Academy Curricular Exchange
Language Arts Lessons
Intermediate (6-8)

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  1. Creative writing activity using shopping mall personalities (7-9)
  2. Basic Grammar; review with fun using "Jabberwocky" (7-12)
  3. Writing poems with photographs (6-12)
  4. Vocabulary - unfolding meaning (6-7)
  5. Creative Writing; 'Becoming a Logophil (4-8)
  6. Activities for descriptive character analysis (K-12)
  7. Reading; learning propaganda techniques through advertisements (5-12)
  8. Euphemisms (7-9)
  9. Activity to stimulate thought and verbal participation of students (4-12)
  10. Learning nursery rhymes through many activities (4-7)
  11. Learning vocabulary words with core curriculum (5-7)
  12. Writing, Poetry: Knowing Ourselves and Others Through Poetry (6-12)
  13. Vocabulary, The Dictionary Game, "Balderdash" (4-12)
  14. Expository Writing, "The Personal Touch" (6-12)
  15. Story Starters, introduction to story telling (all grades)
  16. 'What? You want me to read AND enjoy it?' activity to encourage reading (6-8)
  17. 'Horrid Homonyms' - confusing word pairs/homonyms (6-8)
  18. Mass Media - Magazine ads and You, the Teenager (6-12)
  19. 'What You See Isn't Always What You Get!', reading comprehension activity (5-8)
  20. 'Cooperation Blocks', practice in effective communications and cooperation (6-12)
  21. 'Review Basketball', learning to use reading material to find information (6-12)
  22. Password" vocabulary review activity (4-12)
  23. 'Make A Statement!', using environmental bumper stickers (6-8)
  24. "The 'Real' Fairy Tales", fun creative writing activity (5-8)
  25. 'Paragraph Unity', writing activity (7-9)
  26. 'Book Review', pre-writing activity (8-9)
  27. 'Reading..Try It, You Might Like It!', activity to enjoy reading (6-7)
  28. 'Decimal Search', working with the Dewey Decimal System (4-8)
  29. 'Novel Partners', independent reading activity toward a structured whole class reading activity (5-8)
  30. 'Vocabulary Stumpers', activity to increase vocabulary (6-12)
  31. 'Adjective? What's An Adjective?' (5-8)
  32. Indexing and writing skills activity (5-12)
  33. Create "Who Did It" mysteries with the computer (5-12)
  34. Expanded Reading (rapid reading) (3-10)

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