Words are the wondrous building blocks in language. This unit increases students’ word knowledge by introducing more challenging vocabulary and exploring how words are related. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will get to explore and create fun literary devices such as similes, idioms and metaphors.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
This example-filled exercise will help students develop a fuller understanding of context from clues embedded in texts.
This exercise is the difference between the proverbial "teaching your students to fish" and simply giving them the answers.
From common phrases to place names, this exercise will show students how to abbreviate with ease.
This Education.com exercise makes it clear to students how to break down compound and hyphenated words correctly.
Now that students understand the difference between a synonym and an antonym, have them solidify that knowledge with practice.
The English language can be confusing, but will be a lot clearer to students who complete this exercise clarifying the difference between common homophones and homographs.
Sort each of the thought clouds from Muggo's head as an emotion, action, or appearance. In this game, kids read sentences with the words "like" or "as" to compare one thing to another, then sort them.
Your students will be all smiles when learning how to compare objects with this similes exercise.
Introduce students to the world of idioms with this exercise that shares some of the most common expressions in the English language.
Kids must sort metaphors by category in this word play game. Players determine whether each metaphor floating in Muggo’s head is an emotion, action, or appearance. Students will love the engaging gameplay, and educators will love how much their class learns about figurative language.
Teach students how to use short stories to illustrate a point with this engaging exercise.

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