L.5.3 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson

L.5.3 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson


How to teach Multiple Meaning Words

Using this L.5.3 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson, students expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

Being able to tailor your writing depending on your audience is an important writing skill for your students. This lesson will help your students practice expanding and reducing sentences based on audience needs in a fun and engaging way.

Place the mini-tweet cards on each person’s tweeter page. Read a tweet from each person. Each tweet must either be expanded with more details or reduced by combining and rewriting sentences. The hash tag (#) at the end of the tweet will instruct you to either expand or reduce the tweet. Remember, tweets must be short, to the point, and most importantly, interesting to the reader! Write down the updated tweets you have written by re-tweeting them on the recording sheet. #Fun #Language Arts


Other resources to use with this L.5.3 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson

If you are using this lesson, your students are probably learning about creating detailed and complete sentences.

Use this Creating Complete Sentences Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this lesson by writing "I'm happy"on the board. Next, ask students to help you add more details to the sentence. Then, distribute materials to students to practice expanding the provided tweets. Finally, students complete worksheet independently or with a partner for more practice.

Be sure to check out more Sentence Writing Activities and the entire Fourth Grade Common Core Workbook.


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