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The Magnetism of Language: Parts of Speech, Poetry, and Word Play

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The Magnetism of Language: Parts of Speech, Poetry, and Word Play

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Seven 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Barbara Faulkner

Granite Falls, North Carolina

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Manipulating Sentences to Reinforce Grammar Skills

Students manipulate sentences from books or magazines to examine changes in meaning and parts of speech.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

What’s My Subject? A Subject-Verb Agreement Minilesson

Students explore subject–verb agreement using real-life examples and then talk about the difference between formal and informal language and how to use this important grammatical rule.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

 

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MOBILE APPS

Grades   3 – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 27

Today is the birthday of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland.

After reading one of Carroll's chapters, students plan an unbirthday party and do activities and preparation for the event.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Bringing Word Study to Intermediate Classrooms

Students can become excited about language and how it works through short, integrated word study units.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Words Are Wonderful: Interactive, Time-Efficient Strategies to Teach Meaning Vocabulary

Help students enjoy success and enjoyment in learning vocabulary.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   5 – 10  |  Activity & Project

Make a Magnetic Poetry Set

Let children practice using different types of words in a fill-in-the-blank-story game before making their own word list for a magnetic poetry set.

 

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