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What the Teacher Wants!: F...l....u....e.....n.....c.....y

What the Teacher Wants!: F...l....u....e.....n.....c.....y
As I was finishing up my report cards a few weeks ago. I noticed that MANY of my students were FAILING not meeting the standards in fluency. I always talk about fluency, but I've never really stressed it. My teammates also had the same problem. They suggested that we all start doing Fry Phrases. I found a fabulous set of Fry Phrases for free from Ocean's of First Grade Fun. I've also started using Jodi's Fluency packs. Then, as one of my Daily 5 mini-lessons, I did a fluency lesson. I made these posters to help them remember. With each poster there is also an action:Rate- Not too fast and not too slow {they pretend to run slow and run fast- with their arms}Expression- Don't sound like a robot {they do the robot dance- channel your inner 80's dance moves}Accuracy-Read the words right {they do a check mark in the air with their pointer finger}Punctuation- Read the punctuation marks {they make an exclamation point in the air} Any other fluency tips for my 1st graders?

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Idioms Idioms are expressions that would have different meanings if you took the words apart. The individual words in the idiom don’t usually help you make sense of it; you just have to know what it means. It would be helpful to do some online practice to gain a better understanding of idioms. Pili Pop – An iPad App for Learning English Pili Pop is an iPad app designed to help students learn English vocabulary. The app presents students with a variety of learning scenarios. In one scenario students identify objects after hearing the narrator’s prompts. Thanks for trying the Visual Thesaurus The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus that allows you to discover the connections between words in a visually captivating display. With a subscription you will also get access to the Spelling Bee, VocabGrabber, and Online Magazine. 14 day risk-free trial!

How in questions -ENGAMES The word “HOW” is one of the most productive words in English. It helps us create meaningful questions and sentences. The word “HOW” combines with many other words to create these questions. Simple Present Exercises Simple Present Exercises Here's a list of all my present simple exercises: Present Simple Form (with the verb 'be'):Present Simple Form (with all verbs except 'be'): Mixed exercises with all verbs (be and other verbs): Mixed exercise 1 with be and other verbs (fairly easy) (download in PDF) With pictures English Teachers: If you would like to use this Question Words wall chart in your classroom, then you can purchase a copy here: Question Words Wall Chart and Flash Cards. The most common question words in English are the following: WHO is only used when referring to people. (= I want to know the person) Who is the best football player in the world?

Phrasal Verbs - ESL EFL Teaching Resources Acting out ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun miming game, students review some commonly used phrasal verbs. The class is split into two teams (A and B). A student from Team A comes to the front of the class, picks a card and mimes the situation. Students from both teams then try to guess what is being mimed. Flashcard Rating: 4.0/5 (11 votes cast) List of Common Verb walk, run, play, sleep, read, write, jump, ride, talk, cry, laugh, climb, cook, wait, watch TV, dance, fight , fly drink, eat, listen, open, close, throw away, turn on, turn off, sing English Prepositions So what are prepositions? A preposition is a word which is used before a noun to show its connection to another word in the sentence. For example:

Daily 5: Chapter 2 There are six principles essential to implementing Daily 5... TRUST. This principle develops as mutual respect between student and teacher is formed. The start of my school year begins with district anchor lessons and goals of building positive behaviors in reading and writing. Through these lessons, my students will gradually sustain more control of their learning. Irregular verbs again I have already published several posts on irregular verbs: Past participles – divided according to the pronunciation and Present perfect tense. However, a week ago a student of mine contacted me and asked me if I could create a way for him to learn the irregular verbs. He spends a lot of time driving so he asked me to prepare something to listen to in his car.

OWL: Subject/Verb Agreement Summary: Ever get "subject/verb agreement" as an error on a paper? This handout will help you understand this common grammar problem. Contributors:Joshua M. Picture Dictionary for Kids Rating: 4.1/5 (8 votes cast) Classroom Actions Sport, exercise actions action- kick, punch, strike, jump, block action- throw, catch, shoot, mark, block Irregular Verbs — Exercise 2 Directions: In the exercise that follows, you will read sentences that contain blanks. These blanks require the appropriate forms of irregular verbs. To keep track of your answers, print the accompanying handout. If you are unsure which choice to make, consult the rules. Otherwise, face the consequences!