How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan: The text "looks" like a narrative story, but it has the language that's the hallmark of "how-to" writing combined with transitions to keep the story moving along. Embedded within the text are obvious "how-to" pieces (tips and lists) such as "Snacks for a Grandpa," "How to Entertain a Grandpa," and "How to Wake Up a Grandpa." (Would support your work with the Common Core Standards for writing.)
Great book to read aloud to class when studying figurative language--puns ...about a boy that is punished and can only speak in puns. The cure can only be found when he is sent out in search of other types of words...Awesome!
Brownie in a Cup ~ Wipe the outside of the cup with rubbing alcohol. Use an oil based Sharpie paint marker, then write the instructions onto the cup. Let the Sharpie dry completely for 24 hours. Place your cup in a cold oven, then bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes. Crack your oven door and let the cup cool down with the oven to prevent cracking. This would be great as a gift, add the dry ingredients and wrap.
Give copies of this Figurative Language Chart to your students as a reference tool and display it at centers! Students love it! You'll see a definite improvement in their writing assignments. The chart has definitions and examples of all the terms. Also included are ready to print student worksheets with answers. priced item