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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.  
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 practice discerning between the letters D and B. Through hands on activities, they recognize the difference between the commonly confused letters B and D. They practice writing both letters and correcting common mistakes and reversals.
Students practice discerning between the letters and sounds for the lower case letters b and d. Through practice activities, they recognize the difference between the commonly confused letters b and d. They practice writing both letters and correcting common mistakes and reversals.
Young scholars utilize available technology to create, produce, and publish an alphabet pattern book. Students use publishing, multimedia and word processing for their writing. They create their own A My Name is Alice Class book based off the book by Jane Bayer. Young scholars play the slide show and share pages of the class book.
Students read about spider body parts, abilities, tendencies, and life cycles. In this Under the Spell of Spiders! activity, students create mystery creatures that turn out to be spiders. Students catch and observe spiders and insects. Students record the similarities and differences. Students imagine themselves as spiders in dialogue with Miss Muffet. This activity includes worksheets for several activities.
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.
This spelling resource requires filling in missing letters from 16 commonly confused spelling/vocabulary words (bazaar and bizarre, or ascent and assent, for example) and solving four word puzzles. A quick exercise for middle schoolers.
First graders recognize Dolch sight words on cards and texts. They practice the selected words by creating short sentences. After reading different fables, 1st graders create their own illustrations to accompany the stories. Once they are familiar with the words, they reinforce their recognition by answering word search puzzles.
In this determining the usage of what or want in sentences worksheet, students read a short story and total the number of times each word is used, review the parts of speech, meanings, and examples of each word, choose the words that correctly belong in sentences, and create sentences using them. Students write 13 answers.
Come, see, conquer the language in Julius Caesar with a resource that lists the SAT words that appear in Shakespeare’s play. Templates provide definitions and derivations, as well as famous lines. The packet also includes an AP style writing prompt. A must-have resource for friends, drama geeks, and instructors. 
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 instructional activity for a planned absence. 
Strategy-based programs that are executed with consistency are the best for achieving growth in any learner with a learning disability. Here is a seven-step lesson plan that is highly structured and is intended to help learners with significant struggles in reading. It includes with brain integration exercises, decoding practice, dictation, sight words, prereading, and oral reading, and finishes off with comprehension training. Any pre-service teacher or new special educator would be pleased to use a plan as well-developed and thoughtfully designed as this one.
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.  
Build vocabulary while reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Provided here is a great resource to use as a companion piece to your literature instruction. The packet is made up of 50 words separated into five lists of ten. Each list has a corresponding fill-in-the-blank exercise. Test your pupils' knowledge of vocabulary and literature with the 25-question vocabulary quiz and the provided essay prompt.
Focus on how to conjugate Spanish verbs in the preterite. You can use this webpage to inform your own lesson on the preterite, take a day in the computer lab, or flip your classroom and have pupils examine the page for homework. There is information and a presentation about conjugating in the preterite, including irregular and spelling and stem changing verbs. Pupils can practice with the online interactive exercise linked on the page.
Starting off with present participles, this resource tackles the progressive with grammatical explanations, examples in English and Spanish, and an interactive practice exercise. Use the menu at the top of the webpage to navigate to each section, and view sections about present participles, spelling and stem changes, and the present progressive, imperfect progressive, and other progressive forms.
Teach your kiddies how to create diminutives and augmentatives in Spanish. They'll soon be adding -ito and -ita to every noun they can! Diminutives and augmentatives are much more common in Spanish, so there are many examples included here, as well as a quick reference page that outlines the information. The webpage also covers some suffixes and prefixes that pupils can use. Make sure you check out the presentation, which includes a practice exercise.
What if heroes were defined by their philanthropic acts? What if children learned that most problems could be solved with words not guns? In the poem, Our Heroes, the virtuous hero wins through perseverance and self-control. After reading the poem, class members brainstorm examples of people who stood up for others and then select one person to use as the subject of a cinguain poem.
In this vocabulary worksheet, students choose the best word for each blank in fifty-three sentences.

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