Shades of meaning! SUPPLIES: paint chips, construction paper, marker, tape & a thesaurus ::: The colors on the paint strip are similar, but not exactly the same. just like the words. Sit down with your little and create a Synonym Garden.
This useful chart can be used to show students the difference between showing details in their writing and telling about something. It lists skills personality
The Clever School Teacher: Book lists complied by reading strategies, writing traits, and common core! The common core books listed match Common Core Curriculum Map Units for ELA
What Would the Characters in the Book You're Reading Post as their FB status?
Brillante Viernes: November 1, 2013
This is a fun spelling game! Students use the first word on their spelling list and roll the die. They complete the task for the number they roll.make it more challenging for and could also uses vocabulary words-love the idea
Idioms of the Week; A School Year of Idioms
There are 60 Idiom Posters to choose from in this unit that can serve as an ongoing learning tool in your classroom. Each Idiom poster includes a .
I like this - I would probably make the words velcro so students could take them to their seat for correct spelling. No more "said" Here's a way to display the various words to use instead of said. Clever idea for writing class!
Free Printable Vocabulary Activities--lots of really cool vocab teaching ideas, book suggestions for types of words, etc.
Could be good for word work station. Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip.
Can be used like regular four square. Call out a vocab word . Student is responsible for giving the info for the word in heir square while tossing the all. Rotate to next square and repeat when new word is given. Continue until all words used.