Lost on an Island Writing Prompt

I was looking through some books in our classroom yesterday when I came across these laminated cards that picture school supplies and other objects. I'm not sure what they were used for in the past, but I thought I could turn them into a fun writing prompt for my fourth graders.      I first told the … Continue reading Lost on an Island Writing Prompt

Proofreading, Part 3

For the last lesson on proofreading with fourth-grade, I had them each write a paragraph. I gave them a few topics they could choose from: their favorite restaurant, the best part of their day, or how they thought they could be a good friend. Once they had completed their work, they had to find two people in … Continue reading Proofreading, Part 3

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

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.