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Tools for Tackling Words
Tools for Tackling Words
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Tools for Tackling Words
Sometimes looking inside a word can help determine the meaning just like using context clues! In this lesson, students will learn to use roots and affixes as clues to the meaning of a word.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What Kind of Sentence Is That?
What Kind of Sentence Is That?
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What Kind of Sentence Is That?
How much fun can you have reviewing the four kinds of sentences? You’re about to find out! This lesson culminates with a classroom game that doubles as a group review of declarative, exclamatory, interrogative, and imperative sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Always Use Adverbs
Always Use Adverbs
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Always Use Adverbs
Always use adverbs in simple sentences to make them more descriptive! Use this lesson with your students to teach them about three important jobs of adverbs and how to use them in sentences to make their writing pop.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Missing Link
The Missing Link
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The Missing Link
Help your students fill in the missing links! With a focus on transitional words and conjunctions, your students will discover the links that will help them combine ideas in their writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
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Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Baby, you're a firework! In this musical lesson, your students will use context clues to determine the meaning of similes and metaphors in popular music. They will then use this knowledge to write their own metaphors and similes.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pronouns Working Together
Pronouns Working Together
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Pronouns Working Together
When we use pronouns to take the place of nouns, we have to make sure that the pronoun and noun agree. This lesson will help students connect the noun and pronoun and make sure they agree.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Two Perspectives
Two Perspectives
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Two Perspectives
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to use conjunctions when contrasting information from two different characters’ perspectives. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the Whose Point Is It Anyway? lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Talk About Articles
Let's Talk About Articles
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Let's Talk About Articles
In this great grammar lesson, your students will read, write, listen, and speak as they practice using articles.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Rhyme or Rime?
Rhyme or Rime?
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Rhyme or Rime?
What’s the difference between rhymes and rimes? Your students will become masters at using and explaining onset, rhyme, and rime after this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Crafting
Sentence Crafting
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Sentence Crafting
Enjoy fun games and activities while learning to craft varied sentences! Creating sentences is like playing with construction blocks. You can combine ideas by making compound sentences — and link descriptive phrases into them. Students enjoy fun games and activities while learning to make varied sentences.
5th 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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Take a Walk with Idioms
Take a Walk with Idioms
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Take a Walk with Idioms
Get your students moving! In this lesson, your students will walk around the classroom as they practice using and interpreting idioms.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Adjective Jumble: Mix and Match
Adjective Jumble: Mix and Match
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Adjective Jumble: Mix and Match
This creative parts-of-speech lesson will have your students laughing out loud as they master making silly phrases using adjectives and nouns.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Fish Bowl Word Families
Fish Bowl Word Families
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Fish Bowl Word Families
With some help from Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and fish-themed templates, students will be able to learn about rhyming while having fun making pretend fishbowls.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Searching for Single Sounds
Searching for Single Sounds
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Searching for Single Sounds
In this lesson, your students will learn the super spelling strategy of looking for single sounds in words that need doubled consonants. With instruction that incorporates proofreading and spelling, your students will become spelling stars!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
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Prepositional Phrases as Key Details
Help your ELs familiarize themselves with prepositional phrases as they search for supporting details in nonfiction texts. This lesson could stand alone or be taught prior to teaching the Detective Reading lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Adventures with Action Verbs
Adventures with Action Verbs
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Adventures with Action Verbs
Lights, camera, action (verbs)! After examining different action verbs, students put them to use when writing their own movie scenes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Who Are You?
Who Are You?
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Who Are You?
Encourage your students to get creative by having them create self-portraits and write down adjectives that describe them. The artistic element of this writing lesson makes learning about adjectives fun.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Color It Out
Color It Out
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Color It Out
Reading simple words can be a lot of work for young learners, but by adding in a cooperative game, everyone wins in this fun filled lesson. Students will be filled with pride as they master how to isolate sounds.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Pronouns, Positioned!
Pronouns, Positioned!
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Pronouns, Positioned!
Pronouns will no longer be a mystery to your students as they discover how to position and use them! In this lesson, students will explore the form and use of demonstrative and reflexive pronouns, clarifying the meaning in context.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Wizards
Word Wizards
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Word Wizards
Help your students become word wizards! In this creative and engaging lesson, students will review roots, prefixes, and suffixes before creating their own words and definitions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Visualize the Action Verbs
Visualize the Action Verbs
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Visualize the Action Verbs
We teach our writers to “show, not tell.” Action verbs are a key component in that process! Use this lesson to teach your students to identify and use action verbs in sentences in order to strengthen their writing with clear description.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Wacky Paragraphs with Prepositional Phrases!
Wacky Paragraphs with Prepositional Phrases!
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Wacky Paragraphs with Prepositional Phrases!
Want to help your students write more juicy details in their stories? This lesson will teach your class to identify and form prepositional phrases in their own writing while reinforcing the importance of prepositions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Valentine's Day Idioms
Valentine's Day Idioms
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Valentine's Day Idioms
To make a long story short, idioms are a fun addition to the English language! Use this lesson with your students to determine the meaning of common idioms— specifically those associated with Valentine's Day.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Action Verb Ad-Libs
Action Verb Ad-Libs
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Action Verb Ad-Libs
In this great grammar lesson, your students will play a fun game of ad-libs before writing their own action-packed story!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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