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Compound Words Freebie!

Freebie, Writing
I have a new freebie up in my TPT Store (Jordan Johnson). This week one of our reading skills/grammar skills was to review compound words. Since I know most of my students have a general understanding of compound words, I made up a quick game to make practicing fun and get them up and moving.
Each student had one part of a compound word.  Then, while the music played, students walked around the room switching cards with people as they passed. When the music stopped, they had to find their match.  For example – basket needed to find the student who had the word ball. Then, everyone read their compound word out loud.  We played this a few times.  It was a quick way to review the skill and much more entertaining then doing a grammar page in a workbook.
Check out what’s included in my freebie. It can be found in my TPT store, here….
24 Cards are Included

Hope everyone is having a nice 3-day weekend!

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Subjects and Predicates

Freebie, TPT, Writing
We’ve been reviewing subjects and predicates over the last few days and my kids have struggled with knowing the difference.  Some kids have understood the difference between the two, but are having a hard time identifying the whole subject and predicate.  They are just picking out a word when really a few words are making up the subject or the predicate.  So, here’s how I decided to reteach/review subjects and predicates…
First, we watched a Brainpop Video on Subjects and Predicates.  There’s just something special about Tim and Moby explaining something.  Kids just listen :-).
Then, we worked on a Subject and Predicate Sort from Jill Gribbin’s TPT Store.  Check it out here.

My students worked on this with their table group and had a blast deciding where each part of the sentence should go.
Lastly, we completed Subjects and Predicates Around the Room. This was our first Around the Room Activity of the year.  Unfortunately we were so busy with the activity that I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures, but I’ve posted a few below of the actual freebie so you can check it out.

The Subjects and Predicates Around the Room is now in my TPT store as a freebie – be sure to download it here!
Thanks for stopping by to see how we worked on subjects and predicates!

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