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Combining Sentences Using Appositives II

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Provide young grammarians' additional practice using appositives to combine short sentences with this short instructional activity that includes a definition and models.
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Combining Sentences Using Appositives

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
If learners only use simple sentence structure, their essays can fall flat. Model how to combine short, choppy sentences with appositives to add interest and flow to individuals' writing.
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Identifying Appositives

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Young grammarians identify the appositives in a series of sentences and then rewrite each sentence omitting the word or phrase.
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What is an Appositive?

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Appositives, those tricky little words and phrases that provide more information about nouns, are the subject of a series of worksheets linked to this resource.
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Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Looking for materials to accompany your study of Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes? Look no further! Included here is everything you need to go alongside your unit: worksheets, graphic organizers, writing assignments, an assessment,...
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Comma Rules

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Keep those commas in line by applying the rules! Pupils can use the first page here as a reference (it includes thirteen comma rules and examples for each) as they work through the two exercises provided for practicing proper punctuation.
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Commas and Coordinating Adjectives

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Ensure that your pupils keep their coordinate adjectives separated with commas. For this practice exercise, learners determine if five sets of adjectives are coordinate or not. They rewrite the necessary sentences to include commas.
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Punctuation Marks and Uses Cards

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Make sure your class is up to snuff when it comes to punctuation. They can use these cards to practice identifying the purpose of each punctuation mark.
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Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Make sure your pupils can keep who said what straight by punctuating dialogue properly. Learners edit and rewrite twelve sentences to demonstrate their understanding of punctuation and capitalization. The worksheet includes a variety of...
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Dialogue Rules, Worksheet, and Writing Assignment

For Students 3rd - 10th Standards
Punctuating dialogue properly can be tricky, but your pupils can become punctuation masters with practice. This resource includes an explanatory page that describes the rules of writing dialogue and provides examples. On the second page,...
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Jamie Nabozny: Bullying: Language, Literature and Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Class members identify bullying in contemporary texts and role play how they might change those scenes to examples of anti-bullying. They then re-define their initial definitions of bullying and discuss what they would like to see as...
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Letter Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Turn spelling practice into a game with this letter card template. Including domino-sized cards for all of the upper- and lower-case letters, as well as common digraphs, this resource can be used in a variety of ways and is a perfect...
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Most Common Comma Omissions

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Learn a little bit abut proper comma usage with a quick presentation. The slides lay out five situations in which a writer should use a comma. Each example includes incorrect sentences that are corrected in the next click of the mouse...
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Conventions Chart

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help your young writers pay close attention to their conventions and move toward revision with a straightforward chart. Learners can analyze 11 sentences on this page by noting down the first letter in each, the first of words in each,...
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Commas with Nonessential Elements Worksheet

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
A comma can make all the difference in a sentence! Have your class members practice determining when commas are absolutely necessary with a quick exercise. For the 15 given sentences, pupils add commas, but only when necessary. Great...
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Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The learning exercise is made up of two exercises, which are, in turn, each made up of a series of somewhat silly sentences that need punctuation help. For the...
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Commas with Introductory Elements Worksheet

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
While the goal of this exercise is to punctuate properly, students will also need to know about clauses, interjections, phrases, etc., and show some creativity. Given prompts, individuals must compose sentences that meet the requirements...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 13: Character Development 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Building upon prior lessons in the series, this reading and writing exercise requires pupils to look back at their own writing, track character development in the novel The Cay, and analyze how Phillip has changed. The reading focus is...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 18: Investigate

For Teachers 6th Standards
Prepare your class for argumentative writing with a close inspection of the controversy surrounding Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. All necessary articles and materials are linked at the beginning of the resource. Kids use the provided...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 19: Synthesis

For Teachers 6th Standards
Wrap up your unit on The Cay with an engaging argumentative writing assignment. Writers must decide if they believe The Cay should be banned. The resource includes links to several articles, which have been addressed and examined in...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 16: Author

For Teachers 6th Standards
Your class has finished reading The Cay. Now what? Try out this idea, which invites learners to examine the author's values and how they relate to the novel. Pupils watch a quick video about the author and take notes in a provided...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 14: Dedication

For Teachers 6th Standards
Connect Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream," to The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Taylor refers to the speech in his dedication, which creates a natural segue into talking about the speech and how it relates to the novel....
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Use Langston Hughes's poem, "Words Like Freedom," to explore the concepts of freedom and liberty. Learners read the poem, determine the theme, and use the provided graphic organizer to examine the connotative and denotative meanings of...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 1

For Teachers 6th Standards
Make a study of the First Amendment and its relationship to freedom. Pupils rewrite the amendment and discuss the central idea before focusing on a specific phrase. After discussing, class members write a journal entry about the included...