Sentence Writing - Expanding, adding who, what, when, where, why
(teacherspayteachers.com) If your students are like mine, they struggle with powers of 10. With this fast-paced game, students have fun practicing and mastering this tricky concept. Simply form your students into two teams and project this exciting game! The student who says the correct answer first gets the point.
Acquainted: My Classroom!
Topic this week: 3 of My Favorite Areas in My Classroom! (pics taken at the first of the year, just so you know) 1- My CAFE Board for Daily 3! I love it. My students refer to them ALL THE TIME just for reassurance that we have learned about things. 2- My Voices Board for writing. 3- My Anchor Chart board is by far my top pick. This is used multiple times a day. I don't have a full picture of it, but I will take one first thing in the morning! Here are some close-ups. I can fit 5 large charts…
Life in 4B...
'4B' was the code our school secretary used to easily identify our class back when I taught 4th grade. 4 = 4th grade. B = Bongers. I later went on to teach Language Arts at a middle school, so this blog documents the learning we did in reading and writing each day, in addition to many posts from when I taught fourth grade. I figured keeping it all in one place was better than having two separate blogs. One more thing: please feel free to PIN anything you see!
Restating the Question Lesson - Teaching with a Mountain View
Am I the only one who adds this skill to her plans ASAP for the new school year? As. Soon. As. Possible. It’s crucial, and it’s one of those skills that kids tend to resist a little bit because they don’t understand WHY it’s so important. We start with a lesson about how to restate ... Read more
10 + Amazon Must Haves For Your Classroom - Teach Create Motivate
These are my must have Amazon finds for your classroom this year! Grab a few of these and save your time and your sanity!
Teaching Writing Ideas and Plans - Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits
Who and What. Students will get a strip of blank paper (or two or three if they are quick workers) and they will go back to their tables and write a Who What sentence.
Sentence Writing - WOW vs. BLAH
Writing: Want to build better writers in your class? The WOW vs. BLAH Sentence Writing Packet starts with the basics of good writing - drafting quality detailed sentences. What makes this approach different you say?? Well, WOW vs. BLAH Writing presents this material in an "out of the box" way t...
Anchor Charts in my Classroom
With only nine days left in the school year, I am reflecting on what worked best on my classroom walls. What anchor charts worked well...and what didn't. I believe classroom walls should be usable...not just frilly decorations. Beyond that, students should be involved in the creation of anchor charts that hang in the room. Here are the anchor charts I saw students referencing most throughout the year: As you can see, my most used anchor charts involve the active use of thinking skills. Math…
Improving Written Comprehension and Responses! [+ 2 FREEBIES!] - Dianna Radcliff
This post is for ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WANTING TO INCREASE WRITTEN COMPREHENSION and RESPONSES!!! This post is full of ideas, suggestions and more to help improve student’s ability to compose text! Now, are you in NC like me? If so, everything below started from being involved in K-3 right here in NC. So this […]
Turning the Question Around to Answer in Complete Sentences (Test Prep & More!)
Are you tired of your students giving one or two word answers? This product includes one interactive class activity and two worksheets for practice and assessment to help students lose the question word, move the verb, switch personal pronouns, and use the question to formulate their answers in comp...
Stretch The Sentence Writing Activities - Free Sample!
Students can practice stretching out sentences with these fun writing activities! The focus is to add more details to sentences by answering the questions who, what, when, where, why, and how? These will get students thinking about what details to add to make their sentences more interesting. This f...