ELA Activities


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Author Study: Edgar Allan Poe

By Anna Warfield


Author studies aren't limited to elementary school. Bring on the Poe!

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ELA Activity Idea: Create a Book Summary with Storyboard That

By Emily Swartz


Reading novels can seem daunting to students; details about characters, settings, and key events can get lost in students’ brains between the first page and the last. Storyboard That to the rescue! By creating a book summary with our traditional storyboard layout, students can easily remember important things from the story and use it to study for an exam or prepare for a project...

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Graphic Novel Project

By Anna Warfield


It's not a comic book, it's a graphic novel! Help your students start their very own graphic novel or turn whatever you are reading into a graphic novel version!

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Book Reports 2.0

By Anna Warfield


Book Report. That term is used pretty loosely. Some people mean a detailed synopsis. Others want an in-depth analysis on one or more literary devices. Some people actually mean a critic's review of the book. There are even those who want EVERYTHING. Storyboard That wants to bring all of the different kinds of book reports together in a much more engaging medium.

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Acronyms Explained: TWIST + TP-CASTT

By Emily Swartz


Analysis of literature and poetry can sometimes be difficult for students to grasp. With the help of acronyms, however, key themes and ideas can be more easily discovered and understood! Two acronyms to start incorporating with your ELA students are TWIST and TP-CASTT. Both highlight important concepts from the work and will help increase overall literary comprehension!

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3 Tips to Help Struggling Students

By Emily Swartz


Check out this example of a character map for The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The teacher has created the storyboard with all of the key characters and filled in the first box as a guide. Then, students can continue to fill in important details about each character within their own Storyboard That accounts. This will not change the original that was created by the instructor - each student will essentially be editing his/her own copy...

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5 Ways Teachers Can Use Storyboard That's 16x9 Layout for ELA

By Emily Swartz


It’s no secret that storyboards are an extremely useful tool for visual communication. But what you might not know is how much more useful storyboards are when the cell size is increased to 16x9. While 16x9 has been the industry standard in movie making for many years, we feel it is also a great layout for teachers!



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Writing Prompts and Story Starters

By Anna Warfield


Storyboard That has come up with a variety of story starters to help people get thinking about narratives. Storytelling is a part of everyone’s daily life, and we want more people to feel confident in telling all of their stories...

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