Musical Chairs Writing! When the music stops you pick up writing where the last person left off. 10 minute intervals...or with alphabet and numbers :) Perfect for WL class too!

PP said, "musical chairs reading. Play music and when the music stops students stop, sit down and start reading! Lots of fun and something different to develop reading interests." Perhaps you could also put letters of alphabet on chairs &/or sight words.

Silly Sentences

Start with sentences. Writing prompts but in Spanish- help students by giving them a start point and spark creativity.

How to answer Common Core short-response questions    {Click the image for useful tips for teaching this skill}

How to answer Common Core short-response questions {Click the image for useful tips for teaching this skill} I like this anchor chart

Anchors Away Monday {7.14.14} Subjects & Predicates

Subjects & Predicates Anchor Chart

What happened on Nov. 14?

I missed school yesterday. I'm really curious as to what happened.

"Show, Not Tell" poster for revising writing and adding more detail.

"Show, Not Tell" poster for revising writing and adding more detail–even in writing Readers Theater. Typically, the narrator would read these kinds of descriptions or the tone of voice of the reader would convey these emotions.

Bold Beginnings! An interactive writing notebook activity for helping students to write a hook. $

Writing Using the Organization Trait

Writing Prompt Picture

The building of the tent-roofed structures began within this era. Some buildings utilize several colors to earn strong contrast. A lot of these buildings may be found in the majority of ancient Greek cities. The most important building was constructed …

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