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Let's Read It With Expression!
Let's Read It With Expression!
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Let's Read It With Expression!
Teach your students about text clues that will help them read with expression. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Reader's Theater: Read the Script* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Narrative Writing: Adding Dialogue
Narrative Writing: Adding Dialogue
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Narrative Writing: Adding Dialogue
This lesson challenges young learners to add dialogue to their writing. Students will love using their creativity to write personal narratives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Friendly Letters Put Together
Friendly Letters Put Together
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Friendly Letters Put Together
Friendly letters are under construction! In this lesson, students will learn the unique parts of a friendly letter as they practice the art of writing their own friendly letters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Contraction Action
Contraction Action
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Contraction Action
Give your students a chance to create contractions and play with macaroni with this fun-filled reading lesson. Early learners will have a blast using flash cards to identify ways word combinations.
1st 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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I Like Sentences
I Like Sentences
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I Like Sentences
Your students will use sight words and drawings to practice their writing skills as they become experts at writing sentences.
Kindergarten
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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Punctuating Dialogue
Punctuating Dialogue
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Punctuating Dialogue
Your students will surely exclaim, "This is fun!" in response to this writing lesson. It covers topics that range from dialogue punctuation to sentence types, and will definitely help improve reading comprehension skills.
5th 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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Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
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Editing for Capitalization and Punctuation
Students often understand the basic conventions of writing, but may need support in incorporating these skills into their work. In this lesson, students will review some of the more common capitalization and punctuation errors and apply their editing skills to real writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Exclamation Mark!
Exclamation Mark!
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Exclamation Mark!
This is a lesson to introduce the students to an end of the sentence punctuation: the exclamation mark. The emphasis will be correlated to a sentence type, in particular, the exclamatory sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
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Get Crafty! Combining Sentences
Give your class the "write" stuff! In this lesson, your students will learn to master combining sentences using sentences with the same subjects or predicates.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Building Fluency with Punctuation
Building Fluency with Punctuation
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Building Fluency with Punctuation
This lesson focuses on how punctuation affects reading fluency and comprehension using graphic organizers and sentence stems. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Punctuation and Prosody lesson plan.
2nd 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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Once Upon a Question Mark
Once Upon a Question Mark
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Once Upon a Question Mark
What's the question? In this lesson about question marks, students will learn how to write and identify questions, generate their own questions, and read with punctuation marks in mind.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Narrative Writing: Vivid Descriptions
Narrative Writing: Vivid Descriptions
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Narrative Writing: Vivid Descriptions
Challenge your students to make their personal narratives come to life with strong action words, feelings, and thoughts. This lesson will help young learners develop their creativity and writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Punctuation: Lost and Found!
Punctuation: Lost and Found!
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Punctuation: Lost and Found!
Help, help! Some sentences are missing an end mark! Throughout this lesson, your students will solve the "mystery" of missing punctuation marks and learn the difference between a period, question mark, and exclamation point.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Period
The Period
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The Period
Familiarize your young scholars with declarative and imperative sentences using this simple English lesson. Students will love learning about periods through a series of sentence-writing exercises.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Command an Exclamation!
Command an Exclamation!
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Command an Exclamation!
Get ready to get dramatic! Use this fun and interactive lesson to teach your students about imperative and exclamatory sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Power of Persuasion
The Power of Persuasion
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The Power of Persuasion
Teach your students the power of persuasion by preparing them to write persuasive letters. This lesson, complete with brainstorming activities, allows young writers to unlock their inner rhetoricians.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
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Drafting, Formatting, and Editing a Letter
Walk your young writers through the letter-writing process, including formatting, drafting, and editing. Use the checklist to ensure that all of the important parts of the letter are included and the details are polished.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Transition Word Hunter
Transition Word Hunter
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Transition Word Hunter
Help your students learn how to move smoothly between ideas and paragraphs using transition words and phrases. Young writers will use real texts as mentors as they study how authors use words to transition between ideas and support their claims. As a result, they will have a word bank to use in their own writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Question or Exclamation?
Question or Exclamation?
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Question or Exclamation?
Let's use exclamation points! Help your students become more expressive, efficient readers and writers by teaching them about this special punctuation mark.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Who’s the Owner?
Who’s the Owner?
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Who’s the Owner?
Help your students own possessives! With this lesson your students will no longer ponder the placement of apostrophes in possessives. They’ll be able to place apostrophes perfectly!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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