ELA Resources

In the last couple of years, I've been making classroom resources for my shop on Teachers Pay Teachers. Most are printable PDFs along with some PowerPoint slideshows...here are several of my TPT activities related to English language arts:

REAL Monarch Butterflies Nonfiction Activities has my original realistic artwork, photographs, informational text, a diagram to label, butterfly words poster, a 3D life cycle craft, and more.

Teacher feeback: “Great supplement to my unit!”

Similes & Meanings Printable Class Book is a fun way for kiddos to learn this type of figurative language. They will draw a silly, literal picture of one of the 30 similes then a picture of its real meaning.

Feedback: “My students loved Crazy Like a Fox and enjoy learning about similes.”

A companion activity is Simile Starters Printable Class Book, which has 30 writing prompts for kids to write their own, original similes.

Feedback: “Just what I needed.”
“Will be using this tomorrow morning.”


Owls Are All Write! Folding Graphic Organizers & Writing Papers has a KWL chart, Step 1-2-3, Beginning-Middle-End, an Are-Have-Can chart, plus a Blank Template. Each design is available with primary lines, plain lines, or no lines.

Feedback: “This looks cute AND easy to use.”

Comic Strip Templates for K-12 Writing & Art has 30 comic panel designs for a wide variety of projects. Use them for retelling or writing original stories, math word problems, summarizing, cause and effect, and much more.

Feedback: “You can adapt these to just about any writing project you might want to have in a comic book format.”



REAL Rabbits Read & Write, Cut & Fold has informational text, photographs of bunnies, a diagram to label, body parts poster, and more. Use to compare and contrast storybook characters to real rabbits.

Feedback: “This is going to be great with my animal nonfiction unit this month.”

Valentine Mystery Critters is a picture book that's also an interactive PowerPoint show. Each page asks “What critter could it be?” and has a pile of hearts and various shapes. When you advance the slide, the shapes assemble themselves into animals such as a mouse.

Feedback: “It was a very fun and interactive activity for use with my smart board!”

To see all my ELA resources, visit this link in my TPT shop.
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