I Use Kind Words
Students analyze the impact of words on their lives. They work in pairs to "Role Rehearse" a situation which involves using kind words for the entire class. They take turns "Acting Out" various situations in which they are using kind words.
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Compound Word Trivia
Engage young learners in expanding their vocabulary with these fun games and activities. Children learn how compound words, root words, and affixes provide clues about the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. These six activities get...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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The story of King Arthur is a fascinating one, and this retold excerpt offers an excellent example of narrative word choice in a dialogue. Learners read the text and examine the way the author uses synonyms for said. They write down all...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed