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Start this engaging data analysis study with a review of charts and graphs using the linked interactive presentation, which is both hilarious and comprehensive. Consider projecting it and having volunteers come up to complete various challenges. There are 27 statistics-related vocabulary terms you can use in a word sort (pictures of this are included for reference); put learners in small groups to determine how they would categorize these words. Next, groups use pre-collected data to create a pie chart and bar graph on the linked digital tools. Of course, you can easily have them do this by hand. There is an exit slip included here, as well.
Transition words in writing are the focus of the language arts activity presented here. In it, learners cut out the word-sort cards (embedded in the plan), and put them into four categories: time, examples, space, and summary. They find a picture in a magazine that they feel could inspire a how-to piece of writing, then use the transition words to help them construct a piece of writing that describes how to do something. A great teaching idea for writing!
Third graders create a word sort, with the use of a spreadsheet, in order to demonstrate their knowledge of a particular phonics concept. They decode multi-syllabic words. Students use spelling strategies including sound patterns, visual patterns, silent letters and common groupings.
Introduce your class to a colorful cast: the parts of speech! Learners can read about each part of speech and then play a game. Make grammar practice a reward with these playful characters and the accompanying exercise.
Scholars are introduced to the short /u/ sound. Youngsters read The Ugly Duckling and discuss the animals whose names begin with or contain the target sound. Then they complete a word sort, complete a vowel twister activity, watch a PowerPoint presentation, and color a worksheet. They also sing Old MacDonald with all five vowel sounds!
Have your class work with the beginning sounds /f/ and /sl/. This activity has learners cut out pictures at the bottom of each page and paste those that begin with the letters f and sl underneath the letters themselves; the others go in a column with a trash can at the top. Through this hands-on activity, learners demonstrate phonemic awareness.
What are the differences between short and long vowel sounds? The class participates in a teacher ledlesson in which they add letters to words as they evolve from a three letter, short vowel word to a longer long vowel word. They complete a worksheet, participate in word sorts, and share their results with the group.
Students investigate language arts by answering story study questions. In this word sorting lesson, students read the book The Chocolate Touch and answer questions regarding the characters, language and conflict in the story. Students complete a vocabulary worksheet regarding vowel patterns and "ing" endings.