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Deeper Meanings
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Deeper Meanings
Do your students understand the deeper meaning or humor behind a play on words? In this lesson, students will learn how to interpret the meaning of oxymorons and puns, identify key words, and explain the meanings!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Menu
Sentence Menu
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Sentence Menu
We write sentences to tell thoughts, but what happens when we add some parameters? In this lesson, students dissect the words they find in sentences then follow directions to create their own wacky sentences.
2nd 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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Dashing Descriptions
Dashing Descriptions
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Dashing Descriptions
Captivating writing features sensory and descriptive details. In this lesson, students learn to include details when writing personal narrative and come up with the descriptions that best exemplify their story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Who’s the Owner?
Who’s the Owner?
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Who’s the Owner?
Help your students own possessives! With this lesson your students will no longer ponder the placement of apostrophes in possessives. They’ll be able to place apostrophes perfectly!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Working with Idioms
Working with Idioms
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Working with Idioms
Figurative language can be difficult, especially for ELs. With the help of context clues and exposure to common idioms, it can be a piece of cake! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Take a Walk with Idioms* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
This lesson helps your ELs identify the role of coordinating conjunctions and compound sentences in nonfiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson to Nonfiction Genres.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Root Words: "Tele" and "Sign"
Root Words: "Tele" and "Sign"
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Root Words: "Tele" and "Sign"
Teaching your students about root words is a great way to strengthen their vocabulary and comprehension. Use this lesson to introduce the root words *tele* and *sign.*
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Meaning with Common Suffixes
Word Meaning with Common Suffixes
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Word Meaning with Common Suffixes
Are you careful, caring, or careless? A suffix is a word part that changes the meaning of a word. Use this lesson with your students to teach them how to determine word meaning based on their understanding of the meaning of common suffixes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Get the Picture? Take a Shot at Idioms
Get the Picture? Take a Shot at Idioms
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Get the Picture? Take a Shot at Idioms
Use a short story that can be told entirely in idioms and students will get the picture! Students match story strip text to idioms in this interactive exercise that includes a matching worksheet assessment.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Interacting With Plural Nouns
Interacting With Plural Nouns
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Interacting With Plural Nouns
What's the difference between regular and irregular plural nouns? Your students will enjoy finding out via some fun writing exercises in this comprehensive lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice Using Prefixes to Determine Word Meaning
Practice Using Prefixes to Determine Word Meaning
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Practice Using Prefixes to Determine Word Meaning
Students will learn how knowledge of word parts can help readers determine the meaning of words. This interactive lesson will have students reviewing and putting into practice some of the most common prefixes.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Adjectives in Informational Texts
Adjectives in Informational Texts
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Adjectives in Informational Texts
Describe the facts! This lesson teaches your ELs to identify adjectives and their important role as key details in informational texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Summarizing Nonfiction Texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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My "A" Dictionary
My "A" Dictionary
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My "A" Dictionary
Students build vocabulary and spelling skills through this engaging lesson. After brainstorming words that start with the letter A, students use words and pictures to create their own "A" dictionaries.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Hunting for Contractions
Hunting for Contractions
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Hunting for Contractions
Some people hunt animals, while some hunt for treasure. We are going on a contraction hunt! Use this lesson to teach your students to find words in context that can form contractions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
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Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
There is great wonder in building things and taking them apart. Use this grammar lesson with your students to teach them how to construct and deconstruct contractions while correctly using an apostrophe.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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I Pledge Allegiance
I Pledge Allegiance
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I Pledge Allegiance
Give your students an introduction to the trickiest vocabulary in the Pledge of Allegiance with this lesson. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the All About the Pledge of Allegiance lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Action Verb Synonyms
Action Verb Synonyms
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Action Verb Synonyms
Using the same action verbs all the time can get old. Help your students spice up their writing by teaching them to identify and use action verbs. Your young writers will explore synonyms to improve their repertoire of action verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Mingle with Irregular Verbs!
Let's Mingle with Irregular Verbs!
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Let's Mingle with Irregular Verbs!
In this interactive lesson, students play a mingle game with their classmates to match the infinitive and past tense forms of irregular verbs. Students need exposure to irregular verbs in order to memorize them and this lesson makes it fun!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Article and Adverb Attachments
Article and Adverb Attachments
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Article and Adverb Attachments
Help your students attach meaning between nouns, verbs, and corresponding modifiers! In this interactive lesson, students will be an active part of a noun and verb brainstorm before they use articles and adverbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making a Verb Verdict
Making a Verb Verdict
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Making a Verb Verdict
It’s time to make some verb verdicts! In this lesson, your students will decide if present tense verbs have been correctly changed to reflect the past tense. A focal point of this lesson is the use of irregular verbs. The jury is out!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Homophone Posters
Homophone Posters
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Homophone Posters
Homophones are frequently misused in student writing. This lesson teaches students about many of the commonly misused homophones through the creation of a poster on one set of homophones.
4th grade
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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Idioms: A Piece of Cake
Idioms: A Piece of Cake
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Idioms: A Piece of Cake
Make learning idioms a piece of cake with this third grade writing lesson. Students will learn common idioms, and illustrate them to solidify their understanding of the concept.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Verbs that Do Their Own Thing
Verbs that Do Their Own Thing
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Verbs that Do Their Own Thing
Some verbs follow rules when converted to different tenses, and some verbs do their own thing. This lesson has students not only converting irregular verbs but also applying this skill by using their new words in a story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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