What a fun way to teach kids about punctuation marks! Have them add the right ones with stickers.

Punctuation Stickers: A Fun Punctuation Activity

This punctuation activity is a fun way to practice adding the correct punctuation to the end of a sentence. Kids will love this easy grammar game.

Sarah's First Grade Snippets - great FREEBIE for beginning of the year!

Complete/Incomplete Sentence sort - could be good at any grade. Also could display their own sentences and have them add to the chart. Or, have the sort by sentence structure.

Liked: This helped my fifth-grade students in our complex/compound/simple sentence lessons. /// Learned: Must...fake...enthusiasm for...grammar...if...want...students...to...care.

simple, compound, complex sentences coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Pair with samples sentences and it will be an awesome anchor chart.

Free Download ~ Characteristics of a Good Hook | This Reading Mama (with great directions for teaching writing hooks from children's authors)

Make it Interesting for the Reader: A Simple Writing Strategy {Week 4}

The first installment of anchor charts has just arrived!  Here is a sampling from my classroom for the 2012-2013 school year.   I no longer teach reading, but here are a few of the reading res…

Anchor Charts

I like how this anchor chart has both strategies for elaborating sentences/ideas as well as a non example and an example of how those strategies are implemented.

Interesting for any writer, saved this for myself: This Sentence Has Five Words – Gary Provost

writing, sentence variety, sentence length, Interesting for any writer, saved this for myself: This Sentence Has Five Words – Gary Provost

Have an empty chart up on the board, and each team gets 4 different colored post-it notes. Write down which color corresponded to which type of sentence on the board for them to refer to. They worked with their team to come up with unique examples of each type of sentence.

Types of Sentences

Each team gets 4 different colored post-it notes. Color corresponds to which type of sentence. Team come up with unique examples of each type of sentence. Can use this for figurative language as well.

Great Teaching Ideas! I would put pictures/examples of the Nouns, Verbs, Adjective on the containers. Students will be create a sentence based off of the parts of sentence chosen. Students can learn where adjectives, verbs, and nouns go into a sentence.  -Chelsea Goessl

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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

Learning the Parts of Speech can be FUN and INTERACTIVE! I have found that my…

Parts of Speech F.U.N.!

Parts of Speech Flip Flap Books F. What are: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, and Adverbs Simply Skilled in Second

Make learning the alphabet fun with this set of colorful stones! Vibrant colors and simple lettering make these stones an excellent teaching

Make learning the alphabet fun with this set of colorful stones! Vibrant colors and simple lettering make these stones an excellent teaching

We have a new chart for you: Was and Were – To Be in the past tense We also have this chart about using Was and Were in short answers. You can see more example sentences using Was and Were he…

We have a new chart for you: Was and Were – To Be in the past tense We also have this chart about using Was and Were in short answers. You can see more example sentences using Was and Were he…

Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade – Week 2: Writing Assessment…

Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade – Week 2: Writing Assessment {Coursera / MSJC}

I WILL POST THIS IN MY FUTURE CLASSROOM! the most basic, self-explanatory 'map' of the parts of speech. Great map of the parts of speech. Using different colors provides a multi-sensory approach to teaching these.

Giving Text Evidence for your essay.  Great ways to start a sentence when referencing the materials.   Chesapeake College Adult Education Program offers free and nearly free classes on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to help you earn your GED and your Maryland H.S. Diploma.  We provide free advising, college and career transition services.  Let us help you turn a dream into your reality. Classes start monthly. Contact Danielle Thomas 410-829-6043.

Giving Text Evidence

Common Core is all about evidence! Standard One for all grades is all about showing the evidence! This is a great Anchor Chart for Textual Evidence Sentence Starters- I would modify the language required for upper elementary and middle school students.

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