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synonyms...i LOVE this because the colors on the paint strip are similar, but note exactly the same...just like the words

A paint-chip synonym garden! The colors on the paint strip are similar, but not exactly the same, just like the synonyms themselves. Love this! Think I'll try this next year and add an antonym to the last space, as suggested by the original poster.

One of the most powerful ways to become a better writing teacher is to write.  And one of the most essential things to write is what we expect our students to write.  Dina Coverstone is doing just …

Organizing Research Notes for Expository Writing [Each envelope represents a subtopic. Inside the envelopes, students tuck pieces of support or facts for that particular subtopic. Folds up and fits in writing folders.] Stacy Shubitz Two Writing Teachers

list of ways kids can use sticky notes to record their thinking while reading

This will help Meya with her reading skills. I'm a BIG fan of sticky notes.a list of ways kids can use sticky notes to record their thinking while reading - their metacognition.

Tired word wall where kids go grab synonyms to use in their writing instead of the tired words... love it! 4th-grade

A word wall using synonyms ! I like this idea. Students who are GT or don't have anything to work on in enrichment can create this synonym word wall bulletin board (and then maybe an antonym board?

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"My friend is a middle school English teacher. This is by far the most awesome lesson she’s taught." It literally pained me to read this, but it's an awesome lesson!

Sentence Surgery done by a Literacy Coach...laminated unedited sentence strips, bandaid strips for ending punctuation, small round bandages for commas and quotations, tongue depressors to mark capitalization, and 'Emergency Kit' paper bags w/ red cross on them (to keep surgery supplies). Can be adjusted to use K-6...the kids loved it!

Sentence Surgery…laminated unedited sentence strips, bandaid strips for ending punctuation, small round bandages for commas and quotations, tongue depressors to mark capitalization, and ‘Emergency Kit’ paper bags w/ red cross on them. how fun!

Interactive Grammar Notebook

Grammar Interactive Notebook: Grammar Activities | Interactive Grammar Notebook

Instructional Chart: This chart can be placed in the classroom writing center to give students synonyms to replace simple words. It can be used both as a tool for their writing or as a dictionary to decipher word meanings during reading.

Writing Center - Perfect For Literacy Centers, Work on Writing and Word Work

Instructional Chart: This chart can be placed in the classroom writing center to give students synonyms to replace simple words. It can be used both as a tool for their writing or as a dictionary to decipher word meanings during reading.

Clutter-Free Classroom: Writing Centers - Setting Up the Classroom Series

Clutter-Free Classroom Writing Center - lots of other cute writing center ideas, i just LOVE this board!

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