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Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
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Using Adjectives and Verbs to Make Writing Come to Life
Imagery is one of the most important tools in a narrative writer's arsenal. In this lesson, students will will learn to craft vivid scenes by selecting powerful verbs and adjectives, as well as to critique descriptive writing using the same criteria.
4th grade
Math
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Venn Diagram Collage
Venn Diagram Collage
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Venn Diagram Collage
Arts and crafts, Venn diagrams, and literature all come together as students compare and contrast stories. Opportunities for student creativity are endless!
4th grade
Math
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How My Life Will Be
How My Life Will Be
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How My Life Will Be
It's never to early to start dreaming about the future! In this lesson, engage your students in thinking about how their lives will be, all while practicing persuasive writing and using future tense verbs!
1st grade
Math
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I Am an Author
I Am an Author
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I Am an Author
It's time for some storytelling fun. In this creative lesson, students become authors and put together their own mini storybooks.
Kindergarten
Math
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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
Math
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My Perfect Pet
My Perfect Pet
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My Perfect Pet
In this lesson, your students will go through the writing process to write about their perfect pets and then make a 3-D version of this pet, mount the final draft, and display it.
3rd grade
Math
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Native American Legends
Native American Legends
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Native American Legends
Social studies, reading comprehension, and writing come together in this high-engagement lesson about Native American legends!
4th grade
Math
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Peer Conferencing 101
Peer Conferencing 101
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Peer Conferencing 101
Give your second graders a glimpse into the life of an author as they give and receive feedback to revise their stories.
2nd grade
Math
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That Old Cliché
That Old Cliché
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That Old Cliché
Once in a blue moon, you will have students who completely understand clichés but they can be few and far between. In this lesson, your students will explore how clichés are popular, but overused.
5th grade
Math
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Five Senses Weather
Five Senses Weather
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Five Senses Weather
This science and writing inspired lesson combines the five senses with weather predictions! Kindergarten students will love practicing their observation skills as they imagine tomorrow’s weather.
Kindergarten
Math
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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
Math
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Onomatopoeia Practice
Onomatopoeia Practice
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Onomatopoeia Practice
Does onomatopoeia BANG your students up or cause them to want to BARF? Help them out with this comical lesson on the well-known figurative device. Students will have a fun time completing worksheets and using onomatopoeias themselves.
5th grade
Math
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Prepositions vs. Conjunctions
Prepositions vs. Conjunctions
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Prepositions vs. Conjunctions
Challenge students with a discussion about prepositions and conjunctions in this lesson. Your class will write a journal entry to explain the function of the prepositions and conjunctions in a specific sentence.
5th grade
Math
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Totally Terrific Titles
Totally Terrific Titles
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Totally Terrific Titles
Boost your students’ writing with instruction on book titles! A title should be catchy and inclusive of the content of a book. Use this lesson to teach your students the art and mechanics of writing terrific titles.
3rd grade
Math
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Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
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Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
Your students will love learning all about the playful characters in a classic read-aloud text while digging into what makes characters unique. Use as a stand-alone or support lesson for the How to Analyze a Character lesson plan.
1st grade
Math
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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
Make history come alive with this interactive lesson! Students will have a blast presenting a "living timeline" to help their classmates understand the events of the Revolutionary War.
5th grade
Math
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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
Math
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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
Math
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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
Math
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Dissecting Stories: Analyzing Story Elements
Dissecting Stories: Analyzing Story Elements
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Dissecting Stories: Analyzing Story Elements
What makes a story, a story? In this lesson, students examine the elements of stories. They learn to use pre-planning strategies to set their own stories up for success... before they even start writing!
2nd grade
Math
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Comparing Two Characters
Comparing Two Characters
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Comparing Two Characters
Your students have probably heard of both Mickey Mouse and Ironman, but have they ever compared and contrasted them? This lesson engages students in a fun double bubble map activity while helping them learn about internal character traits.
5th grade
Math
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Plan a Fairy Tale
Plan a Fairy Tale
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Plan a Fairy Tale
Use a well-loved fairy tale to inspire your kindergarten students to plan out their very own fairy tale stories.
Kindergarten
Math
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Capture That Reader!
Capture That Reader!
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Capture That Reader!
Everyone loves an intriguing introduction! Help your second graders hook their readers as they practice writing new and improved introductions to well-loved fictional stories in this fun writing lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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Making It Real
Making It Real
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Making It Real
Real-life connections are made in this realistic writing lesson. Students will explore differences between fantasy and realistic fiction, using trade books as a model for their own writing.
3rd grade
Math
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Activist Heroes
Activist Heroes
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Activist Heroes
Fully adaptable, this lesson can be used to to highlight African American leaders, famous women, veterans, or any other group of individuals who have acted heroically and have positively influenced our nation!
3rd grade
Math
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