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I have the MOST Amazing mom

I have done quite a few scrapbooking pages about my mom, however I don't know if I have really ever told you much about my mom!She was Raised in Salt Lake City, Graduated from Hillcrest High School, Met my Dad at BYU, and got married when she was 19 years old. She had 5 children, all without an epideral ... 4 girls and 1 boy. (Printed in Creating Keepsakes Magazine 2010) My mom was a stay at home mom, however she never had a moment that she was bored. I am much like my mom ... can't ever…

English can be such a great language

English can be such a great language

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Character Traits

Character Traits Categories

I would give my students a sheet with character traits, and their heads would spin trying to locate a word amongst the sea of words! So this chart will hopefully help students organize their thinking when selecting a character trait. Traits are arranged in alphabetical order in the following categ...

Character traits

Character Flaw Reference Sheet by AnikaandAj on DeviantArt

I have seen so many Oc attempts that fall flat because their strengths overpower the amount of flaws. They would always use an excuse that they couldn't... Character Flaw Reference Sheet

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Personification

Personification Language Arts Classroom Poster. Created by The Writing Doctor. Visit "The Write Prescription" dot com.

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Metaphors

Metaphors Language Arts Classroom Poster. Created by The Writing Doctor. Visit "The Write Prescription" dot com.

Revising and Editing Chart: ARMS & CUPS I used this one when I taught...it worked and the students understood it.

Revising and Editing Chart: ARMS & CUPS, Editing Checklist

Use the ARMS and CUPS strategy to teach your students the difference between revising and editing. The graphics and mnemonics will help your students remember all the important steps to revise and edit effectively. This download includes one color copy of the chart, a black line master, a smaller ve...

37 Grammar Rules You Ain’t Got

(Infographic) 37 Grammar Rules You Ain’t Got

Grammar can be a tricky beast - let your friends at Content Equals Money help you out with some grammar tips! It's extremely important for your content to be error-free when posting, so we like to share these grammar tips with our writers. Do you have any specific grammar tips you like to k ...

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' - English vocabulary

45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word 'Very' | Writers Write

Good writers avoid peppering their writing with qualifiers like 'very' and 'really'. This post gives you 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'.

Rules are almost as good as grammar.

10 tips to improve your grammar (infographic)

We’re fans of Grammar.net infographics and share a lot of them on Ebook Friendly. This time, the image shown below is not…

3rd Grade Thoughts: Writers Workshop: Revising (ARMS) & Editing (COPS)

Writers Workshop: Revising (ARMS) & Editing (COPS)

We are making our way through the writing process and have come to the two trickiest parts- revising & editing. It always seems to hard to differentiate between the two-- during revising, I always see kids working on spelling or capital letters and the chance to really delve in and work on description and sensory details is lost. I came across some great help on Pinterest (of course!) and wanted to share my Revising (ARMS) and Editing (COPS) anchor charts with you: Analyze & Revise: Note: I…

Figurative Language

Figurative Language Bookmarks Manic Monday FREEBIE

Welcome to another Manic Monday! I made these Figurative Language bookmarks awhile ago when I was trying out some new techniques using Powerpoint to make printables. As you have already noticed, I am also obsessed with all things chalkboard. I forgot I had uploaded them until I came across them the other day. They had been downloaded hundreds of times, without my needing a blog post! I decided they would make a great Manic Monday Freebie as many of my bloggy buddies south of the border are…