My colorful sister is jogging

Or as a subtitle: Nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Throughout the year so far, my classes have done different lessons using nouns, verbs and adjectives. I'd been thinking about doing this activity for a while and thought it would be a good way for my 1st - and 2nd - graders to put all these concepts together. … Continue reading My colorful sister is jogging

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Proofreading, part two.

The fourth-graders that come to the ESL classroom I work in really enjoyed correcting the crazy spelling mistakes I made in the sentences I wrote on the board. For my next lesson, I wanted them to try proofreading the work of their classmates. I passed out papers and had each student write a paragraph about … Continue reading Proofreading, part two.

Proofreading, part one.

I noticed that a lot of the fourth graders in my class had trouble with spelling and grammar. I wanted to plan some lessons that would help them improve the overall quality of their writing. I decided that it was time to teach them how to proofread. In my first lesson, I turned to the … Continue reading Proofreading, part one.