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Semicolon in Lists

Semicolons are tricky enough to master, but how do you use them in a list? Advance to the next round of semicolon mastery with this worksheet.

Paraphrasing: Historical Passage

Paraphrasing is an important writing skill. With this worksheet, your student will learn some history as he practices paraphrasing.

History of Valentine's Day

The history of Valentine's Day is full of theories about how the holiday began. Read about the history of Valentine's Day with this exercise and activity.


Play with rhythm and beat as you read Langston Hughes's "Laugher".

I Took My Power in My Hand

Explore the story of David and Goliath as you read this poem, "I Took My Power in My Hand", by Emily Dickinson.

Fire and Ice

Illuminate your student's poetry unit with an illustrated version of "Fire and Ice", by Robert Frost.

Aunt Sue's Stories

Challenge your high schooler to think about the sociocultural issues of Langston Hughes's poetry, with the soulful "Aunt Sue's Stories".

Romeo and Juliet: Character Study

Playwrights and romantics alike, here's a reading comprehension sheet based on Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies.

A Bird Came Down the Walk

Introduce your high schooler to Emily Dickinson, with this illustrated poetry page featuring "A Bird Came Down the Walk".

Paraphrasing: Rosa Parks

Paraphrasing means putting another's writing into your own words. This is an important skill for middle school children to master.

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