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Lanugage Arts Lessons

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    SeptemberFigurativeLanguageC1

    The month of September with its Labor Day festivities and a host of other fun events is the focus of this figurative language activity pack. The original study sentences are organized into three lessons with 25 items each. Students are challenged to identify and interpret similes, metaphors, hyperboles, idioms, and personification.

    An introductory reference page with definitions and examples of the five featured figures of speech can be used as a wall poster or a student handout.

    This download is sixteen total pages including full answer keys, a cover page, the reference page, and a section of links to companion products.

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    OctoberCover(Cornstalk)1

    The month of October is the focus of this figurative language activity pack. Organized into three different lessons with 25 items each, students are asked to identify and interpret similes, metaphors, hyperboles, idioms, and personification. An introductory reference page with definitions and examples of the five featured figures of speech can be used as part of the student handout. Full answer keys are included.

    Twelve pages including cover page.

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    ThanksgivingFeastC1

    This figure-of-speech study is constructed around the loosely woven story of a family’s Thanksgiving get together. Organized in three sections (Appetizers, Main Course, After Dinner Activities) of twenty-five items each, the original sentences feature a menu of six figures of speech: similes, metaphors, hyperbole, personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia.

    Full answer keys are included.

    Fifteen total pages counting cover.

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    DecktheHallsC1

    This holiday-themed study of figurative language is composed of a series of original sentences, popular song lyrics, and a verse from a familiar Christmas poem. Organized into three parts with twenty-five items each, students are challenged to identify and interpret the six featured figures of speech–simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, and onomatopoeia.

    A total of 16 pages–including full answer keys, a list of the targeted figures of speech with definitions and examples, and the cover page.

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    JanuaryC1

    January in Figurative Language is a nine-page activity set in two parts (25 items each).

    The month of January–its weather and special designations–is the inspiration for the original sentences, famous people quotes, and literature passages that illustrate the use of similes, metaphors, hyperbole, personification, and idioms. Multiple choice questions challenge students to identify and interpret the featured figures of speech.

    Full answer keys are included.

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    FebruaryFigurativelySpeakingC1

    February Figuratively Speaking is a 13 page activity organized in three parts with 25 items each.

    February’s jam-packed list of special occasions forms the basis for the original sentences, famous people quotes, and literature passages that illustrate the use of similes, metaphors, hyperbole, personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Multiple choice questions challenge students to identify and interpret the featured figures of speech. Great test practice as well as seasonal fun.

    Full answer keys are included.

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    MarchFLCov1

     

    March in Figurative Language is a study of 7 figures of speech–idiom, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and idiom–illustrated in original sentences or quotations from real people. This 13-page package is presented in three separate lessons of 25 items each.

    Our third month’s calendar position as the transition point from winter to spring, or from summer to autumn if you live in the Southern hemisphere, provides the inspiration for some of the original sentences. Others are based on March’s role as host to St. Patrick’s Day, Women’s History Month, National Cheerleading Week, and the likes of Save a Spider Day on the 14th and Weed Appreciation Day on the 28th. Teachers have the option of adding an extra thinking skill by asking students to connect each sentence to one of the 13 featured celebrations and events.

    Full answer keys are included.

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    AprilFigurativeLanguageC1

     

    Celebrating April with Figurative Language is a 12-page activity organized in three parts with 25 items each.

    April’s festive, fun list of special occasions forms the basis for the original sentences, famous people quotes, and poetry excerpts that illustrate the use of similes, metaphors, hyperboles, personification, and alliteration. Multiple choice questions with four possible answers challenge students to identify and interpret the featured figures of speech. Great test practice as well as seasonal fun.

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    IHaveWhoHasFictionalCouplesC1
    From Mickey and Minnie Mouse to Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, the literary world offers a variety of couples whose stories mirror the romantic ups and downs of the real world.
    This I Have. . Who Has. . . game features 28 couples on 28 playing cards. Some, like Mickey and Minnie, live in the land of cartoons. Others are imaginative renditions of people with strange quirks, including the likes of Herman and Lily Munster. Romeo and Juliet are among the choice few who earn a special place in our hearts as timeless examples of true love.
    This selection of love-struck characters will have particular appeal to middle school students (5th-8th)  Use this game to give their Valentine’s Day a little extra luster, even if it is based in fiction. They will be right at home!
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    ThanksgivingBingoCover1

     

    This Thanksgiving Bingo package contains twenty-five filled, game-ready playing cards constructed from seventy-six Thanksgiving-related vocabulary words. The target words are formatted on the last two pages so that they can be printed on card stock, cut apart, and pulled from a container to call the games.

    Great fun in classrooms, club meetings, and family gatherings.

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    ChristmasBingoC1

     

    Treat your students (and yourself) to a game or two of Christmas Bingo on that last, excitement-saturated day before the holiday break. The only preparation required is printing the material.

    You get twenty-five filled, game-ready playing cards constructed around ninety Christmas-related vocabulary words. The target words are also formatted on the last three pages ready to be printed on card stock, cut apart, and pulled from a container to call the games

    Also suitable for clubs, family gatherings, or any holiday get-together.

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    EndofSchoolBingoC1

    Use this End-of-School Bingo Game as part of your strategy for keeping things in a sane mode during those intense after-testing days. There is even some vocabulary to be learned in the process.
    Everything is ready to go. You will need to do only two things: (1) Print the 25 filled playing cards in color or black and white. (2) Print the last three pages with the 90 end-of-school/vacation related vocabulary words and cut apart their individual squares so they can be pulled from a container to call the games. Students will need some sort of tokens–25 pennies, for example–to cover the squares on their cards.

    Print everything on card stock and use year after year.

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    MultMean3-5PCover1

    This activity pack is aligned to CCSS L. 3.4, 4.4, and 5.4. It features 55 individual words with multiple meanings presented in five different, short activities with 10 to 20 items each.

    Answer Keys included. 10 total pages including cover and answer keys

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    MultipleMeanings6-12PaidCoverPage1

    This activity pack is aligned to CCSS L. 6.4, 7.4, and 8.4. It features 84 individual words with multiple meanings presented in six different, short activities with 10 to 20 items each.

    Six Activities. . .

    Sentence Clues
    Spot the Meaning
    Word ID
    Nouns and Verbs
    Connect the Definitions
    Body Parts Challenge

    Answer Keys included. 12 total pages counting cover and answer keys.

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    Note:  This product has a companion free download in Free Stuff.

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    DisguisedDigitsC1
    This three-part, ten-page activity is a compact study of selected Greek and Latin base words that function in our vocabulary as NUMBERS.
    The first section, focusing on UNI–, BI–, and TRI–, begins with background information (see sample pages for full script) and flows into the identification of thirty-eight different words formed from these three word parts.
    The second lesson targets NINE MORE counting base words, including QUAD–, OCTO–, DEC–, and MONO–, and presents fifty of their descents now functioning as English terms.
    In the third portion, students use the base-word concept to write twenty programmed sentences with both real and created terms.
    Full answer keys are included.
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    5QStoriesPackCover1
    Five Question Story Writing is a pack of 20 story ideas with an action cartoon as the point of inspiration. Each activity comes with an accompanying set of 5 questions that, when combined with the featured cartoon, will assist students in constructing a story plot. An organizing page and lined pages for writing the final draft are included.These activities challenged students to (1) create and solve a simple story problem, (2) structure the story with a beginning, middle, and end, (3) show cause and effect, (4) include sequencing words, and (5) use forceful verbs.
    A grading rubric that addresses these elements is included.

    This product is designed for 4th-6th graders who like to write stories but struggle for inspiration. Some 7th and 8th grade aspiring authors will also enjoy using this material.

     44 total pages including cover and introduction/instruction.
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    TheFunTheyHadC1

    Isaac Asimov’s short story, THE FUN THEY HAD, is a compelling snapshot of school in the year 2157. An excellent read-aloud selection any time of the year, this science fiction tale is especially appropriate as a back-to-school study.

    This teaching resource for Mr. Asimov’s science fiction classic has

    an internet link to a copy of the story
    vocabulary activities
    10 short answer comprehension questions
    16 interpretive thinking and writing prompts
    a graphic organizer for writing
    a grading rubric
    full answer keys including suggested responses to
    thinking/writing prompts

    All items are 4-8th grade Common Core Aligned.

    15 total pages including introductory page.
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