For this word choice worksheet, students read the words in dark print and their definitions. Students then write the word in dark print that finishes the sentence.
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Figurative Language and Word Choice: A Closer Look at Bud, Not Buddy
The difference between an average piece of writing and an unforgettable piece of writing can lie in the author's word choice. The figurative language in Chapter 2 of Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal winner, Bud, Not Buddy, is the...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Make It Meaningful
Young scholars learn to find meaning in words using affixes with a language arts activity. Working in pairs, children sort cards with sentences printed on them that include words with the prefixes mis- and pre- and the...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Welcome to the Color Vowel Chart
Focus English language learners' attention on word stress and phrase stress with a pronunciation chart that breaks the sounds into moving and non-moving vowel sounds. The chart tool uses colors and key words to indicate where to put the...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Use this reading passage about microbes to illustrate transition words and the linking of two ideas. First have youngsters read the text one time without marking it. Then have them read through once more, highlighting the transition...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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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...
K - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Paragraph Writing About Waiting for the Biblioburro
Ask your learners to synthesize what they know about Waiting for the Biblioburro by writing a well-organized paragraph. Young writers focus on using transition words and including specific details in their paragraphs. The plan allows for...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Review the narrative writing process with your emerging story writers. They read a sample narrative and identify five vague verbs that could be replaced with a more exact, exciting verb. Then they write a personal narrative making sure...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed