A Sentence a Day

Short, Playful Proofreading Exercises to Help Students Avoid Tripping Up When They Write


Author: Samantha Prust

Publisher: Cottonwood Press

ISBN: 9781877673733

Category: Education

Page: 207

View: 2086

These brisk and humorous one-sentence examples of writing mistakes provide teachers with what are often called "daily oral language" exercises that help students master the basics of capitalization, mechanics, punctuation, and usage. Such quick mini-lessons can become boring when the sentence comes from another classroom subject such as science, but this book's punchy declarations get kids' attention and keep the focus on writing. Each exercise includes an at-a-glance summary of skills addressed, as well as quick ideas and tips to help students understand basic grammar concepts.

Phunny Stuph

Proofreading Exercises with a Sense of Humor


Author: M. S. Samston

Publisher: Cottonwood Press (Fort Collins, Company)

ISBN: 9781877673641

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 6159

Your students will really pay attention when you use "Phunny Stuph." Jokes and humorous urban legends make up all 100 proofreading exercises in this useful book. Use the exercises as transparencies to start class, or photocopy them to pass out to your students. The errors include a little bit of everything - missing punctuation, spelling mistakes, errors in usage, sentence fragments, and more. Each exercise includes teaching notes and an example of a possible correction. Most exercises are short - just right for quick, frequent lessons that will really help your students improve their skills. "Phunny Stuph" helps students sharpen their skills at recognizing and correcting errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure and usage. However, it also does much more than that. It provides teaching opportunities.


Daily Writing Exercises That Are Not Personal, Not Introspective, Not Boring!


Author: Dawn DiPrince,Cheryl Miller Thurston

Publisher: Cottonwood Press

ISBN: 9781877673702

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 126

View: 1892

Provides over 200 impersonal creative writing prompts for writers of middle-school age and higher, along with sample responses.

Sentence CPR

Breathing Life Into Sentences That Might as Well Be Pushing Up Daisies!


Author: Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

Publisher: Cottonwood Press

ISBN: 9781877673979

Category: Education

Page: 89

View: 3620

Practical and fun, this dynamic guide for both student writers and English teachers dispenses quirky remedies -- with a generous dose of humour -- for sentences suffering from ailments such as detail deficiency, passive voice fatigue, weak verbs, and word overdose. Providing teachers with tools to improve middle and high school student writing, the lessons show how to write interesting sentences through samples of stellar sentences, practice exercises, and skill-boosting activities.

Find the Errors!

Proofreading Activities


Author: Nancy Lobb

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825137242

Category: Education

Page: 82

View: 813

Provides reproducible activities designed to help students find errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.

Art Lessons for the Middle School

A DBAE Curriculum


Author: Nancy Walkup Reynolds

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825121432

Category: Art

Page: 70

View: 8508

Combine art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics into your middle school classes! Includes 56 easy-to-follow lessons Follows the Discipline-Based Art Education Curriculum Provides objectives, vocabulary lists, materials evaluation guides, and much more for each lesson

Banish Boring Words!


Author: Leilen Shelton

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545083034

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 4924

Offers reproducible word lists that include synonym choices, tranistions, sensory words, action verbs, and phrases to avoid.

The Giggly Guide to Grammar


Author: Cathy Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931492225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 3380

The Giggly Guide to Grammar is the life's work of a dedicated language arts teacher with a life-sized sense of humor and the hand of an artist. Cathy Campbell has both illustrated and long tested the exercises in this guide with her 9th grade students in The Woodlands, Texas. It's a lighthearted and ludicrous guide to the essential elements of language and grammar (with a few writing tips tossed into the mix). It's Shel Silverstein meets Strunk and White and the results are both hilarious and instructive. Tried and true, and everyone a delight, there isn't a serious sentence in the group. But this is a dead-serious grammar book with the heart of a clown. Lessons include: parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, parts of the sentence, clauses of all kinds, quotation marks and italics and much more. The Deluxe Teacher's Guide has a CD-Rom that includes a full answer set, posters for the classroom and a set of transparency-ready exercises for each of the chapters.

Yoga for the Brain

Daily Writing Stretches That Keep Minds Flexible and Strong


Author: Dawn DiPrince,Cheryl Miller Thurston

Publisher: Cottonwood Press (Fort Collins, Company)

ISBN: 9781877673719

Category: Education

Page: 143

View: 3214

Includes 365 writing prompts to help writers of all ages experiment with words and play with language.

Metaphors and More

Figures of Speech Activity Booklet


Author: Cottonwood Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877673870

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5171

This handy booklet can perk up a poetry unit or help students truly understand certain figures of speech: alliteration, cliche, euphemism, hyperbole, idiom, metaphor, onomatopoeia, oxymoron, pun, and simile. Two interesting and student-friendly activities are provided for each term."

Rip the Page!

Adventures in Creative Writing


Author: Karen Benke

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590308123

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 246

View: 7452

Presents exercises and wordplay experiments to teach amateur writers how to enjoy writing creatively, and includes tips for finding inspiration, returning to old ideas with fresh perspectives, and retaining confidence in writing.

Daily Trait Warm-Ups

180 Revision and Editing Activities to Kick Off Writing Time


Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545095990

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 207

View: 9342

The most daunting tasks of writing-revision and editing-just became easier and more manageable with the publication of this book. Ruth Culham targets specific skills with short, powerful activities that help students gain independence and confidence as they revise their work for ideas, organization, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency, and edit it for conventions. The book contains 180 reproducible/downloadable activities-one for each day of the school year-on paper and CD. Plus think-abouts, scoring guides, checklists, and more. For use with Grades 3 and up.

Cliffhanger Writing Prompts

30 One-Page Story Starters That Fire Up Kids' Imaginations and Help Them Develop Strong Narrative Writing Skills


Author: Teresa Klepinger

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545315111

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 6152

This ready-to-use resource contains 30 exciting story starters that model good writing and help any student get past writer's block! The prompts provide scaffolding through rich characters, imaginative settings, and an edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger. "And then . . ." students put their natural storytelling skills to work, dreaming up their own unique endings. Teachers are sure to enjoy reading about what's under the door in the floor, what the voices in the root beer are saying, what arrived via special delivery, and other stories with endless possibilities. Writing promts--with a twist! A captivating way to boost writing skills! Great for oral storytelling practice. Helps students conquer writer' block!

Razzle Dazzle Writing

Achieving Excellence Through 50 Target Skills


Author: Melissa Forney

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0929895487

Category: Education

Page: 173

View: 7435

"Good writing is more than we say; it is how we say it. This book shows how to master fifty key target skills that will improve their writing and raise heir assessment scores."--Editor.



Author: Stratton D. Brooks, Marietta Hubbard

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 6365

Write! Write! Write!

Ready-to-Use Writing Process Activities for Grades 4-8


Author: Carol H. Behrman

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780876289365

Category: Education

Page: 333

View: 9598

Over 265 stimulating activities that "turn students on" to writing, while guiding their practice in the writing process -- from prewriting and brainstorming, to first draft, revisions, and a final draft. Students get specific examples and step-by-step instructions that show them exactly how to write paragraphs, essays, letters, journals, and more. Best of all, students can complete all of these reproducible activities independently, with minimal direction from you!

Hot Fudge Monday

Tasty Ways to Teach Parts of Speech to Students Who Have a Hard Time Swallowing Anything to Do with Grammar


Author: Randy Larson,Judith Ann Larson

Publisher: Cottonwood Press

ISBN: 9781877673740

Category: Education

Page: 179

View: 4769

Presents writing activities that supplement the study of verbs, nouns, prepositions, adjectives, conjunctions, pronouns, interjections, and adverbs.

A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage


Author: Larry Beason,Mark Lester

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312697791

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 540

View: 1045

Presents lessons in learning English grammar.