Code Word 2
In this vocabulary practice worksheet, middle schoolers use the context clues in 10 sentences to identify the appropriate words from the word banks to fill in the blanks in each of the sentences.
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From The Code of Hammurabi
Is "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" a fair legal and moral code? Learners examine a selection of of laws from the Code of Hammurabi. They then discuss the issues presented by the law code as well as whether or not they can be...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Hard Words
Two strategies for decoding unfamiliar words are featured on a activity that illustrates how to use the parts of words (prefix, root, and suffix) and context to determine meaning. Examples are included as is a guided practice exercise.
1 min 7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use Transition Words in Narrative Writing
Transitional words and phrases are essential writing tools that allow authors to clearly guide their audience through a story. In the fifth lesson of this series on narrative writing, learners begin their drafts by linking together the...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Craft a Sequence of Events in a Story
Developing a clear sequence of events is essential for any narrative writer. The fourth lesson in this series helps learners write about the key events of The Story of Dr. Dolittle using transitional words and phrases. Pause the video to...
8 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Transition Words in Argumentative Writing
When middle schoolers are told to make their writing flow, they often don't know what this means or how to change their work to fix the issue. Try out this video to help your pupils create flow through the use of transitions. For...
5 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Make Predictions by Previewing
What can you learn from the title of a story? This short video invites you to explore this question with your students, as well as review the key steps of previewing a text. While the resource focuses more on how to find the meaning of...
4 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Evaluate an Author's Word Choice to Anticipate Tone
Zoom into text to understand how just one word adds to the meaning or tone of an entire text. The video demonstrates how to do just this with the article "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" by Jim Morrison. The narrator...
4 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Connect Ideas Using Transition Words, Phrases, and Clauses
Why do transitions matter in writing? It's difficult to persuade someone when your writing isn't clear, so experienced writers use transition words to make their work easy to comprehend. Get your class to practice this skill by showing...
6 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Transition Words to Signal Shifts in Setting
Flow is as important in a poem as it is in a story, and strong poets use specific words and phrases to signal changes in time or setting. The video focuses on these words, inspecting a poem and brainstorming additional ideas. Similar to...
8 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed