Identifying Items from Clues
Young scholars explore how to identify items using clues. They identify and label items through a series of specific and nonspecific clues. Students listen to a series of clues and identify the object being described.
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Context Clues Vocabulary Builder Activity
Reading comprehension improves when you can use context clues to define unfamiliar words. Help your kids practice using context clues with a worksheet that provides space for seven sentences with new words, as well as a place for kids to...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Author’s Purpose in a Newspaper
Between news articles, editorials, and comic strips, many different types of writing are presented to readers in a newspaper. The first instructional activity in this series helps children make sense of all this information by teaching...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
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3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Mid-Unit Assessment and Discussing Themes in Esperanza Rising: (Chapter 9: "Las Ciruelas/PLums")
Give this skills-based assessment halfway through your unit on Esperanza Rising. After a brief review, class members take the test, which asks them to show that they know how to analyze the novel independently. They are asked to...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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6 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed