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Semicolons and Conjunctive Adverbs Lesson, Practice, Games, and Assessment

From Teach BeTween the Lines

Teach your students how to create compound sentences with semicolons, and compound sentences with semicolons and conjunctive adverbs! This Lesson will provide your students with explicit explanations using mentor sentences, two fun games, two great practice activities, application activities, and a potential summative assessment!

The lesson consists of a PowerPoint/Google Slides to show your students how to craft these tricky compound/complex sentences. Mentor sentences foster classroom discussions, demonstrate quality writing, and model the correct use of semicolons with an adverbial conjunction. Students will be able to identify, explain and apply the most common conjunctive adverbs to craft rich and interesting sentences.

Tic-Tac-Know game asks students to practice and apply their knowledge while having a great time playing tic-tac-toe with their peers.

Conjunctive Adverb Ball Toss game will have your students racing to complete semicolon/conjunctive adverb challenges, creating complete engagement through the practice of sentence creation! My students beg to play this game anytime we have a few extra minutes!

Two Practice Word Document/Google Document will allow your students to practice crafting these compound sentences.

Finding Examples Activity will have your students searching for their own mentor sentences within their reading. Students can then work with you to create a bulletin board of compound sentence examples.

CCSS Aligned

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The Three Paragraph Essay



The Three Paragraph Essay


This is a great way to teach students how to properly structure their essay.

The Three Paragraph Essay is a resource that is best used for novice essay writers. It is a great way to introduce the expository essay. The 2 page pdf document includes simple step-by-step instructions to teach students how to write an effective three paragraph essay.

I recommend using this document with students who are in grades 7-9. It is an effective and simple way of learning how to write a proper introduction, a one paragraph development, and a conclusion that serves a purpose.

It’s teaching made easy!

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Easter Number Flashcards 0-20”

by Linda’s Loft for Little Learners

Pre-Kindergarten -Kindergarten



These Easter Number Flashcards have an Easter/Spring theme and include numbers 0-20. They can be used for individual and small group instruction, or for assessment purposes.

Early Learning Foundations:
–Name written numerals from 0-20.

If desired, make two copies and have children match numbers that are the same .

Other seasonal number flashcards:
Acorn Number Flashcards

Other Easter products:
Easter Preschool Math Printables
Easter Number Recognition and Counting
Easter Emergent Reader and Story Web Activity
Easter Emergent Reader with Story Web and Sorting Activity

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