This is a sheet that contains persuasive sentence starters. Cut the sentence starters our and give to children to use while writing their persuasive sentence, or paragraph, depending on the grade level. You could use these to show how persuasive writing d
Irony Digital Break Out Activity - Isn't It Ironic?
For grade I would just use regular stickers but I love the badge idea! Genre Badges motivate students to read different types of books. 16 genre badges can be used on tic tac toe boards or ribbons. Keep students reading a variety of texts all year!
Genre Writing: A way to organize your literature curriculum: Genres. "Knowledge of different genres gives students useful schemata-frameworks for understanding born of prior knowledge and experience-for story types" (Lynch-Brown, Short, & Tomlinson, p.
Use this fun and interactive sorting game to review and reinforce types of conflict. These 50 cards each have examples of conflicts taken from authentic texts and popular YA literature. Students will sort them into six categories: person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. society, person vs. nature, person vs. technology, person vs. the supernatural. Students can also sort the conflicts into the categories internal conflict and external conflict.
Free Speech to text on Google Docs Helps Dyslexic Students
This is awesome to use on final copies of writing. Students can focus more on content then typing! This voice-to-text technology can be a wonderful, free assistive technology device for students with dyslexia and other types of learning disabilities.
Blackout Poetry - Newspaper or Photocopy of text + Black marker = Instant poetry Come take a look at this free step-by-step instructional lesson. Guaranteed to get even the most-reluctant student to give poetry a try.
COMMON CORE aligned! Kids LOVE this interactive method for practicing the 5 main types of text structure! By using the nonfiction summary on the 20 different game cards, students will make a determination about the type of text structure (problem/solution, cause & effect, description, compare/ contrast, and sequence) and be able to gain immediate feedback by scanning the provided code! Grab an iPAD, iPOD, or other device and download a free QR scanner app and you are ready to go ...