What a fun compound word game! My students had a blast!
2. We worked on Main Idea and Detail all week. I'll do a longer post on it, but here are some graphic organizers we worked on from my Let's Go Fly a Kite unit.
3. My 8th graders arrived to the US three years ago, but were placed in third grade. After that, they were promptly moved to 6th. (I was not there at the time and take no responsibility!) Anyway, they are missing all the basic grammatical skills and really struggle with writing. This week I decided to go all the way back to the beginning and start over with verbs and adjectives- I'm using this ebook from Scholastic and it's really helpful. The cartoons are not too baby-ish and the examples are on a pretty good reading level for them. I'm so happy to have found something that works! We'll move on next week to possessives and contractions, things that are missing both in speech and writing- luckily, this book has it all.