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Online Self-Paced English Language Arts Lessons

Online Self-Paced Lessons from HelpTeaching.com

Our collection of ELA lessons is designed to help students build core grammar, reading, and writing skills. Topics range from understanding relative pronouns to summarizing key details in a text and constructing a quality paragraph.

Our lessons for middle/high school students are meant for self-directed online learning. Many of our lessons contain a short introduction, followed by an embedded video created by Help Teaching team or obtained with permission from sources, such as Khan Academy, Educator.com, and Bozeman Science and links to other free online resources to help students understand the topic. Lessons without a video source noted are text and image-based, similar to what students would find in a textbook. All lessons also include practice questions to use for pre-assessment and practice, as well as links to longer, more formal tests and worksheets to assess what students have learned.

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Grammar

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching First Grade Grammar Review Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -ED Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -ER Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -ES Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -IES Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -S Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching Abbreviations - Names and Titles Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Abbreviations - Time and Place Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Collective Nouns Grade 2 15-30 min assign
Common Nouns Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Compound Nouns Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Concrete Nouns Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Contractions Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Plural Nouns Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Possessive Nouns Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: RE- Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: UN- Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Proper Nouns Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Second Grade Grammar Review Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Subject and Object Pronouns Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -FUL Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -OR Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Abbreviations - Measurement Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Articles: A, An, The Grade 3 15-30 min assign
Coordinate and Non-Coordinate Adjectives Grade 3 15-30 min assign
Demonstrative Pronouns Grade 3 15-30 min assign
Indefinite Adjectives Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: DIS- Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: PRE- Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: TELE- Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Simple and Compound Sentences Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -LESS Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -LY Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -NESS Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -Y Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Third Grade Grammar Review Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is a Sentence? Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Abstract Nouns Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Creating Simple Sentences Grade 4 15-30 min assign
Demonstrative Adjectives Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Fourth Grade Grammar Review Grade 4 15-30 min assign
Indefinite Pronouns Grade 4 15-30 min assign
Interrogative Pronouns Grade 4 15-30 min assign
Possessive Adjectives Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: DE- Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: MULTI- Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefixes: EN, EM Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefixes: Numbers 1-9 Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefixes: OVER, UNDER Grade 4 15-30 min assign
Reflexive Pronouns Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Relative Pronouns Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -ABLE Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -IBLE Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -ILY Grade 4 15-30 min assign
The Basics of Capitalization Grade 4 30-60 min assign
help teaching Types of Sentences Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching What are Adjectives? Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching What are Conjunctions? Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching What are Prepositions? Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Action, Linking, and Helping Verbs Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Determiners Grade 5 15-30 min assign
Predicative Adjectives Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: ANTI- Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: FORE- Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: SEMI- Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: SUB- Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefixes: Numbers 10 through One Billion Grade 5 15-30 min assign
Reciprocal Pronouns Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -AL Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Suffix -IC Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching What are Adverbs? Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Asking a Question Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Intensive Pronouns Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Interrogative Adjectives Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: IN, IM Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: MICRO Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: SUPER- Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: TRANS- Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefixes: IL- and IR- Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Pronoun Case Grade 6 15-30 min assign
What is a Prefix? Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Fragments and Run-On Sentences Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Misplaced Modifiers Grade 7 30-60 min assign
help teaching Prefix: AUTO- Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Subject Complements Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Adjectival and Adverbial Phrases Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching An Overview of Verb Tenses Grade 8 30-60 min assign
help teaching Future Tense Verbs Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: MIS- Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: Non- Grade 8 15-30 min assign
Verb Moods Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching What are Verbals? Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is a Gerund? Grade 8 15-30 min assign
Exploring Nouns Grade 9 30-60 min assign
help teaching What is Parallel Structure? Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching SAT Prep: Identifying Sentence Errors Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching SAT Prep: Improving Sentences Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching SAT Prep: Sentence Completion Grade 11 15-30 min assign

Literature

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching Read-Aloud: Five Little Ducks Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Ants Go Marching Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Little Red Hen Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Clumsy Penguin (A Movement Story) Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Three Billy Goats Gruff Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Dolphins Have Feelings, Too! Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Fortune Cookies Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Rumpelstiltskin Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Fairy Tulips Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Gingerbread Man Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Loch Ness Monster Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Princess and the Pea Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Baseball Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Cutting Onions Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Doppleganger Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Rosa Parks Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Sneezing Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Frog Prince Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Story of Ruby Bridges Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Tale of Peter Rabbit Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Anansi Writes a Song Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Anansi and His Sons Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Barack Obama Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Martin Luther King, Jr. Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Collared Crow Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Elves and the Shoemaker Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Feast Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Great Drum Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Name of the Tree Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Purse of Gold Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Story of Hanukkah Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Tale of John Henry Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Velveteen Rabbit Grade 4 45-90 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: What Does the President Do? Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud:The Old Rocking Horse Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: The Three Tests Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Read-Aloud: Who is Donald Trump? Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Harlem Renaissance Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Phrases from Shakespeare Grade 9 15-30 min assign

Phonics

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching The Letter A Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter B Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter C Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter D Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter E Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter F Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter G Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter H Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter I Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter J Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter K Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter L Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter M Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter N Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter O Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter P Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter Q Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter R Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter S Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter T Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter U Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter V Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter W Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter X Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter Y Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Letter Z Pre-K 15-30 min assign
help teaching Counting Words in a Sentence Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Long Vowel Sounds Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Short Vowel Sounds Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Sight Words Story: I Like to Go Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching The -AD Word Family Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching The -AN Word Family Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching The -AP Word Family Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching The -AR Word Family Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching The -EN Word Family Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
Vowels Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching The -AT Word Family Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching Digraphs Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching How to Improve Reading Speed Grade 11 15-30 min assign

Pronunciation Skills

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching BL Words Grade 1 15-30 min assign

Reading Strategies

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching Knock-Knock Jokes Grade 3 15-30 min assign
Elements of a Short Story Grade 4 15-30 min assign
Identifying Point of View Grade 4 30-60 min assign
help teaching What is Setting? Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is a Fable? Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is a Fairy Tale? Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is a Tall Tale? Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Alliteration and Assonance Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Elements of a Fantasy Grade 5 30-60 min assign
help teaching Elements of a Mystery Grade 5 30-60 min assign
Fact vs. Fiction Grade 5 15-30 min assign
How to Find Main Idea Grade 5 15-30 min assign
How to Make Predictions Grade 5 15-30 min assign
How to Summarize a Story Grade 5 15-30 min assign
Skimming and Scanning while Reading Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Text Features Grade 5 15-30 min assign
Understanding Cause and Effect Grade 5 15-30 min assign
What is Genre? Grade 5 30-60 min assign
Comparing and Contrasting Fiction Grade 6 30-60 min assign
Comparing and Contrasting Informational Texts Grade 6 30-60 min assign
help teaching Forms of Poetry Grade 6 30-60 min assign
Found Poetry Grade 6 15-30 min assign
How to Make Inferences and Draw Conclusions Grade 6 30-60 min assign
Identifying Author's Purpose Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Informational Text Structure Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Making Connections Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Metaphors and Similes Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Poetry Terms Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is Plot? Grade 6 15-30 min assign
What is a Haiku? Grade 6 30-60 min assign
help teaching What is a Myth? Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Analyzing a Literary Text Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Characterization in Literature Grade 7 30-60 min assign
Comparing and Contrasting Characters while Reading Grade 7 30-60 min assign
help teaching Couplets Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Elements of Historical Fiction Grade 7 30-60 min assign
help teaching Elements of Poetry Grade 7 30-60 min assign
help teaching Elements of Realistic Fiction Grade 7 30-60 min assign
help teaching That's So Punny! Grade 7 15-30 min assign
What is a Ballad? Grade 7 15-30 min assign
What is a Soliloquy? Grade 7 15-30 min assign
What is a Sonnet? Grade 7 30-60 min assign
Compare and Contrast Fiction and Non-Fiction Grade 8 30-60 min assign
help teaching Dramatic Irony Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Elements of Science Fiction Grade 8 30-60 min assign
help teaching Epigrams Grade 8 15-30 min assign
Evaluate the Credibility of an Informational Text Grade 8 15-30 min assign
How to Analyze a Speech Grade 8 30-60 min assign
Identifying Point of View Advanced Grade 8 30-60 min assign
help teaching Idioms Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Online Advertising Techniques Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Quatrains Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Situational Irony Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Sound Devices in Poetry Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Tanka Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Understatement Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Verbal Irony and Sarcasm Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is Irony? Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is Propaganda? Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is a Joke? Grade 8 15-30 min assign
Analyzing an Informational Text Grade 9 15-30 min assign
How to Interpret a Poem Grade 9 30-60 min assign
help teaching Rhyme in Poetry Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching Types of Humor Grade 9 15-30 min assign
Using Figurative Language Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching Ways to Read More Grade 9 15-30 min assign
What is an Ode? Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching Rhythm in Poetry Grade 10 15-30 min assign
What is Symbolism? Grade 10 15-30 min assign
help teaching Elegies Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching Oxymoron and Hyperbole Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching SAT Prep: Types of SAT Reading Passages/Questions Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching Villanelles Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is Suspense? Grade 11 15-30 min assign
What is a Limerick? Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is a Paradox? Grade 11 15-30 min assign
What is an Apostrophe? (Figurative Language) Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching Didactic Poetry Grade 12 15-30 min assign
help teaching Dirges Grade 12 15-30 min assign
help teaching Rondeaus Grade 12 15-30 min assign
help teaching Sestinas Grade 12 15-30 min assign

Spelling

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching Kindergarten Sight Words Kindergarten 30-60 min assign
help teaching What is a Palindrome? Grade 3 15-30 min assign

Vocabulary

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching Baseball Words Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Birthday Words Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Camping Words Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Construction Vocabulary Words Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Fruit and Vegetable Words Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Princess Vocabulary Words Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Soccer Words Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Train Vocabulary Words Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching At the Circus Vocabulary Words Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching At the Fair Words Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching At the Park Vocabulary Words Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching At the Pool Words Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching Can You Move Like the Animals? Movement Words Grade 1 15-30 min assign
help teaching Are, Our Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching At the Amusement Park Words Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching At the Water Park Words Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Ate, Eight Grade 2 15-30 min assign
khan academy By, Buy, Bye Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Feeling Words Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Its, It's Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching No vs. Know Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Spring Vocabulary Words Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Types of Flowers Vocabulary Words Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Types of Trees Vocabulary Words Grade 2 15-30 min assign
help teaching Blue, Blew, Bleu Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Close, Clothes Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Flour, Flower Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Graduation Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching New, Knew Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching One, Won Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Using a Dictionary Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Well, We'll Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Were, We're Grade 3 15-30 min assign
Where, Wear Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Word Search Puzzle Tips Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Your, You're, Yore Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching A There/Their/They're Story Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Homonyms, Homophones, and Homographs Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Than, Then Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Threw, Through Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Using a Thesaurus Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Write, Right, Rite Grade 4 15-30 min assign
Using Context Clues Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching A To/Two/Too Story Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Formal vs. Informal Language Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Prefix: INTER- Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is an Anagram? Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Winning Spelling Bee Words Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Election Vocabulary Words Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching Euphemisms Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching Types of Analogies Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching Words of Spanish Origin Grade 10 15-30 min assign
help teaching Cooking Terms Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching Top 100 SAT Words Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching Words of German Origin Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching Words of Latin Origin Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching Word Play Grade 12 15-30 min assign

Writing

Lesson Name Grade Time
Acrostic Poems Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Concrete Poetry Grade 5 15-30 min assign
List Poetry Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Conducting an Internet Search Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Digital Copyright Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Parts of a Song Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Elements of Rap Grade 9 15-30 min assign
Spoken Word Poetry Grade 9 60-120 min assign
E-mail Etiquette Grade 12 15-30 min assign
help teaching Social Media Tips Grade 12 15-30 min assign
help teaching i.e. vs e.g. Grade 12 15-30 min assign