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Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
This lesson will provide students with an opportunity to become more comfortable with identifying and defining academic vocabulary words in a nonfiction text about a chicken's life cycle to support comprehension.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Lesson Plan
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
This lesson plan teaches kids about W.E.B. Du Bois through video and a short informational text. Students will compare/contrast their findings and create a poster in small groups showing what they learned.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Workbook
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Hands-on movie activities bring to life vocabulary and reading comprehension.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Timeline of My Life
Timeline of My Life
Lesson Plan
Timeline of My Life
Students will have the time of their lives, as they represent their school day on a timeline. From the moment they wake up to the end of school, students will enjoy communicating their day in chronological order.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Using the Dictionary
Using the Dictionary
Worksheet
Using the Dictionary
Show your child how to read and use a dictionary with help from this explanatory worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Words that Sound the Same
Words that Sound the Same
Lesson Plan
Words that Sound the Same
In this hilarious lesson plan filled with homophones, students will get to practice identifying and using multiple meaning words. This can be used on its own or as a pre-lesson for the Multiple Meaning Motivation lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
Lesson Plan
Using a Dictionary to Clarify the Meaning of Unknown Words
This lesson will help students explore using a dictionary to figure out tricky words with suffixes. Use as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Understanding Academic Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Valentine's Day Busy Book
Valentine's Day Busy Book
Workbook
Valentine's Day Busy Book
Explore Valentine's Day with this mix of puzzles, reading, recipes, printable valentines and more! With a balance of sweet and educational, this book makes the day perfectly palatable for 4th graders.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
What's Your Opinion?
What's Your Opinion?
Lesson Plan
What's Your Opinion?
Being able to express and support opinions is greatly beneficial for young learners. This lesson plan includes fun exercises to help students learn about opinions and write supporting statements for their own opinions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
I Can Use Context Clues!
I Can Use Context Clues!
Lesson Plan
I Can Use Context Clues!
Your ELs will use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. They will also practice using introductory phrases to discuss their inferences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or support for the lesson Dive Into Context Clues.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Lesson Plan
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Use this lesson to reinforce using sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. This can be used as a stand alone activity or a support the Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 3
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 3
Exercise
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 3
After your students complete this exercise, they will feel confident in consulting reference materials to find answers on their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Master Decoders
Master Decoders
Lesson Plan
Master Decoders
Being a fluent reader means being able to use different strategies to figure out unknown words. In this lesson, students learn how to use pictures and context clues.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What's For Breakfast?
What's For Breakfast?
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
The Raven
The Raven
Worksheet
The Raven
Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween with our vocab-packed copy of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Civil Rights Leaders Word Puzzle
Civil Rights Leaders Word Puzzle
Worksheet
Civil Rights Leaders Word Puzzle
Children learn about American Civil Rights and Abolitionist pioneers in this word search puzzle worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Going Across the Deciduous Forest
Going Across the Deciduous Forest
Worksheet
Going Across the Deciduous Forest
Learn about the plants and animals that make deciduous forests their home, then complete the crossword puzzle.
4th grade
Science
Worksheet
Learning About Black Visionaries
Learning About Black Visionaries
Lesson Plan
Learning About Black Visionaries
Use this lesson plan as an introductory activity to kick-off a short, project-based learning unit where students will research black visionaries and share what they learned.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 2
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 2
Exercise
Reference Materials for Word Meaning 2
This exercise is the difference between the proverbial "teaching your students to fish" and simply giving them the answers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary in the Declaration of Independence
Help students decode tricky language in the Declaration of Independence with an integrated vocabulary and history lesson. After reviewing vocabulary as a class, students will rewrite the Declaration of Independence in kid-friendly language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Let's Practice Using Suffixes: <i>-er</i> and <i>-est</i>
Let's Practice Using Suffixes: <i>-er</i> and <i>-est</i>
Worksheet
Let's Practice Using Suffixes: <i>-er</i> and <i>-est</i>
With this adjective exercise, your students will practice the spelling conventions that are used with the suffixes -er and -est.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Perfect Prefixes Practice
Perfect Prefixes Practice
Worksheet
Perfect Prefixes Practice
Use this worksheet to practice determining the meaning of the new word formed when a prefix is added to a base word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Prefix Practice: Dis- Non- Un-
Prefix Practice: Dis- Non- Un-
Worksheet
Prefix Practice: Dis- Non- Un-
Kids practice using the prefixes dis-, un-, and non- in this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spelling Homophones
Spelling Homophones
Lesson Plan
Spelling Homophones
Help your students correctly spell homophones in sentences! They’ll use context clues to determine the correct homophone spelling and then check their answers with a dictionary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Unknown Words
Unknown Words
Lesson Plan
Unknown Words
Increase student comprehension by teaching your students strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson for the Be a Nonfiction Detective lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan