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Explain Fraction Conversions
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Explain Fraction Conversions
Encourage students to explain their processes when converting from a mixed number to an improper fraction, and back again. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers.
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Five Ways to Respond to Literature
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Five Ways to Respond to Literature
Prepare your students to analyze and respond to literature by practicing five types of responses: predictions, questions, clarification, connections, and opinions.
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Picture Walk: A Preview
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Picture Walk: A Preview
Use pantomime performance to drive your students to predict, question, and cite main ideas. With this dramatic lesson plan, your class will craftily capture information on a graphic organizer to boost their reading comprehension!
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Cause and Effect in Nonfiction Texts
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Cause and Effect in Nonfiction Texts
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify and write sentences with cause-and-effect relationships. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Analyzing Cause and Effect in Nonfiction Articles.
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Order of Operations Sequencing
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Order of Operations Sequencing
Challenge students to listen to instructions to create expressions with parentheses. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson PEMDAS: Order Up.
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Once your students have drafted a persuasive letter, use this lesson to help them polish their writing. Students will use a checklist to ensure that all of the most important parts of their letter are included and the argument is solid.
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Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
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Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
Help students decode tricky language in the Declaration of Independence with an integrated vocabulary and history lesson. After reviewing vocabulary as a class, students will rewrite the Declaration of Independence in kid-friendly language.
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Puns with Homophones and Homographs
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Puns with Homophones and Homographs
In this lesson, your students will get a laugh as they study the homophones and homographs in funny puns!
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Help your students explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text by giving them high-interest nonfiction texts to read.
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Polishing Student Writing with Peer Editing
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Polishing Student Writing with Peer Editing
With this lesson you can teach students to be peer editors. Students will sharpen their writing skills by learning to provide pointed feedback to their peers in the form of compliments, suggestions and corrections.
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Main Idea and Supporting Details
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Main Idea and Supporting Details
Help your ELs learn how to identify the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text by using nouns and pronouns as guide words. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Explorer Letters.
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Spelling Homophones
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Spelling Homophones
Help your students correctly spell homophones in sentences! They’ll use context clues to determine the correct homophone spelling and then check their answers with a dictionary.
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Mythological Creature: Vampire
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Mythological Creature: Vampire
Bram Stoker's Dracula has inspired feelings of fear and morbid curiosity for over a century. With this lesson plan, your students will get a taste of the literary work while learning about the myth behind vampires.
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E-etiquette and Digital Dialogue
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E-etiquette and Digital Dialogue
Do your students need guidance in online peer conferences? If you need to teach your students how to collaborate in an online writing conference, then this lesson plan is for you!
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Varsity Parts of Speech Review
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Varsity Parts of Speech Review
By the upper grades, students are pretty familiar with nouns, verbs, and adjectives. This rich, engaging varsity-level review incorporates the lesser-studied parts of speech: articles, prepositions, adverbs, and superlative adjectives.
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Root Words: PORT & STRUCT
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Root Words: PORT & STRUCT
Teaching root words is a great way to strengthen your students' vocabulary and comprehension. Use this lesson to introduce the root words PORT and STRUCT.
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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.
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Marvelous Metaphors
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Marvelous Metaphors
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Irregular Verbs Review
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Irregular Verbs Review
How do irregular verbs change when they are used in the past tense or past participle form? Use this lesson to review some grammar basics.
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Pun Visuals
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Pun Visuals
Strengthen your students' understanding of figurative language by helping them interpret visual puns! Students will use a webpage to help them understand puns in their future reading and writing endeavors.
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Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
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Ideas and Hooks: Personal Narrative
This lesson walks students through the first few steps of crafting a personal narrative. Writers will start by going through a process to select an idea to write about, then begin to craft a hook that invites readers into their story.
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Identifying Character and Setting
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Identifying Character and Setting
In this support lesson, ELs will learn how to identify the characters and setting in a story while using noun phrases to support their understanding. It can be used alone or as support for the lesson Exploring the Features of a Book Series.
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Diagramming Sentences
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Diagramming Sentences
Sentences can be surprisingly complex. Enhance your students' reading and writing skills with this comprehensive lesson on diagramming sentences and identifying parts of speech.
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
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Main Idea and Supporting Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify the main idea and supporting evidence in a short fictional text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Reading Closely.