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Second graders practice spelling correctly words that are used frequently but do not fit common spelling patterns. There words include was, were, says, said, who, what and why. They are told that they are going to work with some tricky spelling words. Students watch and listen as you (teacher) demonstrate this activity.
Writers explore vocabulary and expressions used in the English language. They use visual word maps to become aware of the different uses of words which will allow them to more readily interpret texts. Then they listen to/read excerpts from The Catcher in the Rye and analyze slang terminology. To adapt for younger audiences, select a grade-appropriate text.
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.
Groups become experts in one aspect of the six traits of writing, prepare a PowerPoint presentation, jigsaw, and teach others about their trait. Writers then focus on these traits as they compose a persuasive essay about a person they consider to be an American hero. Lists of Three Letter Acronyms (TLAs) and Extended Three Letter Acronyms (ETLAs) often found on the Internet, as well as lists of palindromes and oxymorons are also included. 17 lessons are contained in the unit.
Third graders create a cinquain poem in groups about philanthropy and heroes. In this heroes lesson plan, 3rd graders review characteristics of heroes and how they demonstrate justice, kindness, and contribute to the common good. Then they write a poem about it.
Fourth graders look for sensory details and figurative language. In this reading strategy instructional activity, 4th graders read the story Go Free or Die by J. Ferris and complete a chart with figurative language. They use a word wall in the class to find new vocabulary words.
This little lesson plan provides an outline of how to teach homophones to your elementary language arts class. A set of multiple choice questions is included on the webpage that you could use to create a practice worksheet after teaching the lesson. Use this guide to help you meet CCSS.ELA.Literacy.L.4.1g.
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 analyze phoneme sequence in a word. They spell words using phoneme analysis and read new words using phoneme analysis.
Students recognize and spell sets of words with/shun/suffixes. They become familiar with common t-i-o-n, s-i-o-n, s-s-i-o-n, and c-i-a-n words. Students listen as the teacher say, "I'm going to say several different words that all have something in common when you hear them. See if you can tell what is the same for each word in the group: vacation, pension, Can you hear anything similar about these words: nation, mission, comprehension, musician?"
Students recognize and spell words in homophone sets. They assign the correct meaning to each word in a homophone set.
Young scholars explore homonyms, which are words that sound alike but have different meanings.
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.
Learners complete activities about apostrophes and double negatives in a space themed lesson. In this grammar and space lesson, students watch a video about apostrophes. Learners discuss apostrophes in possessives and contractions and identify double negatives. Students create maps of the solar system and write simple sentences describing the planet.
Students consider the literal and figurative definitions of the word journey. For this metaphor lesson, students discuss life journeys and their diversity.
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. Students practice writing both letters and correcting common mistakes and reversals.
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.
Learners 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. Learners play the slide show and share pages of the class book.
Students read about spider body parts, abilities, tendencies, and life cycles. For this Under the Spell of Spiders! lesson, 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 lesson includes worksheets for several activities.