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Better Your Vocabulary Instruction

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Use the magic squares activity to develop vocabulary and make reviewing target words fun!
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The Sign of the Beaver Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
A series of activities based on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of The Beaver takes your class through vocabulary, reading comprehension, and literary analysis. A good packet or collection of assignments for a reading circle.
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Vocabulary Words PowerPoint

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give your class members proper guidelines for completing vocabulary work using this PowerPoint, which prompts learners to provide definitions based on context clues, then dictionary definitions, synonyms and antonyms, and finally, a...
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Weekly Vocabulary Worksheet

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Ensure that your pupils are paying attention to vocabulary each week. On this page, they can record eight words they find in their reading, or words provided by the instructor. Learners note down the page or line number the word came...
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Stand Up

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To stand up can have many different meanings. Examine the different usages in English and relate one of these meanings to a short film about homophobic bullying. Class members view and discuss the film as well as a short reading passage...
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Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Some emotions are indescribable, but sometimes you have to try! After brainstorming adjectives that describe emotions, pupils watch a quick film, at first with no sound. Partners share their adjectives and come up with descriptions for...
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5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Prepare your pupils for making excellent presentations. Class members discuss elements of a successful presentation, work in groups to come up with their own scripts for the featured video, compare their work to the original voice-over,...
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Break the Code: Earth Science

For Students 6th - 10th
Crack the crust of earth science vocabulary with this vocabulary exercise. Kids use the key at the top of the page to decode the words that are written in numbers rather than letters. Each encoded word is part of a sentence that includes...
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The Outsiders Vocabulary

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Looking for a vocabulary list and exercise to use with a study of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton? Try out this resource, which provides both the list and the exercise. Each of 19 words is paired with a part of speech and definition or...
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¡A mezclar! ¡A mezclar!

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Who doesn't like muffins!? Your kids can find out the basic steps of making muffins by putting together this small Spanish book. Learners can read the steps and color in the images. See the materials for two additional versions of the...
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Frayer Model

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Clarify and examine specific words in depth with the Frayer model. Pupils can use this learning exercise to write down the definition, characteristics, examples, and nonexamples for a given word.
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Word Web

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Explore the multiple meanings of common homographs with this fun language arts activity. Given a series of word webs and a pile of definition cards, children complete each web by matching four different definitions to each target word. A...
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Mice and Beans

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Supplement a class reading of the children's book Mice and Beans by Pam Muñoz Ryan with this fun vocabulary presentation. Each slide provides a definition, picture, and sentence demonstrating how the word is used. Young readers are also...
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The Outsiders Summer Reading

For Students 6th - 8th
Looking for a few assignments to accompany your study of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton? There are three decent worksheets included here. The first is a vocabulary study page, the second is a theme exercise, and the third is a writing...
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Beginner's Guide to Arabic

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Introduce your language learners to Arabic. The most useful portion of this resource is the detailed information on the Arabic alphabet. Each letter is placed in a grid that shows the various ways to write it based on the situation...
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The Inn of Lost Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Show this presentation before beginning a study of "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namoika. The presentation includes: background information, vocabulary, an explanation of setting and mood, a section on sequence,and  a meet the writer...
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Review and Assess: “The Inn of Lost Time”

For Students 6th - 8th
Check out a resource made up of two separate exercises. The first page lists a series of higher-level questions about "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namoika. Use the questions to encourage discussion or as an assessment. Since they...
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The Inn of Lost Time

For Students 6th - 8th
Test understanding of "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namoika with an assessment that includes true/false, multiple choice, vocabulary, short answer, and essay questions. The test is not entirely traditional since, for the first 10...
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Vocabulary Development: The Inn of Lost Time

For Students 6th - 8th
Focus on five words with three different vocabulary practice exercises. The words are from Lensey Namoika's short story "The Inn of Lost Time." Class members create their own semantic maps for four words using the sample as a guide,...
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George Washington’s Socks Reader’s Guide

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Dive into a class reading of the book George Washington's Socks with the help of this guide. Including a vocabulary list and series of comprehension questions for each chapter, this resource provides an excellent foundation for exploring...
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Vocabulary Foldable

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
There are many strategies that can help us learn and understand the meaning of new words! Young pupils complete this foldable by associating each vocabulary word with a definition, picture, and sentence.
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Vocabulary Worksheet (Define, Write, Draw) Template ELA-Literacy.L.7.4c

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Support vocabulary instruction for any unit with this quick exercise. Class members write down the word, part of speech, and definition. They compose an original sentence using the word, and draw a picture of the word. Four words fit on...
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Comparing Terms (Similar and Different)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Require your class to look closely at terms by analyzing similarities and differences. The template provides space and sentence frames for writing about similarities and differences.
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Probability Crossword

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Make probability fun and test your learners' knowledge of math probability vocabulary. Print out this crossword puzzle and see if they know enough about outcomes and experiments to fill in the blanks. The answer key is attached in...
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Telling a Story

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Junior high and high schoolers watch a short video about effective storytelling strategies. As they take a virtual field trip to the Hans Christian Andersen story hour in Central Park, learners differentiate between writing a story and...
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Homophones

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Just because words sound alike doesn't mean they have the same definition. After viewing a short video about homophones, learners come up with their own list of homophones.
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Compound Word Match

For Students 1st - 3rd
Compound words are the focus objective of the worksheet. Learners match the first and second part of each word that is written on index cards, along with the corresponding picture. Children develop 10 compound words that are listed on...
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Word Game!

For Students 3rd Standards
Early finishers beware! Here is a fun word game creative thinkers will really enjoy. They attempt to make as many words as they can using the word transport. Strict rules make this task a real challenge. Tip: Also great to use in a fun...
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Get Your Pupils Moving While Learning

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Use these teaching strategies to get the wiggles out and keep the learning in!
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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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Silent W

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Spelling can be hard enough without silent letters. Help your third graders decode nine words that have the silent letter W, such as wrinkle or wrong. Once they decipher all nine words, they use each in a new sentence. The bottom of the...
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Active and Passive Sentences

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Work with active and passive voice in several different sentences. Fifth graders learn the difference between active and passive voice, and change nine sentences from passive to active and vice versa. Great practice in your writing unit!
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Shortened Words

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Shorten names and words with different activities. Nicknames, acronyms, and shortened words (fridge instead of refrigerator, for example) are ways for third graders to build their vocabulary and differentiate between formal and informal...
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Homophones: Fun with Puns

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What is a homophone for aloud? Or right? Fifth graders complete a list of 24 homophones, choosing another word that sounds like a given word but has a different meaning. At the bottom of the page, they write punning sentences to practice...
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Our Town List 3 Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Grapple with the challenging vocabulary that will arise in Our Town before readers get stumped. Provided here are two activities that focus on 20 words. In the first part, pupils answer questions that use the vocabulary words in context....
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Much Ado About Shakespeare

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Lesson ideas to introduce pupils to the life, language, and works of William Shakespeare.
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Sense and Sensibility Vocabulary Strategy: Desk Top Teaching

For Students 10th - 12th
Amicably dispel “the prejudices of…young mind(s)” by exposing them to the language of Jane Austen. Readers of Sense and Sensibility use desk-top strategies to teach one another the vocabulary from this classic romance novel. The resource...
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Graphic Organizer for Vocabulary: Gary Paulsen's Canyons

For Students 6th - 8th
Although the activity is designed for Gary Paulsen’s Canyons, these procedures could be used with any novel or vocabulary study. Readers select an unfamiliar word, record the sentence and chapter where the term is found, write two...
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Word Pair Analogies: High-Advanced Level

For Students 9th - 12th
Analogy worksheets are a great way to encourage critical thinking and develop vocabulary. Consider using this resource as enrichment or as a group work assignment. Learners craft a bridge sentence that expresses the relationship between...
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Using Authentic Texts

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Need some engaging pre-reading activities that model how to approach informational text? The exercises suggested by this resource ask readers to predict, skim, scan, guess word meaning, identify key words, and more. Great for language...
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Reading Comprehension 2

For Students 9th - 12th
You scream, I scream! Young learners read this passage about ice cream flavors, then answer 13 questions about details from the reading. The questions address details from the text, vocabulary, and parts of speech. Use this activity to...
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Word Pair Analogies 8

For Students 8th - 12th
Working on analogies in your language arts class? Use this straightforward activity to address common techniques and strategies used to solve analogies. This activity is a great way to review vocabulary and to reinforce logical thinking...
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Call it "Macaroni"

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Who knew there were so many fun educational opportunities featuring pasta? Scholars read a brief informational text about the history of pasta (note that "macaroni" is spelled two different ways, so address this if kids are reading...
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Cause and Effect Relationships

For Teachers K - 3rd
Judith Viorst's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is an excellent way to teach youngsters about cause-and-effect relationships in fiction. Use the chart of cause-and-effect situations to introduce this...
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Daily Academic Language Development

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Five minute mini-lessons designed to expose learners to high-frequency academic language.
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Reading Comprehension 5

For Students 8th - 9th
Is the hamburger in that fast food commercial real? Interest your class in this reading assignment by playing a short fast food commercial using YouTube. Then, give your class this reading passage, and have them complete the multiple...
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Antonyms 3

For Students 9th - 10th
Develop the vocabulary of your high schoolers with this learning exercise, focusing on words and their antonyms. For each of the 10 words, learners must identify the best antonym listed in the five choices. Words like zealous, buckle,...
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Reading Comprehension: Obesity and Food Deserts

For Students 8th - 10th
Read this selection about "food deserts," places where high poverty rates limit access to healthy foods with your class. Six multiple choice questions on comprehension, inferences, vocabulary, and citing the text follow the selection and...
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Pounce

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young readers learn key vocabulary from the book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat with these fun collaborative activities. Using the word and picture cards included in this document, children play games that help them make connections...
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All Summer in a Day Vocab

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
While working with Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day," take some time to consider vocabulary. This exercise lists eight sentences from the story in which Bradbury uses words in interesting or different ways. Pupils read the sentence...
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Rikki-Tikki Colorful Verbs

For Students 5th - 8th
Study and practice the vocabulary in Rudyard Kipling's famous story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." Pupils underline verbs in a passage from the story, taking special note of vivid or precise verbs. They then write original sentences for five...
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Word Wrap

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Support young learners' acquisition of new vocabulary with this pair of graphic organizers. Using context clues and reference materials, children complete each section of the activity including the definition, synonyms, examples and...
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Meaning Map

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Lead young learners to an understanding of new vocabulary with this series of word maps. The first of these organizers asks children to determine the definition and provide examples and descriptions of each word with the help of...
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Meaning Maker

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Support children with finding meaning in unknown words using this simple graphic organizer. While reading a piece of writing, students identify words they are unfamiliar with, using context clues and reference materials to find and...
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Inside Information

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Support the acquisition of content area vocabulary with this simple foldable resource. With space for studying three new terms, children are asked to determine the definition, write a sentence, and provide examples for each word....
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New Words Book Report Form

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Support young learners with acquiring new vocabulary from their independent reading books with this book report form. After documenting the book's title, author, and illustrator, children record three new words they encountered in the...
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Parental Involvement Middle School Literacy Novel Units

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Bring parents into your study of The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Each of the five activities included here incorporates parent input and participation. The activities focus on setting, characterization, and vocabulary. Graphic organizers and...
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"Hoot" Vocabulary Lists

For Students 5th - 8th
Getting ready to start Hoot by Carl Hiaasen? Don't waste your time sifting through the book on a search for vocabulary words. Use this resource instead! There are words from the entire book here, separated into five lists. Learners write...
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"Hoot" Vocabulary

For Students 5th - 8th
Try out this list to get your class started with the vocabulary present in Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. The list is made up of 20 words from the book, each paired with a definition, page number, and corresponding sentence from the book. The...
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“George Washington’s Socks”: Vocabulary Part 1

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Supplement a class reading of George Washington's Socks with this list of vocabulary words. Including a mixture of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs, this resource asks young readers to record the page number and a synonym for each...
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Marta's Magnets Vocabulary Review

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Review all the important content-specific vocabulary that pertains to words commonly used in second through fourth grade. Each slide contains a visual, a vocabulary word, and a descriptive sentence. Focus words include:magnet, connected,...
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The Indian in the Cupboard

For Students 4th - 5th
The Indian in the Cupboard is a beloved book for third, fourth, or fifth graders. These worksheets provide pertinent questions and important vocabulary for chapter one to chapter six. These literary investigations will help readers dive...
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Odyssey Vocabulary English 9

For Teachers 8th - 9th
So your class is just about to start the Odyssey. Although you'll undoubtedly help them define vocabulary words in context, present them with this list of nine words to get them started. Each is defined, but consider also providing a...
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Chapter 15 Vocabulary: US History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Practice vocabulary related to the days of the pioneers, wagon trains, and sharp shooters like Bill Cody. Here you'll find 20 key terms that could fit easily into any lesson on pioneer life or westward expansion. 
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The Catcher in the Rye Vocabulary Worksheet 3

For Students 11th - 12th
Readers of The Catcher in the Rye complete two exercises using words drawn from J.D. Salinger’s novel.  First, they respond to questions using the assigned word. They then complete a series of sentences using words from the provided list.
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Roots and Affixes: How Words are Created

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Designed for a high school audience, this presentation covers roots and affixes in order to build vocabulary. Common prefixes (like bi-, anti-, and dis-) and suffixes (like -al, -ion, and -ous) are briefly introduced. Then, a few slides...
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Key Vocabulary: The Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The Knights of Columbus, Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison make me think of the Industrial Revolution. Here you'll find 20 simple slides that give definitions to 20 different concepts related to American industrialization. 
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Jane Eyre: Vocabulary Worksheet List 2

For Students 11th - 12th
Anathema, brooch, sonorous? Readers may grimace as they complete two exercises based on vocabulary found in Jane Eyre. After crafting original sentences using one set of words, they draw words from a second list to complete a series of...
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Of Mice and Men: Chapter 2 Reading and Study Guide

For Students 8th - 9th
Provide your class with this reading guide for chapter two of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. They grapple with new vocabulary words like swamper, cesspool, and mollified before checking out literary terms and answering a list of questions...
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College Survival Vocabulary Bingo

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
COA? EFC? FAFSA? These terms and more are part of a list of terminology essential for college survival used in a Bingo game. The Bingo template is provided, as is an extensive of terms and their definitions.
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Reading Vocabulary Review

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Simile, suffice, summary. Review with your class the terms used to discuss text. Presented as a multiple choice quiz, the correct response for each prompt is indicated by a brilliant yellow happy face.
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The Joy of Reading: "There's Nothing Like a Good Book

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After reading Katie Stainer's "There's Nothing Like a Good Book," class members share similar experiences of being engrossed in a book (or other engaging activities) and having their reading interrupted. Vocabulary and read aloud...
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Vocabulary Tic-Tac-Toe

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Although designed to be used with vocabulary from Ji-li Jiang’s memoir, Red Scarf Girl, the included Tic-Tac-Toe template of suggested activities could be used with any vocabulary study. Readers choose any three of the listed exercises...
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Early US Government: Vocabulary List

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Embark on a journey through the changes that occurred in the early years of the United States. Before your journey begins, review key events, people, and ideas in a 20-slide vocabulary review. Review the Quakers, Anti-Federalists,...
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Eighth Grade Language Arts Worksheet B

For Students 8th Standards
This three-part worksheet tests eighth graders' ability to identify the main idea of a passage, to use context clues to complete a sentence, as well as  to recognize correct capitalization, punctuation, and misspelled words.
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English Words from Greek and Roman Names of Gods

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Hydra/hygiene, Muse/music.  Many English words are built on roots derived from the names of Greek and Roman gods. After examining a list of Greek and Roman gods and the meaning of their names, class members find the root in a list of...
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Vocabulary Set 10: Roots and Affixes

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Grub, volu/volv, and umbr form the basis of a vocabulary lesson predicated on these roots. Although the slides may perturb some of your class members, the more voluble will not take umbrage at the presentation.
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Vocabulary Set 8

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners may have to do penance if they are apathetic about studying the three roots (path, pen/pun, matr/metr) in this vocabulary presentation and thus may not matriculate.
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Word Pair Analogies 10: Low-Advanced SAT Level

For Students 9th - 12th
Analogy exercises are a great way to build vocabulary and critical thinking skills. To select the pair of words that represents the same relationship as the initial pair, learners are instructed to construct a bridge sentence that...
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Vocabulary 15 Practice Quiz

For Students 10th - 12th
Focus on some difficult vocabulary words that begin with f, g, and h. First, match the 10 vocabulary words to their definitions, and then decide which sentence each vocabulary word best completes. Example words include furtive,...
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"The Most Dangerous Game" Vocabulary

For Students 6th - 8th
Is your class reading "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell? Consider presenting this vocabulary-based activity to your class before starting the reading. There are 12 vocabulary words introduced here: tangible, disarming,...
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Native American Vocabulary Quiz

For Students 3rd - 5th
Learning about Native American culture? Consider using this matching exercise either as a quiz (as it's labelled) or simply independent practice. Kids recall the meanings of 11 vocabulary words: compromise, wampum, ceremony, hogan,...
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Lexicography Versus Terminography

For Teachers Higher Ed
Want to become a lexicographer or a terminographer? These two specialized professions have to do with putting together and editing dictionaries. Lexicographers document general language vocabulary and terminographers collect words from...
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Magic Squares for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Act II, scene 5

For Students 10th - 12th
Readers of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night use a magic squares matrix to match vocabulary words from Act II, Scene 5 with their definitions. An answer key is provided.
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Vocabulary Set 9: English 3

For Teachers 6th - 9th
The roots nom, pater/patr, and lega, are the focus of a 16-slide, vocabulary-building presentation. Each root is defined, a word built on the root is presented, along with its definition. Next, as an example, the word is used in a...
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Middle School Level Vocabulary Matching Words 1

For Students 6th - 8th
Don't be capricious. Evoke the acute curiosity of your middle schoolers and evade the apathy that can harass the inert with a 15 word matching worksheet. Pairs or groups can have fun playing with individualistic vocabulary words.
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Famous Authors Find the Definition Worksheet

For Students Pre-K - 8th
Consider using this learning exercise as a group work exercise early in a novel study unit. Learners must identify the meaning of words associated with narrative literature. An answer key is provided.
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Famous Authors Vocabulary Quiz

For Students 8th - 9th
Audience, novel, plot, style. Young readers are asked to match words associated with literature to the provided definitions. Might be fun to use as part of a literature review contest.
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Clearmont Lesson

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore new vocabulary. In this language arts instructional activity, 5th graders play a game using new vocabulary words and practice summarizing andparaphrasing.