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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Hey Diddle, Diddle! Generating Rhymes for Analogy-Based Phonics Instruction     
Description: Students practice matching rhyming words, apply phonological awareness to analogy-based phonics, and use the interactive Construct-a-Word to create rhyming words by adding a beginning consonant to a word ending.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 1



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Rain, Ice, Steam: Using Reading to Support Inquiry About the Water Cycle     
Description: Water is always moving in a continuous cycle from liquid to solid to gas and back again. Students study this never-ending cycle through shared readings, center activities, and experiments.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Title: Beloved Bluster!
Digital Tool: Bluster!
Digital Tool Description: This application is a vocabulary-based game. It can be played with one or two players. The 800 vocabulary words cover topics like rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, adjectives, and homophones to name a few. This game can be used in station work or even small group instruction.


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Title: Race to Win - Do You Know the Words?
Digital Tool: Bluster! App for iPad
Digital Tool Description: This app allows students to work alone or with others to practice important word skills such as rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives and more. 


ALEX Podcasts


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What Does That Word Mean?
Overview:
This podcast will assist students in obtaining a better understanding of multiple meaning words.  The types of multiple meaning words that are discussed in this podcast are homonyms, homophones, and homographs. 


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The Case of the Missing Prefix
Overview:
This podcast is the third in a series to teach grammar topics. The prefix episode teaches students to identify prefixes through a search around the classroom for the missing prefix.


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