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Free Activities for Greek and Latin Roots

  Teach students Greek and Latin roots with short [10-minute] daily activities. The Routine Monday [Day 1] Introduce the “Root Word of the Week” by using the anchor chart. Students complete the first page of their practice booklet by writing the meaning of the root word and listing words containing the root during the discussion. Tuesday …

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Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities

Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on a nonfictional story of a young girl who was stranded for 18 years on an island off the coast of California during the 19th century. The story was turned into a children’s novel by Scott O’Dell in 1960. For years students have enjoyed reading this fantastic tale of courage. With …

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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting is about ten year old Winnie who is stifled by the strict rules her family has set. She decides to run away into the nearby woods. There she finds the Tucks. This family is extremely different from her own. The anchor chart below helps students see some of these differences.   The anchor …

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Bud, Not Buddy

Bud, Not Buddy is a terrific choice for a class novel study for several reasons: Bud, Not Buddy tells the story of a young boy living during the 1930’s Great Depression. Through this story students get a feel for this time in American history. The story tells of poverty, hardships, orphanages, hunger, soup kitchens, train …

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Compound Word Activities

Compound Word Activities This simple anchor chart took just a few seconds to create. It was a wonderful teaching tool. Students had to find two words from the sticky notes that were randomly placed on the table to form a compound word, and then place them on the chart. Smart Notebook 15 Pages of Activities (Just …

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Activities for Teaching Setting in Literature

Teaching Setting Activity #1 I often teach the setting of a story by discussing genres. I ask students to name where and when a specific genre takes place.   Here is an example: Science Fiction  >> Outer Space  >> Future Fairy Tales >> Magical Kingdom  >> Usually Past Realistic Fiction >> Real Locations >> Usually Present …

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