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    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

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    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

    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

    Minilesson

    Analyzing the Medium of a Message

    Improve students' media literacy.

    Minilesson

    Labeling Your Feelings

    Calm your body and mind by voicing your feelings.

    Minilesson

    Analyze the Communication Situation

    Think of the sender, message, medium, receiver, and context.

    Communication Situation

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    Make Abstract Ideas Concrete

    Make concrete representations of abstract ideas.

    Making the Abstract Concrete

    Minilesson

    Create a Memory Palace

    Use spatial awareness to improve memory.

    Buckingham Palace

    Student Writing Model

    The Sled Run

    This author brings excitement to her story when she paints a picture of her friend sprawled like a spider.

    Level: 
    Grade 3
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Friends
    Play
    Life
    Fun
    Recreation
    Sports
    Exercise

    Student Writing Model

    The Funny Dance

    The writer’s descriptions in this narrative make it a vivid and memorable story.

    Level: 
    Grade 3
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Family
    Animals
    Love
    Home

    Student Writing Model

    Dear Ms. Nathan

    The author’s personal voice comes through loud and clear in this friendly letter submitted by third-grader Andrea.

    Level: 
    Grade 3
    Mode: 
    Business Writing
    Form: 
    Email
    Theme: 
    Friends
    Life

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