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Verb Tenses: Past, Present, Future
Verb Tenses: Past, Present, Future
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Verb Tenses: Past, Present, Future
Help your English language learners master effective communication with this lesson, which covers the past, present, and future verb tenses. From reading to writing, kids will get the practice they need to communicate here.
4th 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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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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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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What is Subject-Verb Agreement?
What is Subject-Verb Agreement?
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What is Subject-Verb Agreement?
What's the grammar rule? In this subject-verb agreement lesson plan, you will introduce your students to the basics of subject-verb agreement with one simple rule.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentences: Complete or Fragment?
Sentences: Complete or Fragment?
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Sentences: Complete or Fragment?
A deeper understanding of what constitutes a complete sentence will help your young writers understand how to create technically correct and more complex sentences. This practice will help students edit and revise their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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There and They're and Their, Oh My!
There and They're and Their, Oh My!
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There and They're and Their, Oh My!
Mix-ups of "there," "they're," and "their" happen way too often. There is no better time than now to help your students get their homophones down. They're sure to have fun with this interactive English lesson!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
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Conjunctions: FAN BOYS and You
Improve your students' sentence variation with this lesson that teaches them how to use conjunctions to improve the flow of their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Detective Reading
Detective Reading
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Detective Reading
Roll up your sleeves and get out the magnifying glasses! In this lesson, your students will practice finding supportive details and examples in informational texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Pronouns!
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Pronouns!
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Pronouns!
If your students are screaming, make sure they are grammatically correct! In this pronoun lesson plan, your students will identify and use a variety of pronouns to replace common and proper nouns.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Verbs Working Together: Helping and Linking Verbs
Verbs Working Together: Helping and Linking Verbs
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Verbs Working Together: Helping and Linking Verbs
Linking and helping verbs may not be the most exciting or understood verbs — but they are still important! Learn and practice these parts of speech. Learn and practice these parts of speech with this lesson that incorporates interactive exercises.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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All About Titles
All About Titles
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All About Titles
This lesson covers everything that young writers need to know about titles. Students will learn about the purpose of titles, strategies for creating a great title, and familiarize themselves with punctuation and capitalization conventions of titles.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Parts of Speech: Interjections
Parts of Speech: Interjections
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Parts of Speech: Interjections
Interjections, one of the eight parts of speech, can be the most exciting. They help students interject some fun and drama into their writing and conversations. In this lesson, they'll brainstorm how to use interjections in their sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Capitalization? It's in the Bag!
Capitalization? It's in the Bag!
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Capitalization? It's in the Bag!
In this lesson, students engage in a fun activity that involves pulling out words from a brown lunch bag. Give your kids a fun way to prove that they've have mastered the rules of capitalization.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Admirable Adverbs!
Admirable Adverbs!
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Admirable Adverbs!
In this lesson, students work with adverbs every which way! They will be identifying different kinds of adverbs, sorting them, and making banks of adverbs to assist them in their own writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Response Letters
Reading Response Letters
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Reading Response Letters
How can you *see* what your students are thinking while they read? Try reading response letters in your class. Students will practice formatting letters and learn to discuss their thinking about literature in writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Juggling Verb Tense
Juggling Verb Tense
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Juggling Verb Tense
Verbs are the only kind of word that have tenses. Some of them are standard and easy to learn, while others are irregular and tricky. This lesson will review verb tense changes that follow the regular pattern and those oddballs that don't.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Nonfiction Main Idea
Nonfiction Main Idea
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Nonfiction Main Idea
Let's get reading! In this lesson, students will identify the main idea and details of a nonfiction text. Use this on its own or as support for the lesson Connecting the Coasts: Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Dissecting Sentences
Dissecting Sentences
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Dissecting Sentences
Constructing sentences is both an art and a science. Help your young learners improve their understanding of sentence structure through this lesson on articles and sentence diagramming.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pantomime: An Adverb Game
Pantomime: An Adverb Game
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Pantomime: An Adverb Game
Act it out! Your students will have fun guessing and acting out adverbs in this engaging grammar game. As you progress through this adverb lesson plan, your students will have the opportunity to identify and use a variety of adverbs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
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Speaking and Writing with Prepositional Phrases
Do your students know they speak and write with prepositional phrases? Use this lesson plan to explicitly teach spoken and written prepositional phrases!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Scramble
Sentence Scramble
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Sentence Scramble
Young writers will learn to manipulate and combine sentences with conjunctions and adverb phrases. This skill helps students understand that crafting sentences is a creative and artistic process.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Paint a Word Picture
Paint a Word Picture
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Paint a Word Picture
Students become word artists as they use ordinary pictures to practice creating detailed descriptions. This technique helps your class learn how to paint a picture with words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Definite Article: 'The' with Geographical Nouns
Definite Article: 'The' with Geographical Nouns
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Definite Article: 'The' with Geographical Nouns
The English language has some tricky rules on when to use the definite article "the" and when not to use it. This lesson teaches your students some of the rules for when to use the definite article "the" with geographical nouns.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What Kind of Sentence Is That?
What Kind of Sentence Is That?
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What Kind of Sentence Is That?
How much fun can you have reviewing the four kinds of sentences? You’re about to find out! This lesson culminates with a classroom game that doubles as a group review of declarative, exclamatory, interrogative, and imperative sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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