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Spelling Cheerleading: Integrating Movement and Spelling Generalizations

"2-4-6-8, students will be spelling great" in this lesson that teaches the y rule for adding suffixes through cheering the spelling of words aloud, word sorts, and writing stories.

 

Student Interactives

 

Stapleless Book

Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!

 

 

Action ABC's: Learning Vocabulary With Verbs

Creating an illustrated alphabet book of action words, from attack to zap, reinforces the definition of verbs as it stretches and expands students' vocabulary.

 

 

Diamante Poems

Diamante Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.

 
 

 

Composing Cinquain Poems: A Quick-Writing Activity

Students use themed graphic organizers to compose cinquain poems on topics common in the early elementary classroom.

 

 

Theme Poems

Theme Poems

Formerly known as Shape Poems, this online tool allows elementary students to write poems in various shapes.

 
 

 

Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things

Students create acrostic poems using their names and the names of things that are important to them.

 

 

Timeline

Timeline

Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Guided Writing

Guided Writing

This strategy guide explains how to use small-group, guided writing instruction to teach students effective strategies and improve their ability to produce text independently.

 

Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection

Language and Literacy: The Poetry Connection

Offers a conceptual framework for building language awareness through the reading of poetry, encouraging children to reflect on language in interesting and powerful ways. Provides an instructional model for constructing literature-based experiences in the classroom.

 

 

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