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Expressions and Meanings
In this expressions and meanings instructional activity, students match expressions to their meanings. Students match 12 expressions to 12 meanings.
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A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express
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...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the many types of feelings and how people express them with a lesson compiled of kid-friendly activities that spark critical thinking, self-reflection, and reinforce language and writing skills. Scholars delve into the variety of...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Figurative Language
Follow a scaffolded routine to reinforce the concept of figurative language. With a read-aloud of Once in a Blue Moon by Nicola Morgan, class members observe how to identify personification and idioms, chart phrases and meanings, then...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Shades of Meaning
Examine and distinguish between words that have similar definitions but different connotations. Middle schoolers define connotation and denotation and participate in a "shades of meaning" contest in small groups. Groups use the Visual...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
It's All About Expression: Growing Independence and Fluency
In an engaging anticipatory set, the teacher uses several different strategies to activate prior knowledge about reading with expression, including using sentence strips (that must be prepped ahead of time) to show different moods. The...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts