English Language Arts

Looking for resources to integrate into your next English Language Arts unit? Check these out...

My American Farm Games

Equipment Engineer Game Build the perfect piece of agricultural equipment to get the job done! 

  • Playing Time: 10-15 minutes 
  • Grades: 5-6 
  • Curriculum Areas: Science, Language Arts 
  • Ag Themes: Agriculture is Everywhere

Let/s Make Something Tasty! Game Be a star chef as you use context clues to find the missing ingredients needed to make several tasty items! 

  • Playing Time: 7-10 minutes 
  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Health, Language Arts 
  • Ag Themes: Farmers feed the world

My Little Ag Me Game What can you do in agriculture? Build your own Ag Me to find out! 

  • Playing Time: 10-15 minutes 
  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Language Arts, Careers 
  • Ag Themes: Agriculture is Everywhere, Careers in Agriculture

Wild Water Adventures Game Ready for an adventure? Test your reading skills as you ski, kayak, and raft through several obstacle courses. 

  • Playing Time: 10-15 minutes 
  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Language Arts 
  • Ag Themes: Farmers steward the land

Memory Match Game Put your memory skills to the test as you race against the clock to match images from agriculture with the correct words! 

  • Playing Time: 10 minutes 
  • Grades: K-2 
  • Curriculum Areas: Language Arts 
  • Ag Themes: Agriculture is Everywhere, Careers in Agriculture, Farmers Care for Animals, Farmers Feed the World, Farmers Steward the Land

Lesson Plans/Classroom Activities

Commodity Investigation 

  • Grade Level: 4th and 5th Grade 
  • Description: Students work in collaborative groups to select a commodity, including animal agriculture products, and create a mini poster promoting their product. Students display posters in class.

The Faces of Agriculture 

  • Grade Level: 2nd Grade 
  • Description: Students engage in a fun learning activity where they must use key terms to describe the diversity of the agriculture industry.

The Story of Agriculture 

  • Grade Level: Kindergarten 
  • Description: Students engage in a lesson where they learn the definition of agriculture and use artistic strategies to represent the importance and diversity of agriculture.

Fun Take-Home Activity Sheets

A Day in the Life... 

  • Grade Level: 5th Grade 
  • Description: Students evaluate an illustration and brief bio about a beef cattle producer. Students work to identify all of the stewardship practices demonstrated.

Commodity Crossword 

  • Grade Level: 3rd-5th Grade 
  • Description: Students complete a crossword puzzle connecting commodities, trade vocabulary, and growing conditions to geography and English Language Arts.

Fun at Farmer Franks 

  • Grade Level: Kindergarten 
  • Description: Students practice writing letters to complete words and practice visual story comprehension.

Job Match and Evaluation 

  • Grade Level: 3rd-5th Grade 
  • Description: Students rank jobs in order of most to least desirable and write a paragraph explaining how they selected their most/least desirable job.

Production Fill-In 

  • Grade Level: 4th - 5th Grade 
  • Description: Students use a word bank to complete several statements with missing words to discover the answer to an intriguing riddle.