Students examine how to scan textual material. They identify and circle key words, phrases, and synonyms in the table of contents and the index of a classroom text.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
First, Then, Last, Finally, Meanwhile, At Last
Learning to determine the sequence of events in a story is fundamental to the success of young readers. Luckily, there are series of common transitional words and phrases that authors use to provide clues for determining when events...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Prepositional Phrases II
Hidden within these sentences are prepositions; think your students can find them? After first reading a brief explanation of this part of speech, young grammarians are asked to examine eight sentences, underlining the prepositional...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using Context Clues with Signal Words
When you come across an unfamiliar word in a text, do you skip it and move on? Practice using context clues to identify words you don't know with a thorough set of language arts lessons. The resource reinforces close reading and critical...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary - Words in Context
What do you call a rabbit with a sense of humor? A funny bunny! Beginning with a Hink Pink Think activity, pupils discover meanings of words through an engaging learning game. Next, individuals explore ways to discover word meanings in a...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Seeing Words in a New Way
What's the best resource to use when looking up words? Use Visual Thesaurus to see a word's meaning. The class accesses the interactive website and then compares and contrasts the difference between using a traditional dictionary and the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Rest in peace, dead words!
Sick to death of reading papers loaded with trite expressions and over-used words? Enliven your reading and animate the vocabulary of your young learners. Laminate on a paper tombstone a short list of “dead” (banned or over-used) words....
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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