I've been getting my classroom ready for next year (before and after pictures will be up as soon as I finish my classroom...which may take a little while...), and I have also been coming up with new ideas for teaching this coming year. My most recent ideas have turned into new TpT products (see below).
I mentioned the first product the other day, but I didn't have time to elaborate on it. It was very tired that night, so....My "Spicy Word Activities" set is a great way to differentiate your instruction of synonyms and antonyms. The set comes with three different levels of synonym match up cards and antonym match up cards. They are beginner/mild, intermediate/medium, and challenge/hot. I also wanted to come up with a cute activity for teaching connotation and denotation. There are two different sorts students can do when studying those terms. There are also posters for the terms synonym, antonym, denotation, and connotation, a"Spicy Words" poster with matching squares to write spicy words (great for creating a display), and student handouts! The handouts include a "spicy words" list for students to fill out when reading and a "spicy word" graphic organizer for students to complete with a dictionary or thesaurus (Students will look for synonyms for their boring words-an optional "boring" word list is provided).
Today, I added two variations of writing process posters. I wanted to have some cute, new posters for my own classroom, so that was my inspiration. One set is with Scrappin' Doodles' cute clip art, and the other set is owl themed (The Digital Bake Shop's clip art). Each set contains a "Writing Process" poster, posters for the following stages of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, conferencing, publishing, and sharing, a poster explaining audience and purpose, and a checklist with all seven stages of the writing process!
You can put the posters together to create a display in your classroom. Students can put a clothespin (with their names on them) to mark the stage of the writing process they are on. That way, you can keep track of each of your students' progress!
Also, I am only three followers away from 200 on TpT! I can't believe it!! When I started, I felt thrilled to have a couple of followers. So, in the near future, I will be posting another FREEBIE. I have no idea what it will be yet, but I wanted to let you know to keep an eye out for it! :)