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Use this Video Mini-lesson to teach students about the importance of using strong, vivid verbs in their writing. http://www.melissa-stewart.com/sciclubhouse/teachhome/writing_info.html

Use this Video Mini-lesson to teach students about the importance of using strong, vivid verbs in their writing. http://www.melissa-stewart.com/sciclubhouse/teachhome/writing_info.html

set it up on their desks...a statement and a question (or quiz question) to end a lesson. Exit slip...

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This is a great way to quickly and informally assess students during small group or individual instruction -- students write a statement in response to what they have read, discussed, or learned, as well as a question. (use post it notes)

Kelly Hall who writes the Fabulous in Fourth blog shares her students' paint chip poetry

Colorful figurative language - love it! Use simile and metaphor to write color poems on paint chips.

I use this with my 2nd Grade students when they begin the publishing phase. First they go through and check off if they have thoroughly edited. The...

For Grade students when they begin the publishing phase. First they go through and check off if they have thoroughly edited.

Give copies of this Figurative Language Chart to your students as a reference tool. It has definitions and examples of all the terms. Also included in my upgraded packet are ready to print student worksheets with answers. priced item

Figurative Language Chart and Student Worksheets

Give copies of this Figurative Language Chart to your students as a reference tool. It has definitions and examples of all the terms. Also included in my upgraded packet are ready to print student worksheets with answers.

Ha ha--what a fantastic idea for practicing grammar. Have students correct the tweets of professional football players!

Kids learn spelling by correcting the tweets of NFL players

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Have an empty chart up on the board, and each team gets 4 different colored post-it notes. Write down which color corresponded to which type of sentence on the board for them to refer to. They worked with their team to come up with unique examples of each type of sentence.

Types of Sentences

Each team gets 4 different colored post-it notes. Color corresponds to which type of sentence. Team come up with unique examples of each type of sentence. Can use this for figurative language as well.

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