ELA Activities

The following activities and graphic organizers were designed with certain grade levels in mind. You can modify most to fit your grade level or subject area if you wish. Simply open the document, select "File" and either make a copy or download it as a word document. If you have any questions, please email: solutions@idecorp.com.

Character Traits

Elementary students identify traits of a character and list the evidence to support their identification.

Elementary Character Traits GO

Making Connections

Students connect text to the world, their lives, and other texts.

Elementary Text Connections GrOrg SHARED

Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer

Works for any grade level and any content to compare and contrast two items or ideas.

Elementary Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer

Figurative Language

Middle school students identify figurative language and explain how the author's word choice conveyed tone or meaning.

Literature: Figurative Language

Relationships and Interactions in Informational Text

Upper elementary and middle schools students analyze the relationships and interactions that exist between two individuals, ideas, or events in a text.

Relationships and Interactions in Informational Text GrOrg SHARED

Claim Analysis

Students state an opinion on a matter and support it with evidence and analysis of text.

Claim Analysis Graphic GrOrg SHARED

Show and Tell

Primary students will read a story and then draw and describe the parts of the story in order.

Elementary Show and Tell Sequencing GrOrg SHARED

3-2-1 Graphic Organizer

Students records 3 facts they learned, 2 questions they have, and 1 thing they found interesting.

321 GrOrg SHARED

Writing Four Square Graphic Organizer

Elementary students can use this to sort their thoughts and evidence prior to writing.


Elementary Four Square Graphic Organizer for Writing (SHARED)

Compound Words Concentration

First and second grade students build their working memory as they learn to read compound words.

Compound Words Concentration (1st/2nd)

Rhyming Words Concentration

Primary students build their working memory as they learn to identify rhyming pairs.

Rhyming Words Concentration (SHARED)

Evidence Log for Essays

Students can use this graphic organizer as a tool during or after reading to record information and plan for an essay.

Evidence Log for Essays (SHARED)

Relationships and Interactions in Informational Texts

Middle and high school students can use this tool to sequence events in an informational text and identify the connections among them. Then, students will use that information to explain how the author used the connections to develop the central idea of the text.

Multiple Relationships and Interactions in Informational Texts (HS)

9-Box Grid - Transition Words

The 9-Box Grid allows you to provide learning opportunities that are differentiated by readiness level and by learning style.

Primary 9-Box Grid - Transition Words (SHARED)

9-Box Grid - Word Choice and Tone

The 9-Box Grid allows you to provide learning opportunities that are differentiated by readiness level and by learning style.

9-Box Grid - High School Figurative Language (SHARED)