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English Language Arts

A collection of ready-to-use lessons and activities from Inspired Teaching® to help foster engaging learning with students at all grade levels, in all subject areas.

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Moving Cargo

Moving Cargo

This activity captures a young child’s interest in moving vehicles as they use their body to demonstrate transportation, practice counting, and build fine motor skills.

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3 Review Games

3 Review Games

As students prepare for summative assessments games can be a fun and engaging way to review key concepts and help students practice showing what they know.

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Word-At-A-Time Stories

Word-At-A-Time Stories

Working with a partner or as a whole class students construct a narrative “one word at a time.” The challenge is to create something cohesive while depending on the creative input of each individual.

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Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms

Simplified versions of these popular games can be made for the classroom to foster inquiry, teamwork, and a high level of engagement.

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Where Are My Needs?

Where Are My Needs?

In this activity you will introduce students to a tool Inspired Teaching created called the ABCDE of learner needs which teachers, and students, can use to evaluate where their needs are and aren’t being met. 

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Finding Yourself on the Line

Finding Yourself on the Line

Among the many vital things we can learn in school, one of the most valuable for our life beyond the classroom is how our own minds work and how to become more aware of our own response to the world around us.

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Warming Up with Mutual Respect

Warming Up with Mutual Respect

This series of warm-up activities activates the mind and body but it also offers the opportunity for students to feel seen and heard right as class begins.

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Student-Led Museum Tour

Student-Led Museum Tour

In this activity, students share their observations after studying a piece of art. This simple process develops emerging expertise and builds mutual respect through sharing what they have learned.

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Coloring Our Emotions

Coloring Our Emotions

Talking about feelings is vital to building mutual respect in the classroom. Considering feelings in a visual way can deepen that discussion.

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