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Lesson Plans (7) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (4) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
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Subject: English Language Arts (2)
Title: "Antonym Bingo"
Description: The students will demonstrate knowledge of antonyms after an introduction done by the teacher. After the introduction, the students will play "antonym bingo" to reinforce the skill.


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Subject: English Language Arts (2 - 3), or Information Literacy (K - 12)
Title: Play the Dewey Decimal System Game
Description: This lesson introduces the 10 main categories used in the Dewey Decimal Classification System for non-fiction bookshelf arrangement. A slideshow will be presented to students to help them learn details about the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Students will be able to demonstrate what they learn through participating in an interactive game.


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), or Science (2), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: A Penguin Tale or Tail?
Description: This interdisciplinary approach to science, language arts and technology will guide students into a study of real information about penguins and their habitat. They will learn to identify homophones and share what they learn using appropriated communication and listening skills.


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Subject: English Language Arts (1 - 2)
Title: Compound Words
Description: Students will listen to the story Once There Was A Bull... (frog) and identify the compound words in the story, then work with a partner to think of additional examples of compound words.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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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



ALEX Learning Assets


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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.


Web Resources


Lesson Plans


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Multiple Meanings Game
http://www.education...
In this activity each student will have a card on which a word's meaning is written. The object of the game is for each student to identify the word that goes with the meaning on his/her card; then the student must find the classmate who holds a card that has another meaning for the same word.

Podcasts


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YouTube: Context Clues Song
http://www.youtube.c...
This YouTube video provides the definition and an example of using context clues.

Assessments


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RHL School - Antonyms
http://www.rhlschool...
Students use context to determine antonyms.

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Scholastic - Multiple Meaning Words
http://teacher.schol...
This page presents sample teacher think-alouds that help students to address multiple meaning word questions.

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Kid Port - Compounds
http://www.kidport.c...
Students select the word that makes a compound word with the given word.

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Word Meanings from Context
http://www.rhlschool...
Students are asked to use the words in the sentences to help them choose the best meaning or synonym for each highlighted word. There are five sample problems for students to complete.

Informational Materials


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A to Z Teacher Stuff - Context Clues
http://forums.atozte...
This teacher chat includes ideas for teaching context clues.

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Word Central
http://www.wordcentr...
Includes a variety of word-play activities, online dictionaries, and a daily buzzword.

Interactives/Games


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Same Difference
http://fen.com/stude...
Interactive game where students click a word, then click the word that is a synonym (means the same) or an antonym (means the opposite).

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Mi Kids - Antonyms
http://www.mikids.co...
This page contains an on-line antonym matching game.

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Words in Context
http://www.toonunive...
This fast-paced interactive game helps students practice using context clues to determine word meanings.

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Word Pairs Game
http://www.do2learn....
This interactive game uses words that go together (word pairs) to teach students.

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Synonyms/Antonyms
http://www.do2learn....
This interactive games uses puzzle pieces to match synonyms and antonyms.

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Synonyms and Antonyms
http://www2.smarttut...
An interactive website that allows students to sort words into categories of synonyms and antonyms. A fun review website for upper elementary.

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Word Central
http://www.wordcentr...
Includes a variety of word-play activities, online dictionaries, and a daily buzzword.

Learning Activities


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RHL School - Context
http://www.rhlschool...
Printable worksheets to practice identifying word meanings from context.

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Context Clues PowerPoint
http://classroom.jc-...
This PowerPoint presentation explains context clues and gives practice examples. This resource could be used as a model for developing a lesson appropriate for students on extended standards.

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Kids Pages - Flashcards
http://www.kids-page...
This Web site contains 68 flashcards with vocabulary and pictures for different categories of words.

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RHL School - Antonyms
http://www.rhlschool...
Students use context to determine antonyms.

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Same Difference
http://fen.com/stude...
Interactive game where students click a word, then click the word that is a synonym (means the same) or an antonym (means the opposite).

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Word Study Skills - Multiple-Meaning Words
http://www.manatee.k...
This page contains teaching materials, practice sheets, and interactive practice using multiple meaning words.

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Multiple Meaning Words
http://sb058.k12.sd....
This page contains lists of multiple meaning words with sample sentences for each meaning.

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Carl's Corner - Antonym Alley
http://www.carlscorn...
This page contains worksheets on antonyms.

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Dolch Word Lists
http://www.mrsperkin...
This page contains a variety of pdf, Word, and PowerPoint documents using Dolch word lists.

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Carl's Corner - Synonyms
http://www.carlscorn...
This page contains synonym word lists, word puzzles and a synonym book.

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Recognize Synonyms
http://www.manatee.k...
This page helps students recognize synonyms.

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Mi Kids - Antonyms
http://www.mikids.co...
This page contains an on-line antonym matching game.

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Scholastic - Multiple Meaning Words
http://teacher.schol...
This page presents sample teacher think-alouds that help students to address multiple meaning word questions.

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Jan Brett - Compound Words
http://www.janbrett....
Students create compound words.

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Words in Context
http://www.toonunive...
This fast-paced interactive game helps students practice using context clues to determine word meanings.

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Word Meanings from Context
http://www.rhlschool...
Students are asked to use the words in the sentences to help them choose the best meaning or synonym for each highlighted word. There are five sample problems for students to complete.

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Word Pairs Game
http://www.do2learn....
This interactive game uses words that go together (word pairs) to teach students.

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Synonyms/Antonyms
http://www.do2learn....
This interactive games uses puzzle pieces to match synonyms and antonyms.

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