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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?"
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.
A complete resource from BBC World Service provides informational text for English or ESL classes to teach vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Learners participate in small group work, whole class discussions, and role-plays to explore the universal topics presented in a current news article. Although the plan is thorough and easy to follow, the link to the referenced article is broken.
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.
Shared reading is a great way to engage in guided critical thinking and analysis. Using the book Gregory Cool, your class participates in week-long shared reading and writing activities. Comparison activities, word work, and story elements are focused throughout the experience.
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.
Students 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. Students play the slide show and share pages of the class book.
Reading backward and moving from word to word with a pencil are just two of the many strategies employed by proofreaders that are included in a presentation about the editing stage of the writing process. In addition, viewers are asked to correct grammar and punctuation errors in sample sentences.
Careful proofreading is an important step in the writing process. After guided practice using a provided worksheet that details common grammar concepts, young writers refer to the worksheet as they proofread their own work. Although the resource is part of a series of lessons, the worksheet provided and the concepts discussed could work with any lesson focusing on proofreading.
Do your young grammarians confuse their it’s and its? Their they’re, there, and their? You’re lucky because help is here! After a brief but succinct explanation of the proper use of apostrophes and homophones, learners show what they've learned by redrafting nine sentences.
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.
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.