As soon as students enter my classroom, their first activity, or "bellringer," is already displayed on the board for them to complete while I take attendance, answer questions, hand out materials, etc.
Each day of the week has a themed bellringer:
-Mechanics Monday: Students are given a sentence t
Featuring the affixes: ambi, eu, circum, hyper, vera, and de-this lessons gives synonyms for words that may more accurately describe a person's actions.
Words to study include: ambiguous, devious, veracity, hyperbole, circumlocution, euphemism, and devious.
Presentation includes the definitio
This vocabulary lesson caters to the affective domain of students. While learning about the meaning and application of different affixes, students create their own dinosaur, write a descriptive paragraph, and then draw the animal.
Based on their choice of 21 different prefixes and 9 different suf
This simple yet thorough rubric may be used for any writing assignment--narratives, persuasive essays, newspaper articles, etc. Students will sign their names in the boxes provided when they have completed editing their peer's paper (allows up to three editors).