The "p" Sound
In this handwriting activity, learners practice writing six words that contain the "p" sound three times each and then draw and illustrate a pig and a piano.
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Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Days 13 and 14
How important are sound effects in films? In stage plays? In radio programs? To gain an understanding of the impact of these special effects, class members watch a short video spoof of the sound in a scene from Star Wars: A New...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Advanced Phonics: Variant Correspondences
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4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Discriminating Phonemes 2
Some sounds sound very similar! Help your class learn how to distinguish between various sounds by following the steps outlined in this plan. The plan includes a warm-up, a teacher-led portion, and details for guided and independent...
K - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable