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1984
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Students use the method of their choice to combine two sentences based on an excerpt from 1984 by George Orwell. Students practice using various types of phrases and clauses to convey meaning and add variety to combined sentences.

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English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Writing
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
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Quill
Date Added:
02/26/2021
ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas
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V is for vocabulary. A content area unit provides the theme for a specialized ABC book, as students select, research, define, and illustrate a word for each alphabet letter.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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11/18/2020
A-Hunting We Will Go: Teaching Rhyming Through Musical Verse
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Adapting the song "A-Hunting We Will Go," students put a "whale" in a "pail" and even "take a little "bear" and hug it if we "dare"."

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Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
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11/18/2020
A-Z: Learning About the Alphabet Book Genre
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Students increase their understanding of alphabet books by participating in a variety of reading and writing activities.

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11/18/2020
Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups
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This lesson employs direct instruction and small-group discussion to help students learn new vocabulary skills while reading Patricia Polacco's "Pink and Say".

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Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
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11/18/2020
Acrostic Poems
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This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
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11/18/2020
Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things
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Students create acrostic poems using their names and the names of things that are important to them.

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Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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11/18/2020
Action ABC's: Learning Vocabulary With Verbs
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Creating an illustrated alphabet book of action words, from "attack" to "zap", reinforces the definition of verbs as it stretches and expands students' vocabulary.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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11/18/2020
Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
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Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe themselves and other characters using powerful adjectives.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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11/18/2020
Active Reading through Self-Assessment: The Student-Made Quiz
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This recurring lesson encourages students to comprehend their reading through inquiry and collaboration. They choose important quotations from the text and work in groups to formulate "quiz" questions that their peers will answer.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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11/18/2020
Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases 1
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Students practice writing with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases by combining three or four sentences. This is activity 1 of 2 in this series.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases 2
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Students practice writing with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases by combining three or four sentences. This is activity 2 of 2 in this series.

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English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Advanced Combining: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases
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Students learn to write descriptive sentences using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases in this teacher-led lesson.

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Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Adverbs and Cumulative Adjectives 1
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Students practice using adverbs and cumulative adjectives by combining four sentences so that two cumulative adjectives are in the right order before the appropriate noun and the adverb of manner is placed correctly.

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English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text
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Tradition and technology come together in this lesson in which students learn about Alaskan animals through Native American tales and their own online research.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
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11/18/2020
Alliteration All Around
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Students learn about alliteration, and then practice using alliteration in acrostic poems, tongue twisters, alphabet books, and number books.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
All's Well that Sells Well: A Creative Introduction to Shakespeare
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Students compare attending a performance at The Globe Theater with attending a modern theater production or movie. They then create a commercial for an Elizabethan audience promoting a modern product.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
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Date Added:
11/18/2020
All the Light We Cannot See
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Students use the method of their choice to combine two sentences based on an excerpt from the novel All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Students practice using various types of phrases and clauses to convey meaning and add variety to combined sentences.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
02/26/2021
Alphabetizing With Original Stories
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Students write original stories using alphabetical order, beginning each page with a new letter, and then illustrate their texts in class or at home with their families.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Date Added:
11/18/2020
Alphabiography Project: Totally You
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The traditional autobiography writing project is given a twist as students write alphabiographies - recording an event, person, object, or feeling associated with each letter of the alphabet.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Although, Even though, Though, and While at the Beginning 1 (Starter)
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Student practice writing complex sentences by combining two sentences using although, even though, though or while at the beginning of a sentence. Students are provided the correct joining word to use on each prompt. This is activity 1 of 2 in the Although, Even though, Though, and While at the Beginning series.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Although, Even though, Though, and While at the Beginning 2 (Starter)
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Students practice writing complex sentences by combining two sentences using although, even though, though or while at the beginning of a sentence. Students are provided the correct joining word to use on each prompt. This is activity 2 of 2 in the Although, Even though, Though, and While at the Beginning series.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Although, Since, When (Intermediate)
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Students practice writing complex sentences by combining two sentences using although, since, or when. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Amelia Bedelia Up Close! Closely Reading a Classic Story
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Through a close reading of "Amelia Bedelia", students reread the material to discuss text-dependent questions, promoting deep thinking about the text and its characters.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Date Added:
11/18/2020
American Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study
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Groups of students read and discuss American folklore stories, each group reading a different story. Using a jigsaw strategy, the groups compare character traits and main plot points of the stories. A diverse selection of American folk tales is used for this lesson, which is adaptable to any text set.

Subject:
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
"America the Beautiful": Using Music and Art to Develop Vocabulary
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his lesson uses music and art in a vocabulary study of unfamiliar words from the song "America the Beautiful," increasing students' vocabulary while also increasing their knowledge of U.S. geography. A discussion to activate students' prior knowledge about sights and scenery throughout the United States is followed by a read-aloud and introduction to the song "America the Beautiful," which is then sung in each session of the lesson. Students learn the meanings of the song's words through shared reading and the use of context clues and images. Students then use photographs, illustrations, and descriptive language to create a mural shaped like the United States. Finally, through pictures and words, students reflect on what they have learned. This lesson is appropriate and adaptable for any patriotic event or holiday, and many of the vocabulary strategies are adaptable for other texts or word lists, as well.

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Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
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11/18/2020
Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves
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By analyzing Dear AbbyŐs ŇrantÓ about bad grammar usage, students become aware that attitudes about race, social class, moral and ethical character, and ŇproperÓ language use are intertwined.

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Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Analyzing and Podcasting About Images of Oscar Wilde
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Students analyze images of Oscar Wilde used to publicize his 1882 American lecture tour. They then compare a caricature to another researched image, sharing this analysis in a podcast.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Analyzing the Purpose and Meaning of Political Cartoons
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It is important for students to know how to evaluate messages conveyed by the news media. Exploration of the artistic techniques used in political cartoons leads to critical questioning.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Analyzing the Stylistic Choices of Political Cartoonists
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Students explore and analyze the techniques that political (or editorial) cartoonists use and draw conclusions about why the cartoonists choose those techniques to communicate their messages.

Subject:
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
And, Because, Or (Intermediate)
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Students practice writing compound and complex sentences by combining two sentences using one of the three provided joining words. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
And, But, So (Intermediate)
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Students practice writing compound sentences by combining two sentences using one of the three provided joining words. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
And I Quote: A Punctuation Proofreading Minilesson
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Students review the basic conventions for using quotations from literature or references from a research project, focusing on accurate punctuation and page layout, then apply the conventions to their texts.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
And, Or 1 (Intermediate)
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Students practice writing compound sentences by combining two sentences using and or or. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas. This is activity 1 of 2 in the series.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
And, Or 2 (Intermediate)
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Students practice writing compound sentences by combining two sentences using and or or. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas. This is activity 2 of 2 in the series.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
And, Or, But, So 1 (Intermediate)
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Students practice writing compound sentences by combining two sentences using and, or, but, or so. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas. This is activity 1 of 4 in the series.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
And, Or, But, So 2 (Intermediate)
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Students practice writing compound sentences by combining two sentences using and, or, but, or so. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas. This is activity 2 of 4 in the series.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
And, Or, But, So 3 (Intermediate)
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Students practice writing compound sentences by combining two sentences using and, or, but, or so. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas. This is activity 3 of 4 in the series.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
And, Or, But, So 4 (Intermediate)
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Students practice writing compound sentences by combining two sentences using and, or, but, or so. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas. This is activity 4 of 4 in the series.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
05/14/2021
And, Or, But, So 5 (Intermediate)
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Students practice writing compound sentences by combining two sentences using and, or, but, or so. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
03/16/2021
And the Question Is... Evaluating the Validity of a Survey
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In this lesson, students learn to ask the right questions about the validity of surveys.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Date Added:
11/18/2020
And the Question Is... Writing Good Survey Questions
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Theres no question that students will be able to compose good survey questions by the end of this lesson.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Animal Inquiry
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Supporting inquiry-based research projects, the Animal Inquiry interactive invites elementary students to explore animal facts and habitats using writing prompts to guide and record their findings.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Animate that Haiku!
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Following the traditional form of the haiku, students publish their own haikus using Animoto, an online web tool that creates slideshows that blend text and music.

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Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Appositives, Relative Clauses, and Participial Phrases 1
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Students practice writing with descriptive phrases by combining two sentences. Students choose the structure that works best with the ideas in the prompt. This is part 1 of 2 activities about writing with descriptive phrases on Quill.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
02/26/2021
Appositives, Relative Clauses, and Participial Phrases 2
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Students practice writing with descriptive phrases by combining two sentences. Students choose the structure that works best with the ideas in the prompt. This is part 2 of 2 activities about writing with descriptive phrases on Quill.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
02/26/2021
Appositives at the Beginning 1
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Students practice writing with appositives phrases by combining two sentences. Students must place the appositive phrase at the beginning of a sentence. This is part 1 of 2 activities about using appositive phrases at the beginning of sentences on Quill.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
02/26/2021
Appositives at the Beginning 2
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Students practice writing with appositives phrases by combining two sentences. Students must place the appositive phrase at the beginning of a sentence. This is part 2 of 2 activities about using appositive phrases at the beginning of sentences on Quill.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
02/26/2021
Appositives at the Beginning, Middle, and End 1
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Students practice writing with participial phrases by combining two sentences. Students decide whether the appositive fits best at the beginning, end, or in the middle of a sentence. This is part 1 of 2 activities about using appositive phrases in a sentence.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
02/26/2021
Appositives at the Beginning, Middle, and End 2
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Students practice writing with participial phrases by combining two sentences. Students decide whether the appositive fits best at the beginning, end, or in the middle of a sentence. This is part 2 of 2 activities about using appositive phrases in a sentence.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
02/26/2021
Appositives at the End 1
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Students practice writing with appositives phrases by combining two sentences. Students must place the appositive phrase at the end of a sentence. This is part 1 of 2 activities about using appositive phrases at the end of sentences on Quill.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Quill
Date Added:
02/26/2021