Grammar and Mechanics Lesson Plans

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Intense Verbs
Intense Verbs
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Intense Verbs
Saunter, jog, or dash over to this hands-on lesson, and you'll find a great way to teach your young readers about verbs. Through some fun rounds of charades, students will discover different action verbs and their degrees of intensity.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Contraction Actions
Contraction Actions
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Contraction Actions
Help your students spring into action with contractions! With this lesson, your students will create contractions from the words will, not, and have. With a focus on spelling and word structure, they will be empowered to use contractions.
3rd 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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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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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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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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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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Searching for Ethics
Searching for Ethics
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Searching for Ethics
Help students understand ethics and how it relates to life in the classroom with this lesson that has them use their own independent reading books to find relevant situations.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Font and Text Features in Your Writing
Using Font and Text Features in Your Writing
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Using Font and Text Features in Your Writing
Learn to use text formatting tools like capitalization, bold, underline, and italics to give emphasis to your writing.
4th 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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Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
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Sentence Parts and Making Predictions
In this lesson, students will practice identifying the subject and predicate of a sentence and making predictions with textual evidence as they read short fictional texts. Use it as a stand alone lesson or as a precursor to What's Next?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Add Rhythm to Your Writing with Sentence Pattern Variation
Add Rhythm to Your Writing with Sentence Pattern Variation
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Add Rhythm to Your Writing with Sentence Pattern Variation
Some say that variety is the spice of life. In writing this is true as well. Students will learn to vary sentence patterns in their writing to give their pieces cadence and rhythm.
Reading & Writing
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Transition Word Hunter
Transition Word Hunter
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Transition Word Hunter
Help your students learn how to move smoothly between ideas and paragraphs using transition words and phrases. Young writers will use real texts as mentors as they study how authors use words to transition between ideas and support their claims. As a result, they will have a word bank to use in their own writing.
5th grade
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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From Present to Past: Verbs with a “Y”
From Present to Past: Verbs with a “Y”
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From Present to Past: Verbs with a “Y”
Do your students struggle with changing “y” verbs from present to past tense? Use this lesson to help your students transform the “-y” verbs that don’t follow the typical “add -ed” rule.
3rd 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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Once Upon a Sentence...
Once Upon a Sentence...
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Once Upon a Sentence...
Do your students like to read or write crazy stories? Do they students need a refresher on the different parts of a sentence? Help them with both using this fun activity-based lesson.
2nd 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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