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Synonym Circus

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
After matching 13 words with a list of synonyms, kids craft a short paragraph about the circus using the provided synonyms.
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Synonyms or Antonyms?

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
To demonstrate their understanding of synonyms and antonyms, kids label pairs of words as either the same or opposite in meaning.
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Playground Antonyms

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
There are opposites all around you, even at school! Using an antonym word bank with playground-themed words, young learners complete sentences opposite in meaning from the ones provided.
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Identify the Antonym

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
What happens to a sentence when you replace a word with its antonym? A two-part instructional activity asks learners to select words opposite in meaning to provided words, and then to craft sentences using antonyms for given words.
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Antonyms are Opposites

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Knowing the opposite of your chosen word is a great step in improving your word choice. Young readers select an antonym from the provided word bank to complete a series of 14 sentences.
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Antonym Animals

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
What's the antonym for wild? What's the opposite of young? Young readers identify the antonyms in a series of ten sentences. Next, they jot down the word pairs to reinforce the relationship between each set of antonym.
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Add Interest with Synonyms

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Kids add interest to a paragraph about a day at school by replacing flat, over-used words with synonyms.
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Similes and metaphors make writing more beautiful and detailed, but can be a little harder to decipher during a first reading. Use a passage from The Man Who Loved Words to show young readers how to think through passages that contain...
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Hearts!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
 Find it in your heart to celebrate figurative language this Valentine's Day! Kids come up with a list of idioms and discuss literal and figurative language. Then, they draw each idiom's literal and figurative meaning.
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Adjective Synonyms

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Practice identifying adjectives and using synonyms with one exercise! Learners find the adjective in each sentence and replace it with a synonym from the word bank when they rewrite the sentence.
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A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this...
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Introducing the 6 Traits to Students

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Put together an English language arts unit on the six traits of writing with this helpful collection of resources. From fun songs to differentiated writing exercises reinforcing each of the traits, great ideas are provided for developing...
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Symbols in My Eyes

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Explore the hidden meanings behind the images on US currency with this elementary school lesson on symbolism. Starting with a class discussion about symbols, children go on to brainstorm different objects that represent the Unites States...
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Card Flip Game: Synonyms and Antonyms

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Match words to their synonyms and antonyms with a card flip game. Kids turn over two cards on their turn and determine if they are synonyms or antonyms; if not, they replace the cards and try again.
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Pirate Dictionary

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Shiver me timbers, this here resource is a great way to teach young landlubbers to speak the language of the briny deep. Including over 30 different words and phrases, complete with definitions and guide words, this dictionary will have...
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Penguin Puzzlers

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Test your pupils' ability with analogies with a cute worksheet featuring penguins. Learners complete each penguin-related analogy by circling the best choice to complete each one. They then take the letters they circled and move them...
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“I Can” Common Core! 5th Grade Language

For Teachers 5th Standards
There are many Common Core standards for fifth graders to master, and this checklist breaks down the language standards quite effectively. Each standard is represented on the page and written in modified language that is more accessible...
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I Can Write a Poem

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
It is so important for English language learners to be able to write for a variety of purposes. Specifically written for an ELD class, this activity provides explicit instruction for teaching learners how to write a poem. First, they...
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Where the Red Fern Grows Chapter 1 Worksheet

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Break down Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls into manageable chunks by focusing on plot points and literary elements in specific chapters. This resource is all about the first chapter, and asks pupils to use complete sentences to...
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Study Guide for Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Dive your class into a reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins with this in-depth study guide. Breaking the novel into three parts, the resource begins each section with a focus activity that identifies a specific theme or question to be...
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The President's Message: Franklin D. Roosevelt

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Decipher Franklin D. Roosevelt's message to Congress concerning a declaration of war on December 11, 1941. Learners analyze the message through a close reading and a series of text-dependent questions. Specific directions are provided,...
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Genre Lesson: Poetry

For Teachers 5th Standards
Here is a terrific lesson on poetry! Learners bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. A class discussion ensues regarding what makes a song "catchy." After analyzing the alliteration of the poems, learners read the poem "This...
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Silly Spoonerisms!

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Looking for a fun activity for your vocabulary lesson? Bring a worksheet on "spoonerisms" to your fifth grade class. Kids decipher seven phrases that have mixed up the first letter sounds of each word. They then think of their own...
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Homophones and Homographs

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Getting tired of correcting to, two, and too? What about weather and whether? Use a thorough lesson on homophones and homographs to clear up those differences. Fourth and fifth graders identify which words sound the same and are spelled...