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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2021] (5) 11 :
11. Acquire and use grade-level vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases in text, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Subject: English Language Arts (5)
Title: Homographs Can Be Hairy (Part 1)
Description:

The teacher will present the homograph video for the students to watch. After viewing, students and the teacher will discuss other possible homographs they have heard before. Students will then collaborate to complete the ABCs of Homographs sheet. Students will then complete a homographs crossword puzzle independently. 

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2021] (5) 11 :
11. Acquire and use grade-level vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases in text, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
[ELA2021] (5) 12 :
12. Interpret the meaning of words, phrases, and patterns as they are used in texts, including domain-specific and academic vocabulary and figurative language.

a. Locate similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, imagery, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and idioms and interpret their meanings in context.

b. Explain the meanings of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

c. Use the relationships between synonyms, antonyms, and homographs to increase understanding of word meanings.

d. Explain how an author's vocabulary and style influence the tone and mood of a text and support his/her purpose for writing.

e. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meanings of words.
[ELA2021] (5) 13 :
13. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.
Subject: English Language Arts (5)
Title: Figurative Language Fun (Part 2)
Description:

Students will listen to and locate unknown phrases of similes, metaphors, idioms, and hyperboles in context using holiday songs and stories. They will explain the meanings of common idioms used in holiday songs and stories. They will also use figurative language (similes, metaphors, idioms, and hyperboles) correctly to describe digital holiday images. 

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2021] (5) 11 :
11. Acquire and use grade-level vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases in text, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Subject: English Language Arts (5)
Title: Figurative Language Fun (Part 3)
Description:

Students will use their understanding of similes, metaphors, idioms, and hyperboles to write about a "Would You Rather?" holiday situation. Students will create a comic strip using similes, metaphors, idioms, and hyperboles correctly in context. 

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2021] (5) 11 :
11. Acquire and use grade-level vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases in text, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
[ELA2021] (5) 12 :
12. Interpret the meaning of words, phrases, and patterns as they are used in texts, including domain-specific and academic vocabulary and figurative language.

a. Locate similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, imagery, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and idioms and interpret their meanings in context.

b. Explain the meanings of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

c. Use the relationships between synonyms, antonyms, and homographs to increase understanding of word meanings.

d. Explain how an author's vocabulary and style influence the tone and mood of a text and support his/her purpose for writing.

e. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meanings of words.
[ELA2021] (5) 13 :
13. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.
Subject: English Language Arts (5)
Title: Homographs Can Be Hairy (Part 2)
Description:

Students will create, acquire, and use the meanings of homographs correctly in context by completing the attached slides. Students will look for homographs of their own and answer questions about homographs given to them. 

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2021] (5) 11 :
11. Acquire and use grade-level vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases in text, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
[ELA2021] (5) 12 :
12. Interpret the meaning of words, phrases, and patterns as they are used in texts, including domain-specific and academic vocabulary and figurative language.

a. Locate similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, imagery, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and idioms and interpret their meanings in context.

b. Explain the meanings of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

c. Use the relationships between synonyms, antonyms, and homographs to increase understanding of word meanings.

d. Explain how an author's vocabulary and style influence the tone and mood of a text and support his/her purpose for writing.

e. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meanings of words.
[ELA2021] (5) 13 :
13. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.
Subject: English Language Arts (5)
Title: Homographs Can Be Hairy (Part 3)
Description:

Students will watch a short YouTube video on how to use homographs in text. They will then choose three homographs to use in a short story. Students will use those homographs to write a story and then record their story using Flipgrid. Students will then watch two other students' videos to complete the homograph story evaluation sheet attached. 

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2021] (5) 11 :
11. Acquire and use grade-level vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases in text, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
[ELA2021] (5) 12 :
12. Interpret the meaning of words, phrases, and patterns as they are used in texts, including domain-specific and academic vocabulary and figurative language.

a. Locate similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, imagery, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and idioms and interpret their meanings in context.

b. Explain the meanings of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

c. Use the relationships between synonyms, antonyms, and homographs to increase understanding of word meanings.

d. Explain how an author's vocabulary and style influence the tone and mood of a text and support his/her purpose for writing.

e. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meanings of words.
Subject: English Language Arts (5)
Title: Figurative Language Fun (Part 1)
Description:

Students will explore the figurative language types of simile, metaphor, idiom, and hyperbole using the attached book list on Epic. Students will also explore the Epic book list on their own to locate and use examples of a simile, metaphor, idiom, and hyperbole to complete the attached Figurative Language Fun Table.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




ALEX Learning Activities: 6

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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2021] (3) 13 :
13. Utilize new academic, content-specific, grade-level vocabulary to make connections to previously learned words and relate new words to background knowledge.

a. Make connections to a word's structure using knowledge of phonology, morphology, and orthography of the word to aid learning.
[ELA2021] (5) 11 :
11. Acquire and use grade-level vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases in text, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
[ELA2021] (5) 12 :
12. Interpret the meaning of words, phrases, and patterns as they are used in texts, including domain-specific and academic vocabulary and figurative language.

a. Locate similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, imagery, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and idioms and interpret their meanings in context.

b. Explain the meanings of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

c. Use the relationships between synonyms, antonyms, and homographs to increase understanding of word meanings.

d. Explain how an author's vocabulary and style influence the tone and mood of a text and support his/her purpose for writing.

e. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meanings of words.
Subject: English Language Arts (3 - 5)
Title: Vocab Vik
URL: https://www.roomrecess.com/mobile/VocabVik/play.html
Description:

Vocab Vik is one of the most unique online vocabulary games for kids. Due to its adventure-style of play, Vik can help children enjoy exploring the meanings of words. Watch out for enemies, though, they will do whatever they can to stop Vik in his tracks. Vocab Vik will even show your accuracy so that you can have an idea what your grade might be.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2021] (2) 16 :
16. Describe word relationships and nuances in word meanings, including relating them to their opposites and distinguishing shades of meaning in similar or related words.

a. Use knowledge of antonyms and synonyms.

b. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs and adjectives.

Examples: Act out jog, gallop, and sprint to distinguish shades of meaning in words related to run.
pretty, beautiful, gorgeous; tiny, small, petite

c. Use knowledge of homophones to determine use of the correct word.

d. With prompting and support, interpret figurative language.
[ELA2021] (3) -3 :
R3. Expand background knowledge and build vocabulary through discussion, reading, and writing.
[ELA2021] (3) 14 :
14. Describe word relationships and nuances in word meanings, including relating them to their opposites and distinguishing shades of meaning in similar or related words, including nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

a. Determine meaning of words using synonyms in context.

b. Determine meaning of words using antonyms as a clue.

c. Describe the similarities and differences between related words.

d. Use knowledge of homophones to determine appropriate use of words.

e. Interpret figurative language.

f. Identify relationships and nuances in word meanings to determine real-life connections between words and their use.
Examples: Discuss relationships in words related to home (house, residence, habitat) and give reasons for choosing a particular word in speaking or writing.
Distinguish shades of meaning in words related to bad (terrible, awful, horrible) and give reasons for choosing a particular word in speaking or writing.
Distinguish shades of meaning in words related to talk (yell, scream, bellow) and give reasons for choosing a particular word in speaking or writing.
[ELA2021] (4) 10 :
10. Interpret words and phrases, including figurative language, as they are used in a text.

a. Explain how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

b. Explain how figurative language contributes to the meaning of text, including simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, hyperbole, and idioms.

c. Use the relationships between synonyms, antonyms, and homographs to increase understanding of word meanings.
[ELA2021] (5) 11 :
11. Acquire and use grade-level vocabulary, clarifying the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases in text, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Subject: English Language Arts (2 - 5)
Title: Radly the ReadBot
URL: https://www.roomrecess.com/mobile/RadlyReadbot/play.html
Description:

Help Radly journey through 10 sci-fi levels of action. Find the barrel that matches the correct answer and blast it with your ray gun. Be careful, though, all kinds of alien bats and drones will try to stop you on your way. Pick from 7 different skills ranging from grades second through sixth in one of our fantastic robot games for kids. Skills include vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, cause and effect, making inferences, and context clues.



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