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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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Homophones: Hold the Homophone!
Homophones: Hold the Homophone!
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Homophones: Hold the Homophone!
Want your students to/too/two use the right/write words when/win writing? This lesson will teach them about homophones and the different ways/weighs they are used.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Similes as Easy as Pie
Making Similes as Easy as Pie
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Making Similes as Easy as Pie
This lesson will give students an opportunity to have fun while learning about and using similes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Homograph Riddles
Homograph Riddles
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Homograph Riddles
In this lesson, students will solve homograph riddles and create their own riddles for peers to solve. These engaging activities will increase their repertoire of homographs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Introduction to Similes
Introduction to Similes
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Introduction to Similes
This lesson provides a concrete introduction to similes. Students will get a confidence boost after working together and completing some fun and colorful worksheets.
2nd 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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Homographs
Exploring Homographs
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Exploring Homographs
There's no shortage of homographs in the English language, making them a fun topic to explore with your fourth graders! In this lesson, students will become experts on distinguishing the different meanings of homographs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
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Similes and Metaphors: Comparisons Done Right
Your little poets will love how their creative writing abilities will grow with this lesson about similes and metaphors. Students engage in fun activities to learn about similes and metaphors and write comparisons as directed.
4th 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.
4th 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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
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Close Reading: Reading Through Character Emotion
Close reading isn’t about just ticking through words on a page; it’s about absorbing ideas and expanding on them. In this lesson, students will use this strategy to make interpretations about a character's emotions through their actions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
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Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
Have you ever read a story and immediately began to compare the characters to those of your favorite story? In this lesson, students will learn to read context clues and descriptions in order to understand characters and compare them.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading Through Word Choice
Close Reading Through Word Choice
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Close Reading Through Word Choice
Every great reader and writer knows that syntax matters. During this lesson, students will use the close reading strategy to focus on word choice, and use their understanding of syntax to develop theories about patterns in the text.
4th 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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Idiom Pictionary and Charades
Idiom Pictionary and Charades
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Idiom Pictionary and Charades
Idioms can be a pain in the neck to understand! Help your students become acquainted with many of the English language's funny and confusing idioms in this lesson that has them using their creativity to act out or illustrate idioms.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Myths and Man
Myths and Man
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Myths and Man
Popular fiction throughout the ages colors the way people speak. In this short lesson, students will read a myth and non-fiction paragraph in order to identify and define words that come from mythology.
4th 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.
4th 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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What's For Breakfast?
What's For Breakfast?
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What's For Breakfast?
Teach your class to develop strong inferencing skills by focusing on clues and hard evidence. In this lesson, students will play a game of “What’s for Breakfast?” to help them link context clues with word meaning.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Calling All Homophones
Calling All Homophones
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Calling All Homophones
Write right with homophones! This interactive lesson will help students with their understanding of homophones by differentiating homophones through motion and how they are used in sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Homophone Posters
Homophone Posters
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Homophone Posters
Homophones are frequently misused in student writing. This lesson teaches students about many of the commonly misused homophones through the creation of a poster on one set of homophones.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Tools for Tackling Words
Tools for Tackling Words
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Tools for Tackling Words
Sometimes looking inside a word can help determine the meaning just like using context clues! In this lesson, students will learn to use roots and affixes as clues to the meaning of a word.
4th 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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
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The Crystal Heart: Writing Similes
We've all heard not to judge a book or a person by its cover. This topic is poignantly covered in the Vietnamese myth of the Crystal Heart. In this lesson, students will read the myth and write similes in the style of the fisherman's song.
4th 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."
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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