Tuesday, March 14, 2017

St. Pat's Day Poetry and Pit Stop Freebie!


Hello Friends,

Guess what? It snowed! We actually got the day off! It couldn't have come at a better time. It has been a long haul since winter break and we are all feeling it.
I can't believe we are already into March! The last time I posted it was February and we were celebrating Valentine's Day.   I have been on a mission to declutter my life and have made some good progress. I have a monster job to do on my computer. I have lots of files that need I need to go through.  I used some of my time today to begin purging my files. I found a St. Patrick's Day file buried in  my computer and thought I'd share it in my TPT store.

My students will add this leprechaun poem to their poetry anthologies. They will have fun using the clues in the poem to make their mind movies and draw their leprechaun. Then they will get practice using different reference books as they complete the follow up.

I've add a language arts "pit stop" that I give my students to check up on their writing and editing skills. The first part is an editing activity in which they have to correct mistakes involving punctuation, capitalization and spelling. They rewrite the sentences after "cleaning them up". Then they will write a few sentences to a prompt so I can gauge their sentence writing skills. Finally there are three questions related to word knowledge and grammar. I'd love to hear what you think of this activity. I have lots of others that I could bundle into a set and put out on TPT. Would this be something you would use? Feedback is appreciated! Email at youngdor8@gmail.com or comment below. Thank you!

Check out the link below to grab this free St. Patrick's Day file!