I created this handout as a reference for my students. It uses an acronym to help students remember types of figurative language to include in their writing (similes, hyperbole, alliteration, metaphor, personification, onomatopeia, and oxymoron).
Test used at end of verb unit to assess student learning. Includes questions on helping verbs, linking verbs, gerunds, action verbs, verb tenses, and verb prhases. Test is true/false, short answer, fill in the blank format.
This is a problem based learning project on biomes. Students are told they have to move from their current biome due to pollution. They must research different biomes and as a group pick one new biome to move to. Students have to consider
A gifted elementary unit on designing a theme park. Students will work in pairs/small groups discuss what makes up a theme park, create their own theme park and create a brochure/commercial to present to the class.
This test is an assessment to see what the students have learned after studying nouns, pronouns, singular nouns, plural nouns, possessive nouns, collective nouns. Test is multiple choice, fill in the blank.
A point sheet broken down by desired behaviors by subject/class area. Teacher circles yes or no based on tallies given during each lesson. The student must earn so many points per day(see key) to earn rewards. This has been very effective for me
Background for the Unit:
Exploration has paved the way for many improvements and changes that we see in society today and gives us ideas for the future. Use of the Parallel Curriculum will allow students an in-depth study of the reasons for
This first activity is the introduction to a mini study on enhancing the personal development of creativity. This will be used to begin a study on poetry/creative writing. Included are several other activities to be used in the unit.