Inference Bags, each kid picks an object, secretly places it in the bag, and writes 6 clues about it so the other kids can guess. Goal addressed: describing objects, Describing similarities and differences, categorical relationships

Inference Bags: Students fill with secret item. Write clues on a card and attach to outside. Put name on bag. Other students guess what is inside.

Punctuation Chart for Kindergarten/First grade. Write one sentence, come up with ways to change it to use different punctuation.

Punctuation Chart for Kindergarten/First grade. Write one sentence, come up with ways to change it to use different punctuation. I would change yelling for making it sound interesting.

This is a great way for students to see what punctuation goes with each sentence. you could scramble up the note cards and have students put them back in the correct slot while reading them with the correct punctuation at the end.

Idea could be adapted for various grade levels, not just punctuation but sentence types too. Students sort words and phrase with the correct punctuation mark.

Adjectives anchor chart (make into a class book for writing tools section in the writing centre)

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Adjectives anchor chart (make into a class book for writing tools section in the writing centre) - have students find adjectives in writing with crayon/colored pencil and analyze frequency.

Make sentences without the punctuation marks and kids have to decide whether it needs a question mark or period.

Make sentences without the punctuation marks and kids have to decide whether it needs a question mark or full stop. Could also add exclamation sentences.

Look at your picture, use the words to make a sentence that makes sense- read to check- write your sentence

Look at your plicture, use the words to make a sentence that makes sense- read to check- write your sentence

Comma Relay~ Print the free game sheets and cut them apart. Divide students in groups of 3-4 and line them up. Supply each group with a large laminated comma or a baton. For each group, place on a chair a set distance away a clipboard holding a copy of a game sheet and a pencil. To play, students take turns running to the chair. correcting a sentence, and then passing the comma to the next player on his team. At end of game award teams a point for each correctly punctuated sentence.

Comma Relay~ After teaching comma rules, project two sentences and have students do a comma relay race and place the comma in the right place. Teacher checks and then they pass it to their next team member.

My improvin' it display to help children up level their writing and choose more interesting words!

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