Teaching Prefixes, Suffixes, and Multiple Meaning Words

Teaching prefixes, suffixes, and multiple meaning words, plus root words and base words is a full-year endeavor. It’s not something that can be done in an individual unit of instruction. Instead, there must be continuous and intentional instruction along with reinforcement throughout all reading units. However, time is never our friend. As teachers, we know […]

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Figurative Language Worksheets & Activities

Figurative language worksheets, activities, and lessons can be so much fun! I begin the unit with a brief overview of figurative language. Students should be familiar with the terminology and its use before analyzing poems. Students then dive in to more in-depth figurative language lessons. Figurative Language Worksheets & Activities Similes A simile is when

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Teaching Theme & Characterization With Patricia Polacco Books

Patricia Polacco Author Study

When it comes to children’s literature, there’s good, there’s great, and there’s Patricia Polacco. Her books have it all. They are the perfect mentor text for teaching personal narratives and reading. I have an entire week of Reading Unit 4 centered around a Patricia Polacco author study. I’ve shared some of the highlights from those

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