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ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [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: Greek and Latin Roots Independent Practice
Description:

Students will play a game to review Greek and Latin roots. Students will identify and define words with Greek and Latin roots. Students will also use these words in sentences correctly and draw a symbol or picture to represent the Greek or Latin root.

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: 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.
[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) 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: Spooky Tales of 5th Grade-Part 1: Personification
Description:

Students will watch a video about personification. Students will identify examples of personification in the video and interpret their meaning. Students will write their own examples of personification using a Google Slideshow provided by the teacher.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2021] (5) 17 :
17. Demonstrate comprehension of text by asking and responding to questions about literary elements used in the text.

Examples: theme, plot, point of view
[ELA2021] (5) 34 :
34. Write personal or fictional narratives incorporating literary elements (characters, plot, setting, conflict), dialogue, strong voice, and clear event sequences.
[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: Spooky Tales of 5th Grade-Part 2: Theme and Personification
Description:

Students will watch a video about an Aesop Fable. They will identify the theme of the fable portrayed in the video and support their answer with evidence from the video. Students will use a Google Slideshow to support a fictional narrative writing. 

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [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) 17 :
17. Demonstrate comprehension of text by asking and responding to questions about literary elements used in the text.

Examples: theme, plot, point of view
[ELA2021] (5) 34 :
34. Write personal or fictional narratives incorporating literary elements (characters, plot, setting, conflict), dialogue, strong voice, and clear event sequences.
Subject: English Language Arts (5)
Title: Spooky Tales of 5th Grade-Part 3: Theme, Personification, and Fictional Narrative
Description:

Students will write a fictional narrative that includes the literary elements of characters, setting, and plot. Students will write a fictional narrative that includes a specific theme and two examples of personification. Students will be assigned a partner. Students will identify the theme and personification used in their partner's story.

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.
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: 8

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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [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) 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 (4 - 5)
Title: Similes and Metaphors
URL: https://www.turtlediary.com/lesson/similes-and-metaphors.html
Description:

In this lesson, the students will learn about some different figures of speech and expressions in the English language. A figure of speech is when we use words creatively in a way that is a little different from what the words mean normally. Expressions like metaphors and similes are used to add rhetorical force to the spoken or written language. This resource offers videos, games, and worksheets to help further understand the concept taught in this lesson.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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) 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 (4 - 5)
Title: What Is the Tone of the Paragraph?
URL: https://www.roomrecess.com/Lessons/AuthorsTone/Video.html
Description:

An author’s tone is the attitude the author has about a subject or toward the reader. The tone is typically conveyed through the words and phrases that the author uses. In this classroom resource, the students will look at three general types of tone: positive, negative, and neutral. This classroom resource is an instructional video, and there is a worksheet and a quiz to support understanding.



   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] (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) 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: Antonyms and Synonyms
URL: https://www.turtlediary.com/lesson/antonyms-and-synonyms.html
Description:

In this classroom resource, students will demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms). This informational resource offers videos, games, and worksheets to help further understand the concept.



ALEX Classroom Resources: 4

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