in sentences or clauses. This lesson is followed by an interactive quiz. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Pronoun Case - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    7. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Verbs
    1. Controlling Shifts in Verb Tense - General guideline: Do not shift from one tense to another if the time frame for each action or state is the same.
    2. Power Proofreading - Choose 8th grade then select; E-mail to HME-TV Staff, Sour Sid on Sports, You Solve it, Weather or Not, Animal Alarm, or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    3. Parts of Speech - Noun, Verb, Preposition, etc. Interactive quizzes This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    4. Subject/verb agreement - Basic Principle: Singular subjects need singular verbs; plural subjects need plural verbs. Other SV agreement quizzes Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    5. Subject and Verb Agreement - from LEO: Literacy Education Online
    6. Subject Verb Agreement Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    7. There is  or  there are? This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    8. Tag Questions 1 - Present Tense/To Be Verb/Affirmative This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    9. The CopyCat Game 1 from English-Zone This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    10. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
    11. Subject-Verb Agreement - from The Writer's Handbook
    12. Subject Verb Agreement from Big Dog's Grammar
    13. Identifying transitive verbs - definition and examples [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    14. Transitive verb quiz - quiz for classroom practice
    15. Transitive / Intransitive Verb - Lesson and follow up quiz - second set of lessons and follow up quiz
    16. Transitive and Intransitive verbs - definition and examples
    17. Transitive/Intransitive Quiz - interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    18. Transitive/ Intransitive Quia quiz - This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    19. Transitive / Intransitive - another Quia quiz
    20. Transitive/ Intransitive quiz - interactive quiz [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    21. Transitive Lesson - Lesson and activity
    22. Verb Classification Quiz - quiz
    23. The grammar outlaw - Disagreeing Subject and Verb, AKA The Disagreeable Sentence [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    24. Practicing past, present and future tenses - Tense Activity 1 | Tense Activity 2 | Tense Activity 3 This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    25. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
3001.3.15 When sources are used or referenced (e.g., in research, informational
essays, literary essays), adhere to the following:
• Acknowledge source material and create a reliable bibliography in a standard format.
  1. How to Take Research Notes - tips and techniques from eHow
  2. An Introduction to Research - research a famous historical person using three sources of information (book, encyclopedia, and Internet); handouts and resources available for printing. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Making Note Cards - visual example of how to make a note card
  4. Making Source Cards - examples citing from books and magazines
  5. Note-take effectively - things to keep in mind while taking notes [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  6. Note-taking - Note-taking is considered by some to be the heart of the research process. There are many ways in which this can be done
  7. Notetaker from Read/Write/Think - Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. On Taking Notes While Reading - collect, organize, and store information that is relevant to your essay or research project.
  9. Online Citation Wizard - CSE style only
  10. Ready Reference and Library-Related Resources - from Kathy Schrock's site
  11. Reference Search - search engine with many reference sources to select from.
  12. Reference Search Quiz - Read each question. Choose the best answer by clicking in the circle. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Referencing Guidelines - Referencing is a standardized method of acknowledging the sources of information and ideas you have used in any written work; examples of various types given.
  14. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
• Cite sources using a standard format (MLA, APA) with a high degree of accuracy.
  1. Citing Electronic Sources - APA and MLA examples for numerous source materials
  2. Bibme - fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It's the easiest way to build a works cited page. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Citation Machine - an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers in modeling the proper use of information property (Students are welcome to use this as well) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Citing Sources - Guide to Library Research - Documentation Guidelines: Citing Sources Within Your Paper
  5. MLA-Style Bibliography Builder - Choose a form, fill it out, and push the button... you will get an individual entry for a "Works Cited" page, which you may then copy and paste into your word processor.
  6. MLA, APA, AAA, Chicago (Turabian) Citation Guide - from North Seattle Community College Library
  7. Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format from the Online Writing Laboratory (OWL) at Purdue.
  8. Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format from the Online Writing Laboratory (OWL) at Purdue. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
• Appropriately quote, paraphrase, or summarize text, ideas, or other information taken from print or other electronic sources.
  1. Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing - lesson plan with associates links and material to print A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Incredible Shrinking Notes - lesson plan on how to summarize what is heard A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Paraphrase Craze - Well thought out lesson with lots of chances to practice. If you want to get rid of the horrible background in IE go to Tools, Internet Options, click on Accessibility at the bottom of the General tab and click Ingore Colors. Ahhh, much better.
  4. Paraphrase Practice Worksheet - two paragraphs to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Paraphrase Self Test - Type something in the first box as the base text. Next type your paraphrase of the first text. As you type you will see an evaluation below the second box indicating overlapping language This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words - six steps to effective paraphrasing plus some examples of good (and bad) paraphrasing
  7. Paraphrasing - instructions on how to paraphrase; good beginning lesson
  8. Paraphrasing Exercise - [not interactive] five paragraphs to read and paraphrase on your own paper [ Possible Answers here ]
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA PowerPoint show related to this standardParaphrasing Practice - a six slide show - one at a time show the slides and allow students time to paraphrase. Note to teacher: Allow students time to read the slide carefully and then press the B key to black out your screen. Press B one more time to get back to the show.
  10. Paraphrasing Practice - suggestions on how to paraphrase followed by a paragraph to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. Paraphrasing Topic Sentences - Read five paragraphs and then select the sentence that best paraphrases the topic sentence of the paragraph. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - defines each and then tells why and how to use each
  13. Summarizing - lesson on learning to summarize A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping -complete fishbone maps that highlight the main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text; lesson plan [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  15. Self Test: Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism - excellent examples and tests of the right way to quote, paraphrase and summarize
  16. Summarizing - interactive lesson and exercise This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. 'Summarising' worksheets - worksheets to print and answer keys This link includes something for the teacher to print
  18. What is summarising? - UK site - understanding how to summarize (UK spelling used)
• Correctly incorporate ideas within text.
 
• Embed quotations and graphics from other sources, when appropriate.
  1. Cause and Effect Chain - graphic organizer [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  2. Concept Maps Explained - Concept maps and story webs are visual ways to structure ideas. (sample included
  3. Copyright in an Electronic Environment - Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia
  4. Creating a Multimedia Presentation - Follow the steps to make your multimedia presentation
  5. Five main types of organizers - links showing examples of many types
  6. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsGraphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsGraphic Organizers from Education Place An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHelpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsIndex of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
  10. Multimedia Presentation Checklist - adaptable for middle school students; a customized checklist that you can print out
  11. Photo Analysis Guide - how to analyze photo elements
  12. Short Story Elements - five question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Ten Tips for PowerPoint Slide Shows - create and deliver visual aids that complement and reinforce your message.
  14. Twelve Tips for Creating a Better PowerPoint Slide Show - produced by the Communications & Information Technology department at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Generate notes while collecting information, following a logical note-taking system.
3001.3.16
  1. Fact Fragment Frenzy - interactive tool that models finding facts in nonfiction text This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. How to Take Research Notes - tips and techniques from eHow
  3. Making Note Cards - visual example of how to make a note card
  4. Making Source Cards - examples citing from books and magazines
  5. Note-take effectively - things to keep in mind while taking notes [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  6. Note Taking - transfer information from highlighted articles to note cards A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Note-Taking - rules for note-taking
  8. Note-taking - Note-taking is considered by some to be the heart of the research process. There are many ways in which this can be done
  9. Notetaker from Read/Write/Think - Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. On Taking Notes While Reading - collect, organize, and store information that is relevant to your essay or research project.
  11. Online Citation Wizard - CSE style only
  12. Ready Reference and Library-Related Resources - from Kathy Schrock's site
  13. Reference Search - search engine with many reference sources to select from.
  14. Reference Search Quiz - Read each question. Choose the best answer by clicking in the circle. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Referencing Guidelines - Referencing is a standardized method of acknowledging the sources of information and ideas you have used in any written work; examples of various types given.
  16. Research Note Cards - 10 Tips for Taking Notes
  17. Study Skills-Taking notes - Taking notes helps make your learning active. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  18. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. Taking notes from a textbook - suggestions for taking notes from texts
Create a detailed outline based on research, note-taking, or other method of generating content.
3001.3.17
 
Revise to craft a tone, mood, and style that convey the writer’s attitude and are appropriate to audience.
3001.3.18
  1. Common Tone Words - a list of common tone words to help identify tone of stories
  2. A Rough Hierarchy for Revision and Editing - editing outline
  3. Seventh Grade Writing 2003 Test - [Note: This is a released test from Texas. They do not test Writing in the 8th grade] Read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer. | 2009 test | 2009-M test | 2006 Test | 2004 Test | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Story Element Tone Frame - worksheet to print for students, or could be used as a whole class activity, defining the tone of the story being read This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Teaching Tone vs. Mood using Computer-Based Multimedia - lesson plan that can be adapted using Photostory 3.0 [this high school lesson plan could be adapted to teach this standard] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsTone in Literary Fiction - review definition and examples of tone
  7. Tone in Business Writing - provides overviews and examples of how to use tone in business writing. This includes considering the audience and purpose for writing
  8. Writing Guide: Audience - Recognize that different readers can best understand different messages
  9. Writing with a Tone Appropriate for Audience and Purpose - lesson plan; a practical role playing exercise A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. Writing thank-you notes - step by step explanation of why and how
Drawing on reader’s comments, revise papers to focus on the thesis, develop ideas, address potential objections, employ effective transitions, identify a clear beginning and ending, correct logic errors, and identify areas for further
development.
3001.3.19
  1. A chart of the transitional devices - also called conjunctive adverbs or adverbial conjunctions
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMaking an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words - "explore and understand the use of transition words in context and write their own persuasive essay using transition words" A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Transitional Devices (Connecting Words) - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  4. Transitional Devices - transitional guides are connectives (symbols,words, phrases; sometimes whole sentences and paragraphs) that make possible a smooth "passing over" from one idea to the next.
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standardUsing Transitions by Ruth Luman - Interactive PowerPoint show [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  6. Using Transitions - Gap-fill exercise This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Writing Academic Essays - transition words
Use both basic and specialized software to incorporate graphics into writing products.
3001.3.20
  1. Cause and Effect Chain - graphic organizer [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  2. Concept Maps Explained - Concept maps and story webs are visual ways to structure ideas. (sample included
  3. Copyright in an Electronic Environment - Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia
  4. Creating a Multimedia Presentation - Follow the steps to make your multimedia presentation
  5. Five main types of organizers - links showing examples of many types
  6. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsGraphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsGraphic Organizers from Education Place An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHelpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsIndex of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
  10. Multimedia Presentation Checklist - adaptable for middle school students; a customized checklist that you can print out
  11. Photo Analysis Guide - how to analyze photo elements
  12. Short Story Elements - five question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Ten Tips for PowerPoint Slide Shows - create and deliver visual aids that complement and reinforce your message.
  14. Twelve Tips for Creating a Better PowerPoint Slide Show - produced by the Communications & Information Technology department at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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Proofread a passage for correct punctuation and mechanics.
SPI 3001.3.1
  1. Double Negatives
    1. Double Negatives - three quizzes, each progressively harder than the previous quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    2. Double Negatives Worksheets - print these for your class.
    3. Double Negatives - a quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Pronoun Case
    1. Pronoun Case Quiz - fill-in-the-blank - answers are checked This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    2. Pronoun Case Quiz One- drop-down option menus where you must select the appropriate pronoun form; answers are checked This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    3. Pronoun Case Quiz Two - drop-down option menus where you must select the appropriate pronoun form; answers are checked This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    4. Pronoun Case Practice - print this or use as whole class activity.
    5. Pronoun Case Practice - interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Pronoun Case Quiz - interactive
  3. Subject Verb Agreement
    1. ESL Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 1 - In the quiz questions - choose the correct verb so that subject and verb agree. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    2. ESL Subject Verb Agreement Quiz 2 - Take this quiz after mastering the quiz questions and their rules in the first This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    3. Let's see whether you understand subject-verb agreement - Read each sentence, enter your response in the space provided, and then press "Submit" to check your answer. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    4. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMaking Subjects and Verbs Agree: Exercises - a worksheet to print, not interactive [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This link includes something for the teacher to print
    6. Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreement - Select one answer from the choices provided after each sentence. The word you choose should fit the blank in the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    7. A Second Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreement - After each sentence select the verb form that will best fit in the blank. The explanation will describe the process of arriving at the correct choice for that sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    8. Third Quiz on Subject-Verb Agreement - Select the appropriate verbs from the drop-down menus to complete each sentence correctly. There are thirty-three "opportunities for error" in these paragraphs. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    9. Subject-Verb Agreement Quiz - Select the correct verb form to agree with the subject. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    10. A PowerPoint show related to this standardSubject-Verb Agreement: The Sore Thumb of Grammar
    11. Subject/Verb Agreement - Click the answer button to see the answer. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    12. Subject/verb agreement - Basic Principle: Singular subjects need singular verbs; plural subjects need plural verbs. Other SV agreement quizzes Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    13. Subject and Verb Agreement - from LEO: Literacy Education Online
    14. Subject-Verb Agreement - from The Writer's Handbook
    15. Subject Verb Agreement - from Big Dog's Grammar
    16. Subject Verb Agreement Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    17. The grammar outlaw - Disagreeing Subject and Verb, AKA The Disagreeable Sentence [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    18. There is  or  there are? This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Troublesome Word Pairs
    1. Quiz on Forms of Who - Select the correct form of the word who or whoever from the choices provided after each sentence. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. Sit or Set Quiz - Complete the sentences using the proper form of "sit" or "set." This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    3. Past Tenses of Sit/Set and Lay/Lie - What is the correct verb form in each sentence? [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Raise or Rise? - Make a choice by clicking on the radio button, then compare it with the correct answer hidden under the answer button. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    5. Rise/Raise Practice Quiz - from Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Confusing Verbs: Raise / Rise This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    7. The Notorious Confusables - Quiz 1 | Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 | Quiz 4 | Quiz 5 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Proofread a passage for correct English usage.
SPI 3001.3.2
  1. Adjectives
    1. Adjective or Adverb - Exercise 1 - This worksheet discusses the differences between adjectives and adverbs. It defines adjectives and adverbs, shows what each can do, and offers several examples of each in use. [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    2. Adjective or Adverb - Exercise 2 - This worksheet discusses the differences between adjectives and adverbs. It defines adjectives and adverbs, shows what each can do, and offers several examples of each in use. [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    3. Power Proofreading - Choose 8th grade then select; Eye It - Buy It, Kids' Quiz, The Young and the Clueless, or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Comparative and Superlative Quiz - use the pull down menus to see answers. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    5. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 - each quiz has 20 multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Conjunctions
    1. Avoiding Comma Splices, Fused Sentences, and Run-On's - from LEO: Literacy Education Online
    2. Combining Sentences for Variety and Clarity - several methods and examples are given, however this page only combines two sentences.
    3. Conjunctions - Conjunctions are words used as joiners. Different kinds of conjunctions join different kinds of grammatical structures.
    4. Conjunctions - push the buttons to see if your answer was correct This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    5. Conjunctions Quiz I - use the pull down menus to see answers. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Conjunctions Quiz II - Combine the sentences using the conjunction given in parentheses. use the pull down menus to see answers. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    7. Conjunction-itis Popup - Find the correct conjunction form to combine two short sentences together into one! (a Quia quiz) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    8. The Need to Combine Sentences - Sentences have to be combined to avoid the monotony that would surely result if all sentences were brief and of equal length. This lesson is followed by three quizzes. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    9. Repairing Run-On Sentences - After each run-on sentence select the remedy that would best repair that sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Interjections
    1. Definition of interjections - explanation
    2. Interjections - list and meanings
    3. Interjection Lesson - from Grammar Monster
    4. Interjection Worksheet - Worksheet and lesson plan
    5. Interjection Quiz - use the pull down boxes to check your answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Interjection Test - click on each interjection and then slick on the green check my answers button This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    7. Interjection Quiz - identify the interjection This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Pronouns
    1. Power Proofreading - Choose 8th grade then select; Word Workout, Eat Your Heart Out, Teen Time, or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement - LEO: Literacy Education Online
    3. Agreement: pronoun antecedent from Big Dog's Grammar. After reviewing this material take an interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    4. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement - This tutorial will help you accomplish the following learning objectives: define and understand pronoun agreement, choose pronouns that agree with their antecedents in number, person, and gender and check and apply your skills.
    5. Pronoun Case - The case of some pronouns depends on their function in sentences or clauses. This lesson is followed by an interactive quiz. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Pronoun Case - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    7. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Verbs
    1. Controlling Shifts in Verb Tense - General guideline: Do not shift from one tense to another if the time frame for each action or state is the same.
    2. Power Proofreading - Choose 8th grade then select; E-mail to HME-TV Staff, Sour Sid on Sports, You Solve it, Weather or Not, Animal Alarm, or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    3. Parts of Speech - Noun, Verb, Preposition, etc. Interactive quizzes This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    4. Subject/verb agreement - Basic Principle: Singular subjects need singular verbs; plural subjects need plural verbs. Other SV agreement quizzes Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    5. Subject and Verb Agreement - from LEO: Literacy Education Online
    6. Subject Verb Agreement Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    7. There is  or  there are? This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    8. Tag Questions 1 - Present Tense/To Be Verb/Affirmative This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    9. The CopyCat Game 1 from English-Zone This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    10. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
    11. Subject-Verb Agreement - from The Writer's Handbook
    12. Subject Verb Agreement from Big Dog's Grammar
    13. Identifying transitive verbs - definition and examples [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    14. Transitive verb quiz - quiz for classroom practice
    15. Transitive / Intransitive Verb - Lesson and follow up quiz - second set of lessons and follow up quiz
    16. Transitive and Intransitive verbs - definition and examples
    17. Transitive/Intransitive Quiz - interactive quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    18. Transitive/ Intransitive Quia quiz - This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    19. Transitive / Intransitive - another Quia quiz
    20. Transitive/ Intransitive quiz - interactive quiz [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    21. Transitive Lesson - Lesson and activity
    22. Verb Classification Quiz - quiz
    23. The grammar outlaw - Disagreeing Subject and Verb, AKA The Disagreeable Sentence [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    24. Practicing past, present and future tenses - Tense Activity 1 | Tense Activity 2 | Tense Activity 3 This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    25. Practicing adverbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, verbs - Word Skills 1 | Word Skills 2 | Word Skills 3 This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Select the best paraphrase of a given reading passage.
SPI 3001.3.3
 
Choose the most effective order of sentences in a paragraph.
SPI 3001.3.4
 
Choose the transitional device that appropriately connects sentences or paragraphs within a writing sample.
SPI 3001.3.5
  1. A chart of the transitional devices - also called conjunctive adverbs or adverbial conjunctions
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMaking an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words - "explore and understand the use of transition words in context and write their own persuasive essay using transition words" A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Transitional Devices (Connecting Words) - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  4. Transitional Devices - transitional guides are connectives (symbols,words, phrases; sometimes whole sentences and paragraphs) that make possible a smooth "passing over" from one idea to the next.
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standardUsing Transitions by Ruth Luman - Interactive PowerPoint show [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  6. Using Transitions - Gap-fill exercise This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Writing Academic Essays - transition words
Select a vivid word (e.g., adjective, adverb, verb) to strengthen a written description.
SPI 3001.3.6
 
Demonstrate the ability to combine a set of simple sentences into a longer, more interesting sentence.
SPI 3001.3.7
 
Select from a list of graphic organizers the best one for a given set of information.
SPI 3001.3.8
  1. Character Trading Cards - This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a character in a book or as a prewriting exercise when creating characters for original stories. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Circle Plot Diagram - The tool can be used as a pre-writing graphic organizer for students writing original stories with a circular plot structure (e.g., If You Take a Mouse to School), as well as a post-reading organizer used to explore the text structures in a book. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Concept Maps Explained - Concept maps and story webs are visual ways to structure ideas. (sample included)
  4. Developing the Fictional World Through Mapping - writing suggestions from Holly Lisle
  5. Education World Templates - seventeen graphic organizers to download and print or edit MS Word document to download This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. Essay Map - The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Exploratree - free online library of thinking guides - you can print, but you can not save
  8. Five main types of organizers - links showing examples of many types
  9. Graphic Organizer Links - links to a large number of graphic organizers provided by Vermilion Parish School Board in Abbeville, LA - Second page of links from the same school system [unavailable on 5/2/2010]
  10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsGraphic Organizer Templates - Use these Graphic Organizer templates with your class using a given story.
  11. Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning
  12. Graphic Organizers from Education Place - 38 graphic organizers to print, all in pdf format An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers - Three dozen different templates are available at this site. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Once you've downloaded an organizer, type your comments and print it. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  14. Idea Graphic Chart - worksheet - Fill in the supporting sentences that best fits the main idea.
  15. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsIndex of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
  16. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsInstructions on how to use Excel to create a graphic organizer Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  17. Interactive Graphic Organizers Sampler - This series of thinking tools covers a range of activities. These tools let you actively construct, examine, and modify your ideas. Currently seven of the planned seventeen thinking tools are available; look for the titles in green on the left. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsKinds of Concept Maps - examples of four major categories of concept maps [this link is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  19. Notetaker from Read/Write/Think - Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
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