Deirdre Cosgrave
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The Growing Room Ideas for teaching children writing creative story vocabulary spelling sentence paragraph words fun games

an 8 x 11 sized "poster" created to help my second grade students to remember to write better sentences. It helps them to remember to include details in their sentences and try to paint a picture with words, including verbs, adjectives, nouns, etc.

Reading fluency is also an issue for older students. Check out these tips to tackle this problem in your classroom.

Reading fluency is also an issue for older students. Check out these tips to tackle this problem in your classroom.

Reading Strategies by krista.gene.9 Stuck on a tricky word?

Reading strategy bookmarks made for all the students or a large poster for the reading center in the room.

Paper plate Venn Diagrams...great for comparing/contrasting fairy tales and fairy tale spin-offs!

Venn Diagram with paper plates-I can see each student getting their own paper plate venn diagram to work with

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it. This can be a group activity, where each child does one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it.This can be each child doing one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own. great for bible stories!

Brain Break! (The Sid Shuffle - Ice Age: Continental Drift)

The Sid Shuffle - Ice Age: Continental Drift Best Dance Video EVER! LOVE this for a brain break! The queen, Prince William and Kate are even breaking it down!

Cardboard tube STEM activities for kids to try using cardboard rolls or tubes or even toilet paper rolls. Recycled STEM projects for Earth Day activities too! Cardboard STEM is cheap and easy to set up for home STEM activities or even classroom STEM activities.

Cardboard tube STEM activities for kids to try using cardboard rolls or tubes or even toilet paper rolls. Recycled STEM projects for Earth Day activities too! Cardboard STEM is cheap and easy to set up for home STEM activities or even classroom STEM acti

"Very" synonyms

A Little Cheat Sheet To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’ -- Picture from the movie 'The Dead Poets Society' I'm watching this movie in my English class and I love it!