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Combining Words
Combining Words
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Combining Words
Condense and combine! In this lesson, students will learn how to combine words to form contractions and hyphenated compound words. Spelling becomes easy when it’s just a matter of pairing words up!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Response Letters
Reading Response Letters
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Reading Response Letters
How can you *see* what your students are thinking while they read? Try reading response letters in your class. Students will practice formatting letters and learn to discuss their thinking about literature in writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Sense of Sensory Words
Making Sense of Sensory Words
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Making Sense of Sensory Words
With this super sensory lesson, students will make sense of a variety of sensory words. In addition to exploring sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell words, students will make connections to real-life experiences!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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FLOSS It!
FLOSS It!
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FLOSS It!
Students will learn a new spelling rule with a super silly name: the FLOSS rule! Explore double-letter one-syllable words using this fun lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Juggling Verb Tense
Juggling Verb Tense
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Juggling Verb Tense
Verbs are the only kind of word that have tenses. Some of them are standard and easy to learn, while others are irregular and tricky. This lesson will review verb tense changes that follow the regular pattern and those oddballs that don't.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Parts of Speech and Using Suffixes to Turn Adjectives Into Nouns
Parts of Speech and Using Suffixes to Turn Adjectives Into Nouns
Lesson Plan
Parts of Speech and Using Suffixes to Turn Adjectives Into Nouns
This engaging lesson will revisit the basic parts of speech and address why some words have can have more than one part of speech. Students will then enjoy a fun group challenge to turn adjectives into nouns by modifying the word endings.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Literary Vocabulary, Understanding Plot Lesson Part I
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Literary Vocabulary, Understanding Plot Lesson Part I
Have you ever imagined the action and imagery used in conflict during fantasy fiction novels? Using an Education.com workbook, students will learn the vocabulary of literature and complete a crossword puzzle.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
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Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
This lesson will help students explore using a dictionary to figure out tricky words with suffixes. Use as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Nonfiction Main Idea
Nonfiction Main Idea
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Nonfiction Main Idea
Let's get reading! In this lesson, students will identify the main idea and details of a nonfiction text. Use this on its own or as support for the lesson Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Get Down with Prepositional Phrases
Get Down with Prepositional Phrases
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Get Down with Prepositional Phrases
Let's get down with grammar! Use this advanced preposition lesson plan to introduce your students to the parts of a prepositional phrase.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentences, Transformed!
Sentences, Transformed!
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Sentences, Transformed!
Do your students frequently write short sentences that don’t contain much detail? With this lesson your students will use prepositional phrases to beef up their sentences. Sentences will be transformed!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Capitalize Your Story
Capitalize Your Story
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Capitalize Your Story
This lesson teaches students the basics of capitalization. Get your young writers engaged in writing fun sentences as a class before they write their own, using correct capitalization of course!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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I Can Use Context Clues!
I Can Use Context Clues!
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I Can Use Context Clues!
Your ELs will use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. They will also practice using introductory phrases to discuss their inferences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support for the lesson Dive Into Context Clues.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Master Decoders
Master Decoders
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Master Decoders
Being a fluent reader means being able to use different strategies to figure out unknown words. In this lesson, students learn how to use pictures and context clues.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What's For Breakfast?
What's For Breakfast?
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What's For Breakfast?
Teach your class to develop strong inferencing skills by focusing on clues and hard evidence. In this lesson, students will play a game of “What’s for Breakfast?” to help them link context clues with word meaning.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Silly Sentences
Silly Sentences
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Silly Sentences
Help your students learn how the various parts of speech work together to lengthen and enrich simple sentences. In this lesson, young writers will enjoy constructing wacky sentences with different parts of speech.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
Lesson Plan
Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
Sometimes authors choose to describe their setting for readers to imagine, but don't actually tell them where the story is set! In this lesson, students will learn to deduce settings from context.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Dissecting Sentences
Dissecting Sentences
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Dissecting Sentences
Constructing sentences is both an art and a science. Help your young learners improve their understanding of sentence structure through this lesson on articles and sentence diagramming.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
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Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
Help students decode tricky language in the Declaration of Independence with an integrated vocabulary and history lesson. After reviewing vocabulary as a class, students will rewrite the Declaration of Independence in kid-friendly language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Does the Subject Agree with the Verb?
Does the Subject Agree with the Verb?
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Does the Subject Agree with the Verb?
In this lesson, your students will learn that subject-verb agreement is very important, and without it, readers can get confused. By the end of this lesson, your students will be able to generate sentences that make sense!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Idioms
Idioms
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Idioms
Idioms are especially difficult for English Language Learners! Give your students an introduction to idioms with this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Carefully Find the Adverbs
Carefully Find the Adverbs
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Carefully Find the Adverbs
Carefully find the adverbs in sentences that give more information about the verb! Use this lesson to teach your students how to pick out an adverb and understand what information it gives about the verb.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Idiom Pictionary and Charades
Idiom Pictionary and Charades
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Idiom Pictionary and Charades
Idioms can be a pain in the neck to understand! Help your students become acquainted with many of the English language's funny and confusing idioms in this lesson that has them using their creativity to act out or illustrate idioms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pantomime: An Adverb Game
Pantomime: An Adverb Game
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Pantomime: An Adverb Game
Act it out! Your students will have fun guessing and acting out adverbs in this engaging grammar game. As you progress through this adverb lesson plan, your students will have the opportunity to identify and use a variety of adverbs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
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Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
Do your students know they speak and write with prepositional phrases? Use this lesson plan to explicitly teach spoken and written prepositional phrases!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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