Free! Figurative language anchor charts/posters/cards. alliteration • hyperbole • idioms • metaphors personification • onomatopoeia • similes

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Mrs. Mack by Patricia Polacco - lesson using a foldable to talk about how and why the main character changes throughout the story

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Whole Class Journals: Get your kids writing across all genres for the entire year with my 5 sets of Whole Class Journals. The students will love this weekly activity for center time and it is amazing to see the growth in their writing over the year.

As We Walk Along the Road: Read Aloud Wednesdays: But, I Don't Need To Read Aloud to My Older Kids Do I? #reading aloud is fun and beneficial with your older #kids and #teens.

Cute way to sort out point of view (I can't resist a chance to use owls!). Can be used as an anchor chart, or made smaller for use in students' writing/reading workshop binders.

Free..."Melissa, as a teacher for 32 years, I have taught using music my whole career and have found your songs to be revolutionary. How did you write these amazing songs?" Melinda...I wish I could tell you how I write these songs; however, I truly can't explain how I write them. I was born with a hearing impairment and a love for music. Perhaps what I thought was my greatest weakness is actually my greatest strength. I wrote these songs so my students would learn these skills for life…

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