I WILL POST THIS IN MY FUTURE CLASSROOM! the most basic, self-explanatory 'map' of the parts of speech. Great map of the parts of speech. Using different colors provides a multi-sensory approach to teaching these.
Fishpond Australia, Now & Ben : The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta (Illustrated ) Gene Barretta. Buy Books online: Now & Ben : The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, ISBN Gene Barretta (Illustrated by) Gene Barretta
How to use a semicolon, the most feared punctuation on earth. ~ The Oatmeal The Oatmeal does many awesome comics that range in topic. He also happens to love grammar, and I look forward to the day he publishes a text book.
The best organization of a Writer's Notebook I've found- plus, simple activities for starting writing off 'WRITE!' this school year! :)- I have done a very similar writers workshop notebook but love the tabs!
Idioms: 5 Common and Simple English Idioms Poster. It think this would be a great poster to have displayed in the classroom while working with idioms. The students could even make their own version of this poster to display at the end of our unit.
Great book to read aloud to class when studying figurative language--puns, palindromes, anagrams.about a boy that is punished and can only speak in puns. The cure can only be found when he is sent out in search of other types of words. I love puns!