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Paraphrasing is a difficult skill to master. These bite-sized paragraph task cards can make it easier. Comes with sample answer key and a PARAphrase It! poster. $

Paraphrasing Task Cards (Advanced Set for Grades 4-8)

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$ Students will enjoy reviewing, practicing or brushing up on figurative language with this set of task cards. This set includes practice with personification, idioms, adages / proverbs, hyperbole, similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, alliteration, imagery, palindromes and puns. The printable pack includes 44 self checking task cards, directions, a student answer sheet, answer key, game show template, and a file folder game board. $

Focus on Figurative Language

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Pinner says. "  My kids love this game.  I have gotten emails from former students asking if I still play this.  One of my kiddos walked in first period today and said, Oh, were playing Grudgeball today?  You just made my day Mrs. Wilkins.  I have two oral presentations and this game is just going to let me have fun.  So, how do you play it? 1.  Each team gets 10 Xs. (I had a class, y

To Engage Them All: Grudgeball.. a Review Game Where Kids Attack!

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Grammar Sorting activities. Clip on FREEBIE heading at top of link to assess printables.

A Freebie for St. Patty’s Day and much more!

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Middle school writing idea for early finishers or centers.

This site has GREAT literacy center activities -- just print them out, laminate, and add to your classroom. Great for early finisher tasks!

Reading workshop idea: laminate reading strategy cards and put them on binder rings for the kids to use. If you want a child to focus on a particular strategy, use a dry erase marker to star that card. You can erase it and write it on a different card once the child is using that strategy consistently!

Parts of Speech & Sentence Game plays like PHASE 10!

Parts of Speech & Sentence Game - "Phrase 10"

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Back to school activity-use the overhead to create a silhouette or trace and fill with things that make you special or you like. These could be cool to keep posted in the after school center. Or you can have them do their names in bubble letters, decorate the inside with designs.

4th Grade Art with Mrs. Brown

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The Center Based Classroom - A great list of FREE websites to use for your listening center! Perfect for the Daily 5!

The Center Based Classroom: Math Websites!

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This is great for a middle school or high school class room. Maybe, just maybe, a girl or boy will read it and remember at the right moment.

Katie Lately: I Think I'm Going To Try That....

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