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What's Gray and Has A Tail and a Trunk?
Second graders recognize multiple meanings in words. For this language arts lesson, 2nd graders discover how multiple meaning words can change the meaning of a sentence or story.
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Informational Text: Central Idea/Theme/Summary
Set your class up for success with determining a main idea using this set of activities. Pupils work collaboratively to categorize sentence strips by what they are doing (expressing the main idea, adding key details, etc.). They then...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce: Comprehension Monitoring using About Trees
As scholars begin reading more difficult text, they need to acquire an arsenal of comprehension strategies. Here are few helpful ones to guide new readers through the informational text About Trees, which is linked here for printing....
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Prefix/Suffix: Trunk or Tail?
Use this elephant visual to give scholars a context for prefix and suffix examples. For each affix, they determine if it should be written on the tail or the trunk based on if it starts or ends a word. After listing it on the appropriate...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable