Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!
Writing Prompts from Photographs: Alligator, Iguana, Man of War and more! (could be used as conversation starters as well)
Station with "dice" made out of tissue boxes. Each side has a sentence with punctuation, spelling, and capitalization errors. Students rewrite the sentence with no errors! Awesome way to spice up grammar and word work! sentence writing, math problems, writing prompts, tissue boxes, kid roll, writing centers, tissue classroom, classroom writing center, tissu box
6 different MESSED UP sentences glued onto a tissue box. The kids roll the box, read the sentence, write it, and then revise it. Great for a writing center!
This is from a college professor who is combatting punctuation "myths" kids pick up in school. It's a nice article. I like the how the "commas go where you breath" myth is debunked. I like the witty comeback. I think I'll start using it. college teaching ideas, colleges, schools, colleg professor, english punctuat, educ, kids, teacher, kid pick
No, It’s Not Arbitrary and Does Make Sense: Teaching the English Punctuation System
Include Nouns, Verbs, Adjective, Pronouns, Plurals
It's Shel Silverstein meets Strunk and White and the results are both hilarious and instructive. With over 120 illustrations and gobs of delightfully goofy examples and exercises, this book provides a lighthearted and ludicrous guide to the essential elements of language and grammar...not to mention a few writing tips thrown into the mix. classroom, grammar humor, illustrations, languag art, writing tips, educ, grammar lessons, new books, kid
It's Shel Silverstein meets Strunk and White and the results are both hilarious and instructive. With over 120 illustrations and gobs of delightfully goofy examples and exercises, this book provides a lighthearted and ludicrous guide to the essential elements of language and grammar...not to mention a few writing tips thrown into the mix. Grammar has often been taught as joyless process of memorizing rules and diagramming phony sentences, but most writers will tell you that grammar actuall...
10 Misunderstood English Words
15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly
A Past, Present, and Future Tense Sort
The Nine Parts of Speech Three little words you often see, Are articles - a, an, and the. A noun's the name of anything As school, garden, hoop, or swing. An adjective tells the kind of noun - Great, small, pretty, white, or brown. Instead of nouns the pronouns stand - Her head, his face, your arm, my hand. Verbs tell of something to be done, To read, sing, jump, or run. speech ideas for kids, flip books, language arts ideas, flip charts, languag art, grammar activities, grammar flip chart, flip chart stand, school gardens
grammar flip book
Recommended book about writing and grammer. (Homeschooling)
I made this for my guided reading group discussions. The kiddies love it:)
Adjective flower- write the noun in the middle and use the petals to write adjective on. Cute bulletin board idea! I would use my own flower pattern and let students color it on their own. idea, language and literacy, school, noun activities, languag art, adjectives activities, educ, adjective flowers, teach
Adjective flower! Could be changed to anything!