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Peterson Kindergarten: Fall Writing

SimiLes, use Like or aS, only way I ever remember... Does it have an L or S? than no it is not a simile, check metaphor. Indirect vs. direct comparison contests ensue.

Fall Writing - would be great to use in combination with Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman. Such a great book with beautiful and poetic descriptions of the seasons!

Love this! Seems a bit young, but I think it is good for some upper grades. Even has student copy in google doc.

This gave me an idea for one of my favorite quotes: Take a picture of hands in family and hang under the quote: "Un homme est qu'il a fait, par ses mains voyons sa coeur." ( A man is what he has done, by his hands we see his heart.) -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Literature: Quick as a Cricket Music: Everything at Once (youtube) Writing:nouns, adjectives, pattern Technology: cameras, photos upload, insert into document, print

Free download of seasonal flash cards for the fall, autumn, October, November... Each card can also be a story starter. For very young children, print two and use for matching. For readers cut the word off for matching to the picture.

Kindergarten - The Reading & Writing Project

Love this! Maybe do this outside class door and change the theme each month. Idiom, simile, personification, etc...

Hyperbole - A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in, "I could sleep for a year" or "This book weighs a ton".

Onomatopoeia - The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.