Not only can you get these free Johnny Appleseed vocabulary activities, but check out a slew of additional apple activities for big kids on my updated apple webpages here.
These webpages include figurative language, facts, and teaching ideas. Apple quotes are great for teaching Common Core figurative language standards. Students can refer to details and examples when explaining what the text says explicitly (another Common Core Standard) with a great list of apple facts. Have students write creatively using apples as a theme. Students can learn to follow directions with the classroom apple recipes. Continue Reading
It’s not too early to plan your Christmas units. The Gift of the Magi is a heartwarming story of a young married couple who sell their most prized possessions to have money to buy gifts for the other. It makes a wonderful mini-unit to teach during the Christmas season. The full unit will be provided over four blog posts as part of Christmas in July.
Teaching students to use correct negative prefixes can be both fun and challenging. This post contains three resources to help teach negative prefixes:
A mnemonic device anchor chart helps students remember when to use il-, im-, in-, ir-, and ig-.A teaching video ~~ I found this video extremely helpful. It’s length is a little under 15 minutes long. This might lose some students, but I found watching it helped me to know how best to present the material to my students.A free printable booklet to use in the classroom ~~ This mini book takes just three sheets of paper plus an optional cover for each booklet. Students can use this to make their own reference book.
I ran across this mnemonic device and knew that it would be a great way for my students to remember when to use il-, im-, in-, ir-, and ig-. Continue Reading