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5th grade
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All About the Informative Essay
All About the Informative Essay
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All About the Informative Essay
Informative essays have a structure that is fairly easy to dissect. This lesson includes an anchor essay which students will mark up, a mixed-up essay outline for them to sort, and a web for them to organize ideas for their own essay.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Knowing how to write an effective persuasive letter is a powerful tool. Students will learn how to advocate for their ideas by planning and drafting a well-supported persuasive letter on an issue of their choice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
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Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Similes, metaphors, and idioms are some of the most widely used literary devices in both speaking and writing. Students will review each of these and practice creating some of their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Everybunny’s Easter Puns
Everybunny’s Easter Puns
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Everybunny’s Easter Puns
The energizer bunny went to jail. He was charged with battery. Get it? Your students will understand after this lesson! Use this lesson to give your students tools to understand and create Easter puns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
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Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
The hardest part of writing an essay can be the first few steps. This lesson and accompanying graphic organizers will help students map out their ideas and practice crafting paragraphs. With this support, your writers will be off and running!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Onomatopoeia Practice
Onomatopoeia Practice
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Onomatopoeia Practice
Does onomatopoeia BANG your students up or cause them to want to BARF? Help them out with this comical lesson on the well-known figurative device. Students will have a fun time completing worksheets and using onomatopoeias themselves.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Argument Writing: Drafting the Introductory Paragraph
Argument Writing: Drafting the Introductory Paragraph
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Argument Writing: Drafting the Introductory Paragraph
Great introductory paragraphs pull the reader in. Students will review the different types of hooks and practice writing effective hooks. Then students will study the structure of of the introductory paragraph and begin to craft their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Revising Your Persuasive Letter
Revising Your Persuasive Letter
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Revising Your Persuasive Letter
Once your students have drafted a persuasive letter, use this lesson to help them polish their writing. Students will use a checklist to ensure that all of the most important parts of their letter are included and the argument is solid.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Developing Voice
Developing Voice
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Developing Voice
Voice is the energy, intention, and personality behind a piece of writing or character, as shaped by the author. Writers will examine voice in story excerpts and then practice crafting voice on their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Font and Text Features in Your Writing
Using Font and Text Features in Your Writing
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Using Font and Text Features in Your Writing
Learn to use text formatting tools like capitalization, bold, underline, and italics to give emphasis to your writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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That Old Cliché
That Old Cliché
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That Old Cliché
Once in a blue moon, you will have students who completely understand clichés but they can be few and far between. In this lesson, your students will explore how clichés are popular, but overused.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Transition Word Hunter
Transition Word Hunter
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Transition Word Hunter
Help your students learn how to move smoothly between ideas and paragraphs using transition words and phrases. Young writers will use real texts as mentors as they study how authors use words to transition between ideas and support their claims. As a result, they will have a word bank to use in their own writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Judge a Book by Its Pages
Judge a Book by Its Pages
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Judge a Book by Its Pages
Understanding how titles, headings, and subheadings work together in nonfiction can help students with writing and with reading comprehension. Students will make observations about nonfiction texts and consider organization choices.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Oxymoron
Oxymoron
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Oxymoron
Is it fairly accurate there is a 100% chance that trying to teach your students about oxymora is controlled chaos? Your students will find their lack of knowledge growing smaller after this teacher-approved figurative language lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What Is the Electoral College?
What Is the Electoral College?
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What Is the Electoral College?
In this civics lesson, your students will learn about the electoral college through first-hand experience! Then, they will write about the best way to vote using evidence to support their opinion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fan Fiction Finales
Fan Fiction Finales
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Fan Fiction Finales
Help your students' favorite characters come to life in new adventures as student writers draft new endings to their favorite stories.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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