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- Aiken, SC
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Silent e's can be tricky- clear up confusion using this practice guide, featuring 20 commonly used words. Although directions aren't explicit, it seems students practice spelling the words, and then quiz themselves. Have them fold over the words, and verbally administer the spelling test. Once done, they can check their answers. Incorrect words are re-written in the "Words to Learn" column. Page 25 has students practice the words by finding misspellings in a short paragraph.
The details in the new Common Core standard for producing informative/explanatory texts is different from what you have in your current curriculum, and now you are confused on what to do. Keep calm and carry on, because not only does this resource break the standard down, it includes a script that explains how learners can develop their idea for their research down into manageable parts. It also creates a writing assignment that fits the Common Core standard. The script details a paper on gangs, but it can easily be modified for another topic.
First and second graders expand their vocabulary by reading a word recognition booklet. In this English vocabulary lesson, learners utilize a booklet of 220 basic sight words which they read over everyday and are quizzed on the spelling or definition. They complete a recognition test once a week to keep their skill set sharp.
Every elementary classroom should have a word wall! It reinforces new vocabulary words and their correct spelling! The teacher is given a daily word wall routine that has learners read, chant, and write words. Rhyme and vocabulary activities provide further practice for your youngsters.
Students, utilizing technology and its avenues, create, produce and publish a variety of works. They generate a bubble map to brainstorm words that describe a specific vacation spot as well as create a pattern book with graphics about their summer vacation. In addition, they present their creations to their classmates for review and evaluation.
Students write an essay based on an graph, table, or diagram. In this writing lesson plan, students examine the process of writing a short essay based on the information presented in visual organizer. They examine a chart about water using in the US before using the information to write an essay following the given 7 step process.
Young scholars use their high-use spelling words to complete a sponge activity. In this quick spelling challenge, students select the activity of their choice to complete by the end of the week on their own time. The activities require their teacher to provide them with a list of high-use spelling words.
Here's an exercise designed for the Common Core Literacy Standard L.11-12.6 that asks learners to demonstrate their ability to put together all they have learned about language. The first activity is based on a passage from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, no small challenge for even college-level readers. The second involves an abstract from a US Forest Service document. After working together on these documents, class members can demonstrate what they know by responding to a short quiz.
Despite English grammar rules, in the e-world the plural of mouse is mouses. lol. Standard American English is constantly evolving. Introduce your class members to a variety of terms that describe different usage changes (economy, analogy, language contact, medium of communication, cultural environment). Readers then identify the kind of change that produced a particular word. For example, “LOL” (laugh out loud) was invented in the medium of electronic communication. The attached quizzes could be used to assess understanding or to launch discussions of language change.
Your assessment is to figure out if I am being figurative or connotative with this statement: This is a great resource. Can’t do it? Then you had better review how to break down Common Core skill RL.11-12.4. In simple language that you can transfer to your students, an explanation is provided on what the skill does. The multiple-choice quiz provides a nice format on how to assess the skill, and it is easily modified for increased difficulty.
To review the correct usage of these two commonly confused endings, learners fill in blanks at the end of partial words set in the context of seven sentences. Example: "It's always valu___ to have a friend who is depend____." I'd also have the class make a chart with two columns to sort and provide more visual support. Answers are attached. They're visible onscreen with the exercise but when you print it out, they appear on a separate page.
Twenty-four pages of exercises provide practice and assessments of grammar skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and more! Instructions are clear, and the resource is carefully constructed with answer keys for each section. Additionally, it is designed with a focus on cultural diversity and understanding. Consider using this incrementally, or as an easy lesson for a planned absence.
Display the fact that the art of writing is not dead with a presentation that provides essential information on what goes into the five most common types of business letters. Included are the standards for the formats, content, appearance, and structures of each type of letter. Also provided are ideas, content, and guidelines for writing to international coworkers. This is vital information that future adults need to communicate effectively as professionals.