Poetry Analysis

By Amber Ernst / January 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

HAVE YOU EVER….needed something and wished you had it right on hand?! This resource is for you!  I’m telling you- I looked at the CCSS exemplar texts for poetry and knew I needed to kick my butt into gear to get my kids ready for some rigorous poetry but still have a meaningful experience! I…

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Poetry Assessment – Lapbook Style

By Amber Ernst / November 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

Poetry is one of my ALL TIME favorite topics to teach. It used to be scary. Yes I’ll admit that, but I’ve come to see it for what it can be. I’m a Shel Silverstein funny poetry is my jam type of person. I love to laugh and love incorporating that into the classroom. BUT…

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Poetry in the Sky

By Amber Ernst / May 16, 2013 / 0 Comments

We have been working on our last unit in writing- Poetry!! Fun stuff let me tell you. With it being the end of the year and all, we haven’t gotten to every type of poem but we have done some.  We know haiku and worked on line breaks to start and talked about how poetry…

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Poetry Tech Tips!

By Amber Ernst / April 25, 2013 / 0 Comments

First things first: check out my giveaway that went live TODAY!  Click the pic for more info! Ok- so surviving has been my tactic for the last couple weeks and I have finally kicked myself in gear!  Whew taking over a classroom at the end of the year is intense but glad I’m finally getting a…

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Test Prep Campout – Classroom Transformation

By Amber Ernst / March 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

The day finally came for our TEST prep campout and it could not have gone better! The tents were set up and it was time to review what we had learned from the year! Setting the stage is so important. My students loved the setup and it was pretty easy to make happen. We used…

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NO 1:1 = NO PROBLEM

By Amber Ernst / May 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

What can you do with little tech…to greatly improve instruction?! Here are some ideas we used this year that you can rock with just 1 computer or iPad! 1.  TWITTER – now as an individual I hardly use twitter (gasp!) I’ve tried and tried and had no success with sticking with it BUT for Global…

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Monster Metaphors

By Amber Ernst / November 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

I have been slowly working in figurative language concepts over the past few weeks gearing up for our poetry unit!  My students love these fun ways to get to practice those skills.  We learned all about similes and metaphors and made these metaphor monsters. You should have heard my class when I announced Metaphor Monsters!!…

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Onomatopoeia Projects

By Amber Ernst / November 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

Love our onomatopoeia projects! #honkoinkmoo #soundwords #onomatopoeia #iteach4 #iteachtoo A photo posted by Amber Nicole (@sssteaching) on Oct 30, 2015 at 3:29pm PDT We have started working on our figurative language because we dive deep into poetry starting in December.  With only 3 weeks in December I try to cover some ideas of onomatopoeia, similes,…

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Grammar Manipulatives – SAY WHAT?!

By Amber Ernst / October 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

I am so excited about this resource!! Remember those magnetic poetry sets that used to be around.  I thought that would be a great addition to my room but for grammar! Each of my kids receives a bag of words (same words) that they keep in their desk all year long that we pull out to…

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Figurative Language Robots – FREE

By Amber Ernst / September 6, 2015 / 0 Comments

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about these robots!   We study figurative language in December with poetry BUT since we don’t test until late April I want to make sure my kids get a review in (along with many other times!)  so we made these figurative language robots! They were a hit with my…

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