Educational videos


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Main Idea, Adjectives, Verbs and the 5 Senses!

First Activity is to brainstorm adjectives for sight, sound, taste, smell and touch.  Next, read a passage (provided) or create a class passage using several of the adjectives brainstormed. Finally, have students highlight the main idea, circle the adjectives and underline the verbs in each passage. Examples included describe apples, cookies and tacos! Yum!
Chart to brainstorm adjectives about apples.
Completed example of brainstormed adjectives describing apples
Passage created using brainstormed adjectives
Directions for Passage
Completed Passage
Pages to complete for chocolate chip cookies

Pages for Tacos
Clip Art for Class Chart

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Comprehension - Compare and Contrast Activity

Compare and Contrast Activity (cats and whales)
We began with listing facts and opinions about cats and then whales
Using the facts, we determined differences and siimilarities between cats and whales
student example
Clip Art for Large Chart

Clue words to help students determine differences and similarities when reading.


Friday, February 2, 2018

Making Sentences: nouns, verbs and adjectives

 We brainstormed 30 nouns, 35 verbs and 35 adjectives to make sentences.
First, we outlined the number 100.  Next, children filled in the background using green
Do-A-Dot Art Paint. Then, we brainstormed a list of words for each category: nouns, verbs and adjectives. Once the list was brainstormed, I completed and reviewed with students how the words we brainstormed can make sentence.
Next, I provided a template and an illustration to use brainstormed words to make sentences.
 Student Example
Blank Template
Fun Activities to Reinforce Lesson

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Long /a/ Vowel Words, Illustrations and Magnetic Letters

Examples projected on the white board include long a vowel patterns: a __ e, /ai/ and /ay/. Student volunteers place the correct magnetic consonant letters in the correct spaces to spell the long a vowel word illustrated.  The first example is a cake.  The letters a and e are written on the white board with an orange cardboard rectangle placed in  the middle of the vowels.
Another option is to project the resource sample on the board and have students place the magnetic letters in the correct positions to make the words.  Free printable of this resource is available on this post.
Long a vowel ay digraph.
Long vowel ai digraph
Begin by reviewing "THE RULE": If a word has two vowels, the first vowel usually makes a long sound and the second is silent.
Student Practice Page
Student Practice Page
Student Practice Page
Match Game and Sorting Mat Pictures
Match Game and Sorting Mat Words
Sorting Mat
  Additional Learning Fun

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Grammatical Comparisons - Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Simplified

Grammatical Comparisons - Use These Projectable Slides to Teach that:
An Adjective describes a noun.  A comparative adjective compares two nouns.  A superlative adjective compares 3 or more nouns.
Student Practice Sheets.  Circle and write the correct adjective to complete each sentence.
Second Student Practice Sheet
Sorting Paper and Illustrations
   Sort Pictures according to the type of adjective that would be used to compare them
 (comparative or superlative).

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Printable Digraph Mini Student Books

Digraph th Mini Student Book Words Modeled Using  an ELMO.  Student love coming up to the Elmo and underlining the digraph (beginning or ending of word).
Student Digraph th Mini Book Example. 
Printable digraph /th/ student mini book
Printable digraph student /ch/ mini book
Printable digraph student /sh/ mini book
Printable digraph student /wh/ mini book
Digraph video