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Thumbs, Theatres, and Thirty, Oh My!
Thumbs, Theatres, and Thirty, Oh My!
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Thumbs, Theatres, and Thirty, Oh My!
Chances are your students have been making the “th” sound for years, but through pictures and focused literature selections, students will gain a greater understanding of the “th” diagraph and its role in literacy.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Short Vowel Word Families
Short Vowel Word Families
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Short Vowel Word Families
Use this lesson plan to introduce or review the concept of short vowel word families and rhyming words to your kindergarten ELs. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the All in a Word Family lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Rhyming Word Family Fun Houses
Rhyming Word Family Fun Houses
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Rhyming Word Family Fun Houses
It's rhyme time! Students will color-code rhyming words and put each one in its “word family house” with this fun rhyming mini book and fill in the "stair steps" writing activity page.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Stop and Jot!
Stop and Jot!
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Stop and Jot!
Use this interactive activity to help students learn blends and digraphs and the active reading strategy stop and jot! This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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-Er and -Est: Which is the Best?
-Er and -Est: Which is the Best?
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-Er and -Est: Which is the Best?
Do your students need extra practice forming words with the suffixes *-er* and* -est* depending on the context? With an abundance of words to explore, your students will learn how to determine which suffix is best for each individual context.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Prefix Partner Practice
Prefix Partner Practice
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Prefix Partner Practice
Students will enjoy playing a dice game in this interactive lesson on prefixes and their meanings.
4th 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
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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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Bugs On a Rug
Bugs On a Rug
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Bugs On a Rug
Which bugs go on the rug? In this bug-themed lesson, students will look for words that are similar and fit into the -ug word family! By the end of the lesson they will create their own bugs for their uniquely designed rugs!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The -ike Family
The -ike Family
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The -ike Family
Help your students discover how to read and spell word family words containing the short and long I sound.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Cooking Up Blends
Cooking Up Blends
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Cooking Up Blends
Have students “cook” the right blends to make a fantastic word dish with beginning, middle, and ending letter sounds. In this lesson, your students will practice recognizing common CVC words.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Play the Name Game!
Play the Name Game!
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Play the Name Game!
This fun, fast-paced lesson will get your students excited about learning each others’ names while practicing phonological awareness skills! A great beginning-of-the-school-year lesson to remind students how to segment words into syllables.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Which Sound?
Which Sound?
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Which Sound?
Use a fun letter writing activity to help your students read and spell words containing -k and -ck endings.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Families: Bake a Cake
Word Families: Bake a Cake
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Word Families: Bake a Cake
Let's bake a cake and take it to Jake. Kids will have fun discovering the -ake word family in this teacher-approved lesson on rhyming and vocabulary building.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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“I Am Thankful For…”
“I Am Thankful For…”
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“I Am Thankful For…”
Finding reasons to be grateful is a big part of the Thanksgiving season. Students won’t forget these reasons once they write them down!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Pondering Prefixes
Pondering Prefixes
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Pondering Prefixes
Beyond just prefix identification, this meaty lesson taps into your students’ thinking. Using a combination of analogies, constructing, and deconstructing words with prefixes, students will learn the meaning and mechanics of prefixes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Apples and Bananas
Apples and Bananas
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Apples and Bananas
Your students will love singing the classic song “Apples and Bananas” while learning all about long vowel sounds.
Kindergarten
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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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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Bake Me a Cake!
Bake Me a Cake!
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Bake Me a Cake!
Practice working with your students on long vowels, silent e, and word families in this fun -ake family lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Make an -ight Book
Make an -ight Book
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Make an -ight Book
Practice reading new words with your students as they learn about long vowel word families while creating their own mini word book.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Short Vowel Name Sort
Short Vowel Name Sort
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Short Vowel Name Sort
Short vowels can be found just about anywhere. One great place to look is inside your own classroom. In this lesson, students will enjoy going through the class list to sort the names of their peers based on short vowel sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Wonder Words
Wonder Words
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Wonder Words
Have your students experienced the wonder of word transformations? With this lesson, your students will see words change into different parts of speech, all with the magic of a suffix!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Add a Prefix!
Add a Prefix!
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Add a Prefix!
Help your kids learn about prefixes with these hands-on activities. Young learners will have fun acting out different words and practicing their writing skills.
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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Practice those Patterns
Practice those Patterns
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Practice those Patterns
Your students will love playing the classic game of bingo, with a twist to practice reading and spelling grade level word families.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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