How to Write an Introduction: Write a Complete Introduction

This activity helps students bring together what they’ve learned to write a complete introduction, including the lead, bridge, and thesis statement.

Irish Proverbs Worksheet Activity

This activity lists some Irish proverbs, and your students will explain what they think each one means.

Irony in Poetry

Two poetry passages from classic literature are the focus of this irony worksheet.

Main Idea Graphic Organizer

Staying organized can be difficult, especially when you are trying to keep your writing and ideas well organized. With this printable Main Idea Graphic Organizer, students can keep their thoughts and ideas organized and separated based on their order of importance.

Mark Twain and the Homesick Connecticut Yankee

Mark Twain published A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court in 1889. Students read an excerpt from chapter 7 and answer questions.

Mark Twain: How to Tell a Story

Students read the beginning of Mark Twain’s essay “How to Tell a Story” and answer related questions.

Mark Twain: Travels Abroad

Mark Twain is known for his fictional works, but he also wrote one of the best-selling travel books of all time: The Innocents Abroad. Students read an excerpt from Chapter 7 and answer questions.

Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Whether they are dangling or misplaces, these modifiers need to be corrected!

Oliver Becomes an Apprentice

Charles Dickens published Oliver Twist in 1837. It is the story of a poor orphan named Oliver Twist and his many difficulties and adventures as he grows up. Students read the passage and answer questions.

Organize the Main Idea

Help your students learn how to better organize their ideas with this Main Idea Organizer. Students will be asked to come up with a title, write a main idea, and support the main idea with three written details. In order to excel at writing, it is important to learn how to construct paragraphs in a way that is easy for the reader to understand the argument.

Oxymoron Match

An oxymoron is some seriously fun figurative language!

Placing Modifiers

In this worksheet your student will place modifiers in sentences.

Poetry and Poets: Robert Frost

Frost wrote vibrant poetry about nature and the rural life. Below is one of his poems from a collection published in 1916. Students read it carefully and answer the questions.

Romeo and Juliet: Sword Fight

Students read an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet and answer related questions.

Sentences Using Passive Voice

Practice recognizing passive voice with this printable verbs worksheet. This activity asks students to read through the sentences and circle the number of each one that uses passive voice. Ideal for 8th – 10th grade, but can be used where appropriate.

Shakespeare: Understanding the Sonnet

William Shakespeare is known for his plays, but he also wrote over 150 sonnets. In this activity, students read one of his sonnets and write the rhyme scheme.

Shakespeare’s Famous Sayings and Phrases

Bring some fun into the classroom with this activity that asks students to guess the meaning of Shakespeare’s famous sayings and phrases.

Situational Irony vs. Dramatic Irony

Your student will determine which passage shows situational irony and which shows dramatic irony.

Spot it! Which Are Grammatically Correct?

With this printable worksheet on editing and proofing, students will be asked to circle the number of the sentence that is grammatically correct. Ideal for 6th – 12th grade students, but can be used where needed.