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Story vs. Poem
Story vs. Poem
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Story vs. Poem
What makes a poem a poem? And what makes a story a story? In this lesson, students learn to distinguish between different types of texts while analyzing the sentences and words they encounter.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Finding the Subject and Predicate
Finding the Subject and Predicate
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Finding the Subject and Predicate
Help your students avoid the dreaded sentence fragment with this lesson that gives young writers the building blocks they need to succeed in English class.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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What’s the Season?
What’s the Season?
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What’s the Season?
What makes winter so special? What about spring, summer, and fall? In this lesson students will get to think all about what happens in each of the four seasons!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Exploring the Narrative
Exploring the Narrative
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Exploring the Narrative
Teach your students to entertain readers with narrative writing. This lesson will help your students understand the genre, the different parts of a story, and elements such as character, setting, and conflict.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Parts of Speech: Breaking Down Sentences
Parts of Speech: Breaking Down Sentences
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Parts of Speech: Breaking Down Sentences
Let your students find out that the sentences they speak so easily are formed of many different parts. Have them break down sentences to learn the various parts that form a sentence!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentences: Complete or Fragment?
Sentences: Complete or Fragment?
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Sentences: Complete or Fragment?
A deeper understanding of what constitutes a complete sentence will help your young writers understand how to create technically correct and more complex sentences. This practice will help students edit and revise their writing.
4th 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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Helpers in Our School Community
Helpers in Our School Community
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Helpers in Our School Community
Who is who in your school community? In this lesson, students will learn about the people who work at their school and how everyone helps each other to keep the school running safely.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Tell Me About a Telling Sentence
Tell Me About a Telling Sentence
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Tell Me About a Telling Sentence
This lesson will help your students write proper telling sentences. It features exercises for describing objects, writing descriptions, and fixing sentences.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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I Can, You Can, We Can Write Sentences!
I Can, You Can, We Can Write Sentences!
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I Can, You Can, We Can Write Sentences!
Let's write some simple sentences. This creative lesson has students pairing subjects and predicates to create their own expressive statements.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Sentence Creations
Compound Sentence Creations
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Compound Sentence Creations
When it comes to writing, simple is boring! Use this lesson to teach your students how to take their sentences from simple to compound by using coordinating conjunctions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
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An Introduction to Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
Introduce your students to three sentence structures. In this exercise, students will participate in a reading scavenger hunt as they look for different types of sentences in a short story.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing More Complex Sentences
Writing More Complex Sentences
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Writing More Complex Sentences
Students will become sentence construction gurus as they learn to craft more sophisticated sentences. Specifically, young writers will use subordinating conjunctions to combine dependent and independent clauses to craft complex sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Figuring Out the Theme
Figuring Out the Theme
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Figuring Out the Theme
Most stories have a message for the reader! Help students determine a story's theme so that kids are prepared to compare stories with similar themes. Use this on its own or as support to the lesson Head to Head Fiction Reflections.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Plural Noun Practice
Plural Noun Practice
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Plural Noun Practice
This lesson gives young explorers a chance to find plural nouns around the classroom and use them to build sentences. It nourishes students' creative sides while helping them learn.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
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Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
Improve your students' sentence variation with this lesson that teaches them how to use conjunctions to improve the flow of their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
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Let's Write Compound Sentences with Fanboys!
In this great grammar lesson, students will practice using coordinating conjunctions to write compound sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Functions of Conjunctions
Functions of Conjunctions
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Functions of Conjunctions
A deeper comprehension of clauses and conjunctions will help your young writers understand the building blocks of language. Practice with conjunctions will also help them create more complex sentences and correct run-on sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Springtime Interview
Springtime Interview
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Springtime Interview
It's springtime! What better way to celebrate than by interviewing your classmate with a range of spring-related questions? Students will practice interviewing one another and recording answers using complete sentences.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Me! Things I Like
All About Me! Things I Like
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All About Me! Things I Like
I like to run, play, and dance! In this lesson, students will learn how to express themselves and write simple sentences. Your class will gain important social skills by interacting with their peers during these activities.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Fractional Tape Diagram Descriptions
Fractional Tape Diagram Descriptions
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Fractional Tape Diagram Descriptions
Target math academic language in this multidisciplinary lesson! Write descriptive sentences about tape diagrams that show fractional parts. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Fractions and Word Problems.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Question or Statement
Question or Statement
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Question or Statement
Are your students ready to learn about questions and statements? Well, this lesson is definitely ready to provide some help. Through playing a fun game, young readers will improve their language abilities.
Kindergarten
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!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
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Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Give your class the "write" stuff! In this lesson, your students will learn to master combining sentences using sentences with the same subjects or predicates.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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