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Idiom Card Swap
Idiom Card Swap
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Idiom Card Swap
Idioms are not always a piece of cake! Use this fun activity to teach your students the difference between the literal and figurative meanings of common idioms.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
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Tip of the Iceberg: Nonfiction Summary Details
Capture the tip of the iceberg! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to summarize nonfiction texts by noting the “tip of the iceberg,” also known as the main idea. Students will identify and sequence them.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Synonyms, Antonyms, and Oxymora
Synonyms, Antonyms, and Oxymora
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Synonyms, Antonyms, and Oxymora
Review synonyms and antonyms by creating oxymora! An oxymoron is a fun way to integrate figurative language in students’ writing. This lesson will ask students to use antonyms to create their own oxymora.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Papering the Plains States
Papering the Plains States
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Papering the Plains States
Making inferences from texts about the Plains States, your students will learn how to read with a purpose! In this lesson, your students will practice important skills while developing knowledge of various states.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Get the Hang of Homophones
Get the Hang of Homophones
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Get the Hang of Homophones
Help your students get the hang of homophones with this vibrant language lesson. Your little learners will have a blast watching interesting videos and showcasing their knowledge by completing worksheets.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Grammar and Action Verb Charades
Grammar and Action Verb Charades
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Grammar and Action Verb Charades
In this engaging grammar lesson, your students will use various visualization techniques, including charades, to support their understanding of action verbs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Musical Stories
Musical Stories
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Musical Stories
This interactive lesson helps students make their stories come alive! Students construct multimedia narratives that contain both written words and songs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Bun Bun Button Character Traits
Bun Bun Button Character Traits
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Bun Bun Button Character Traits
In this lesson, you will read the heartwarming story of Bun Bun Button by Patricia Polacco to your class. Students will then use their own reading skills to describe the two main characters in the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Town Signage
Town Signage
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Town Signage
In this lesson, students will learn about the history of their town while improving their writing and research skills. No matter how big or small the town, there’s always something fun to uncover in this assignment!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Get Descriptive on Easter
Get Descriptive on Easter
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Get Descriptive on Easter
Easter is a special holiday for many families, and kids enjoy traditions such as decorating their Easter eggs. Teach your students to use strong descriptive language in their creative writing with this holiday lesson plan!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Musical Chairs with Complex Sentences
Musical Chairs with Complex Sentences
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Musical Chairs with Complex Sentences
In this great grammar lesson, students will learn to identify the independent and dependent clause in a complex sentence. Then, they will play a game of grammar-themed musical chairs!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Constructing Crazy Halloween Sentences
Constructing Crazy Halloween Sentences
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Constructing Crazy Halloween Sentences
Your students will turn into crazy Halloween sentence making machines with this fun lesson on constructing complete sentences. Students will practice making and mixing subjects and predicates - and the results will have you all ROTFL.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Middle Atlantic State Migration
Middle Atlantic State Migration
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Middle Atlantic State Migration
In this lesson, your students will use guiding questions as a way to organize their thoughts about non-fiction reading. They will also gain an understanding of some of the factors that led to the colonization of the Middle Atlantic States.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Dancing Dreams
Dancing Dreams
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Dancing Dreams
Let's dance our dreams! In this lesson, students read a story about a girl going after her dream of being a ballerina before composing dances to represent their own dreams.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What Does It Say?
What Does It Say?
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What Does It Say?
Use this fun animal-themed lesson plan to teach your ELs all about beginning letter sounds. This can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the **The First Letter Is** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Mixed Up Animals
Mixed Up Animals
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Mixed Up Animals
In this fun and silly lesson, students use their imaginations to create mixed-up animals. After making their funny creations, students will write narratives about their fictional animals.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Polishing Your Written Work
Polishing Your Written Work
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Polishing Your Written Work
Whether students are revising handwritten drafts or work that has been composed on the computer, this lesson will help your writers understand some basic strategies and copyediting symbols for polishing their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
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Opinions Matter
Help your students learn how opinions are formed with this engaging lesson on likes, dislikes, and what they have to do with perspective. They'll love making connections between their personal opinions and those of book characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Running On: Copy Editing for Run-on Sentences
Running On: Copy Editing for Run-on Sentences
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Running On: Copy Editing for Run-on Sentences
Equip your students to stop run-on sentences with punctuation and capitalization! In this lesson, your students will explore copyediting symbols for capitalization and punctuation and use these symbols as they edit writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Somebody Killed Mr. Boddy
Somebody Killed Mr. Boddy
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Somebody Killed Mr. Boddy
Guide your students into writing a narrative based on the game Clue that details who the murderer is and why the murderer may have killed Mr. Boddy.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What’s Next?
What’s Next?
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What’s Next?
Guess what comes next! Teach your students to make a prediction based on textual evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Associating Adjectives
Associating Adjectives
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Associating Adjectives
Can your students associate similar adjectives and nouns using the roots and suffixes? In this lesson, students will learn how to associate nouns with adjectives. Along the way, they will use the roots and affixes to determine the meaning.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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It’s Okay to Argue
It’s Okay to Argue
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It’s Okay to Argue
We don’t want arguments in the classroom, right? Actually arguments aren’t all bad! In this lesson, students learn to write argumentative essays.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Going on an "A" Hunt
Going on an "A" Hunt
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Going on an "A" Hunt
This fun lesson gets students moving around the classroom as they look for words that begin with the letter A. Students will get to practice spelling new words as they record all the "A" things they find.
Reading & Writing
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Elections and Conditions
Elections and Conditions
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Elections and Conditions
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand details in a sentence by identifying conditional phrases. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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