Elementary English Language Arts Standards
Download the performance standards for K-8 language arts classes in North American Adventist schools:
Prepared by the NAD Atlantic Union annually, Teacher Bulletin provides busy teachers with creative units for multi-grade/multi-age elementary classes.
108 Ways to Use Word Clouds
Grade 2-Grade 12
Creating word clouds, graphic representations of the frequency of words, can be used as a learning strategy for any classroom subject. This article by Michael Gorman gives 108 fantastic ideas for using word clouds in the classroom.
12 Valuable Wordle Tips You Must Read
Grade 2-Grade 12
This article discusses the many ways you can use word clouds in the classroom. "A word cloud generator actually counts the number of times a specific word has been used in a document. It takes those words and makes them larger in size according to their...
ABC Tools to Create Documents
"abcteach provides tools to help teachers create the documents they need for their classrooms when they can't find exactly what they are looking for elsewhere. You can try all of our tools for free!"
Tools generator includes ABC sort,...
ABCs, 1,2,3s and PE - Using Physical Activity to Teach Curriculum
This NAD session highlights current research linking physical fitness to academic performance in youth. Morgan demonstrates how core curricular topics can be taught to K-4 elementary students using movement activities in a kinesthetic learning style.
Active Verbs Unit Plan Grade 7
This Unit Plan integrates faith in a Language Arts lesson on active verbs. It also provides opportunities for learning across content areas. It is student-centered, faith-based and best of all, fun for everyone.
Adjectives Unit Plan Grade 6
This Unit Plan integrates the Bible in a Language Arts lesson on adjectives. It also provides opportunities for learning across other content areas. It is student centered, faith-based, and best of all, fun for everyone.
Adverbs Unit Plan Grade 5
This Unit Plan integrates the Bible with a Language Arts lesson on adverbs. It also provides opportunities for learning across other content areas. It is student centered, faith-based, and best of all, fun for everyone.
Aspiring Actors and Authors - Classroom Productions Without all the Drama
Grade 1-Grade 8
This 2012 NAD Teacher Convention presentation shares ways to use drama and student writing in the classroom to create meaningful learning experiences. Specific examples of powerful student presentations to parents are included.
Big Ideas in Beginning Reading
Learn about the five BIG IDEAS of early literacy: Phonemic Awareness, Alphabetic Principle, Accuracy and Fluency with text, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. The website includes definitions and descriptions of the research and theories behind each of the big...
Big Writing and Beyond!
Grade 3-Grade 8
"When Big Writing is used as a compliment to the literacy
teaching sequence, it gives students opportunities to rehearse and apply their learning of other
text types and keeps them engaged and excited about literacy." The program's four elements...
Can Peer Review Help Johnny Write Better?
This article provides insights into how peer reviews can help students succeed and how to correctly structure peer reviews in your classroom.
Celebrating the Writing of Children in the Primary Grades
Publishing and sharing the writing of young children often appears difficult and overwhelming to the busy teacher. This 2012 NAD presentation shares secrets for celebrating the writing accomplishments of young students. There are samples of simple classroom...
Daily Writing Prompts for the Multi-Grade Classroom
Grade 4-Grade 8
A PowerPoint of 170 prompts for daily journal writing in a multi-grade Adventist classroom. Some of these have been used with students as young as 3rd grade, but 4th grade and up seems to work best. These prompts integrate Pathways themes and other core subject...
Drawing Before Writing - A Metacognitive Scaffold to Year 2 Children's Story Writing
Grade 1-Grade 4
"The purpose of the study was to investigate the use of drawing to improve the
quality and quantity of children’s writing by using drawing before writing to scaffold children’s thinking
during the story writing process."
Following Instructions Unit Plan
This Unit Plan integrates faith in a Language Arts lesson about following directions. It also provides opportunities for learning across content areas. It is student-centered, faith-based and best of all, fun for everyone.
Forms of Adjectives Unit Plan Grade 4
This Unit Plan integrates the Bible with a Language Arts lesson on the forms of adjectives. It also provides opportunities for learning across other content areas. It is student centered, faith-based, and best of all, fun for everyone.
Four Norwegians Who Made a Difference
Grade 6-Grade 8
"In this unit, students will research the contributions of four well-known Norwegians: Amundsen, Grieg, Heyerdahl, and Eriksson. They will analyze their contributions to the world related to discovery and exploration, geography, and the arts. Students...
Great Websites for Kids
"GWS features annotated links to web sites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings from astronomy and space to zoos and aquariums, from games and entertainment to geography and maps. There is also a...