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    Minilesson

    Usage Mnemonics

    Create memory aids for usage.

    Memory Aid

    Minilesson

    Spell the Right Word

    Practice spelling and usage.

    Using the Right Word

    Minilesson

    Would You Rather?

    Practice usage with a game.

    Comparing Apples to Oranges

    Minilesson

    Malapropism Mania!

    Find and fix malapropisms.

    Say What?

    Minilesson

    Words in the Wild

    Search the Web for correct usage.

    Words in the Wild

    Minilesson

    Idiom Safari

    Find idioms on the Internet.

    Searching for Workplace Idioms

    Minilesson

    Literal Idioms

    Use idioms literally in a sentence.

    Floating on Air

    Minilesson

    Pun-ishing Idioms

    Create puns using literal idioms.

    Shocking Puns

    Minilesson

    Building Words

    Assemble prefixes, roots, and suffixes.
     

    Building Vocabulary

    Minilesson

    Using Context Clues

    Learn new words with context clues.

    Context Clues

    Minilesson

    Understanding Context Clues

    Learn about context clues for vocabulary.
     

    Gathering Context Clues

    Minilesson

    Recognizing Logical Fallacies 2

    Learn to spot logical fallacies.

    What Did You Say?

    Minilesson

    Recognizing Logical Fallacies 1

    Learn to spot logical fallacies.

    Luring the Unsuspecting

    Minilesson

    Distinguishing Argumentation from Persuasion

    Study argumentation/persuasion.

    Stick figure contemplating apples vs oranges

    Minilesson

    Developing an Opinion Statement

    Develop a main claim.

    High school male cheering

    Minilesson

    Answering Objections in Arguments

    Answer key objections to an argument.

    Illustration of figure pulling rope

    Minilesson

    Keeping a Learning Log

    Tips for starting and maintaining a learning log.

    Young adult writing on a notepad

    Minilesson

    Performing a Stop 'n' Write

    Pause and reflect on your reading or learning.

    Stop Sign

    Minilesson

    Reading as a Writer

    Learn how to discover writing strategies from reading models. 

    Reading as a Writer

    Minilesson

    Choosing the Right Coordinating Conjunction

    Learn how to choose precise connecting words. 

    Traffic Light

    Minilesson

    Elaborating Ideas with Compound Sentences

    Learn how to add new details to sentences. 

    Street Art

    Minilesson

    Making Rhetorical Appeals

    Appeal to ethos, logos, and pathos.
     

    Aristotle Statue

    Minilesson

    Evaluating Sources of Information

    Evaluate sources with a checklist.
     

    Evaluating Sources of Information

    Books

    Shifting to the Common Core English/Language Arts (Grades 2-3)

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Page Count: 
    64
    Activity Book
    Price: $29.95

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