Compound Words

Compound Words

Encourage your child to look for two smaller words when studying compound words.
Use letter tiles to teach students how to look for two smaller words in a compound word. This can be a great, tactile way for children to practice building and decomposing words.

Dialogue, Comprehension, and Expression

Dialogue, Comprehension, and Expression

Words like "he said," "she exclaimed," and "I grumbled" can offer your child important clues about the text and what a character is thinking.
Take a snippet of dialogue from one of your class's favorite read-alouds. Write it, along with multiple dialogue tags, on sentence strips, then ask students to read these aloud in various combinations. How does this affect the expression and meaning of a story?

Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes

Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes

Incorporate music into your child's study of figurative language! Print song lyrics and ask your child to highlight the similes and circle the metaphors as they listen along.
Incorporate music into the lesson! Print song lyrics and ask students to highlight the similes and circle the metaphors as they listen along.
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