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What's the difference between an allegory and an alligator? Fifth graders work with malapropisms to determine the meanings of words that sound alike. Five sentences challenge them to find the malapropism and change it to the correct word, while the last activity prompts kids to write the meanings of the incorrect words. An added bonus: your class will be able to define allegory when they finish!
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.
Before using this vowel sounds crossword activity, be forewarned that the pronunciation here is based on British English, and will be confusing for American English speakers. Learners focus on the /or/ sound, examining five spelling patterns that create this phoneme. They label three pictures with a word, each which uses a different pattern. Spellers find nine words with this sound in a word search. Consider asking them to circle the phoneme in each of the words in the list (not on the puzzle).
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about Valentine's Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
Students explore the use of vowel digraphs. They discuss words that contain vowel digraphs and the patterns that are used. Students discuss single sound digraphs and review the single sound digraphs on a letter-sound correspondence chart. They discuss the spelling patterns used.
Young scholars complete a series of lessons that include spelling, memories, object placement, and interviews. In this memories, friction, and holiday lesson plan, students complete tasks that have them recall their earliest memory, experiment with objects, determine whether the teacher has written right or wrong spelling, and interview classmates.