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Hoot: Vocabulary Squares

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Study the vocabulary from Carl Hiaasen's Hoot with an activity featuring synonyms and antonyms. Kids fill in a graphic organizer for each word, prompting critical thinking as they find additional ways to put the word into context.
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The Tempest: Vocabulary Bingo

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bingo! Practice vocabulary from William Shakespeare's The Tempest with a fun matching game. As you call out the definitions, class members mark the new vocabulary words that match and try to get five in a row.
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Pudd'nhead Wilson: Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Invite your pupils to do the teaching when it comes to the vocabulary in Pudd'nhead Wilson. Each individual is assigned one word to research in depth and teach to classmates, one pupil at a time.
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Vocabulary Instruction Routine: Sorting Objects

For Teachers K
Kindergarteners build vocabulary by learning about categorization. They discuss the attributes of living and non-living things. As a class they view and sort pictures into each category. They discuss the word category and what it means.
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter: Vocabulary List

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A staggering amount of work went into compiling this vocabulary resource for Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. The overview provides a rationale for the strategy and information about tier 1, 2, and 3 words. The 19-page...
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Vocabulary Games

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Looking for a more interactive way to work on vocabulary with your class? Pick and choose from these 17 vocabulary game ideas, which range from bingo to a game called,"Classroom Feud."
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5-Day Vocabulary Teaching Plan

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
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.
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Tangerine: Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here's a great way to make vocabulary words drawn from Edward Bloor's novel Tangerine memorable. Kids create a word square, and in one quadrant write the word. A picture goes in a second quadrant, the definition in a third, and a...
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Knowledge Rating Scale Vocabulary Activity #2 Bud, Not Buddy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As your kids read chapters nine through eleven, present them with this vocabulary chart. Nine vocabulary words are shown, and pupils must decide if they know it well, have heard it, or have no clue what it means. Consider re-creating...
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Dictionary Cube

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young scholars investigate new vocabulary words with a fun, collaborative activity. Given a deck of word cards, pairs of students flip over one at a time and independently look up the term in a dictionary. They then take turns rolling a...
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Finders Keepers: Vocabulary Instructional Routine Guide for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Like Oskar, the curious boy in Jonathan Safran Foer’s story, class members journey through other “stories that the mouth can’t tell” to find another sentence that uses a word found in novel. Individuals create their own vocabulary list,...
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Vocabulary Strategy for Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Contumaciously, ignominiously, sagaciously. To dissuade readers from being transfixed by the erudite diction found in Great Expectations, class members engage in a desk-top teaching activity that asks them to not only find the definition...
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Elementary Vocabulary Games

For Teachers 1st - 5th
How do learners pick up new vocabulary words? This book offers an explanation and 30 vocabulary games to help your language learners master new words. Each game is based on a particular topic and includes three parts (memorizing,...
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Academic Vocabulary Building Activities

For Teachers K - 9th Standards
Suggestions for using Roberto Marzano's six-step approach to academic vocabulary instruction are detailed in a packet that includes graphic organizers, worksheets, and activities.
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Man's Search for Meaning: Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Readers of Man's Search for Meaning use context clues, create stories using words from the text, and retype these stories as part of their vocabulary study of Viktor Frankl's book.
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The Giver: Vocabulary Bingo!

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Bingo! Combine the thrill of bingo with Lois Lowry's The Giver in a fun vocabulary instructional activity. Kids write selected vocabulary words from the novel onto a bingo chart, and then listen for the correct definitions in order to...
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My Antonia: Magic Squares (Vocabulary Strategy)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Help your pupils discover the power of context clues by teaching the this vocabulary strategy. Designed to go with words from Willa Cather's My Antonia, this exercise focuses on having individuals use their own words to define new...
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The Lightning Thief: Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take an in-depth look into the vocabulary from the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. With a list of words to choose from, scholars discover the definition, origin, stories associated with the...
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Vocabulary: Make Connections with New Vocabulary

For Teachers 1st
The story Hansel and Gretel is used to build new vocabulary in context. The class reads the story together. They then focus on 2-3 new vocabulary words, using the context of the story to help define them. This lesson plan is fully...
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Mini Games

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
You've got a few minutes left at the end of class to practice vocabulary, but what can you do other than call out a word and ask for definitions? Play one of these 12 quick games! Each game is explained in detail and easy to modify for...
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Vocabulary: Make Connections with New Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd
Connecting meaning to a given word via image or sentence can really help learners build their vocabulary and in turn enhance their reading ability. The class constructs a chart where they define each new vocabulary word, come up with an...
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Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Human Rights Vocabulary and Common Prefixes

For Teachers 5th Standards
Here is a mid-unit assessment for a group of lessons studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The first half of this instructional activity calls for several forms of review. Your class will review the content of the...
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April Fool’s Day Vocabulary Lesson

For Students 8th - 12th
Quandimonium will ensue when the class discovers you will be grading this April Fool's Day vocabulary activity, complete with made-up words and definitions, although the truly perspicacious will remain axomachilliax.
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Ordinary People: Desktop Teaching

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Turn the pupil into the teacher to help your learners pick up and retain vocabulary from Ordinary People by Judith Guest. Each individual selects a word, studies it in depth, and then teaches their word to the rest of the class, one...
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So Far from the Bamboo Grove: Visual Vocabulary and List-Group-Label

For Teachers 7th - 12th
To make vocabulary words drawn from So Far from the Bamboo Grove memorable, class members select a word from the provided list and incorporate this word in a joke, story, or performance.
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Vocabulary: Human Rights

For Teachers 5th Standards
Your class continues to explore the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In addition to learning about the background of this text, learners work on the skill of identifying and understanding key academic vocabulary....
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Tuck Everlasting: Frayer Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Part of reading literature involves learning new vocabulary words. Use a vocabulary activity based on Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting with young learners as they work on a list of words selected from the text
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Flash Card Games

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Expand the vocabulary of young readers with this series of five activities based the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. From playing bingo to group storytelling, a variety of different approaches are presented...
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Word Clues

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young learners develop a deeper understanding of target vocabulary. Working in pairs, students independently complete a series of word clue cards asking them to find various information about key terms including their definition,...
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Critical Listening: Music Vocabulary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The school band or orchestra analyzes their own performance after exploring musical terminology. They listen to a classical piece and describe it using only words. They look up musical terminology and then use those words to compare and...
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Learning Vocabulary by Using Reference Materials

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Finding engaging ways to help your middle schoolers build their vocabulary is not easy to do. The instructional activity presented here offers a great way to motivate them to build vocabulary by making it into a game. Teams of pupils use...
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The Catcher in the Rye: Vocabulary Bingo

For Teachers 11th - 12th
After finishing The Catcher in the Rye, review new vocabulary with an individualized bingo game. Class members develop a list of new vocabulary drawn from the novel or literary devices studied during the unit. Individuals then place...
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Mystery Vocabulary Application

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Clue, evidence, red herring, witness. Ah, the mystery of mystery vocabulary. Kids investigate the meaning of a list of terms and then find examples of this specialized vocabulary in two short stories. The seventh in a 10-lesson series.
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Cold Sassy Tree: Vocabulary Development

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Change places with your pupils, and let them teach their peers! Each learner signs up to teach a word from a list provided by the teacher (included here). Then, they complete a graphic organizer to help them develop a better...
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What is an Atlatl?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's go an an archaeological dig! Prepare your kids with a list of vocabulary terms relating to archaeology, including different types of items that one might find. They study pictures of each item and play a memory game based on the...
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Unwind: Vocabulary Strategy, Creating an Unwind Glossary

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Prior to reading Unwind, Neal Shusterman's 2007 young adult science fiction novel, class members research the common definition of words drawn from the novel that will come to have a very different meaning to them as they are drawn into...
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Mississippi Trial, 1955: Vocabulary Strategy (Acquisition)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Readers of Mississippi Trial, 1955 engage in a desktop teaching activity and teach other class members the meaning of a word from Christopher Crowe's novel using an embellished illustration of their word.
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Pride and Prejudice: ABC book (Vocabulary Activity)

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Master Jane Austen's language from A to Z with an activity based on Pride and Prejudice. As kids read the novel, they find (or are assigned) words that begin with each letter of the alphabet, and create one-page documents that show the...
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Night: Vocabulary Activity, Magic Square

For Students 9th - 12th
As part of a study of vocabulary found in Elie Wiesel's Night, readers complete a magic square using the provided words and their definitions.
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Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: On-Demand Informational Writing

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Lesson 7 focuses on building academic vocabulary and writing an explanatory letter with supported textual evidence. For the first five minutes of the lesson plan, the educator reminds the class of how to read and refer to the accordion...
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Parrot in the Oven: Word Tree - Bonsai or Banyan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
What fun! As part of a vocabulary exercise designed for Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida readers create word trees with the trunk representing the root word and the branches representing prefixes that can be added to the...
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Building Vocabulary: Working with Words about the Key Elements of Mythology

For Teachers 6th Standards
Build vocabulary one word at a time. Scholars work to create word models to describe the key elements of myths. After viewing and discussing glossaries, they begin working in triads on their models that include the word, synonyms,...
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Continued Close Reading of Rain School: Text-Dependent Questions and Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd Standards
The engaging story Rain School is further explored in the third lesson of a larger unit that explicitly teaches close reading skills by answering questions whose answers can only be found inside the text. Through teacher modeling and...
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Continued Close Reading of That Book Woman: Text-Dependent Questions and Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Explicitly explained and delightfully detailed are two ways to describe this tenth lesson plan in a larger unit designed for the first few weeks of third grade. Learners continue to use and develop previously learned close reading...
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Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions, Main Ideas, and Key Vocabulary about the Bullfrog

For Teachers 3rd Standards
As your 3rd grade class finishes reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the eighth lesson plan of this unit helps readers from an understanding of the very specific information on the final page of the book. As with the entire unit,...
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Peer Critique: Historical Accuracy of Ideas and Vocabulary

For Teachers 4th Standards
Promotes collaboration in the classroom with a historical fiction instructional activity. Fourth graders partner up and read the other's narrative, in order to give feedback on vocabulary choice and accuracy of historical information....
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A Lesson in Vocabulary with El Bronx Remembered

For Teachers 9th
After reading El Bronx Remembered by Nicholasa Mohr, learners complete a KWL graphic organizer based on vocabulary from the novella. A SMARTboard presentation is a good resource for reviewing the vocabulary, as well as the triple-entry...
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Baseball Vocabulary Game: ESL Beginners

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The most valuable part of this activity is the instructions to "Vocabulary Baseball," which can be applied to any vocabulary or key terms list. The game uses word boxes and the autobiography of Roberto Clemente, which the activity...
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Kitchen Vocabulary Words

For Teachers 7th
Working in groups of four, class members sort cards, labeled with kitchen equipment vocabulary words, into groups based on function, i.e., mixing tools, measurement tools, serving tools, baking pans, stove top pans, or preparation tools....
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Bud, Not Buddy: List-Group-Label Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Readers of Bud, Not Buddy demonstrate their knowledge of the Great Depression with a list, group, label vocabulary strategy. Included are complete directions for the activity that will also introduce class members to the new vocabulary...
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Speak Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 9th
A scarlet letter “V” stands for a desktop teaching vocabulary activity designed for Speak. Prior to reading Laurie Hales Anderson’s young adult novel, individuals sign up for a word, design a handout that illustrates the word, includes...
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Running Out of Time: Vocabulary Strategies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Review concepts and terms after reading Running Out of Time. Learners each come up with a few terms that they think are important and then participate in a list-group-label exercise, paying close attention to the two main years featured...
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Additional Vocabulary Building Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Why say that someone is nice when you could express so much more by calling this person delightful, charming, or gracious? After going over a sample word, have your pupils exercise their synonym skills by assigning each pair an overly...
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The Old Man and the Sea: Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Readers read more closely when they think critically about a text. Discuss the words and concepts from Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea with a class activity that asks readers to not only record unfamiliar words they find in...
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Christmas Lesson 1

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Little ones sing Christmas carols, complete craft projects, and play word games while learning new vocabulary in part one of two-part ESL lesson series.
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Count of Monte Cristo: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Explore the complex themes of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo with a concept and vocabulary analysis lesson plan. Lead your class in a discussion about the underlying social and historical issues surrounding the novel, as well...
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Getting to the Root of It

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers learn how to get at the root of new vocabulary with this fun language arts activity. Working in pairs, children begin by taking turns matching unknown vocabulary words to their Greek or Latin roots. When all the vocabulary...
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Words in the News: Stem Cell Research

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
A thorough resource for intermediate English learners addresses reading comprehension of informational texts, adjective forms, vocabulary acquisition, and writing in a journalistic style. Specifically, the class reads about stem cell...
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Compound Word Trivia

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Teach children how small, simple words can join together to make large compound words with a fun vocabulary game. Working in pairs, students take turns drawing definition cards as they attempt to identify all of the compound words on the...
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Twenty Questions: The Hundred Chart

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Use the 20 Questions game to practice math vocabulary and number properties! Project a hundreds chart and hand one out to learners. Ideally, give them counters (beans would work well) to mark off the chart so you can play multiple times....
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Root-O!

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers get to the root of unfamiliar vocabulary with a collaborative learning activity. Given a deck of root word cards and a copies of a graphic organizer, pairs of learners take turns flipping over cards and brainstorming...
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Ask-Explain-List

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Engage young readers in learning to use context clues with this collaborative vocabulary activity. Working in pairs, children take turns drawing from a deck of cards, with each card asking a question about a context involving a specific...
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All For One

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Homographs can be a source of great confusion and frustration for young readers as they work to expand their vocabulary. Help them to overcome this challenge with this collaborative vocabulary activity. Given a deck of cards with...
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Pre-AP Strategies for French Language and Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Build vocabulary, fluency and confidence in your French speakers by having them participate in some of these engaging activities. Several suggestions are given, but you will have to design the actual lesson yourself.
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Dragonwings: Explore Chapters 1-5

For Teachers 6th - 8th
If you are beginning Laurence Yep's Dragonwings, this will provide activities for the first five chapters. The objectives include making connections to oneself and the world, organizing information and events, vocabulary acquisition,...
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Animals Project for German Students

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Who doesn't love animals? Young learners will be excited to develop their vocabulary and categorize animals into different lists. This includes a fun extension activity that encourages the older learners to create a PowerPoint...
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 1, Continued: Revising Vocabulary and Conventions based on Feedback

For Teachers 7th Standards
Howdy, partner! Scholars partner up to look at the last two rows in the writing rubric. After discussing the details in the rubric about organization and conventions, learners use colored writing tools to circle feedback in their...
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The King of the Birds vocabulary

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Science and language skills come together in The King of the Birds. After reading, discuss the names and types of birds in the story and write given sentences to portray the difference between comparative and superlative adjectives....
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Vocabulary Strategy Instructional Routine: Maus I and II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pogrom, schlepped, meshuga. Kapo, reich, Wehrmacht. As part of a unit study of Maus I and II, readers use a list-group-label (LGL) strategy for vocabulary drawn from Art Spiegelman's famous graphic novels. The focus of the activity is...
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Dining Out in Brazil

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learn about Brazilian food and pick up some Portuguese vocabulary along the way. After studying the vocabulary, class members complete the provided worksheets. They then work in pairs to write sentences and play a vocabulary game as a...
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What’s My Vocabulary Word?

For Teachers 3rd
The elements of dance can be used to communicate thoughts and, in this case, words. In small groups, the class first creates a set of movements to show a single word. Then, they extend their movements to show a three-word phrase....
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Mitosis, Meiosis and Fertilization Vocabulary Review Taboo Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you describe a gamete without using the words sperm or egg? Scholars play a vocabulary review game where they try to get other players to guess their words. Each card has the target word as well as two related words they must not...
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"Tawanda!"

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Introduce your class to another young author: Chrissie Ann Green! She's the author of "Tawanda," a short story about a best friend moving away. This guide provides a quick plot overview, questions for a reader's response log, a creative...
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Family Pictures (Cuadros de Familia)

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Designed to be spread across multiple days, this mini-unit gives learners an opportunity to develop family related vocabulary. Start by reading selected pages from "Family Pictures-Cuadros de familia" by Carmen Lomas Garza, and then...
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Suffix Match

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Knowing the meanings of common suffixes is a powerful tool for expanding the vocabulary of young learners. This set of word cards focuses on the suffixes -or, -ly, -ful, and -able, providing two words that include each suffix as well as...
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"Desk Top Teaching" - Word Interrogation

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Don't let your class get tripped up on the tricky words in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood! Instead, assign each member of the class one or two words and each can be an expert. Explicit directions are included, as well as a list of...
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Cell Vocabulary Review Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can science scholars describe a nucleus without mentioning DNA, or a chloroplast without mentioning the color green? Test their organelle understanding through an exciting card game. Groups take turns guessing the correct organelle or...
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
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Vocabulary Strategy: Call of the Wild

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Here is a strategy for groups to contribute to whole class vocabulary development. Teams (based on seating rows) work together to look up dictionary definitions of words from upcoming sections of the book (though previous sections seem...
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Gary Paulsen's Canyons: Vocabulary Activity

For Teachers 7th - 8th
The final chapters of Canyons (chapters 17-24) present readers with more challenging vocabulary. Two activities provide readers with an opportunity to figure out what they know, and then to use what they know to complete a word search...
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Shizuko’s Daughter: List-Group-Label Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Help your learners navigate the vocabulary of Shizuko's Daughter by Kyoko Mori with a lesson on categorizing words. After coming up with a list of things that grow from the earth, learners decide which categories each words belong in.
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Word Meaning

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Nine learning activities focus on vocabulary. Scholars work through practice pages and learning games to search for information in a dictionary and define multiple meaning words. 
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Word Square: Ender's Game

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Ansible. Hegemony. Candor. Readers of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game create word squares for vocabulary words drawn from this award-winning science fiction novel.
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Milkweed: Cubing Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Readers of Jerry Spenelli's Milkweed employ a cubing strategy to familiarize themselves with level two and level three words that are associated with Judaism. Using the Bloom's taxonomy approach, groups select a word from the provided...
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English & Spanish School Word Cards for ELL

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Transition young English language learners back to school with this set of vocabulary cards. Addressing common classroom vocabulary like teacher, backpack, and crayons, this set of cards is perfect for developing the language children...
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The Road - Vocabulary Goodness

For Students 9th - 12th
Brighten the mood of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road with this effective vocabulary sheet. This is not your average multiple-choice worksheet. The vocabulary includes the sentence where the word can be found, and has the reader make...
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 1, Continued: Revising Vocabulary and Conventions Based on Feedback

For Teachers 7th Standards
Writers align their position papers with the last two rows in the rubric. After looking at the rubric rows for vocabulary and conventions along with feedback on their papers, class members revise their essays. They then look at the...
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Building Background Knowledge About the Hero’s Journey, Part 2: Acts 2 and 3 Plus Focusing on Key Vocabulary in “The Hero’s Journey”

For Teachers 6th Standards
It's all in the details. Scholars read acts two and three of The Hero's Journey and collect important details from the text. They share their notes with their peers and listen for key words from the story. They then turn their attention...
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Activities and Assessment of Vocabulary and Units

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewIt's pass or fail, and one must pass to move on to the next lesson—no pressure. The second of seven installments in the Off the Grid unit has pupils demonstrate their knowledge of vocabulary as well as the process of using a multimeter....
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Dandelion Wine: Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Prior to reading chapter 17 of Dandelion Wine, partners look up and illustrate level three words found in Colonel Freeleigh’s many allusions. Pairs then share with the whole class. Detailed instructions for the activity are included. 
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Family Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Who are the members of your extended family, what are their personalities, and what are the relationships among them? Have your Spanish-speakers brainstorm related vocabulary and conduct internet research to create a large extended...
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A French Weather Report

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Quel temps fait-il? Have small groups prepare a weather forecast to illustrate their understanding of French weather-related vocabulary. Provide your scholars with specific vocabulary to use to ensure vocabulary development and expansion.
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Describer-Drawer Game

For Teachers 4th - 12th
What's life with out a little fun and games now and then? This game helps kids practice many different skill sets. Child one takes a card then attempts to dictate how to draw the object to child two. Child two draws an object based on...
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The House

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Oú est la cuisine? Several activities are suggested here to develop and further vocabulary acquisition for your beginning French speakers. They draw pictures of different rooms in a house and place objects around the room. Then, using...
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The Process of Reading vocabulary, literary elements

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Cover Freytag's Triangle and examine Anton Chekhov's "The Bet" in this third lesson plan in a series of fourteen based around short stories. Learners take a quiz and discuss Freytag's triangle. They apply the triangle to "The Bet" and...
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Simón Dice

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Play a game of Simón Dice to reinforce body part vocabulary in Spanish and English. Scholars review and label a diagram of the human body in preparation for the big game. During the game, peers call out vocabulary in which players locate...
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Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
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Vocabulary - Words in Context

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
What do you call a rabbit with a sense of humor? A funny bunny! Beginning with a Hink Pink Think activity, pupils discover meanings of words through an engaging learning game. Next, individuals explore ways to discover word meanings in a...
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Introduction to Matter

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Begin your states of matter lessons with a demonstration designed to introduce the concept that all matter has properties. Reinforce this concept through vocabulary exploration, and the creation of atom models; salt, water, and carbon...
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Personal Narratives: Writing, Revising, and Publishing (WRAP)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Writing is a process, and lesson planning is, too! A personal narrative unit stresses the writing process to pupils, who first examine various stories and poems as a model of autobiographical writing and then write their own stories....
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Model UN Vocabulary

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is a quorum? How about a bloc? Scholars research the various terms used by the Model United Nations format. The fifth lesson of an eight-part installment identifies the key terms and phrases.  A crossword puzzle and identification...
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Wonderful Word Webs

For Teachers K - 3rd
Webs can be spooky, but they can also help learners build vocabulary! Use these Halloween-themed word webs to inspire your pupils when brainstorming related words and concepts. Two different styles are provided.
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Study Guide for Hatchet

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Use this packet as a companion to your study of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The resource breaks the novel up into several chunks, and for each chunk provides activities, background information, vocabulary, graphic organizers, and response...
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You're a Superhero

For Students 3rd - 6th
Engage your English language learners' vocabulary acquisition superpowers with a set of materials about superheroes. Pupils create their own superhero alter-egos by choosing from a list of superpowers, deciding on sidekicks and other...
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Classroom Stationery

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
What's in the bag? Learn about classroom items, such as pens, glue, pencils, and books, with a series of fun activities. Kids sing and play games to practice their new vocabulary words.
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Family and Friends: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Family and Friends is the theme of a unit consisting of English language development lessons. Reinforce language proficiency, particularly in family vocabulary, basic needs, feelings, short vowel sounds, blending, reading high frequency...
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Problem Solvers: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 4th Standards
When it comes to reading and understanding a text, sometimes readers need extra help. The third and final resource in a series of guides to accompany Theme 4: Problem Solvers provides additional activities to help struggling learners....
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Adding Specific Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
An exercise and activity tackle the struggles young writers have in expressing and adding details and specific vocabulary to their writing. The instructor guides the class with an example paragraph, where the learners discuss what the...
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"Attacking the Subway System"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Focus on vocabulary while reading "Attacking the Subway System" by Lynya Floyd. The guide provided encourages readers to create predictions while reading, and it contains a writing assignment for post-reading. A long list of vocabulary...
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Apprenons le Francais (Let's Learn French)

For Teachers K - 8th
Bonjour! Teach your class this basic greetings and much more with a unit of materials. Included here are lessons, vocabulary practice materials and activities, conversation practice handouts, word puzzles, and more to support your class...
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Word Squares

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage your class to use a variety of strategies to learn and retain vocabulary words. The plan suggests that near the beginning of your reading of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead pupils should find words in the text that are...
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Vocabulary Strategies and Questions from the Text: Close Reading Part 2 of The Lightning Thief (Chapter 3, Continued)

For Teachers 6th Standards
That is very unexpected! Scholars take a close look at the word unexpectedly from chapter three of The Lightning Thief. They examine the prefix and think of other words that have the same prefix. Learners regroup in their triads and take...
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Pounce

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young readers learn key vocabulary from the book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat with these fun collaborative activities. Using the word and picture cards included in this document, children play games that help them make connections...
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Lesson 10: Studying Content-Specific Language

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Stanchion, spar, spinnaker. Right wing, sweeper, hip check. Every subject has specialized vocabulary. Here’s a fun way to introduce your learners to this jargon. Provide class groups with newspapers and have them search pre-selected...
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The Odyssey Lesson 5

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Review the vocabulary from The Odyssey with this fun "I Have, Who Has" game. First, give students random vocabulary cards (included) that say "I have (vocabalary word). Who has (definition of another vocabulary word)?" Students are...
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Conflict in our School

For Teachers 5th
Scenario based learning can help students apply their classroom knowledge to every day encounters. They participate in a cognitive strategy called, Four Corners. The teacher establishes a scenario and the student come up with 4 ways to...
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Two Sides to Every Story: Day 2 and 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders learn how various historic events can be portrayed in a variety of ways. The second and third days of an informative text unit reviews content-specific vocabulary before comparing and contrast the lives of Rosa Parks and...
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My Family

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Ensure that your learners can describe their families using Portuguese by following the steps provided here and using the included worksheets and assessments for reinforcement. After a brief introductory activity, learners complete...
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Describe common actions and objects in specific and general language

For Teachers K
Having a diverse and well-developed vocabulary make for both good readers and good writers. The class discusses basic grammar, such as nouns, verb, and adjectives. They then view a series of pictures and work as a class to create simple...
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Mixtape

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A short film about music is the inspiration for a well-sequenced lesson that includes discussion, group work, and writing. After the whole class converses about music, small groups write narratives about a still from the film. Pupils...
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My First Biography: Christopher Columbus Storia Teaching Guide | Scholastic.com

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Sail with Christopher Columbus on a biographical reading adventure. Young explorers learn about the life of Sir Columbus as they hone their comprehension skills through guiding questions, shared reading, and fluency practice. Included in...
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A Christmas Carol - The Story

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Thirty-six pages familiarize scholars with the story and vocabulary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading and listening to an abbreviated version of the holiday tale learners show what they know about the sequence of...
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Candide: Word Squares

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Readers of Voltaire’s satire create a word square for vocabulary drawn from Candide. The first box contains the word, the second a picture or illustration of the word. The definition is written in the third box, and learners write a...
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Tic-Tac-Toe

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Who can match three words first? Using a tic-tac-toe template, kids fill in nine words from their vocabulary word wall, and listen for the teacher to call out words that match their game boards. The first to get three in a row wins!
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Vocabulary Activity

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Talk about a menu! Who would have thought SAT prep could be so delicious? Treat your class to a full course of SAT words with a timed activity that asks groups to create clues for dishes on their bill of fare. Distained veggies anyone?...
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Word Analysis

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Word analysis is the focus of eight activities created to boost vocabulary skills. Through learning games and practice pages, scholars identify word relationships, discover new words to replace commonly used words, categorize words,...
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Learn Words About a New Subject: Words About Voting

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Ballot, candidate, election, political party, register. Elections are the subject of this vocabulary unit that not only provides learners with vocabulary acquisition strategies but includes information about the electoral process as well.
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Morphemic Elements

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Morphemes are the focus of eight learning activities designed to boost vocabulary skills. Scholars play learning games and work with word and phrase cards. Topics include affixes and roots with a spotlight on meanings and producing words. 
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Understanding and Using Suffixes to Expand Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After a review of what suffixes are and how they are used, middle schoolers utilize a worksheet that is embedded in the plan to work in pairs to strengthen their understanding and skills in using these very important parts of our...
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Read Words in Context

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The vocabulary acquisition strategy of reading words in context is the focus of a packet that includes models for how to use context to determine the meaning of 15 words.
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Understanding and Using Root Words to Expand Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers engage in a lesson which reminds them that root words indicate the base meaning of a word, and that those roots are found in many different words that have similar meanings. Pairs of pupils use construction paper and...
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Magic School Bus Going Batty

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Have a scary adventure with a set of reading activities based on Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus Going Batty! Several worksheets encourage kids to predict what they will learn with a KWL chart, examine the new vocabulary words from...
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Test-Taking Strategies for Three Subject Areas

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Sometimes a test page loaded with text can make a student's face go blank. Help them decipher what a text question is asking with a series of tips focused on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and language arts mechanics.
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Opening a Hispanic Restaurant

For Teachers 11th - 12th
There's a new restaurant in town! This fun, week-long plan requires small groups to create a new restaurant, design a menu, prepare a presentation, and prepare a meal. There's a lot to do, so provide your class with target vocabulary to...
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Discriminating Phonemes 2

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
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...
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Read with Me

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A lesson boosts reading comprehension with strategies that focus on using text features to make predictions, inferences, share details, and decipher unknown vocabulary words. Pairs read a story together then discuss their most memorable...
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The Catcher in the Rye: List-Group-Label Activity

For Students 11th - 12th
Here's a list-group-label vocabulary activity for The Catcher in the Rye that will knock readers out, it really will! Groups sort, label, and define a list of words taken from Salinger’s novel. Complete directions for the activity, the...
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Shopping for Clothing

For Students K - 8th Standards
Let's go shopping! A series of activities focus on vocabulary words related to articles of clothing and shopping for clothes. Additionally, learners complete sentences using how much and how many.
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Destination Library

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
All work and no play makes a classroom a dull place to be. Luckily, this board game solves that problem by allowing children to have fun while reinforcing their understanding of the book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback....
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World of Fashion — Vocabulary Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Make sure your fashionistas know how to talk about all the latest and oldest styles. Partners work together to define 18 fashion-related terms, ranging from style to home furnishings. Definitions are included on the second page of the...
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Affix Game

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
How well do you know your affixes? Find out how proficient your learners are with a game that requires them not only to define various affixes, but also to use them to create words that they then use in sentences.
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Variable Machine

For Teachers 4th - 6th
What a fantastic way to teach your pre-algebra class about variables! All you need is two strips of paper per student to create "variable machines." They write the alphabet on one strip, and number zero-25 down the other, wrapping each...
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Grade 2 Supplement Set A6 – Number and Operations: Money

For Teachers 2nd
Young scholars get familiar with money during this series of engaging math activities. A game has class teams accumulating money and using symbol and number cards to display their total amount correctly on a pocket chart. All the symbol...
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It's Probably Probable

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners make predictions and draw conclusions from given information as they learn the meaning of probability in this vocabulary-rich, integrated activity that presents a variety of teaching strategies to motivate and reach all learning...
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Functions Represented by Situations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What good are functions in the real world? Learners take real-world situations and investigate the associated function. Documentation of real-world scenarios helps learners connect key mathematical vocabulary words with certain functions.
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Perspective and Point of View: Day 2 Task 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders will listen to Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, I Have A Dream in order to discuss rhetoric, word choice, and how the author conveyed his ideas and perspective. They discuss key points and how literary devices were used to...
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Introduction to The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson is a great story to share with your class, and this lesson focuses on just that story! The eighth in a fourteen-lesson series on short stories, the plan has learners study some vocabulary, read the story,...
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Weather and Present Continuous Tense

For Students K - 4th Standards
What's the weather like right now? Is it raining or is it snowing? Using present continuous tense, learners practice describing the weather with weather vocabulary words.
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Guilty or Innocent?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Bring the drama of the courtroom to your elementary classroom with a mock trial lesson. Armed with an understanding of basic trial vocabulary and terms, learners role-play as participants in a trial about a stolen pencil.
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Lesson: Urs Fischer: Reviving the Past Art Movements

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Seven major abstract art movements are analyzed by learners in groups. Each group analyzes various works by determining which work belongs to which movement. They then read Flatland, engage in an art and literary analysis discussion,...
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Linda R. Monk, Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution - Grade 8

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
“We the people . . .” Thus begins the Preamble to the Constitution. Using a close reading approach, class members examine an excerpt from Linda Monk’s article that traces how the interpretation of these words has evolved. Some of your...
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Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After discussing the vocabulary term perspective, and introducing the class to the characters in the included clip from Friday Night Lights, ask individuals to put themselves in the place of one of the characters in the clip. Once pupils...
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Father and Son

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore word relationships and the relationships between people with an interesting lesson. Learners practice pairing words that typically go together and write brief narratives using these words. They then go through a similar process,...
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Health

For Students 6th - 12th
Are your English language learners feeling unwell? Provide them with the tools to express how they are feeling and to talk about health in general. Included here are discussion activities, vocabulary, listening activities, grammar...
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Celebrate Freedom Week: The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Find your next great activity for studying the Declaration of Independence and the concept of unalienable rights. It includes background information on the writing of this momentous document, as well vocabulary, worksheets and graphic...
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Fourth-Grade Text-Based Intervention

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Provide young readers with the extra support they need using this series of 10 literacy lessons. Following a repeated sequence of learning activities, these lessons engage children in expanding their vocabulary and developing their...
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Pets & Possessions

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Language learners engage in a series of games and activities using pet vocabulary and the verb "have" to show possession or ownership.
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Classroom Objects

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
How many classroom objects can your learners identify? Use a set of activities based on object recognition and color matching to help young kids use their observation to learn new vocabulary.
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Celebra Kwanzaa

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
¡Celebramos Kwanzaa! Celebrate Kwanzaa through the fictional story Celebra Kwanzaa con Botitas y sus gatitos to delightfully explain the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Dual language learners participate in reading and vocabulary activities...
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Hanukkah - ESL

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Reinforce vocabulary and reading comprehension with a Hanukkah-themed collection of worksheets. Scholars first read a two-paragraph informational text, then apply their new-found-knowledge to match phrases, fill in blanks with...
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Coding Without Computers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
See what it feels like to be a robot. Scholars use programming vocabulary to program a human robot and test out their codes by acting them out. The code should result in stacking six cups into a pyramid.
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What’s the Market for My Labor?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Is it easy to find a job I'll love? Show scholars the importance of understanding the labor market with part three in a five-part series of career and college readiness lesson plans. After learning important vocabulary, learners track...
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Food Pyramid

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Me gusta! Spanish speakers discuss the food pyramid, their daily eating habits, and foods they like or dislike. Before exiting, provide learners with a short informal assessment to gauge vocabulary development.
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Close Reading: The Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 5th Standards
As part of a group of lessons, your class will return to the primary text for this unit, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Key vocabulary as well as close reading strategies continue to be the focus skills; however, this lesson...
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Teach English, Teach About the Environment

For Teachers K - 12th
Spread the message of recycling while teaching your English language learners new vocabulary and practicing verb tenses. Included here are four lesson plans for each level (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) as well as accompanying...
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Hatchet: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Take an in-depth look into Gary Paulsen's Hatchet with a concept guide. With a list and explanation of thematic motifs, types of conflicts, and vocabulary in the novel, learners will engage with the text in a whole new way.
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Mardi Gras

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learn about the festivity of Mardi Gras with a series of reading and writing assignments. As class members read a passage about the history of Mardi Gras and the way it's celebrated around the world, they answer comprehension questions,...
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School Picture Cards

For Students K - 12th
Make the classroom a familiar place with both community and vocabulary! A set of picture cards prompt pupils to identify items typically found in a school or classroom setting.
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Las Partes Del Cuerpo (Parts of the Body)

For Students K - 8th
Now that your Spanish class has learned the parts of the body, have them review each term with three interactive learning games! Once learners choose a vocabulary activity, they work on matching terms and identifying parts of the body...
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First Come the Zebra Teacher’s Guide

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Accompany a reading of First Come the Zebra written and illustrated by Lynne Barasch with a teacher's guide equipped with before reading, vocabulary, and after reading activities. Additional social studies, science, music, art, math, and...
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An Educator's Guide to Matilda

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Chances are, you've got some precocious Matilda fans in your class! Use a thorough set of lesson plans to address Roald Dahl's classic novel about a bright girl who just wants to be understood. Vocabulary exercises, comprehension...
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Global Water Supply Elementary School Curriculum

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Water is the focus of an interdisciplinary unit that brings awareness to its daily use around the world and the importance of conservation. Worksheets challenge scholars to match words and definitions, trace, complete a maze, and solve a...
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Feelings - Thematic Unit

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Boost language skills with a unit all about feelings. Scholars from all grade levels take part in several lessons that incorporate specific vocabulary terms and adjectives while discussing their feelings with their peers. Reading...
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End of Unit Assessment: Revising and Publishing

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewDictionaries, thesauruses, word walls, oh my! Pupils use several resources to revise their position papers to include appropriate vocabulary. Then, after peer editing, scholars write the final drafts of their essays and self-assess using...
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Coffee Culture

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Enlgish learners develop food and drink vocabulary by ordering in English. They use coffee phrases to order. Resource assumes your learners enjoy beverages at coffee shops. Consider your demographic before exercising that assumption. 
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Crisis in Darfur

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High school social studies teachers addressing the crisis in Darfur could use elements of this plan to increase social studies vocabulary and research skills. It includes a page of lecture/discussion notes, instructions for creating...
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Food and Drink

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Talk about healthy lifestyle choices... in Italian! Class members categorize food cutouts into a food pyramid and discuss why some items are healthier than others. The plan offers additional vocabulary reinforcement ideas for younger as...
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Hoot: List-Group-Label

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Word association is a great way to explore vocabulary and new ideas. In a unit about Carl Hiassen's Hoot, kids think about the word environmentalist and come up with additional words that they associate with environmentalism on sticky...
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Parental Involvement Middle School Literacy Novel Units

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Bring parents into your study of The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Each of the five activities included here incorporates parent input and participation. The activities focus on setting, characterization, and vocabulary. Graphic organizers and...
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Meaningful Affixes

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Invite your learners to figure out which affix and base word combinations create new words. This activity allows pupils to play around and create words that match certain meanings.
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Affix Action

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Make a game out of word parts with the materials included here. Pupils work in pairs to advance along the board. One partner reads a sentence from a card, and the other identifies the correct affix that fits with a word in that sentence.
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Vocabulary: Word Analysis - Analogy Basketball

For Students K - 4th Standards
Give grammar instruction a boost with a basketball themed game all about analogies! Working in pairs, learners quiz each other's analogy knowledge testing how many they can complete and earn the most points first.
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Notices, Wonders, and Vocabulary of the Third Stanza of “If”

For Teachers 6th Standards
How does one's experience reading a poem's text differ from listening to its audio version? Delve into the insightful question with the poem, If by Rudyard Kipling, as pupils compare and contrast their experience using a note-taking...
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Using Specific Vocabulary and Collaboration

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Develop concepts on how to change your improving wordsmiths' writing from blah to wow with the activities and ideas in this resource. The instructor provides the class with examples of writing that lacks detail and precision, and then...
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Affix Concentration

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Ask your class to concentrate their energy on affixes! Pupils match various affixes to their meanings in a memory-style game until all the cards have been gathered up.
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Word Dissect

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Assist your pupils as they learn to separate base words and affixes, and learn to put them together to determine the meaning of words. Partners practice with cards that include words with affixes.
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Algebraic Expressions—The Commutative and Associative Properties

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Who says math is boring? Turn dry concepts like properties and vocabulary into an interesting lesson! Examine the commutative and associative properties of addition and multiplication using geometric reinforcement. Through collaboration,...
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Ellis Island

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Split your class up into groups of five to practice a reader's theater script that relates to immigration and Ellis Island. The script includes information about the island, and some descriptions of vocabulary terms. Also provided are...
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The Math Things Mingle

For Teachers 7th
Even Seveth Graders can have fun engaging in a jigsaw activity. They discuss and define equations, inequalities, expressions, and algebraic symbol strings, cards representing each concept are passed to learners. They mingle with each...
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Make It Meaningful

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars learn to find meaning in words using affixes with a language arts activity. Working in pairs, children sort cards with sentences printed on them that include words with the prefixes mis- and pre- and the...
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Could and Would

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Would you please take a look at this resource? It's all about asking polite questions using could and would. The lively worksheet includes four activities for practicing these word through conversation and writing. See the second page...
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Context Clues

For Teachers 5th - 9th
A helpful strategy for finding word definitions using context clues is a great way to improve your kids' reading, writing, and vocabulary. It includes a graphic organizer for learners to work through the definitions of words, as well as...
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Building Background Knowledge: Close Reading Part 2 of “Shrouded in Myth”

For Teachers 6th Standards
That was a good talk. Scholars learn about how to conduct a good discussion. They use chart paper and markers to record and discuss  expectations for members when working in a group. They then take a look at vocabulary in Shrouded in...
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Character Education: Honesty

For Teachers K - 5th
Primary learners read Holly Keller’s That’s Mine, Horace, analyze the text and characters, and sequence the story. After discussing the experiences Walter encounters once he tells a fib, class members use a character analysis worksheet...
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Seeing Double!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Numbers are all around us! Learners practice doubling using everyday objects. Guided practice leads pupils into this activity, where they tour the classroom or campus to record objects which can be described numerically. A worksheet...
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Study Guide for Missing May

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Use this comprehensive packet to accompany a study of Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. Starting out with a brief author biography and background information about the novel, this guide includes materials to use throughout the entire novel....
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Affix Match

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Play a quick game of memory, but with a grammatical twist! Learners must match the affixes (includes both prefixes and suffixes) to their meanings.
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Chapter 6 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is work that is safe for adults also safe for children? That is the question class members consider as they continue their reading of Francesco D’Adamo’s, Iqbal, a novel about child labor. Following the routines established in previous...
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Morning Routines

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Morning routines are the subject of this series of activities designed for language learners. Kids practice crafting questions and responses using the provided morning routine targeted vocabulary words.
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Creating and Graphing Exponential Equations

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Frequently found in biology and economic application problems, exponential equations show up as stars in this introductory presentation. Taking no background or knowledge of exponentials for granted, the slides walk learners through the...

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