This resource contains an example of a how one teacher turned her students into Comma Kings and Queens instead of Nate the Neglectful when it came to comma usage.
In this unit, students will learn how to stretch out moments in their life to write a story. Students will learn how to brainstorm ideas, plan their story, use sequence words, add details, work with partners, edit, and so much more to make a "Small Moment" story.
The teacher will engage the students in a game to introduce the idea of multiple meaning words. The students will brainstorm to generate a list of multiple meaning words for the game. The students will read the book Amelia Bedelia where multiple meaning words are prevalent and will determine from the context clues the true meanings and misinterpretations. Finally, the students will write ten creative sentences with multiple meaning words using declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, and imperative sentence types. This lesson was developed by NCDPI as part of the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Instructional Resources Project. This lesson plan has been vetted at the state level for standards alignment, AIG focus, and content accuracy.
This lesson should be part of a larger focus on creative thinking and creative writing. This larger context could be poetry, figurative language, creative writing prompts, analogies, similes, metaphors, alliteration, onomonopeia, or other literary elements. This lesson targets the use of humor in writing through riddles. Students will read riddles, learn ways to write riddles and practice creating their own riddles. As a final product, AIG students will choose to either make a booklet of animal riddles using word processing or to produce a simple PowerPoint presentation with their animal riddles. Illustrations will be included using clip art, computer graphics or their scanned drawings. This lesson was developed by NCDPI as part of the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Instructional Resources Project. This lesson plan has been vetted at the state level for standards alignment, AIG focus, and content accuracy.
Let Spelly Spellican help you practice the Dolch Sight Words! First, make sure your sound is on, then choose one of the following word lists: Preprimer, Primer, First, Second, or Third. Correctly spell all of the words that you hear, and have fun exploring the ocean depths! About the Dolch Word List - The Dolch Word List is a list of English sight words by Edward William Dolch, PhD. The list is comprised of 220 words grouped by level, and includes pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, verbs and nouns. *Headphones or speakers are required for this activity
Using the DPI online graphic organizer for synthesizing information found at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acre/standards/common-core-tools/organizers/ela/synthesizing.pdf, students will identify the reasons the author of the article “Garden Helpers” provides to support his point that not all garden creatures are pests. The students will fill out a graphic organizer to show evidence that some creatures are helpful, and then they will fill out another organizer to show that some are harmful. After identifying the reasons in the text, the students will write a summary opinion on the organizer, drawing upon other resources for further information and investigation. After completing both organizers, AIG students will synthesize the information about helpful and harmful garden creatures in order to write an explanatory/informative report on living creatures in the garden. This lesson was developed by NCDPI as part of the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Instructional Resources Project. This lesson plan has been vetted at the state level for standards alignment, AIG focus, and content accuracy.
This lesson provides a framework for introducing students to short-vowel word families. Focusing first on the a family, students work together and individually to learn the word families –at, –an, –ap, and –ack. Teacher modeling is used to introduce the word sort, inviting students to compare, contrast, and reflect on these four word families. Students then work with a partner to practice sorting and reading words with increased speed and accuracy. As their skills and confidence improve, students are asked to sort, read, and write words individually. These lessons can also be adapted to teach other short-vowel word families.
- English Language Arts
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- International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English/ReadWriteThink
- Nancy mills
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