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"The kids liked this game!  They each come up and pick a stick out of my hand and they would have to place it in the right cup!  If there’s extra time, they can use the word in a sentence:)  .........(I will use for my grammar/writing lessons this year!)"

parts of speech word sort {language arts}--Kids each come up and pick a stick out of my hand and they would have to place it in the right cup! If there’s extra time, they can use the word in a sentence

This is a cheap and simple way to practice plurals with students: write the noun on the sentence strip, fold the right hand corner to cover up whatever gets taken away on the reform of the word, then write the new ending that makes the word plural.

simple and cheap way to practice plural nouns. Fold down flap to make plural word. Good idea for a grab bag of irregular plurals.

Whole class journals are a cool idea for students who get finished early. Need to think of how to relate to math

Class journals - once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic. New twist on my classroom journals.

Spelling Roll-A-Task

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

this post walks you through step by step how to do mentor sentences with a video, too!

Step-by-Step: The Why and How of Mentor Sentences

The Why And How Of Mentor Sentences. Mentor Sentences are the only way I have successfully taught grammar and made a class of excellent writers! And they actually LIKE it!

STORY STICKS. Yellow = character, Red = conflict, Green = setting, Blue = "Special". Choose one of each and then make up a story based on what you've picked - I like this idea for family time. BUT JUST COLOR THE BOTTOM AND WRITE ON IT SO STUDENTS PICK A STICK TO FORM GROUP STORY WRITERS

SKILKS: Story Sticks Yellow = character, Red = conflict, Green = setting, Blue = "Special" Choose one of each and then make up a story based on what you've got.

Love this idea! 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 (to keep surgery supplies). Can  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!

200 Ways To Say Went by WeAreAllMadHere

200 Ways to Say Went. My grade English teacher always said "There are two words you do not use very often in writing: said and went. There are many better substitutes.

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