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…

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.

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.

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

Punctuation Stickers: A Fun Punctuation Activity

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

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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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

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

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.

This blog post includes helpful teaching tips and free task cards to help students vary their sentences.

This blog post includes helpful teaching tips and free task cards to help students vary their sentences.

Teaching and Tapas: 2nd Grade in Spain: Five tips to increase student engagement in your lessons

Teaching and Tapas: 2nd Grade in Spain: Five tips to increase student engagement in your lessons

Paula's note-add "idea," people forget that important part! Examples: a goal, a plan, a hypothesis, etc. A way to remember it is that these are things you can't touch but can be the "subject" of a sentence. "My plan is to educate everyone about nouns." "My goal is to be a great teacher." You can't touch the "plan" or the "goal,” but they are still nouns.

Paula's note-add "idea," people forget that important part! Examples: a goal, a plan, a hypothesis, etc. A way to remember it is that these are things you can't touch but can be the "subject" of a sentence. "My plan is to educate everyone about nouns." "My goal is to be a great teacher." You can't touch the "plan" or the "goal,” but they are still nouns.

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}

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

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