Language Arts

Highly Recommended Lesson Plans

Find ready-to-use lesson plans and discussion questions for the fiction and nonfiction books you're reading in K12 classrooms.

"Every lesson plan on ReadWriteThink has been aligned not only to the IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts but to individual state standards and Common Core State Standards, when applicable." (description taken from the website)

 

More Recommended Lesson Plans

Over 130 master teachers share their lessons.

Unit plans developed by teachers in Core Knowledge schools and presented at Core Knowledge National Conferences.

Lesson plans and websites from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation. Many of the lesson or unit plans have accompanying worksheets.

Over 4,000 free lesson plans organized by subject and grade.

An excellent resource for lesson plans, including language arts.

Classroom activities which promote phonological awareness and various literacy skills. Created by the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.

"PBS LearningMedia is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators." (from the PBS website)

Very detailed lesson plans and unit plans for over 40 picture books published by August House.

ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. The ReadWorks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the standards of all 50 states. Most importantly, ReadWorks is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading comprehension. (from the ReadWorks website)

This is a unique approach, using picture books as vehicles for philosophical discussion.

K-12 English/Language Arts teaching resources, lesson plans, WebQuests, videos, biographies, e-texts, puzzles and classroom activities.

Extensive unit plans developed by Yale University in collaboration with the New Haven Public Schools.

 

Other Language Arts Resource

Search for picture books and fiction by reading level: Lexile, ATOS, Fountas & Pinnell, Scholastic and Titlewave.

This is a resource for K-4 students and teachers for learning and teaching reading comprehension. Lesson plans, video and audio clips, downloads, etc.

An online phonics-based program with downloadable e-books and worksheets. Free.

K-12 English/Language Arts teaching resources, lesson plans, WebQuests, videos, biographies, e-texts, puzzles and classroom activities.

 

Revised May 2015