English Language Arts Enrichment and Support Activities

Below are individual activities that have been aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks to enrich and support teaching and learning throughout the district.  

The activites and resources found below are grouped by grade level and include a specific learning standard, a brief description and the web link to the activity.  

Grade Pre-K to 2

5.1 - Use language to express spatial and temopral relationships (up, down, before, after). 
a link to a webpage with various activities where students move objects around a scene.
http://www.meddybemps.com/9.600.html

5.3 - Identify correct capitalization for names and places (Janet, I, George Washington, springfield), and correct capitalization and commas in dates (February 24, 2001).
An activity where students read a short sentence and select the correct answer from a list.
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/goforgold/content_builder/dswmedia

Grades 3 & 4

4.10 - Identify the meaning of common Greek and Latin roots to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
A list of common Greek and Latin root words, prefixes and suffixes
http://www.awrsd.org/oak/Library/greek_and_latin_root_words.htm

4.11 - Identify the meaning of common idioms and figurative phrases.
A game where student select a multiple choice answer to paint a picture.
http://www.funbrain.com/idioms/index.html

5.6 - Identify the four basic parts of speech (adjective, noun, verb, adverb)
A basketball game where student deside if a word is a noun
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/basketball/index.html

22.6 - Spell most commonly used homophones correctly in their writing (there, they're. their; two, too, to).
A website with a complete lesson plan for teaching homophones.
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=284

Grades 5 & 6

4.18 - Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by using knowledge of common Greek and Latin roots, suffixes and prefixes.
A list of common Greek and Latin root words, prefixes and suffixes
http://www.awrsd.org/oak/Library/greek_and_latin_root_words.htm

5.11 - Identify verb phrases and verb tenses.
A treasure hunt game where students identify the verb in a sentence a learn about tense.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/tenses/getting_the_right_tense/game.shtml

Grades 7 & 8

4.21 - Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by using knowledge of common Greek and Latin roots, suffixes and prefixes.
A list of common Greek and Latin root words, prefixes and suffixes
http://www.awrsd.org/oak/Library/greek_and_latin_root_words.htm

19.21 - Write reports based on research that include quotations, footnotes or endnotes, and a bibliography.
A website with information on writing bibliography.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/01/

Grades 9 & 10

23.12 - Integrate all elements of fiction to emphasize the theme a.nd tone of the story.
A website with information on writing fiction
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/754/01/

Grades 11 & 12