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
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
One of the 1st-graders in my class recently got glasses. The frames are dark and there are sparkly designs on the sides. She told us ahead of time that she was getting them. And when she walked into class with glasses for the first time, I noticed and made sure to mention how great they looked. … Continue reading Beautiful Glasses
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
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.