Abbreviations

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Our Abbreviations Lesson Plan equips students to define abbreviation and recognize the most used abbreviations used in writing other purposes.  Discussing the significance of abbreviations helps generalize understanding, which is solidified with our interactive activities and puzzle.

Abbreviations Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about abbreviations
  • Create abbreviations in class game
  • Abbreviations Practice Worksheet
  • Abbreviations Themed Crossword Puzzle Homework Assignment
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Our Abbreviations Lesson Plan equips students to define abbreviation and recognize the most used abbreviations used in writing other purposes.  Discussing the significance of abbreviations helps generalize understanding, which is solidified with our interactive activities and puzzle.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resource Snippet:

  1. Display prepared abbreviations for students to see. Ask students the meaning of each. Ask students to think of other abbreviations and their meanings.
  2. Ask: What are the reasons people use abbreviations?
  3. Allow responses and discussion.
  4. Distribute the Abbreviations content pages. Read and review with the students, focusing on the most used abbreviations.
  5. Distribute the Activity pages to every student.
  6. Pair students. Instruct the students to cut apart the letters and create as many abbreviations as possible, using as many letters as possible.
  7. Have students do this several times until both students fill their Activity page with abbreviations and meanings.
  8. Distribute the Practice page and review with the students once completed.
  9. Distribute the Homework page puzzle. Review the instructions with the students.
  10. Check homework the next day.

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Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Language Arts