Secondary ELA Learning Activities Filter CategoriesAllGrammarJobs & ResumesReading AnalysisReading ComprehensionStory ElementsVocabularyWriting Vocabulary 4 Practice your vocab words by matching words with their respective definition. Vocabulary 3 Practice your vocab words by matching words with their respective definition. Vocabulary 2 Practice your vocab words by matching words with their respective definition. Vocabulary Practice your vocab words by matching words with their respective definition. Analyzing Dialogue Use this 8th grade reading worksheet to help analyze aspects of a character in a story. Analyzing Dialogue 2 Enjoying Imagery Read the excerpt from The Great Gatsby then describe the imagery in your own words. Humor in Text Practice reading analysis by explaining the humor in this Oscar Wilde play excerpt. The Irony of it All Examine the irony in the excerpt and describe the true feelings and how you can tell. Harlem Poetry Read the poem by Langston Hughes and describe the message he’s trying to convey. Character Interactions Character interactions influence the plot of a story. Use this resource to analyze the characters. Character Traits Practice writing examples of different character traits. Setting Set the scene of a plot with descriptive words and phrases. Analyzing Characters Practice using details from a story to describe what the protagonist is doing in a story. Character Development Use this resource to develop a character for narrative writing with this map. Story Elements Practice understanding and identifying story elements. Plot Structure 2 Read a short story and then write the major plot points. Plot-Structure Read a short story and then write the major plot points. Debate: Take a Stance Practice debate skills by taking a stance and defending your opinion to a prompt. Logos, Pathos, and Ethos Give an example of logos, pathos, and ethos from Dr. Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham Jail. Rhetorical Devices Practice rhetorical devices by pairing them with their respective rhetoric technique. Write a Story Write a story using the provided sentence prompts to provide inspiration. Active vs. Passive Voice 2 Practice understanding and differentiating active voice and passive voice. Active- s. Passive Voice Description Practice understanding and differentiating active voice and passive voice. Conclusions Practice making conclusions about body paragraphs. Body Paragraph Use this worksheet to map out a body paragraph using the boxes. Arguments Paragraph Use the prompt to practice writing an argumentative paragraph. Introduction Paragraph Use this table to map out introduction paragraphs for essays. Formal or Informal 2 Read the excerpt and answer questions about formal or informal writing. Formal or Informal Read the informal sentences and rewrite them with a formal tone. Fact vs. Opinion Practice determining if sentences are fact or opinion. Evaluating Claims Read the claims and determine if they are strong, credible, or both. Making a Claim 2 After reading, use this worksheet to help you plan out an essay. Making a Claim After reading, use this worksheet to help you plan out an essay. Semicolons & Colons Practice the correct usage of semicolons and colons in a sentence. Comma Coordination Practice using commas to tie together independent and dependent clauses. Punctuation Practice Practice filling in the correct punctuation in various sentences. Who vs. Whom Practice the correct utilization of who vs. whom in this grammar practice worksheet. Helping Verbs Read the helping verbs and then write sentences for each. Linking Verbs Read the linking verbs and then create sentences using each. Verbs Warm Up Practice identifying and correcting incorrectly used verbs. Transition Words 2 Practice writing sentences with various transition words in this 7th grade writing worksheet. Transition Words Practice writing sentences with various transition words in this 7th grade writing worksheet. Descriptive Words Build understanding of descriptive words with this 6th grade writing activity. Transition Words Practice transition words by circling the transition word or phrase in a series of sentences. Simple, Compound, or Complex Sentences Determine whether the sentence is simple, complex, or compound in this 6th grade writing resource Root-Words Determine the root word and write its definition. Point of View Read a story and then indicate what point of view the story is written from. Point of View Warm Up Practice identifying the point of view represented in each sentence in this 8th grade reading worksheet. Arguments Use this worksheet to make arguments or assertions about a story after reading. Cause & Effect Write the possible effect of each scenario in this worksheet. Cause & Effect Use this worksheet to address the cause and effect of major events after reading a story. Authors Purpose Read the excerpt and then answer questions about the author’s purpose. Authors Purpose Determine if the author’s purpose is to inform, persuade, or entertain in this 7th grade reading worksheet. Imagery 2 Practice expanding upon simple sentences by adding descriptive words and vivid imagery. Imagery Practice identifying vivid imagery, then note which sense the imagery appeals to. Informational Text Structure 2 Practice understanding text structure in non-fiction writing. Textual Evidence Use the words/phrases to cite textual evidence when writing. Informational Text Structure Learn to understand the way authors organize information in non-fiction text. Context Clues 2 Use context clues to determine the meaning of these new words. Theme vs. Main Idea Practice differentiating between a theme and an idea with this sixth grade reading worksheet. Authors Purpose Determine if an author’s purpose is to inform, entertain, or persuade with this 6th grade reading resource. Close Reading Enhance your close reading skills by practicing digging deeper while reading. Context-Clues Use context clues to determine the meaning of these new words. Resume Template Use this template to draft your resume before applying to jobs. Sample Interview Questions Draft up a response to common interview questions using this interview preparation worksheet. Resume Checklist Writing a resume for the first time can be overwhelming, so use this resume checklist to guide you.