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Synonyms: Using Shades of Meaning
Synonyms: Using Shades of Meaning
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Synonyms: Using Shades of Meaning
Why walk when you can mosey? In this lesson, students will learn how to use synonyms to express shades of meaning in their writing. Introduce the topic with a book, then brainstorm descriptive options for overused words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Feature Concentration
Word Feature Concentration
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Word Feature Concentration
Games are a great way to help students look closer at words! In this lesson, students will learn more about contractions and consonant pairs by creating their own games of concentration.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Human Dictionary
Human Dictionary
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Human Dictionary
When reading, we all encounter unknown words at times. But how do we figure them out? In this lesson, students learn how to become a “human dictionary” by using a variety of strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Inflectional Endings: -ing and -ed
Inflectional Endings: -ing and -ed
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Inflectional Endings: -ing and -ed
Wondering how to teach your second graders about inflectional endings? Look no further. After playing with dice and learning through song, your students will be adding -ing and -ed like pros.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Sub Plans for Second Grade
Sub Plans for Second Grade
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Sub Plans for Second Grade
Sub plans just got a whole lot easier! In this second grade, week-long sub packet, subs can supercharge learning with "All About Me" themed lessons and activities. The “All About Me” theme is the perfect opportunity to reinforce foundational skills like understanding character traits, taking and interpreting meaningful data, and writing from the heart.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
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Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
Are you a rule-follower or a rule-breaker? Irregular verbs break all the rules! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use the correct past tense form of regular and irregular verbs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Emotion Charades
Emotion Charades
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Emotion Charades
Help your ELs practice identifying how their peers are feeling to develop emotions vocabulary and support comprehension. It can be used as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pronoun Unit
Pronoun Unit
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Pronoun Unit
Use this lesson to introduce, review, and teach pronouns! Your students will get to practice using these words and build their reading and language skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Perfect Prefixes!
Perfect Prefixes!
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Perfect Prefixes!
This lesson introduces young learners to prefixes. It also gives them hands-on experience with building words using prefix and root word cards.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Contraction Action
Contraction Action
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Contraction Action
Give your students a chance to create contractions and play with macaroni with this fun-filled reading lesson. Early learners will have a blast using flash cards to identify ways word combinations.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
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Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings
This lesson will help your students use sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. Students will enjoy learning about maps and figuring out tricky words along the way!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Antonyms are Opposites!
Antonyms are Opposites!
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Antonyms are Opposites!
Opposites attract! In this lesson, your students will practice matching antonyms. They will expand their vocabulary by knowing more words to use!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Prefixes
Prefixes
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Prefixes
Introduce your kids to the concept of a prefix. This lesson contains a bunch of activities designed to nourish your students' affix identification abilities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Capitalize Your Story
Capitalize Your Story
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Capitalize Your Story
This lesson teaches students the basics of capitalization. Get your young writers engaged in writing fun sentences as a class before they write their own, using correct capitalization of course!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Inference Making
Inference Making
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Inference Making
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand inference, evidence, and schema. They'll analyze sentences to make inferences using evidence. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Inferring With Pictures lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
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Exploring Reflexive Pronouns
Use this lesson to help your EL students recognize and use reflexive pronouns. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Preview with Post-Its.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Inflectional Endings: -ing
Inflectional Endings: -ing
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Inflectional Endings: -ing
Use a silly movie clip and fun activity to teach your second graders how to spell and recognize words with the inflectional ending -ing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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FLOSS It!
FLOSS It!
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FLOSS It!
Students will learn a new spelling rule with a super silly name: the FLOSS rule! Explore double-letter one-syllable words using this fun lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Cafe
Sentence Cafe
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Sentence Cafe
It’s time to make sentences! At the Sentence Cafe, words come together to build stories. Get ready to learn about different parts of speech such as conjunctions, possessive pronouns, articles, and more in this hands-on lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reflect with Reflexive Pronouns
Reflect with Reflexive Pronouns
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Reflect with Reflexive Pronouns
Reflexive pronouns are like mirrors—they both reflect back to the subject! Use this lesson with your students to give them practice correctly using reflexive pronouns in sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Irregular Verbs in Context
Irregular Verbs in Context
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Irregular Verbs in Context
Irregular verbs do not follow the same rules as other verbs. Use this lesson to teach your scholars how to form the past tense of irregular verbs and correctly use them in context.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
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Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
This lesson will provide students with an opportunity to become more comfortable with identifying and defining academic vocabulary words in a nonfiction text about a chicken's life cycle to support comprehension.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
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Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
This lesson will help students explore using a dictionary to figure out tricky words with suffixes. Use as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Multiple-Meaning Words
Multiple-Meaning Words
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Multiple-Meaning Words
This lesson will help students understand multiple-meaning words through the use of artistic and theatrical representation! Use as a stand-alone activity or a support lesson for Let's Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Texts!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Time for Action (Verbs)!
Time for Action (Verbs)!
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Time for Action (Verbs)!
Action verbs bring writing to life! After examining different action verbs, students put them to use when writing their own stories about recess.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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