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600 Other Ways to Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary

600 Other Ways To Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary

100 Ways to Say Great to Support Others | Infographic A Day

100 Ways to Say Great to Support Others

Students repeat sentences, filling in the "blank" trying to "match" the teacher response. Verbs covered in these 20 sentences: ate, said, saw, bought, brought, made, drank, took, slept, came, did, met, wrote, gave, swam, sang, sat, ran, had, drew. ELA 2nd gr., Intermediate ESL 2nd - 9th gr. $

The Teacher Says (Irregular Past Tense Verb Game)

Anchor chart for using evidence based terms. Great for preparing students for Common Core

Orange Polka Dots: Anchor Chart Academy

Here's an easy way for students to practice their spelling words. Have them draw a big scribble on their page - remind them to leave big spaces in their scribble! Using colored pencils, they can then fill the spaces with their words. Very brain based!

Great book to teach great beginnings, great endings, and fabulous word choice.

The Boy Who Loved Words

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Learning about classifying! Check out this easy lesson that got us started talking about what makes a quality summary! Looking at texts through different lenses is tricky for some--but pays off!

Cause and effect, inferences

Using "very" is lazy. Students can do better than "very"!

A Little Cheat Sheet To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’

Adverbs anchor chart

Adverbs - Saddle up for Second Grade

inviting kids into poetry with a "Poetry Picnic" to explore different types and styles of poetry in rotations

A Year of Reading: POETRY PICNIC!

FREE sampler of Super Text Detectives: Find the Text Evidence! I love these for introducing my kids to close reading- and my kids have tons of fun coloring their answers!

Gingerbread Man Unit Graph

set up a 'crime scene'-students draw inferences, writing project, and/or do some related forensic science experiments

Second Grade Nest: Favorite Pin Friday

Buzzing with Ms. B: New Unit: Nonfiction Features! The font is cutesy but I think we could pull a text for my kids' grade level and still use this.

Buzzing with Ms. B: New Unit: Nonfiction Features!

Main Idea vs. Theme Sort! Free download. Plus a blog entry with other great ideas.

Teaching With a Mountain View: Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

Cute Christmas ornament craft, this could be great for a writing activity (the day I got trapped in a snow globe)

Exploring the mystery genre in the classroom is a great way to expose students to new types of literature and who doesn't love solving a real crime?

C. Jayne Teach » Student Sleuths

Great picture series for teaching about point of view. (picture only)

$ for a year-long unit (425 pages). Follow through the WRITING PROCESS and model lessons for Narrative Writing, Opinion Writing, and Informative Writing. It covers ALL of the Writing Common Core Standards and many Language Standards. There are teachable slides that can be used on the smart board or posters, as well as student printables WITH STANDARDS to go along with each mini lesson. You will also find practice, assessments, resources, tracking charts, rubrics, homework, etc!

Differentiated Common Core writing lessons. These detailed lessons are at different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy to make teaching Common Core and meeting the needs of students at different ability levels much easier. Lessons Include: writing clear sentences, composing introductions, including transition words, adding words that show and don't tell, and even more.

Literacy & Math Ideas: Common Core Writing

Incomplete sentences and subject/predicate explanation

iFake Text - create a fake text dialogue between book characters. No phone needed!

Kleinspiration: iFake Text - Having fun with Dialogue!

Writing Inspiration - Writers Write

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