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Activities for English Language Arts in 9th grade

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Frayer Model

Introduce a Frayer Model to your class with this fun template!

Frayer Models are great tools for students to better understand new and important concepts by listing examples, non-examples, facts, and definitions.

This activity can be assigned as an individual or group activity, or as a teacher model.

Venn Diagram | 2 Circles

Compare and contrast two concepts with a Venn Diagram!

Download this template to start brainstorming with your class today.

Comic Strip | Blank

Get students exploring a new style of writing with a Comic Strip activity!

This blank comic strip template is great for getting creative with classroom assignments that require narrative structure, such as comic drawing and storyboard plotting.

Complete with five blank boxes for drawing, and speech and thought bubbles for dialogue; you'll be giving your students a fresh way to express their learning and understanding. Hello voice and choice!

T-Chart

Compare and contrast two concepts with a T-chart!

Download this template to start brainstorming with your class today.

Main Idea & Supporting Details | Purple

Guide students as they learn to identify main ideas and supporting details with this simple template!

This type of identification process is a foundational skill for all learning. Using this template provides a helpful framework for students at the beginning of their reading and learning journey.

Included in this purple template is a blank space for any main idea, plus three featured details. Make use of this activity for independent reading or learning, and for class-wide collaboration.

Main Idea & Supporting Details | Blue

Guide students as they learn to identify main ideas and supporting details with this simple template!

This type of identification process is a foundational skill for all learning. Using this template provides a helpful framework for students at the beginning of their reading and learning journey.

Included in this blue template is a blank space for any main idea, plus three featured details. Make use of this activity for independent reading or learning, and for class-wide collaboration.

Comic Strip | Blank with 3 Rectangles

Get students exploring a new style of writing with a Comic Strip activity!

This blank comic strip template is great for getting creative with classroom assignments that require narrative structure, such as comic drawing and storyboard plotting.

Complete with three blank boxes for drawing, and speech and thought bubbles for dialogue; you'll be giving your students a fresh way to express their learning and understanding. Hello voice and choice!

A newspaper template for 6th-12th graders with a front page design

Newspaper Template

Introduce your students to the world of journalism with this newspaper template. It can be used as a starting point for writing about current events or for publishing their own articles.

Letter to Myself for Students

Get your students to write a letter to themselves at the start of the new school year. This is a really easy way to share some powerful messages with them, and it's a great way to boost their confidence and motivation for the rest of their year.

Bastille Day Wordsearch

Whether it's for your history class or a simple brain break, your students will love this Bastille Day Wordsearch. Looking for something to challenge your students vocabulary? Then this is the perfect choice!

A hexagonal thinking template for 6th-12th graders with a voice comment tool exercise

Hexagonal Thinking Template

This hexagonal thinking template is an excellent tool for students to link ideas that bounce off one another and link them together. The Kami Voice Comment Tool provides a voice recording of the user's explanation, so they can read out loud their thoughts on the page.

A newspaper template for 6th-12th graders with a front page design

Newspaper Template | Two Column

Introduce your students to the world of journalism with this newspaper template. It can be used as a starting point for writing about current events or for publishing their own articles.

A tree map template for 4th-12th graders with a 13 boxes design

Tree Map | 13 Boxes

Organize and categorize your thoughts and ideas with our 13-box tree map template. Perfect for brainstorming, project planning, and more.

A history timeline for 6th-12th graders with a purple theme

History Timeline | Purple

This history timeline features a purple design and can be used as a reference for students or teachers. You can fill in the blank boxes with your own ideas, thoughts, or pictures to create your own timeline.

Somebody Wanted But So | Detailed

Summarize and identify key elements of a story or historical event with this Somebody-Wanted-But-So template!

This is a super useful activity for students, during or after a reading exercise, to help them solidify their learnings. This detailed template also provides a framework to helps students identify main ideas, cause and effect relationships, differences between characters, make generalizations, and discover different points of view.

Notice and Wonder Notes

Give your students a way to reflect deeper with a Notice and Wonder Notes template!

Start by providing your students with a link to any sort of visual resource to reflect on – this could be a photo, video, or piece of art.

Students are then prompted to write things they notice about the visual, and what questions those thoughts inspire! Finding the answers can then be assigned as personal tasks, or something to collaborate on as a class (especially if there are any common themes that arise).