Today I wanted to stop by and share some strategies for teaching vowel teams and diphthongs in our classroom! It's always challenging to teach spelling patterns that aren't easily decodable! Growing up, I remember the rhymes "when 2 vowels go walking, the 1st one does the talking" and "I before E except after C and sounding as A in neighbor and weigh." Who else remembers those??? Here's the thing...those still hold true...and they are a good tool for the most part. But our students need…
Types of Sentences- An Anchor Chart and FREE Resources!
Are you teaching students to identify the four types of sentences? Check out this blog post. It contains multiple activities that you can use in your upper elementary classroom! Check out the types of sentences anchor chart and download the FREE worksheet and interactive notebook foldable!
16 Boring Words & What to Use Instead (Infographic)
Are boring words hurting your writing? Some words, when repetitively used, become boring for the reader. Consider using a synonym instead, which might help convey the meaning more vividly and accurately.
If your students have a hard time with responding to their reading in a variety of ways, these reading response stems will be helpful in assisting them with writing quality responses! There are 12 categories included with over 80 sentence starters. Use the large version as anchor charts for student ...
Proofreading is one of the last phases of the writing process where you carefully seek out and correct grammatical and typographical errors in your final draft before presenting your work to an audience (professor, blog post, publisher, job, etc.). Despite the fact that everyone has a different approach to the proofreading process, there are always…
This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”
Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a word that could easily be replaced with a stronger, more accurate word. This infographic tells you what to use instead.
Writing Center Posters and Writing Paper Templates
You will receive 10 writing posters (full page) explaining common reasons to write! You will also receive a variety of writing paper templates that can be used for ALL 10 types of writing that include regular AND primary lines! This is perfect to help set up your writing center in Writer's Workshop!