Eight Poems to Teach Rhyme Scheme

April is National Poetry Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by reading and learning about poetry! Last year, we developed a guide for learning figurative language through poetry, since metaphorical and abstract language thrives in the work of poets. Another important aspect of poetry is rhyme scheme, which helps writers develop [...]

By |2024-04-04T15:11:11-05:00April 4th, 2024|English|

Free ELA Ramadan Activities For Your Class

This spring, bring Ramadan-themed lessons and activities into the classroom! Integrating celebrations of Ramadan into class days is informative and fun for your non-Muslim students and provides support for Muslim students. In 2024, Ramadan lasts from March 10th through April 9th. If you’re wondering, “How do you teach about Ramadan in school?” – look no [...]

By |2024-04-01T10:42:42-05:00March 28th, 2024|English, Holidays, Teachers & Tutors|

Easter Activities for the Classroom

We’ve curated several Easter activities for the classroom that celebrate the holiday while helping students build their reading, writing, and math skills! Celebrating holidays like Easter in the classroom connects students from different cultures and backgrounds. By incorporating the holiday into the school day through themed activities, such as the ones throughout this page, [...]

By |2024-03-25T15:07:47-05:00March 22nd, 2024|English, Holidays, Math, Teachers & Tutors|

Books for Women’s History Month—Grades 3–12

March is Women’s History Month, which means it’s a great opportunity to read and appreciate the influential works of significant women writers. We’ve compiled a list of books suitable for each grade level from elementary to high school. Each book explores themes of feminism, features great storytelling, and provides an opportunity to celebrate talented [...]

By |2024-02-29T13:14:01-06:00February 27th, 2024|English|

Valentine’s Day Activities – Math and English | Piqosity

These Valentine's Day activities for school are great ways to enrich your classroom this February! Your students will be exceptionally engaged and excited to learn when you integrate holiday celebrations into your lesson plans. Math and ELA skills are particularly important in every student’s education, so we’ve collected several free classroom activities for this [...]

By |2024-02-13T14:30:50-06:00February 12th, 2024|English, Holidays, Math, Teachers & Tutors|

How to Improve Reading Comprehension Skills for Standardized Tests Like ACT and SAT

English teachers will often tell you that the only way to improve your reading comprehension skills is to simply read more. While sound and well-intentioned, this advice probably isn’t very helpful if you must quickly improve your skills, for example earning a higher score on a standardized test like the ISEE, ACT or SAT. [...]

6 Speeches to Teach Rhetorical Devices

People use rhetorical devices in speeches and in other forms of writing in order to create a particular effect on their audience. Understanding these devices and rhetorically analyzing a text allows you to see its true purpose; as such, rhetorical analysis is a necessary skill to develop in high school ELA courses.  One of [...]

By |2024-04-05T14:30:58-05:00December 14th, 2023|English|

Free Christmas Classroom Activities | ELA and Math

December is here, which means the holiday season is in full swing—bring some Yuletide cheer to your classroom with these Christmas classroom activities! An indisputable fact of this month is that your students are distracted by the festivities, especially as the winter break draws nearer and nearer, but no need to fret—we’re here to [...]

By |2023-12-08T17:10:23-06:00December 8th, 2023|English, Holidays, Math, Teachers & Tutors|
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