Welcome to Day 2 of the Literary League’s 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We know that the holiday season is busy for both teachers and students. You want to make learning fun, yet still meaningful while attempting to channel some of your students’ energy and excitement about the upcoming holidays and days off from school. Today you’ll find two seasonal resources that will help you do just that.
The last few days before the holidays are difficult for everyone. The students don’t want to focus, but you need to keep teaching. You could resort to showing Elf again, or you could get their creative juices flowing while they practice important ELA skills like writing, speaking and listening. This freebie shows you how to turn your classroom into a coffee house and provides ideas for students to use when they write their poetry.
I love incorporating themed grammar exercises in my classroom. It is a fun way to get students to practice and master basic grammatical skills. There are four different worksheets in this download: pronoun identification, subject & predicate identification, subject verb agreement, and homophones. These Winter Themed Grammar Worksheets are great because they can be used throughout a few months in the year, they make a great last-minute sub plan, and they also can be used individually when you have about ten minutes left of class.
And if you haven’t already, enter to win the Teachers Pay Teachers gift certificate below. The winner will be notified on December 13th.