writing, sentence variation, This Sentence Has Five Words by Gary Provost

One of my favorite writing examples. Every writer has their own tone. Read aloud to hear your rhythm. //This Sentence Has Five Words: A Lesson from Gary Provost on Varying Sentence Length//Writing tips//Advice//Editing//Style//

Infographic for commonly confused (misspelled or misused) words. A helpful infographic from Your Dictionary. Perfect for the classroom!

Commonly Confused Words

Commonly misspelled English words - Created by Your Dictionary, a super user-friendly online dictionary and thesaurus, the chart lists words that are most commonly misused and misspelled. Drives me nuts.

Texting in the Classroom - great ideas for using text messages to introduce vocabulary and upcoming learning!

Texting in the Classroom

One of my favorite (free) resources to do this is called ifaketext. It allows users to create faux iPhone text conversations.

Boggle- This is by far the most popular in my room. I got this amazing activity from Create-Teach-Share and my kids go bananas for it. I just change the letters weekly to reflect our spelling pattern focus and they go on a word making frenzy. LOVE it!

Boggle- This is by far the most popular in my room. I got this amazing activity from Create-Teach-Share and my kids go bananas for it. I just change the letters weekly to reflect our spelling pattern focus and they go on a word making frenzy

Decorating in a high school classroom. I like: ellipsis, there are three dots, not fifteen

You Can Decorate High School Classrooms Too!

Love this idea from Delights and Designs… You could easily extend this for more able pupils to contain more word types.    Children are encouraged to come up and pick a word from the teacher. They then place the stick in the correct pot. To further extend, they could then pick a word from each cup and create a sentence. Perfect for assessment!

parts of speech word sort {language arts}--Kids each come up and pick a stick out of my hand and they would have to place it in the right cup! If there’s extra time, they can use the word in a sentence

A great way to get students to think about other words that could mean the same thing. Jennifer Mosansky

No more "said" Here's a way to display the various words to use instead of said. Clever idea for a creative writing exercise.

Synonym display literacy ks2 English school primary

"Would You Like A Synonym With That?" Synonym Word Wall- This display would be a great way to get students to expand their vocabulary.

Make Learning Interactive Using QR Codes!

Make Learning Interactive Using QR Codes! (Cinnamon's Synonyms)

Totally Terrific in Texas: writers' workshop - great way to display those writing words or concepts without taking up a ton of valuable space

Great idea for teaching writing! Writing Clips - Getting students to use transition words and creative talking verbs!

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