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Course Planning — Building Hamburger Summaries. Following the previous lesson on writing summaries, the students would now focus on the importance of the details of a summary.

Course Planning — Building Hamburger Summaries

Each student received a slip with a sentence/detail from a larger passage. Detail slips.pdf The students would then have to find other classmates that match their slips that have a similar main idea, and then match their metaphorical toppings to a hamburger located somewhere around the room. The corresponding hamburger located on the wall somewhere in the room has an introduction and blank slip on the bottom for the students to work on writing conclusions. The hamburger also has paperclips on each topping for the students to clip their slips onto the hamburger in the logical order they should be in.

Below are the completed hamburgers and the summaries written by the students. (click to enlarge) Building Hamburger Summaries.pdf. Opinion Writing Graphic Organizer FREEBIE. Today my kiddos started learning about the five parts of opinion writing.

Opinion Writing Graphic Organizer FREEBIE

I taught them that an opinion piece has to have: 1) an introduction where you state your opinion, 2) reason #1 to support your opinion, 3) reason #2 to support your opinion, 4) reason #3 to support your opinion, and 5) a conclusion that restates your opinion. I am a visual person so I think about this like a sandwich/hamburger. Here is a picture of the hamburger display that I showed them to understand the five parts: This is just a placemat from Walmart that I cut apart into five different sections. I hot glued magnets on the back and wrote each part of an opinion writing on the pieces.

If you'd like to pick up a FREE copy of this organizer, just click on the picture to download it! Tomorrow we are going to focus on the conclusion and how to wrap it up. Hamburger Writing. Five Elements of a Story. The iDiom Corner Community.

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IBC. Exercises at Grammar Bytes! Comma Splices & Fused Sentences • Fragments • Irregular Verbs Commas • Parallel Structure • Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Apostrophes • Pronoun Agreement • Pronoun Case Pronoun Reference • Subject-Verb Agreement • Word Choice Terms of Use You may not alter, sell, or post these materials on a different server.

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The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) And ran a contest to try and get as many submissions as possible. There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates. Skillswise - Homepage. Prepositions ESL Grammar Game - Football (Soccer) Game. Grammar Blast : Prepositional Phrases.

Preposition Desert. Preposition Online Games. CatsMX.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) ESL Classroom Spin Wheel Game Prepositions Game. ESL Interactive Fun Games Here we have the games carefully laid out for you.

ESL Classroom Spin Wheel Game Prepositions Game

Follow the links to browse the variety of games offered. This is only the directory for interactive games and exercises. Our ESL fun games here include : Snakes and Ladders, Hangman, Spelling games, Wheel of Fortune, TV Games(Betting Game), Mazes, Memory Games, Matching exercises, Sequencing exercises, Picture Quizzes, Catch it and more.

These games provide the ultimate fun in practising the following skills: Grammar Games & Interactive Exercises - Click Here! Games for Practising Grammar: Present simple/present progressive games, past tense games, present perfect games, comparative/Superlatives and more... K12 Open Ed - ebooks. This work by K12 Handhelds is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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