Laugh and Learn: Fall Themed Daily Oral Language Funny Fix-It

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Spice up language lessons with "Falling into Fall," a resource filled with high-interest passages and pictures created to add pizzazz and humor to Daily Oral Language (DOL) and/or everyday edits. This engaging, fun resource contains 91 slides that are divided into three sections. Section 1 contains 11 grammar, conventions, and spelling teaching slides with interesting, funny examples, which can be used prior to implementation of the DOL slides. In Section 2, students edit 20 passages which feature funny, fall-themed pictures and texts pertaining to falling objects. In Section 3, students edit 10 texts which feature funny passages concerning bizarre objects that have fallen from the sky throughout history. The interesting passages in this resource could be used in any class as bell ringer activities for six weeks to promote literacy. Please read the description carefully and preview the resource to see if this resource is appropriate for your students.

Learners of all ages will be intrigued by the stories in this resource. Some of the topics covered in the passages and pictures on the daily fix-it slides are the following: true stories about falling objects such as spiders, snakes, geese, apples, candy, coins, money, frogs, pumpkins, pine cones, cows, and golf balls; true, interesting, and funny stories about water spouts; true stories that contain science and history; embellished stories about falling skies, pandas, polar bears, parachutes, people, rocks, goats, and elephants; interesting nursery rhyme references pertaining to falling such as Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Ring around the Rosie, and Duck, Duck, Goose, and an array of interesting and comical safety signs.

The grammatical errors found in the everyday edits are common errors made by all age groups. The resource consists of the following:
*30 humorous and interesting daily edits or fix-its to be used over a six week period
*30 comical, interesting pictures
*11 teaching slides with numerous funny examples which cover the following objectives: to identify and correct a sentence fragment, to identify and correct a run-on sentence and comma splice, to use appropriate end punctuation for declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences, to use correctly troublesome words such as their, there, they’re, to, too, and two, to distinguish between possessive pronouns and contractions such as its and it’s, to capitalize proper nouns, titles, first words, and other items, and to edit text
*6 editing worksheets or printables
*An array of options and ideas on how to implement the resource for Daily Oral Language
*Additional kinesthetic option
*Additional literacy center task card option
*Writing assignment “Falling Flat Isn’t that Bad” with four options for student choice
*Meets CCS Language Standards 1 and 2.
*Author's Note

The 30 daily fix-it slides contain errors such as the following: sentence fragments, run-ons, comma splices; incorrect use of their, there, they’re; incorrect use of your, you’re; incorrect use of its, it’s; incorrect use of to, too, two; incorrect use of possessives and contractions; end punctuation problems; and capitalization errors with the first word of sentence, pronoun I, names and titles of people, bodies of water, building, streets, bridges, awards, cities, states, countries, days, months, holidays, continents, races, nationalities, languages, historical events, historical periods, brand names, directions, proper adjectives, titles, seasons, and quotations.

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Laugh and Learn:  Fall Themed Daily Oral Language Funny Fix-It
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