Grammar Series: Prepositions

Check out my PREPOSITIONS video – the latest installment in the ELA Academy grammar series: FREE DOWNLOAD – PRACTICE Here are the excerpts used for practice near the end of this video if you’d like to download it and mark it up: Practice: Identifying Prepositions And here is a list of some of the most common prepositions … Read moreGrammar Series: Prepositions

Grammar Series: Adverbs

Next in the grammar series: adverbs! FREE DOWNLOAD – PRACTICE Here are the excerpts used for practice near the end of this video if you’d like to download it and mark it up: Practice: Identifying Adverbs LINKS Lolly Lolly Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here (Schoolhouse Rock!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14fXm4FOMPM Adverbs (The Tongue Untied): http://www.grammaruntied.com/blog/?cat=45 What is an adverb? (Grammar … Read moreGrammar Series: Adverbs

Grammar Series: Adjectives

Next in the grammar series: adjectives! FREE DOWNLOAD – PRACTICE Here are the excerpts used for practice near the end of this video if you’d like to download it and mark it up: Practice: Identifying Adjectives LINKS Unpack Your Adjectives (Schoolhouse Rock!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkuuZEey_bs Adjectives (The Tongue Untied): http://www.grammaruntied.com/blog/?cat=41 What is an adjective? (Grammar Revolution): http://www.english-grammar-revolution.com/what-is-an-adjective.html Adjectives (Ginger … Read moreGrammar Series: Adjectives

Grammar Series: Verbs

After taking a couple of weeks off for vacation and preparing for an English teachers’ conference, I’ve finally cranked out the VERBS video! FREE DOWNLOAD – PRACTICE: Here are the excerpts used for practice near the end of this video if you’d like to download it and mark it up: Practice: Identifying Verbs Need help memorizing … Read moreGrammar Series: Verbs

Grammar Series: Pronouns

Here is the second video in my new grammar series – pronouns: FREE DOWNLOAD – PRACTICE Here are the excerpts used for practice near the end of this video if you’d like to download it and mark it up: Practice: Identifying Pronouns This is going to be a BIG series, moving from parts of speech to … Read moreGrammar Series: Pronouns

Grammar Series: Nouns

I’m excited to announce a new grammar series, starting with an overview of NOUNS! Check out the video here: FREE DOWNLOAD – PRACTICE Here are the excerpts used for practice near the end of this video if you’d like to download it and mark it up: Practice: Identifying Nouns MORE TO COME There are ten more … Read moreGrammar Series: Nouns

Spirals and Portfolios – Professional Development Series

Check out the third video in my professional development series – suggestions on using spirals and writing portfolios in the classroom: More about spirals (or comp. books, or binders) Binders and spirals and composition books, oh my (Mrs. Gannon): https://mrsgannon.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/binders-and-spirals-and-composition-notebooks-oh-my/ This teacher comes to a similar conclusion I did, except she’s willing to pay a little … Read moreSpirals and Portfolios – Professional Development Series

Their Eyes Were Watching God Annotation Demo

Need a little help reading or teaching the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston? Check out this three-part annotation demo with chapter 6 (a much-improved remake of a video I published last year): Part 1, how men in Janie’s community court women and treat their wives: Part 2, Matt Bonner’s mule and the vultures: … Read moreTheir Eyes Were Watching God Annotation Demo

In which teachers actually flock to take a survey and request the results

I recently conducted a couple of informal surveys in order to prepare for my next professional development video. I already had some ideas about what I wanted to say about using spirals and writing portfolios in class, but I thought I’d see how other teachers are using them and what comments they might make. Here … Read moreIn which teachers actually flock to take a survey and request the results

New Teacher Help: Decorating Your Classroom

Plain white walls, empty table tops, vacant shelves: do these intimidate or excite you? Some teachers leave everything mostly bare, their only mark in the classroom a stack of student work on the desk and a few cryptic instructions scribbled on the board in light, spidery font (I’m looking at you, high school math, just … Read moreNew Teacher Help: Decorating Your Classroom

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