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Word Study

Idiom for the day activities that help ELL students

Idiom for the day is a great way to involve students in learning how figurative language works. Having seasonal idioms may make it more relevant to the students' learning. What is an idiom? An idiom is a common expression that means something different than its literal meaning. For example, you hit the nail on the… Continue reading Idiom for the day activities that help ELL students

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Word Study

Suffix Worksheets Improve Understanding of Word Structure and Meaning

A suffix is one or more letters that are found at the end of a word. In the word, "cautious" the root word is caution and the suffix is ious. Cautious means full of caution. Recognizing the root word and suffix will help improve students understanding. Suffix worksheets can give students extra practice and improve… Continue reading Suffix Worksheets Improve Understanding of Word Structure and Meaning

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Fiction, Nonfiction

How can Reading Strategies for Comprehension Improve Students’ Ability to Learn?

Reading strategies support comprehension in reading. They help scaffold the students' thinking, reading, note-taking skills, and writing. Reading Fiction Fictional text is organized through the story structure. It is useful for students to describe the character by taking notes. To analyze the character, I use a web diagram and also a three column chart to… Continue reading How can Reading Strategies for Comprehension Improve Students’ Ability to Learn?

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Fiction

5 Literary Elements Graphic Organizers Improve Students’ Sense of Story

Literary graphic organizers can help guide the students' thinking as well as improve their sense of story. Literary elements are the components of stories that children have exposure to at a young age. What are literary elements? Setting, character, plot, mood, and theme are five examples. Setting is where the story takes place. I have… Continue reading 5 Literary Elements Graphic Organizers Improve Students’ Sense of Story