Dudley Dog has lost his bone... and it's not just any chew toy, but a Triceratops bone. Students create "Spy I.D." and then help Dudley find the bone by following the clues. Includes writing prompts, punctuation and spelling practice, and math.
A short story about a difficult summer job. The focus of this lesson is embedded SAT-level vocabulary (all nouns). The story is followed by questions to check vocabulary-based comprehension, context practice, synonym matching, and a guide word exercise.
Read Kipling's poem on adulthood, and fill in the missing verbs. Then match the lines to their modern-day equivalents. Finally, discussion (or essay) questions to address the themes of the poem: adulthood, coming of age, etc. This lesson is adaptable to a variety of levels.