ELA Grades 3-5
The Great Debate (Grades 3-5) - Introduce debate through conundrums, arguing with yourself, jury deliberations, and more in this engaging unit that is sure to get students thinking.
There is also a Great Debate Unit for grades 5-8 if it better suits your needs! It focuses on speech, writing, persuasion, presentation, and more!
Newspaper - Students get to create their own newspaper, with lessons on brainstorming topics, article analysis, editing, and more!
The Eleventh Hour - A curious mystery for students in grades 3-6. Horace the elephant is having a birthday, but someone has eaten the feast! Use clues hidden among the pages of the book to solve this crime! (Note: You'll want to purchase a copy of the book for every two students, so they can look through the clues.)
Genius Hour - This is the perfect age to introduce research and independent study projects. ELA incorporate seamlessly by focusing on research, writing, speech and presentation skills.
Podcasts - Great for listening (similar to a read aloud), reflecting, and even having students create their own in older grade levels!
William and Mary Language Arts Materials - Both their literature units and the Jacob's Ladder Program are high quality and go in depth with writing. The Jacob's Ladder program is much more cost effective, if that is a factor. Some options:
Affective Grades 4-5
3rd, 4th, or 5th Comprehension Books
3rd, 4th, or 5th Nonfiction Books