In this using synonyms instructional activity, middle schoolers review and discuss what synonyms are and circle the two synonyms found in each of twenty sentences.
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Getting the Most out of Teaching with Newspapers
No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences
Here's a resource that explicitly teaches, models, and provides readers with opportunities to practice the process of drawing inferences from text. Packed with strategies elementary, middle, and high school teachers can use, the resource...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
5-Day Vocabulary Teaching Plan
Reinforce important reading skills with a set of vocabulary lesson plans. Middle schoolers complete sentences, play word games, finish analogies, and build their growing vocabulary with a packet of helpful and applicable graphic organizers.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Test your pupils' ability with analogies with a cute instructional activity featuring penguins. Learners complete each penguin-related analogy by circling the best choice to complete each one. They then take the letters they circled and...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using Synonyms and Explanations as Context Clues
How can context clues help your young readers understand material better? Focusing on synonyms and explanations as ways to determine word meaning, this activity encourages your class to find context clues within a sentence. An attached...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable