Thursday, February 26, 2015

Subject-Verb Agreement Practice Freebie

  It's that time of year when we start thinking about reviewing for our yearly testing. Instead of mind-numbing practice tests, I have been working on activities to review when the snow finally melts, and we go back. Subject-verb agreement is a skill students need lots of review.

               I've created 30 sentence strips that have a sentence with either correct or incorrect subject-verb agreement.

I will cut each sentence out and then laminate them. After that, I will attach a magnet on each strip. I'm lucky, and I have a magnetic whiteboard in my classroom. I've listed below how I'm going to use them in my room, but you can use them many different ways.

Correct or Incorrect Activity: 

  1. Review subject-verb agreement and review a few examples
  2. Make a t-chart on the board with a correct and incorrect section.
  3. Give each student, at least, one sentence strip. 
  4. Give students two minutes to attach their sentence to the correct part of the t-chart.
  5. Discuss the sentences in the correct section of the t-chart. 
  6. Split the class into groups. 
  7. Then give the groups about five minutes to correct the incorrect sentences. 
  8. Then ask groups to share how and why they fixed the sentence. 

      Hope everyone can find a use for these subject-verb agreement sentence strips. Click here to download them.  I also have a Pinterest board dedicated to subject-verb agreement resources. Check out the board here. Since I'm snowed in, I'll be working on more activities and sharing them. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

You Oughta Know Site to Practice PARCC, Smarter Balance, and TN Ready Type Questions

             I'm joining Buzzing with Mrs. McClain for You Oughta Know Blog Hop. I'm sharing an excellent site for teachers to use for free to help their students prepare for PARCC, Smarter Balance, and TN Ready Assessments. 

           The remarkable site is EdciteEdcite has an evolving set of question types that emulate the Smarter BalancedPARCC, and TN Ready styles. Sign up for free here

         You can create classes, assign lessons, and grade lessons online. You can also use the many questions in the database or create your own. Great news, this site is sponsored to keep it free for teachers. Check it out! 

      I have also been collecting resources to help teachers prepare for the new assessments.Click here to check out the resources. Thank you for stopping by!