The Clarendon Learning language arts lesson plans are suitable for every elementary school-aged child, whether for use by a classroom teacher or a homeschooling parent.  Each detailed lesson plan in English will cover a central theme for learners in primary school, middle, or upper-elementary grades, and those studying English as a second language.  There are a wide variety of topics available with specialized and concept-specific language arts lesson plans available as an easy download.

Whether you are seeking to introduce your students to the proper use of commas, types of nouns, parts of speech, spelling and writing strategies, research projects, or other language arts concepts, Clarendon Learning offers effective language arts lesson plans for all educators.

The lessons and content have been written by experienced educators and curriculum experts.  They have been thoroughly researched and reviewed for accuracy and efficiency and can be used almost immediately.  There is little preparation time necessary, allowing the busy educator more time to teach the content of the lesson.

The language arts lesson plans include step-by-step instructions, procedures for teachers, options, matching Common Core State Standards, content for students, activity and practice pages, a list of Internet resources to enhance learning, and much more.

Our language arts lesson plans may be searched by topic, grade level, or by Common Core State Standard.  All lesson plans can also be sorted alphabetically or by grade, and most can be adapted to the needs of a specific learner.

The Clarendon Learning language arts lesson plans are beneficial to all elementary-aged students, and each detailed lesson plan in English will allow teachers and homeschooling parents to become more effective educators.

  • The lesson helps students write better sentences, using compound and complex sentences when necessary, and to vary sentence structure when writing essays, stories, or other text.  By this grade level, most of your students know how to write a basic simple sentence, but many are unfamiliar with the other sentence types such as compound and complex.  Likely, they have read them and maybe even used them when writing, but are not able to identify them.  Several additional resource worksheets are included and can be used for extra practice of this challenging skill.  The lesson can be used in conjunction with the lesson called Sentence Fragments and Run-ons.

    3 Types of Sentences Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about the 3 Types of Sentences Lesson Plan
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using 3 Types of Sentences
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Our Abbreviations Lesson Plan equips students to define abbreviation and recognize the most used abbreviations used in writing other purposes.  Discussing the significance of abbreviations helps generalize understanding, which is solidified with our interactive activities and puzzle.

    Abbreviations Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about abbreviations
    • Create abbreviations in class game
    • Abbreviations Practice Worksheet
    • Abbreviations Themed Crossword Puzzle Homework Assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Introduce the function of verbs within the sentence with our Action and Being Verbs.  This interactive lesson explores basic action and being verbs with lots of collaborative learning opportunities where students share their responses with the group.  Challenge students to write sentence without being verbs to further develop their written expression.

    Action and Being Verbs Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages
    • Review In Class Assignment
    • Action Verbs Homework Page
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson briefly reviews adjectives, but its focus is on the proper placement of adjectives as they are used in sentences.  There is not one, fixed order, but there is a preferred order of adjectives for effective communication.  The students should already understand the basics of adjectives and their purpose prior to this lesson, or the lesson could be used in conjunction with other lessons related to adjectives.

    Adjective Order Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Adjective passages and copies of worksheets
    • Activity pages (2) about Adjective Order
    • Practice page on Adjective Order
    • Homework page
    • Answer Key
    • Common Core Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-5 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Teach young students to add details to their written expression with our Adjectives Lesson Plan as they define and identify an adjective, and correctly use adjectives in their writing.  Leverage peer learning as students use positive adjectives to describe their assigned partner and build confidence as they share their responses with the class.  This lesson also elevates awareness of the presence and impacts of adjectives within a story.

    Adjectives Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Adjectives
    • Adjectives Practice Worksheets
    • Adjectives Word Problem worksheet
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Teach your students how to add color to their writing with our engaging Adjectives (4th-6th Grade) Lesson Plan.  This lesson builds on understanding of nouns, verbs, etc and guides students in how to accurately identify adjectives in text, correctly and independently use adjectives in writing, and order the adjectives in a conventional pattern.
    Adjectives Lesson Plan Includes:
    • Adjective passages and copies of worksheets
    • Activity pages (2)
    • Practice page
    • Homework page
    • Answer Key
    • Common Core Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Strengthen reading comprehension and written expression with our Adverb Lesson Plan as students accurately identify adverbs in a text and independently use accurate adverbs in writing.  With physical activity, this fun lesson challenges students to act out sentences with adverbs, which stimulates their sensory system while developing their concept imagery for the application and significance of adverbs. Adverb Lesson Plan Includes:
    • Adverb passages
    • classroom books for adverb hunt
    • Activity pages (2), Practice page, Homework page
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core Standards
    • Many Additional Resources and Links
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Our Adverbs (Grades 4-6) Lesson Plan introduces students to the concept of adverbs and prepares them to define an adverb, identify adverbs in sentences, and use adverbs when writing a story.  This lesson both develops reading comprehension and written expression as students generalize understanding of how adverbs enhance the visual imagery of a story.

    Adverbs (Grades 4-6) Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about adverbs
    • In class Activity about what happens when adverbs are eliminated from a story.
    • Adverbs Practice Worksheet
    • Adverbs Homework Assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Sharpen writing skills and reading comprehension with our Apostrophes Lesson Plan, which demonstrates how to identify and use apostrophes in writing, including possessives, contractions, and for other uses.  Leverage both collaborative learning and sensory stimulation as students work in pairs and move about the classroom or other areas to complete the activities.  Build confidence as students share their responses with the class.

    Apostrophes Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about apostrophes
    • Create apostrophes in class activity
    • Apostrophes Practice Worksheet
    • Apostrophes Themed Crossword Puzzle Homework Assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grade 6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Students often listen to speakers, whether in a conversation or otherwise, and often fail to ask good questions or give clear responses to questions.  The lesson helps students develop effective questions for clarification, comprehension, or to simply grasp a better understanding of a topic or an issue. The students will be able to ask and answer questions about what a speaker says to clarify comprehension, gather information, and gain a deeper understanding of a topic or issue.

    Asking & Answering Questions Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Asking & Answering Questions
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Asking & Answering Questions
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Students often listen to speakers, whether in a conversation or otherwise, and often fail to ask good questions or give clear responses to questions.  The lesson helps students develop effective questions for clarification, comprehension, or to simply grasp a better understanding of a topic or an issue.  Usually, when students ask questions learning is taking place, but students also need to know how to answer questions, which will spark additional questions and open new avenues of exploration.  The lesson may be adapted for reading comprehension skills.

    Asking & Answering Questions Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Asking & Answering Questions
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Asking & Answering Questions
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • This interesting lesson introduces students to the differences between lower-case letters and capital letters. Most students recognize the difference but need to learn when and what to capitalize. The students will be able to identify the difference between a capital and lower-case letter and use capitals correctly at the beginning of sentences and for proper nouns.

    Capitalization Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Capitalization
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Capitalization
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Introduce the rules of capitalization with our Capitalization Lesson Plan.  This lesson guides students to identify and apply the rules correctly to develop their writing and editing skills. Working in pairs, students leverage peer learning to increase their awareness and use of capitalized letters.  Bridge to modern technology by discussing the purpose of capitalizing words and impact of using the rules of capitalization when emailing or texting.

    Capitalization Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Capitalization.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students the ability to identify and use the rules of capitalization correctly.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • This lesson can easily be split into 3 days- the first for practicing the basic concept of  simple categorizing,the second day can focus on learning to understand and be able to explain the properties of objects, and the third day students can practice creating their own categories for objects they are presented.  I believe that for first and second graders all of the words should be labeled with pictures, but 3rd graders may benefit from the challenge of not having pictures.  There are endless choices for activities and examples to support this lesson. Have fun with it and be creative.

    Categorizing Words Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Categorizing Words
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Categorizing Words
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Colons

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    Our Colons Lesson Plan enhances the writing skills as students are prepared to identify a colon and use colons correctly when writing.  Engage creative thinking as students compose their own sentences with colons and reinforce understanding by reflecting on when and how students will incorporate more colons in their writing.

    Colons Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about colons and punctuation
    • Colons in class Activity
    • Colons Practice Worksheet
    • Colons Homework Assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
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  • Commas

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    Improve the written expression of your student with our engaging Commas Lesson Plan. This lesson equips students to both identify the rules for comma usage, and correctly use commas in their writing.  Students are prepared to avoid the most common comma usage error, which is using too many commas in sentences.
    Commas Lesson Plan Includes:
    • Commas content pages (2)
    • Activity page
    • Practice page
    • Homework page
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for grades 6 but can be adapted for other grade levels
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson is a basic introduction to nouns, as well as the difference between common and proper nouns. The students will be able to identify and use proper nouns and common nouns, and explain the differences between them.

    Common and Proper Nouns Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Common and Proper Nouns
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Common and Proper Nouns
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Students who use rote memorization to spell and read are at a severe disadvantage. Knowing  spelling rules and patterns will allow them to decode and build words of greater complexity, making them more successful. Starting with basic spelling rules and patterns will create a foundation for strong writing, spelling, and reading skills.  This particular sort is a gateway sort to further study of roots, prefixes, and suffixes, and their roles in language.

     Common Prefixes Spelling Patterns Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Common Prefixes Spelling Patterns
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students plenty of practice on Common Prefixes Spelling Patterns
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to common prefixes and suffixes.  Once students begin using the prefixes and suffixes correctly, they’re reading skills will improve and their vocabulary will expand.  Many students sometimes use a prefix or suffix incorrectly, and the more practice students have to identify prefixes and suffixes as they read, the better they will use them in their own writing.

    Common Prefixes/Suffixes Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Common Prefixes/Suffixes
    • Many Homework Pages for students to practice using Common Prefixes/Suffixes
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Built for Grade 3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces community helpers for students, and also includes information for students to become involved in their community as a volunteer or helper.The students will be able to identify community helpers and describe their roles and duties in a community.

    Community Helpers Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Community Helpers
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Community Helpers
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to the correct use of superlative and comparative adjectives.  A common error for students is to incorrectly use the word most or more, either when it is not needed or fail to use it when it is needed.  It is important for students to receive sufficient practice in using both comparative/superlative adjectives and adverbs.  There are numerous links to on-line worksheets and interactives available for additional practice.

    Comparatives/Superlatives Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Comparatives and Superlatives
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Comparatives and Superlatives
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Guide your students in the discovery of compound words with our exciting Compound Words Lesson Plan.  Engage critical thinking and language awareness as students explore as many compound words as they can think of!  In this lesson, students will be able to recognize and use compound words to build their vocabulary and strengthen their confidence as they share their discoveries with the class. Compound Words Lesson Plan Includes:
    • Compound Words content page
    • Activity page
    • Practice page
    • Homework page
    • Answer Key
    • Common Core Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Students who use rote memorization to spell and read are at a severe disadvantage. Knowing  spelling rules and patterns will allow them to decode and build words of greater complexity, making them more successful. Starting with basic spelling rules and patterns will create a foundation for strong writing, spelling, and reading skills.

    Compound Words I Spelling Patterns Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Compound Words I Spelling Patterns
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Compound Words I Spelling Patterns
    •  Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to writing effective conclusions for opinions and persuasive texts.  There are four main types of writing, but each requires its own type of conclusion as well.  The lesson is specific for opinions and other persuasive texts.  However, the lesson may be used in conjunction with other lessons related to writing conclusions for other types of writing.

    Conclusions for Opinions Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Conclusions for Opinions
    • Hands-on homework activities
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • This interesting lesson introduces students to the various types of conjunctions including coordinating, correlative, and subordinating conjunctions.  Many students may easily remember basic conjunctions such as and, or and but; however, this lesson will expand the students use of the other types of conjunctions.  They may not always remember the names of the different types, but it is most important they can identify and use all conjunctions correctly.  The lesson could also be used with a lesson related to commas.

    Conjunctions Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Conjunctions
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Conjunctions
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to beginning and ending consonants and sounds.  The lesson does not include blended sounds but may be used in conjunction with other reading lessons.  It is suggested that teachers use the additional activities, worksheets, and other resources to give students as much reading practice as necessary.

    Consonants, Beginning/Ending Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Consonants, Beginning/Ending
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Consonants, Beginning/Ending
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Grammar can be a challenge, especially for young students. The lesson about contractions helps students tackle a common yet sometimes complex form of word usage. The lesson includes worksheets and movement activities to get students involved and interested in what could be a boring topic. Learning to use contractions confidently allows students work to sound more polished and less “clunky." Understanding how contractions are created is a basic piece of word knowledge all scholars should possess.

    Contractions Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Contractions
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Contractions
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson clarifies the proper use of pronouns, especially those with unclear and ambiguous antecedents.  Most students by this age can easily identify a pronoun, but sometimes when writing they may use a pronoun incorrectly, causing confusion for a reader.  It is recommended students have the opportunity for extensive practice identifying and correcting vague pronouns.

    Correcting Vague Pronouns Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Adjective passages and copies of worksheets
    • Activity pages (2) about Correcting Vague Pronouns
    • Practice pages on Correcting Vague Pronouns
    • Homework page
    • Answer Key
    • Built for Grades 5-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to primary and secondary resources, and how to identify and use the most credible and reliable resources available for research projects, general information, or other uses.  The Internet has opened the world to everyone with a connection, and in many ways, this can be a positive for young learners.  However, the Internet also includes many sites with untruths, baseless facts, inaccurate stories, and much worse, often passing themselves off as legitimate resources or sources for information.  Students must be able to distinguish the difference and use resources that have been deemed credible.  (Teachers are recommended to use easybib.com with the class related to citing web sites but also asks questions about credibility.)

    Credibility of Sources Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Credibility of Sources
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Credibility of Sources
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson begins by introducing your students to the vocabulary to help them identify the "shades of meaning" of words, such as denotations and connotations.  The lesson then expands upon these concepts and requires the students to deepen their understanding of connotations so they are able to use them correctly and effectively in their writing.  Most students use them without realizing it, whether in listening to the opinions of others, or the words they use themselves each day in conversations.

    Denotations & Connotations Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Denotations & Connotations
    • Hands-on homework activities
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!