This post has adjective walks around the school and inside the school activity work pages. Students observe the things they see everyday with fresh eyes as they look for describing words. For this page, students walk around the outside of the school and consider what they see each day as a
Commonly Confused Words Some words sound the same, but are spelled differently and have very different meanings. Using the wrong word is easy to do, but it is just as easy to use them correctly if you study a few at a time. The following words are frequently confused and used incorrectly: Their: belongs
Almost everyone has a list of usage hang-ups. Sometimes we have used words incorrectly for a long time, and it will not seem wrong to us. I doubt if it would be possible to memorize all the usage rules in the English language, and that is even truer today in the age of the
Here are 3 tips to strengthen your sentences and make your writing stronger. Tip 1: Your writing will be more effective if you use strong verbs and nouns instead of trying to prop up weak ones with adjectives and adverbs. Weak: The dentist intentionally spoke untruthfully about the diagnosis. Strong: The dentist lied about
Warning! Inflated Language Ahead. If you use inflated language, you can sound stuffy and turn people off. Here are 3 warning signs you are using inflated language: 1. If you have a tendency to use formal words in everyday conversation. 2. If you use the word myself when you should have used me or I.
About Blucy Author: Julia Dweck, Illustrator: Erika LeBarre, Year published: 2013, Publisher: Xist Publishing, Number of pages: 21, Recommended age: 3+, Summary (Amazon): Once in a blue moon, a special pet comes along. When Mandy adopts the best cat at the shelter, she doesn’t realize it has a big secret and an even bigger personality.
This post has a free fun activity with contractions printable! It also has a very short YouTube video demonstrating this activity. Paperclips replace the apostrophe and pop from the folded paper to reveal all the letters in the word that was made into a contraction through folding the paper. The printable includes word strips to fold and
This lesson is free on ReadWriteThink.org and is based on two books: As Slippery as an Eel: An Ocean Unit Exploring Simile and Metaphor---This is a link to my free lesson using these book on Read Write Think, a site by IRA (International Reading Association) and NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English): As Slippery