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This mini lesson is designed for students to become more familiar with prefix meanings and gives them an opportunity to explore word creation.
Develop understanding of word structures.
Students use manipulatives to help them identify and use prepositions. Practice with a list of common prepositions helps them become more skilled in adding spatial and temporal detail in writing.
Demonstrate command of standard English.
Writer's CraftEvent sequenceVocabularyWord relationshipsGrammarSpeak & ListenFormal spoken English
Students learn or review the concept of onomatopoeia by watching short educational videos online. Then they work in pairs to write their own short poems using onomatopoeia.
Develop greater competency in using figurative language in writing.
MediaFigurative languageWriter's CraftRevising and editingPlanningVocabularySpeak & ListenTechnolgy
Modifiers Are Dangling
Review the concept of dangling modifiers then invite student pairs to fix sentences with incorrect modifier usage.
Develop clarity in writing through effective use of modifiers.
Reading TogetherWriter's CraftGrammar
Student pairs write non-literal descriptions of celebrities using metaphorical expressions.
Develop greater clarity and coherence in writing through effective use of figurative language.
Students draw visual cues to help differentiate between the words its and it’s. Then they listen to a sentence and choose the correct word to complete the sentence. This reinforces understanding of the sentence content while simultaneously giving learners a chance to demonstrate command of two commonly confused words.
Students focus on sentence structure and concentrate on the meanings of two common sound-alike words. This simple activity reinforces spelling, grammar, and listening skills and gives students an opportunity to listen for context clues.