Kara Nichols

Lesson Ideas
from Kara Nichols

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Prefixes

Students will create a comic to inform others how to figure out the meaning of a new word using prefixes.

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Plural Nouns

Students will explore the rules of making nouns plural. Students will practice using the correct spelling of plural nouns.

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Yes/No Questions

Students will practice asking and answering "yes" or "no” questions with the verb “do”.

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Greetings!

Students will learn and practice formal and informal phrases for greetings, making introductions, polite conversation and saying goodbye.

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Cause and Effect

Students will learn about cause and effect words and use them in their own writing.

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Idioms

Students will recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms.

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Interpreting Graphs

Students will learn the basic parts of a graph in English and use simple sentences to explain its features. Students will use the information from the graph to draw conclusions.

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Main Idea and Details

Students will determine the main idea and at least two supporting details of a passage.

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Genres

This lesson is intended to reinforce the language and vocabulary needed to discuss the genre of a text. Use this lesson as an informal assessment to determine the knowledge and features of genres.

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Verb Tenses

Students will work on using present, past, and future tenses with appropriate time markers when speaking and writing.

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Sequencing Time and Events

Students will use correct sequence words to describe the order of events in a story when speaking and writing.

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Word Detectives

Students will practice using context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word.

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I Declare

Students will read an informational text and practice using declarative statements to provide objective, factual information.

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Ready, Set, Action!

Students will practice using action verbs to describe what is happening in the present tense.

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Nouns

Students will define and provide examples of nouns, identify various objects, use appropriate nouns while writing to bring clarity to the audience.