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teaching grammar /writting

teaching grammar /writting

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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)


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!

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. 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

Great idea - new homework idea?

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! Could be changed to anything!