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Fill in the Blanks

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Idea by Jennifer, 4th/5th Grade Teacher, Matthews, NC

When I have students complete a fill-in-the-blank sentence activity that has them selecting answers from a word bank, I use a highlighting marker to indicate the blank space(s).  I use one color for each separate word the blank space calls for; I then use the color markers to color-code the word bank words to the corresponding blank spaces. This way, when students encounter a blank space, instead of needing to search through the entire word bank, they only have three or four highlighted word choices to choose from.

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