Let's Show Some Expression
Students practice reading text with emotion and vivid expressions. They assess how to change the speed, pitch/volume of their voice to enhance what they are reading to others. Students begin by drilling on "Caps for Sale," by Esphyr Slobodkina.
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Let's Go on a Scavenger Hunt!
Although there isn't much to this counting lesson, there are some solid resources and practice ideas here for beginners. Hook youngsters by challenging them to count the number of days on the calendar up to today. Use the calendar for...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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2nd - 4th English Language Arts
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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
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K - 3rd English Language Arts