This time of year there’s no one more highly organized than a teacher. In addition to getting all those seating charts, lesson plans, and assignments in hand, an ultra-tidy classroom space makes all the rest of those tasks easier. So you can bet teachers keep their rooms and desks shipshape. Luckily, that means there’s lots of smart, crafty, even downright cheap ideas out there to crib from.
This activity is going to be for third grade students who will need scaffolding regarding the synonym square but who will use resources to find the definition of words in the third grade using the internet or a physical dictionary. This template is a general outline of what students should be working on while reading texts and finding new words they don't understand. The template can be completed together with the teacher and used to assess where students are with their sentence writing.