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Play With Punctuation
Play With Punctuation
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Play With Punctuation
Featuring a series of hands on activities and worksheets, this ESL-friendly lesson will give your young writer a comprehensive overview of common punctuation marks.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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How to Be a Good Friend
How to Be a Good Friend
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How to Be a Good Friend
We all want to be good friends. But what does this look like? Help students to understand what it means to be a good friend by reading a story, acting out a skit, and creating a friendship picture.
Preschool
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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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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Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelings
Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelings
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Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelings
Your students will have loads of fun discovering new words and using them describe the feelings of different characters. Featuring No, David! by David Shannon, this lesson will help kids practice reading and writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
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Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Who would have thought possessive apostrophes could be this fun or easy? With one simple rule and some fun sentences, students will become masters at indicating possession.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare and Contrast Short Stories
Compare and Contrast Short Stories
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Compare and Contrast Short Stories
By fourth grade, most students are familiar with story elements such as setting, characters, and plot. In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the elements in two stories with similar themes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Answering "Why" Questions
Answering "Why" Questions
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Answering "Why" Questions
Teach your students how to use specific vocabulary as they answer questions. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Questions that Gauge Comprehension* lesson plan.
3rd 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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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
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Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Help your students determine the meaning of new and unfamiliar words using roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The skills learned in this lesson will strengthen your students’ vocabulary skills and will support decoding and spelling.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Adverb Basics
Adverb Basics
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Adverb Basics
Adverbs—they're anything but basic! Introduce your students to a misunderstood part of speech with this adverb lesson plan. Students will learn to identify the different ways adverbs are used before writing their own descriptive sentences.
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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Syllabication: Open and Closed Syllables
Syllabication: Open and Closed Syllables
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Syllabication: Open and Closed Syllables
Students will practice separating words into syllables and determining if those syllables are open or closed. Through the use of word sorts, whiteboard assessments, and more, your students will have fun while learning this skill!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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It's Raining Idioms!
It's Raining Idioms!
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It's Raining Idioms!
Idioms will be a piece of cake when students finish this fun lesson! Students practice illustrating and explaining common idioms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
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Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts
When students read nonfiction texts, they will need to make inferences using text features and quotes as evidence. Support your students using short texts as practice before diving into more complex materials like textbooks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Blending Words
Blending Words
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Blending Words
In this fun blending lesson, students will get a chance to read and spell grade level words. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or support for the Cooking Up Blends lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Three Little Pigs: 5 W's Reading Comprehension
Three Little Pigs: 5 W's Reading Comprehension
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Three Little Pigs: 5 W's Reading Comprehension
This lesson focuses on reading comprehension by answering the 5W's about the story, The Three Little Pigs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Suffixes
Suffixes
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Suffixes
This introductory lesson on suffixes is sure to get your young scholars excited about root word modification. Students will work both independently and in pairs as they work on a bunch of fun worksheets.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Learning About Cause and Effect!
Learning About Cause and Effect!
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Learning About Cause and Effect!
Help your students understand what cause and effect looks like in everyday situations! This hands-on, engaging lesson plan allows students to examine cause and effect in their own lives as well as fictional text!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Can Giraffes Dance?
Can Giraffes Dance?
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Can Giraffes Dance?
Get students moving with this fun activity! After reading a story about a giraffe trying to dance, students will come up with their own dances for the giraffe to do—all while practicing using adjectives!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Let's Shake on It!
Let's Shake on It!
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Let's Shake on It!
Students will enjoy thinking about subject and verbs as two parts that must work together to form a clear idea. Students will create mixed-up sentences as a class, then write funny stories that peers can revise.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Elements of Poetry
Elements of Poetry
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Elements of Poetry
Introduce your students to some of the major structural elements of poetry in this comprehensive lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Super Sequencing!
Super Sequencing!
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Super Sequencing!
Teach your students about sequencing with this creative language arts lesson. After putting events in order and drawing their own stories, kids will be pros at using the words "first," "next," "then," and "last."
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Writing: Conclusions
Informational Writing: Conclusions
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Informational Writing: Conclusions
In this lesson, students will learn how to write a conclusion for informational text using pre-written texts for practice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing: Show, Don’t Tell
Writing: Show, Don’t Tell
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Writing: Show, Don’t Tell
Help students learn about descriptive writing with this engaging lesson. Your class will learn to show character emotions though the “show, don’t tell” writing technique with videos, practice writing, and class participation.
3rd grade
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