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Improve Comprehension: A Word Game Using Root Words and Affixes

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Loraine Woodard

Loraine Woodard

Berkeley, California


International Literacy Association


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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Technical Reading and Writing Using Board Games

Students celebrate a novel they have read and get hands-on experience with technical writing by creating a board game based on the novel and writing the instructions for it.


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Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 24

National Spelling Bee Finals are held this week.

Students discuss why certain contests get more publicity than others and what counts as "knowledge."


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Grades   5 – 12  |  Printout  |  Informational Sheet

Common Content Area Roots and Affixes

This printout offers 50 or so common roots, prefixes, and affixes that give students access to hundreds of key concepts across the content areas.


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Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Preparing Students for Success with Reading in the Content Areas

In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to determine the level and type of support you need to provide students based on careful preparation as a content area expert.


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