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Synonyms Worksheet (Part 1)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Exercise your pupils' minds by asking them to come up with at least three synonyms for the fifteen words on this page. There is an example provided and enough space to write plenty of synonyms next to each word. Since the exercise is...
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On the Hunt: Understanding Figurative Language

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young writers hunt for examples of figurative language in their reading. The hunt requires pupils to cite  their sources, record a quoted example for each type of figurative language, and an explanation of what they think the examples...
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Where the Red Fern Grows Chapter 8-9 Worksheet

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Find out how much your learners picked up from a couple of chapters of Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. Pupils answer six plot and character analysis questions and tackle similes. The worksheet is adaptable; assign it in class...
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Where the Red Fern Grows Chapter 16-17

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Find out how much your class understood of the listed chapters of Wilson Rawls' novel. Class members respond to eight plot and character questions before looking closely at an instance of personification from the text. The resource is...
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Understand Figurative Language: "On the Ball"

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Idioms are a dime a dozen, but this lesson viewed is a lesson learned. And, it’s a piece of cake! For just as a picture paints a thousand words, idioms add up to much more that than the sum of the literal meaning. The narrator cuts right...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "A Fish Out of Water"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Holy cow! Here's another video about idioms.Your class will be tickled pink by a video that models how to decode these funky phrases. The three-step process is sure to clear the murky waters that muddy up the minds of those unfamiliar...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "To Cry Over Spilled Milk"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Part of a series devoted to understanding figurative language, this video looks at how to unpack the meaning of an idiom. Using “don’t cry over spilled milk,” as a model, learners are advised to either memorize the meaning of the...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "A Leopard Can't Change His Spots"

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Idioms are the focus a short video that shows viewers how to use context clues to determine meaning. Learners first image the picture the idiom creates, then examine context clues, and finally, they illustrate the idiom. The presentation...
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Understanding Figurative Language: "Take Under One's Wing"

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Are your learners tearing their hair out trying to understand idioms? Blow their minds with a short video that models how to use context clues to find the sense in the syntax. Rather than looking at the meaning of each individual word,...