“I Need a Silly Answer!” Language Arts Card Game for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

“I Need a Silly Answer!” Language Arts Card Game for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

Now you can tell your class….”I Need a Silly Answer!”

This fun card game has the players asking silly questions and figuring out which silly answer can answer it. The player who gets rid of all of their silly answer cards first wins!

Because of the humor, the students have to slow down to read and choose the best answer card. This helps them pick out the elements that are needed in choosing a correct answer like subject-verb agreement and verb tense. They also get practice answering “Who,What, Where, How, and Why?” questions correctly.

This is a great way to reinforce test question skills.

Sample Question #1: What do you have on your head?
ONE of the answers that could work: It is pudding.

Sample Question #2: Where are my new crayons?
ONE of the answers that could work: They are in the refrigerator.

Sample Question #3: How did you win the new television?
ONE of the answers that could work: I ate it.

Game includes:
40 Silly Question Cards
40 Silly Answer Cards
Directions
Teacher Instructions

Question and answer cards can be printed on white paper or colored paper to differentiate the two stacks.

Perfect for centers, small groups, or rainy days!

2-4 players
Game duration:Approximately 30 minutes.

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Shakespeare Classroom Signs

Ten Shakespeare Signs

Do you want to use Shakespeare to emphasize some of your classroom expectations? These Shakespeare classroom signs can do just that!

Each printable sign has a famous quote from one of Shakespeare’s plays (including “Romeo and Juliet”, “Julius Caesar”,  and “King Lear”). Beneath the quote is a funny line that matches a different classroom expectation.

Examples include:
“Beware the Ides of March.” (Deadlines are taken seriously in this class.)

“All the world’s a stage..” (This classroom is the exception.)

Ten different signs focusing on:
Studying
Asking questions
Bringing Materials
Promptness
Listening
Conduct

This is a great way for students to learn Shakespeare quotes! Humor is one of the best ways to help students remember information. These signs are also an educational (and funny) way to remind your class about good behavior.

This digital resource is easily printed out at home or school. You can decorate your classroom in minutes! This is especially useful if you know your class is going to be reading one of Shakespeare’s plays.

     Whether your students are going through “Julius Caesar”, or you’d like to set expectations in a lighthearted way at the beginning of the school year, these humorous Shakespeare signs can help your classroom!

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High School Vocabulary Activity- 30 Word Challenge

High School Vocabulary Activity-The 30-Word Challenge

Teaching students to write and speak with a more advanced vocabulary can prove challenging. However, this simple but effective activity can make it more meaningful and enjoyable for your students!

The 30-Day Challenge is designed to bring thirty high-level vocabulary words to your students in an accessible way. Specifically, these are high-level synonyms of words that your students commonly use in their writing and speaking. Your students’ written work will improve in skill and confidence by getting in the habit of replacing their words with higher-level ones.

Most importantly, the example sentences involve humor. Humor is an altogether excellent way to build a connection to the words and soften the “formalness” that can inhibit their use in writing or speaking.

The 30-Day Challenge introduces a new word each day on a Powerpoint slide. This activity can project onto a whiteboard or be shown on a laptop. Also, slides can be printed out for smaller groups or as visual aids in the classroom.

Tips for making this activity successful:

*Introduce only one word a day. Have a discussion about the word with the class and have them practice saying it with classmates.
*Have the students write the word, meaning, and sentence in their notes or journal.
*Encourage students to use the new words in their writing and speaking.
*Acknowledge when words are used in writing or speaking.
*As often as possible, use the words yourself to reinforce their meanings.

Suggestions on using the list of words:

*They can practice writing words in their own sentences.
*The students can find high-level antonyms of the words and begin to use those.
*Students can practice speaking the words by doing a “conversation game”. Each person has to keep the conversation going while using the words from the list.
*They can write a story or essay using as many words as they can from the list.
*Award points to students who use the words when answering a question or talking to you informally.

 
 
 
 
 
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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem Activity

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem Rhyming Activity

Get your students into the holiday spirit with this Christmas poem activity!

Using Clement Moore’s famous ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem, students fill in the ending blanks to each of the couplets with their own rhyming words.

This activity also comes with a list of 10 different ways you can do this activity to make it even more fun or challenging. You can even turn it into a game!

A copy of the original poem with all the words is also included.

Perfect activity to do before holiday break!

** Please note: This poem has been written exactly as it was originally. There are some “poetic liberties” that were taken with the grammar and punctuation which may need to be addressed to the students. These were not errors or typos on my part.

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This activity gives students experience with poetry, rhythm, and rhyming! These skills are important for students starting to analyze poetic works.

The activity is perfect to play around the holidays! You can introduce your students to the classic poem in a fun and educational way! Also, the activity gets students to express their creative side and create poetry!

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Following Directions Activity

Second and Third Grade: Following Directions Activity Sheet with Party Theme

Do your students need some extra practice following written directions? This following instructions activity will take them through the steps to “decorate” a room for a party.

Students will read through the directions completely and then follow each one to complete the activity. Students will color, draw, cut and glue their items onto the party room according to the directions.

Skills enforced include:
Following written directions
Fine motor skills
Spatial awareness on paper
Reading comprehension
Vocabulary
Sequencing

Duration of activity: 30 – 60 minutes.

Materials needed include: scissors, glue, crayons, and pencil.

Teacher looks at student’s work to see that he/she has followed directions. No answer key provided.

All the sheets provided are shown in the thumbnail pictures found on the Teachers Pay Teachers listing.

Easy to use for both teacher and student!

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Following directions is an important skill for students to have in the classroom. This is especially important for younger 2nd and 3rd grade students. You can help keep your class organized and on task for any assignment with this activity! In addition, the fun party-theme allows students to learn this ability in a fun and educational way!

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Escape from the Zombies! Sentence Building Game

Escape from the Zombies! Sentence Building Game-4th-8th Grade

Need a sentence building game that reinforces how to write correct sentences and helps your students’ language arts abilities?

Try this “Escape from the Zombies!” sentence building game!

In this game, the players must put together six sentences correctly. The first to finish…..”Escapes from the Zombies!”…and wins!

In order to play this game successfully, the student must have working knowledge of the following parts of speech:

Nouns (plural and singular)

Verbs (past, present, and future tenses)

Adverbs

Adjectives

Pronouns

Articles

Prepositions

Interjections

Punctuation

Conjunctions

This game can be used in any subject where writing a correct sentence is necessary. It connects to what is being taught in class because lesson topics can also be used as a theme in this game.

This game can be played with 2-6 players, either individually or in teams.

Duration of game: 30 minutes

Materials needed: 2 die, pencils

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Sentence building is a basic part of grammar. Your students can learn how to improve that skill in a fun way with this entertaining game! Students won’t need any advanced knowledge in order to enjoy the game. However, they need to know the basic parts of speech to begin. Sentence building is an important foundation for any further study in English. You can be sure that your students are set up to succeed by doing this activity!

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Student Journal Pages for Classroom

Student Journal Pages and Cover for Middle School & High School

Need a great way to get your teen students writing? Get them to write about themselves! These student journal pages can help bring out the writer in even the coolest kid in the class!

This set comes with two journal pages (in full and half page sizes) and two different variations of cover (in full and half page size).

One page has students writing about what they are thinking and the other page concentrates on their current activities and favorites.

Both the cover and the journal pages come in full and half page sizes so they can be used in a variety of ways.

Examples:

– Each size can be copied and stapled to make booklet.

– Students can be given copies of either size to cut and paste into whatever notebook/composition book you have required.

I personally like the copying and pasting because it actually gets the student invested timewise into the journal. This can mean more personal responsibility on it’s upkeep. It also allows for more creative writing/doodling in the margins. More creativity=better writing.

This journal would best be used once a week as the questions may become redundant if used daily.

**Please Note** The page that looks like several notebook pieces of paper stacked on each other is the ACTUAL journal page designed to look like that. The students write in the little spaces provided on each little “sheet of notebook paper” on that one page. Simply- The journal page looks like a stack of notebook pages. 🙂

 
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Reading Comprehension Game

Reading Comprehension Game for any Story! 2nd-4th grade

This reading comprehension game is an excellent way to review any story your students read!

Students move around the board answering questions about the story. There are 30 total questions on the board.

Questions cover:
Main characters
Setting
Author information
Illustrator
Beginning, Middle, and End
Plot
Relating personal experience to story
Opinions
Inferencing

Great for centers, small groups, or rainy days!

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Reading comprehension is an important skill in the classroom. It helps students understand and appreciate the things they read. This improves their reading experience!

In addition, reading comprehension develops a student’s storytelling potential by understanding the parts of a narrative. You can’t make a story if you don’t know what makes it!

 Improving a student’s language arts skills isn’t all this activity can do! This game can also be used to help a student’s analysis for a book they’re reading for class! Your students go step-by-step through reviewing the elements of your chosen story as they play the game. In fact, you can choose any story you’d like!

If your students need help with examining the elements of a story, use this activity! It’s an easy, fun, and educational game to improve a much-needed skill.

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