FREE Word Work and Spelling Menus
Word Work Menus that WORK! These FREE printable and EDITABLE spelling menus are perfect for ANY spelling words or word study program. You can use the included word work activities and spelling games on the choice boards (perfect for 2nd and 3rd grade) or modify/add your own to make them suitable for your first grade, 4th or 5th grade students. #spellingmenu #wordstudy #wordwork #spellingactivity #freebie
Synonyms and Antonyms Charts
If you are anything like me, then you are constantly looking for ways to boost your students vocabulary and help them add descriptive words to their writing. I created these synonym and antonym posters and word charts to help you and your students do just that. The student friendly charts and poster...
Transitions are changes and you want them to happen as smoothly as possible. Transitions can happen in the following circumstances of a story: Setting to settingCharacter to character (dialogue)Inner dialogue to action of storyOne time to another timeThere
Teaching Grammar in Context Using Authentic Resources
In my last post, “How do I incorporate authentic text into my daily lesson plans? Part 1, we considered incorporating authentic text into lesson plans beginning with introducto…
Story of my Name Writing
Today I'm sharing one of my favourite tasks for building community in the classroom. Students are able to share an important aspect of themselves (the story of their name) with the class and with me, their teacher. Through this task we are also working on important skills, like reading comprehension, writing, and reflection. Day 1 To begin, I asked my students to write any name they wish they had on a sticky note. They then placed it in a mason jar. I read my class the story "The Name Jar"…
Restating the Question Lesson - Teaching with a Mountain View
One of the most important lessons that I teach my upper elementary students is how to restate the question in the answer. We start with a lesson about how to restate the question. PQA: Put the Question in the Answer. This can still be tricky for some kids, so we make an anchor chart together that shows them exactly how to do it. Check out my lesson and help your students to answer questions with ease. #languagearts
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Three High-Interest Writing Assignments for Distance Learning — TeachWriting.org
Distance learning resources are in high demand right now as we shift our teaching outside of the classroom. As a result, distance learning resources are in great demand-- especially assignments that help keep students motivated and engaged. Check out these three high-interest writing assignments for distance learning to engage all students in the writing process.
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Texts - Teaching with a Mountain View
We are SO close to being done with our nonfiction unit, and I'm looking forward to jumping back in to novel studies. My students are slowly growing to love (okay, maybe like is still a better word) informational text, and that was truly one of my main goals in all of this. Last week, we ... Read more