Compound Words, Main Idea and Detail, and Grammar Activities

Friday, April 12, 2013
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.

Comic-Strip Grammar


  1. That projector looks like fun! I would love to know the name of it. Looks like your Let's Go Fly a Kite unit is off to a great start! Have fun in Florida! Congratulations to your husband!

    Eclectic Educating

  2. Hi Maria - I see you are from New Jersey...I was born there in a small town in northern jersey called Ringwood...near Cupsaw Lake and pompton plains. I know kinda random. Nobody has ever heard of it. I moved to Los Angeles, CA when I was 1 so I don't remember much. Congrats to your hubby - that is awesome. Enjoy Flordia...we will be there in July. I just found you from the linky and am your newest follower. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  3. Have a wonderful trip! Congratulations to your husband!
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  4. Hi Maria! I'm your latest follower! I'm glad I found this post- I just bought that comic strip grammar book- thanks for the recommendation! I teach year six in New Zealand (equivalent to fifth grade over there) and this looks like a much more fun way to teach grammar to it's normally done!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  5. I even sent the link to my sister who teaches English in Mongolia! Thanks again!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem


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