Stretch a sentence

Sentence Writing - Expanding, adding who, what, when, where, why

an 8 x 11 sized "poster" created to help my second grade students to remember to write better sentences. It helps them to remember to include details in their sentences and try to paint a picture with words, including verbs, adjectives, nouns, etc.

Teacher has created long list of cartoon Pixar (and other) shorts to be used to teach reading strategies. She also has graphic organizers to go with them....Totally and completely amazing! What a great way to get (and keep) the kids' attention!

extra- This is a list of Pixar (and other) cartoon shorts that could be used to teach reading strategies. There are also graphic organizers to go with them. What a great way to get (and keep) the kids' attention!

Get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of MMs. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your MM!

Great back to school ice breaker: get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of MMs. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your MM!

Anchor chart that gives students sentences that provokes feelings about their books. What they liked, didn't like, what they weren't sure about and how they felt after reading.

Writing about Reading Anchor Chart- It gives students sentences that provoke feelings about their books. What they liked, didn't like, what they weren't sure about and how they felt after reading.

This is one of my now-favorite sites for Writer's Workshop ideas! Mini lessons, genre units (complete with publication and celebration!!), writer's notebook setup (binderized!), and more! Uh-mazing!

Site for Writer's Workshop ideas - mini lessons, genre units (complete with publication and celebration), writer's notebook setup (binders), and more.

Shades of vocabulary- common core

Shades of feelings. Paint samples can have different levels of feelings on each shade. The darker the shade, the great the feeling.This can be used in session with the client to bring awareness to the different levels or shades of emotions.

Use Bloom's Taxonomy in your classroom and activate Higher Order Thinking!

Your mind will BLOOM, thanks to this free Bloom's Taxonomy Flip Chart. Bloom's is so important in the classroom. Using verbs from Bloom's allows for higher order questioning.

Other ways to say...

descriptive words other words to use. be still my heart! I love using a variety of descriptive words. This list, in the words of Mrs.Riley -my high school English teacher, is a plethora of words :-)

Anchors Away Monday {10.6.14} Contractions (not just for early elementary!)  Two FREE games! by Crafting Connections!

"Crafting Connections: Anchors Away Monday Contractions (not just for early elementary!) Two FREE games!" Great anchor chart for contractions, this would also be a fantastic metacognitive activity.

Center idea- older students, modify for instrument families, the answer is "two reeds to produce a sound" the question could be.... etc.

Monday Made It: Getting Bulletin Boards Started!

The question is.give an answer and students come up with a question. The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Monday Made It: Getting Bulletin Boards Started!

FREE rounding poem

stickers and staples: Math: this Rounding Poem could help students with rounding numbers.

Area game

Dream House: An Additive Area Project (Common Core FREEBIE! could be cool to work with a math teacher and create a writing lesson that describes the dream house, too!

Common Core Reading Foldables

Common Core Reading Foldables

Common Core Reading Foldable idea - for this one, they read a story, then draw a picture or write to answer questions

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