Common Core L.6.2.A states students should use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements. So, is there a difference in the three? Some resources say no. Others say yes. This post will list the rules pointing out the differences in the three, so you can decide.
Nonrestrictive vs. Restrictive Elements
First you need to understand the meanings of nonrestrictive and restrictive elements. Continue Reading
You can improve your students’ writing by teaching the differences between passive and active voice. This post includes an anchor chart going over the differences, a sorting activity, and a writing activity.
Are you looking for some creative ways to display things in your classroom? Word cards, teaching standards and even student work can clutter up a classroom in no time flat. These classroom displays will have you thinking ‘out of the box.’
Classroom Displays Idea #1 – Pocket Charts
Creating pocket charts from wrapping paper and cardboard is quick and easy. Make individual pocket charts for students, a series of matching charts for a bulletin board, or even a large one to hang on the wall. Be sure to check out the bottom end of Idea #1 to see some ideas for using these pocket charts. Continue Reading