Poetry is a great way to reinforce grammar concepts like parts of speech, figurative language and punctuation. I always have my class make poems for the different seasons or holidays to collect to put in our end of the year scrap book. I had great success with my mini-unit for Fall Poetry, and for Winter. Today I present to you… Read More
I have had great success with my Root a Week and Idiom a Day packs. My class has been pointing out idioms to me left and right and using them in their personal writing and speech. The roots have been a great way to introduce difficult vocabulary on a regular basis. Since this format of presenting a new idiom a… Read More
Fall Poetry- Using Thinking Maps and the 5 Senses!
Poetry is a great way to reinforce grammar concepts like parts of speech and punctuation. I have always had my class make poems for different seasons or holidays. This year, I decided to streamline this concept by creating a mini-unit for Fall Poetry. Check it out…. This set includes: -a circle map starter activity to get the students to actively… Read More
NOUNS FREEBIE! Beyond Person, Place and Thing
Our first grammar lesson this year was Nouns. The students remembered that nouns were a Person, Place, Thing or Idea… but when it came to Proper Nouns vs. Common Nouns and Abstract Nouns vs. Concrete Nouns they had trouble differentiating. I made two different Noun Sorts to help reinforce this standard. You can grab them here. This is a great activity… Read More
An Idiom a Day and a Root (or 2) a week!
One of my goals this year is to streamline some of my grammar lessons, teaching idioms and root words in particularly. I am doing this by teaching an idiom a day and a root (or two) a week. This is what I created to so I can stay on the straight and narrow. Hope it helps! Here is… Read More
Made it Monday
Today I am linking up with Tara from Fourth Grade Frolics and her always fun and inspiring Made it Monday. I know I am not the only one who thinks this… I have been one busy bee! I am feeling the pressure and the inspiration of school starting. Now don’t get me wrong, I am still enjoying my summer- full… Read More