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Structure Practice: The Passive Voice

For Students 3rd - 6th
Use this online interactive instructional activity in an ELD class or for younger native speakers. They practice using simple past tense verbs in the passive voice. Many of the constructions are not straightforward, nor often used by...
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Actions in Progress

For Students 3rd - 5th
English language learners will find this practice particularly helpful. They match the sentences to their visual depiction. In the second exercise, they fill in the missing words. They use the sentences in the first activity to discover...
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Past Simple

For Students 2nd - 5th
Hop on the computers for this fun past simple practice! First, users match eight pictures to their written descriptions. Then, they study some irregular verb rules, and finally, they use two models to describe six pictures. A great...
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Daily Routines

For Students 3rd - 6th
Start by listening to a short video involving conversation and dialogue. Listeners complete a variety of grammar tasks around the topic of daily routines. They complete seven lines of dialogue with 11 appropriate time periods. They also...
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Other Uses for Commas

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Use this resource and your class will apply a variety of uses for commas including commas in direct address, commas with appositives, and commas in phrases and subordinate clauses. They place commas where they are needed in five...
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Commas in Series and in Direct Address

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Commas can be all sorts of trouble! Introduce your emerging grammarians to the two simplest comma rules: items in a series and direct address. There are three exercises that hone specific skills, and then there is a cumulative exercise. 
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A Walk in the Tundra

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Discuss the environment of the Arctic tundra using this resource. The focus of this lesson is the story A Walk in the Tundra by Rebecca L. Johnson. The appealing illustrations are bound to captivate your class! After reading the story,...
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It's Greek To Me!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
For this language lesson, scholars use Greek root meanings to determine the meaning of words. After being shown how Greek roots are used in many words, such as, photosynthesis, pairs are given two excellent black line masters embedded in...
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Context Clues

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Using context clues to determine a word's meaning is an important strategy to further reading comprehension. Challenge your class to answer the 11 multiple-choice questions in this PowerPoint. Note: This is a great resource for English...
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Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Digital Color Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Readings of Mary O’Neil’s Hailstones and Halibut Bones and Barbara Joosse’s I Love You the Purplest launch an investigation of how authors use visual images to represent sensory details associated with colors. After listing the colors in...
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Amelia Earhart

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Your class can learn about Amelia Earhart and practice important comprehension skills here. Learners answer questions about cause and effect, compare texts, and discuss similes and metaphors after reading Amelia Earhart: Free in the...
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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Freedom

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Welcome to America, the land of liberty and freedom. Examine the ways in which the terms liberty and freedom have been used in the United States. After researching and analyzing quotations from the past and present, students create an...
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About Frogs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Following a reading of Frogs by Gail Gibbons, young scientists write about one fact they learned from the reading to include in a class book about frog facts. Class members illustrate their sentences and add a title page and a table of...
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What Do You See at the Pond?

For Teachers K - 2nd
With What Do You See at the Pond?, young readers explore pond life and practice reading strategies. Learners first make predictions and then read the simple story independently. After a second read-through with a partner, kids come...
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The Plant Life Cycle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Research plant life cycles using a variety of materials. Researchers will visit four stations set up with books, digitized version of books, and software offering text-to-speech support. They will then answer two plant life cycle...