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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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Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
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Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
In this engaging vocabulary lesson plan, students will learn to use a thesaurus to generate interesting synonyms and antonyms for several target words. Then, they will get up and *mingle* with their classmates with a synonym matching game!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
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Using Word Parts to Determine the Meaning of Words
Give your readers the tools to decipher the meaning of Greek and Latin based words. In this lesson they review the meaning of commonly used prefixes, suffixes and roots and then practice constructing and deciphering words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
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Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms of Figurative Language
Similes, metaphors, and idioms are some of the most widely used literary devices in both speaking and writing. Students will review each of these and practice creating some of their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Puns with Homophones and Homographs
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!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Closely
Reading Closely
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Reading Closely
Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Abbreviations & Acronyms: What’s the Difference?
Abbreviations & Acronyms: What’s the Difference?
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Abbreviations & Acronyms: What’s the Difference?
What’s unique about abbreviations and acronyms? In this lesson, students will learn the mechanics of using abbreviations and acronyms, including how they are similar and different.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Poetry: Figurative Language
Poetry: Figurative Language
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Poetry: Figurative Language
This literary lesson has students delving into Emily Dickinson's "The Moon was but a Chin of Gold" to find different types of figurative language. Writers will love sharpening reading comprehension skills with this poetry analysis activity.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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I Can Use Context Clues!
I Can Use Context Clues!
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I Can Use Context Clues!
Your ELs will use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. They will also practice using introductory phrases to discuss their inferences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support for the lesson Dive Into Context Clues.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Root Words: PORT & STRUCT
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Tricky Words
Tricky Words
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Tricky Words
Your students won’t be tricked when they discover digital tools that help them spell homophones and plurals correctly. Your students will also learn about times when they shouldn’t take an automatic spelling suggestion on their devices!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
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Soulful Similes and Musical Metaphors
Baby, you're a firework! In this musical lesson, your students will use context clues to determine the meaning of similes and metaphors in popular music. They will then use this knowledge to write their own metaphors and similes.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pun Visuals
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Spelling Homophones
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Math Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
Math Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
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Math Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
Use this lesson to increase your students’ understanding of math vocabulary by completing a Frayer Model. This model focuses on finding antonyms, synonyms, and meanings for the key vocabulary term.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Combining Words
Combining Words
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Combining Words
Condense and combine! In this lesson, students will learn how to combine words to form contractions and hyphenated compound words. Spelling becomes easy when it’s just a matter of pairing words up!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice Using Prefixes to Determine Word Meaning
Practice Using Prefixes to Determine Word Meaning
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Practice Using Prefixes to Determine Word Meaning
Students will learn how knowledge of word parts can help readers determine the meaning of words. This interactive lesson will have students reviewing and putting into practice some of the most common prefixes.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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How Many Homographs?
How Many Homographs?
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How Many Homographs?
In this homograph lesson, your students will play a fun game of "homograph memory" in which they will have to identify multiple meanings of several common homographs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Wizards
Word Wizards
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Word Wizards
Help your students become word wizards! In this creative and engaging lesson, students will review roots, prefixes, and suffixes before creating their own words and definitions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Everybunny’s Easter Puns
Everybunny’s Easter Puns
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Everybunny’s Easter Puns
The energizer bunny went to jail. He was charged with battery. Get it? Your students will understand after this lesson! Use this lesson to give your students tools to understand and create Easter puns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Explanations for Expressions
Explanations for Expressions
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Explanations for Expressions
Do your students need instruction in how to find and determine the meaning of figurative language? In this lesson, students will explore the exaggerations found in hyperbole and elements of idioms.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Blarney
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
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St. Patrick's Day Blarney
In this Saint Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will complete a 5-strategy comprehension exercise using "The Legend of the Blarney Stone."
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Idiom Card Swap
Idiom Card Swap
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Idiom Card Swap
Idioms are not always a piece of cake! Use this fun activity to teach your students the difference between the literal and figurative meanings of common idioms.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Homograph Books
Homograph Books
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Homograph Books
Students will make a book of homographs using pictures as definitions in order to have a visual connection of the multiple meanings one word can have.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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