Our Interjections Lesson Plan expands the writing skills of students as they identify and use interjections correctly in a sentence. Engage creative thinking and peer learning as students work in groups to compose new interjections and sentences, which elevates awareness and recognition of the use of interjections. Students also understand how to create interjections that fit the sentence context.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:
- Start the lesson using 10 interjections loud enough for the students to hear. Make up scenarios such as: “Yahoo! It’s almost lunch time.” “Wow! That’s a nice shirt, Mike.” “Hey, what are you doing?” and others.
- Ask: Class, what did you notice about the last ten statements I just made?
- Allow for responses and discussion. If students were listening, they should notice the interjections. If no one guesses, say a few more aloud and then ask the question again.
- Distribute the Interjections content pages. Read and review the pages. Allow students to give you their examples of interjections that may not be on the list.
- Distribute the Activity page. Pair students.
- Instruct students to create enough sentences to fill both partners’ Activity page.
- Once completed, allow students to share some of their sentences, especially their new interjections and sentences.
- Distribute the practice page and review the instructions. The answers will vary, but the interjections must fit with each sentence. The students may use the second page of content for help.
- Once completed, allow students to share their responses.
- In closing, read the list of interjections and ask students for the meaning of each.
Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1.A, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2
Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 – 2 class sessions
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