grammar

Test Prep Campout – Classroom Transformation

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! Below I’ll go through some of the 8 stations!  I took grades on 5 of them and groups had bags they…

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Prefix Patients

Are you looking for a way engage students in content?! Why not let them be doctors?! This is one of my favorite classroom transformations!  Prefix patients gives students a chance to communicate and practice the meaning of prefixes to make words with self checking patient charts! FIRST – students work with partners and get a…

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Poultry Parts of Speech

🦃 Poultry Parts of Speech 🦃 we loved filling in ___ (adjective) ___ (adjective) ___ (noun) ____ (verb) ____ (prepositional phrase) . They were HILARIOUS 😂😂😂 great easy review and craftivity! #iteachtoo #grammar #iteach345 #partsofspeech #adjective #prepostionalphrase #turkeycraft #grammarfun #igteachers #tpt #teacherspayteachers A video posted by Amber Nicole (@sssteaching) on Nov 3, 2016 at 2:28pm…

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Verbs in the News!

We quickly glossed over verbs before moving on to other parts of speech because verbs are once again something my students come to me knowing! We started by watching the Flocabulary video – Verbs!  We love Flocabulary!!  We worked on an anchor chart the difference between action, linking, and helping verbs! After a couple short…

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Welcome to the Pet Gourmet and other Noun Restaurants!

So being in 4th grade, I quickly review parts of speech before getting into structure at the beginning of the year.  Obviously, nouns gets at most 2 days of instruction since we only have about 15 min anyway because this is stressed in the earlier grades. We reviewed nouns and special nouns – common, proper,…

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Grammar Surgery Day Transformation!

Grammar Surgery Day was an unforgettable day in our classroom! This worked as a comprehensive review of many different standards we learned in grammar this year.  It was relatively low cost and we had donations that helped as well.  I’ll try and walk you through the steps of what we did. Checklist available at end…

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Grammar Manipulatives – SAY WHAT?!

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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Cave Day!

Cave exploring coming up soon. Taking a page from @elementaryshenanigans playbook with headlights and all. Kids will earn their spelunkers license all day through various activities- can’t wait #engage #caves #iteach456 #iteachtoo #iteach456 A photo posted by Amber Nicole (@sssteaching) on Oct 11, 2015 at 3:20pm PDT I’m so excited to share CAVE DAY! I’m…

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Quotation Marks in the Wild

Last year I shared some of our favorite ways to introduce and practice using quotation marks and dialogue and in our writing along with editing.  You can find that post – here.  Today, I have a new idea to add to the mix that we are trying this year. I made these animal posters to…

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my FAVORITE hilarious Preposition Activity!

I love incorporating anything funny into my teaching!! Ugh prepositions – I still remember memorizing them in elementary school and it was so not fun.  With this being on the CCSS and therefore our state testing I knew I needed to hit it and make it stick. My students will tell you this was one…

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