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complex sentences lesson ideas


Homophones List (FREE)

FREE Homophone List Poster (or handout): use with any homophone assignment - Jessica Osborne - TeachersPayTeachers.com

FREE Homophone List Poster (or handout): use with any homophone assignment - Jessica Osborne - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Homophones List! Use this attractive homophones poster on the wall, as a handout, or digitally on a screen while your students are working on any homophone assignment. Displays 69 homophone sets! Provided in pink, blue, and orange. (*Updated 6/20/13: Words are now in alphabetical order!) This poste...


Types of Sentences (simple,compound,complex) using Tree Map (thinking map)

Types of Sentences (simple,compound,complex) using Tree Map (thinking map)


FREE WRITING LESSON: Writing A Summary

A free lesson plan (with worksheets and handout) for teaching summary writing; great for grades 7 to 10.

A free lesson plan (with worksheets and handout) for teaching summary writing; great for grades 7 to 10.

Summary writing is a vital skill, which any English Language Arts student should acquire; learning to summarize will help them learn to analyze what they read, write concisely and paraphrase. This lesson will work well as part of a larger writing unit, or when studying writing. However, it would als...


Novel Brochure Google Classroom Freebie

FREE Teaching Resource Editable Novel Brochure on Google Classroom that students can edit for any novel!

FREE Teaching Resource Editable Novel Brochure on Google Classroom that students can edit for any novel!

Novel Brochure - Pamphlet for Google Classroom Freebie! This resource allows students to create a pamphlet that can be edited for ANY novel! The file contains a Google Drive link that can be used for Google Classroom. **Be sure to MAKE A COPY of the link and save to your own Google Drive Enjoy...


Combining Sentences Anchor Chart


This resource includes 37 personal anchor charts and 37 full-page anchor charts that are designed to directly align with the 5th Grade Common Core State Standards for Language. Each page of the personal anchor chart file contains two copies of each anchor chart. Simply cut them in half and each of y...


Parts of Speech, Grammar & Writing Anchor Charts


Anchor charts are one of my favorite instructional tools to use during writer's workshop - but they take along time to create. This bundle includes over 130 anchor charts that are ready to print and use in your classroom today. They will help you teach the parts of speech, grammar rules, Greek and L...


Compound and Complex Sentences; Dependent and Independent Clauses


The powerpoint starts with clauses- dependent and independent. The students practice with the clauses first. Then students are introduced to complex and compound sentences.


Literature Activity Choice Board: 3rd -5th Grades

Freebie - Literature Activity Choice Board: 3rd -5th Grades

Freebie - Literature Activity Choice Board: 3rd -5th Grades

This ready-made literature choice board is ideal for use with any novel used in the 3rd-5th grade classroom. It includes 9 activities that students can complete, along with 4 worksheets that correspond with them. This packet is great for reinforcing reading comprehension, vocabulary building, and cr...


Teaching Writing Ideas and Plans - Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

This week I am going to focus on What makes a Sentence with my Firsties.  I like to do this with  Who What Where When (and later we can add Why).  To begin we make a chart like this. (be sure to color code) The students and I come up with the Who and the …

This week I am going to focus on What makes a Sentence with my Firsties.  I like to do this with  Who What Where When (and later we can add Why).  To begin we make a chart like this. (be sure to color code) The students and I come up with the Who and the …

Who and What. Students will get a strip of blank paper (or two or three if they are quick workers) and they will go back to their tables and write a Who What sentence.


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