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Commas, Parentheses, and Dashes - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Commas, Parentheses, and Dashes - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Students explore standard L.6.2.A with this playlist. They will recognize nonrestrictive or parenthetical elements in a sentence. Students will use commas, parentheses, or dashes to set off nonrestrictive or parenthetical elements. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities. This product includes: • 2 links to instructional videos or texts • 2 links to practice quizzes or activities • 1 assessment that includes five multiple choice questions • Definitions of key terms, such as parenthetical element and relative adverbs • Excerpts from texts such as "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Loftin • An accompanying Teaching Notes file The Teaching Notes file includes: • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional practice quizzes or activities • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels
Wisewire
Tracing and Evaluating an Argument - Seventh Grade - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Tracing and Evaluating an Argument - Seventh Grade - Playlist and Teaching Notes

Students explore standard RI.7.8 with this playlist. They will trace and evaluate an argument and specific claims in a text. Students will assess whether the reasoning an author uses is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities. This product includes: • 4 links to instructional videos, audio, or texts • 1 link to practice quizzes or activities • 1 assessment that includes four multiple choice questions and one true or false question • Definitions of key terms, such as reasoning and claims • Examples of how to identify and analyze claims in several texts • "Hunger In Our Schools: Breakfast Is A Crucial ‘School Supply’ for Kids In Need" by Tom Nelson • "The Curious Life and Times of William Walker" by Wisewire • "What’s For Breakfast?" by Wisewire • An accompanying Teaching Notes file The Teaching Notes file includes: • Additional activities and writing prompts to help your students explore the standard • Links to additional practice quizzes or activities on certain parts of the standard, such as establishing arguments • An answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK (Depth of Knowledge) levels
Wisewire
WORD GAMES - speaker motivators

WORD GAMES - speaker motivators

This one is concentrated on speaking and contains 20 games, with elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. Each game can be used with any vocabulary you decide. Bear in mind that every good word game is made up of listening parts and some reading or writing as well. The games are compiled from various sources and own experience. You can use them at any point in your classroom.
Olynj
Persuasive Writing

Persuasive Writing

A 33 slide lesson on Persuasive writing using DAFOREST TECHNIQUES, asking students to identify persuasive techniques within a model paragraphs and create their own persuasive text before assessing. Easily editable and adaptable but ideally suited to KS3-KS4. Also included, all related resources.
MissCResources
WORD GAMES - speaker motivators

WORD GAMES - speaker motivators

This one is concentrated on speaking and contains 20 games, with elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. Each game can be used with any vocabulary you decide. Bear in mind that every good word game is made up of listening parts and some reading or writing as well. The games are compiled from various sources and own experience. You can use them at any point in your classroom.
Olynj
WORD GAMES - to motivate reading

WORD GAMES - to motivate reading

This is a collection of 16 word games to use during lessons to motivate reading in English, collected from various sources and developed from classroom situations. The rules for each game are explained on 3 basic levels - elementary, intermediate and advanced, and the games can be used with all vocabulary groups, all ages (from preschool to adult) and in any part of the lesson.
Olynj
WORD GAMES - to motivate reading

WORD GAMES - to motivate reading

This is a collection of 16 word games to use during lessons to motivate reading in English, collected from various sources and developed from classroom situations. The rules for each game are explained on 3 basic levels - elementary, intermediate and advanced, and the games can be used with all vocabulary groups, all ages (from preschool to adult) and in any part of the lesson.
Olynj
Printable nouns, verbs and adjectives

Printable nouns, verbs and adjectives

A very simple list of nouns, verbs and adjectives on tiles that can be printed and laminated. These can be used for sorting (I sometimes use hula hoops and have the chn. sort them into their correct categories). They can also be used for various other activities ie; choose a noun and come up with 10 adjectives to describe it. See how many nouns/adjectives you can put together which make sense. Create a sentence using one of the nouns, verbs and adjectives. Act it out. Play noun charades or verb charades or adjective charades. The chn. need to guess which word the person up front is acting out. Sort the verbs into past tense and present tense. Sort the nouns into proper nouns and common nouns. Could also look at concrete vs. abstract nouns (though I haven't included abstract in the resource). I tried to stay away from abstract nouns as I find this can be quite confusing for children but could be a lesson in itself. I also like to look at how words can fit into more than one category. For example, the word "open." Used as an adjective: The curious girl looked through the mysterious, open door. Used as a verb: The curious girl opened the mysterious door. Feel free to add other ideas of how these might be used. :)
CreativeClass13
English Sentence Structure: Simple Sentences and Verbs

English Sentence Structure: Simple Sentences and Verbs

A PDF presentation and a worksheet with 10 questions, answers and explanatory notes. The focus is on identifying verbs in order to determine sentence structure. Verbs are tricky beasts: very few of them are single words, and the compound ones can be split by negatives and adverbs. Sometimes, what looks like the verb in a sentence because it seems to describe an action, is not the verb at all because it is in a non-finite form. The presentation contains questions to be worked in a whole class context, and the worksheet provides individual work, including an extension activity for more able / older students. Suitable for upper KS2 and upwards. Good also for adult work (eg CPD).
ReallLanguages
Semi-Colon Activities

Semi-Colon Activities

2 activities: 1) Semi-colons between main clauses example and questions to try. Answer sheet provided. 2) Semi-colons in lists example and questions to try. Answer sheet provided.
talktokt3