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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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All About Nouns
All About Nouns
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All About Nouns
This lesson incorporates different learning styles to help students get a firm grasp of what a noun is and its function. It even highlights the important tie between grammar and writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Present Perfect Tense
Present Perfect Tense
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Present Perfect Tense
Have your students heard about participles and tenses? This fun lesson teaches students about conjugating verbs and forming sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
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Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Planning for a substitute teacher in the classroom has never been easier than with this week-long sub packet for fourth grade! Your substitute can supercharge learning with lessons that will educate and inspire your students!
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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Helpers in Our School Community
Helpers in Our School Community
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Helpers in Our School Community
Who is who in your school community? In this lesson, students will learn about the people who work at their school and how everyone helps each other to keep the school running safely.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Using the 5 W's
Using the 5 W's
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Using the 5 W's
This lesson will provide your ELs with support as they learn about nouns and practice retelling a story with a 5 W's graphic organizer. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tell Me About a Telling Sentence
Tell Me About a Telling Sentence
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Tell Me About a Telling Sentence
This lesson will help your students write proper telling sentences. It features exercises for describing objects, writing descriptions, and fixing sentences.
Kindergarten
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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Elements of Fairy Tales
Elements of Fairy Tales
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Elements of Fairy Tales
Use this lesson to help students identify the elements of a fictional text while gaining more knowledge about parts of speech. Use as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for Fairy Tales: Identifying Story Elements.
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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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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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Knowing how to write an effective persuasive letter is a powerful tool. Students will learn how to advocate for their ideas by planning and drafting a well-supported persuasive letter on an issue of their choice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Functions of Conjunctions
Functions of Conjunctions
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Functions of Conjunctions
A deeper comprehension of clauses and conjunctions will help your young writers understand the building blocks of language. Practice with conjunctions will also help them create more complex sentences and correct run-on sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Story vs. Poem
Story vs. Poem
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Story vs. Poem
What makes a poem a poem? And what makes a story a story? In this lesson, students learn to distinguish between different types of texts while analyzing the sentences and words they encounter.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading Strategy
Close Reading Strategy
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Close Reading Strategy
This lesson teaches your students to pay attention to small words, such as adjectives, adverbs, and verbs, to make a big difference in reading comprehension! Use as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Close Reading: Introduction*.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Cafe
Sentence Cafe
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Sentence Cafe
It’s time to make sentences! At the Sentence Cafe, words come together to build stories. Get ready to learn about different parts of speech such as conjunctions, possessive pronouns, articles, and more in this hands-on lesson.
1st 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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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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Rein in the Run-Ons
Rein in the Run-Ons
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Rein in the Run-Ons
Are your students having trouble taming run-on sentences into a more manageable length? In this lesson, your students will learn to not only recognize a run-on sentence, but also how to stop it in its tracks.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day Punctuation
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Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day is a time for raising awareness and appreciation for our environment. It’s also a time for using correct punctuation! With this lesson, your students will use correct punctuation, like commas, quotation marks, and apostrophes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Article and Adverb Attachments
Article and Adverb Attachments
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Article and Adverb Attachments
Help your students attach meaning between nouns, verbs, and corresponding modifiers! In this interactive lesson, students will be an active part of a noun and verb brainstorm before they use articles and adverbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Picturing Possessives
Picturing Possessives
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Picturing Possessives
With this lesson based on your students’ real-life observations, they will learn the context of singular possessives and how to create them using the written form!
5th 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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A Search for Spring Nouns and Adjectives
A Search for Spring Nouns and Adjectives
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A Search for Spring Nouns and Adjectives
Spring is in the air...and on paper! In this spring lesson plan, students will read spring-themed sentences in search of nouns and adjectives.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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