Students read through several articles as a class and identify key words in sentences. Students work as a class to reduce the length of the article by shortening the sentences but ensuring that they still make sense.
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“I Can” Common Core! 4th Grade Language
Lead your class through the Common Core standards for language with a checklist made up of "I Can" statements. The standards have been simplified slightly to help forth graders better understand the content, but you will most likely need...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing Effective Summaries
Drafting a strong first sentence for a summary is an important step. Writers can use the formula presented on this handout to get started. The resource lists three steps to put together a strong topic sentence, as well as tips and hints...
4th - 12th English Language Arts
The Process of Reduction, Lesson 26
Show your middle schoolers the beauty of clear, concise language with this presentation on reduction. Not only will your young grammarians learn the value of phrases in place of longer sentences, but their writing will naturally become...
6th - 9th English Language Arts