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Adding Machine Scrolls
Ms. Keohane’s students compete to see who can identify the most instances of words from a weekly list: nouns, adjectives, multi-syllabic words -- the list varies. Most interesting is the adding machine tape.
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Adventures with Freddie
Here's a creative tip to help foster creative thinking, writing, and geography skills for younger learners. And, according to Ms. Brock, students love this activity!
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Amazing Adjectives
Ms. Hudnall has a great tip for teaching adjectives while giving students a chance to dance and sing! See how this top might be music to your ears!
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Author Info & Trivia Search
Ms. Atlee begins new language arts units with a research assignment that piques students’ interest and prepare them for their reading. Individual students learn basic research methods, and the whole class ends up with an Author Trivia File.
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Backwards Spelling
Ms. Sennett plays a fun spelling game with her students. There’s backwardness, and there’s spelling, but students learn to spell the right way!
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Battle of the Books
This year-long, school-wide contest gets the entire community involved in a fun reading event. Students compete, teachers and principal coach, and parents cheer them all. It includes Olympic fanfare and a torch runner (seriously!).
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Beowulf Game
The tip emphasizes cooperative learning, allows students to contribute their expertise, and really stretches their thoughts. See how Ms. Keihle uses an Old Englis epic poem to create mutli-purpose learning experience!
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Book Bag Report
This tip takes the ordinary book report assignment to a whole new level. See how this educator incorporates more learning elements than just a written review to create a deeper learning experience for her readers.
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Book vs. Movie vs. Mind
A filmmaker’s vision of a book is almost always different than our own. In this activity, Ms. Reiling’s students read a book then compare the movie version with how they imagined it.
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Breaking Up Story Dialogue
This tip is a great way to help students properly format dialogue in a story. Ms. Cody says "Let the colors guide them!" read about what she means and how it might work for you.
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