Survival Part 1

7 more days! Wheeeeee!

This week is a tricky week.  School's not out yet.  We've got to keep some school going without sending the kids into revolt.  I've got a two part plan for this.  It's academic, but the kids are willing to do it.  Even happily.

Part 1 is Parts of Speech Week.  Sounds exciting, doesn't it?  The kids pretty much give me a blank stare when I announce this excitedly.

Each day gets a part of speech: nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs.  We start the day off with a book or two by Brian Cleary.  Love his books!

Then, we move on to Grammaropolis.
I love Grammaropolis.  If you have not been on this site, you are seriously missing out.  Grammaropolis takes you through each of the eight parts of speech with songs, videos, and instructions.  It's seriously genius.  And teachers get a free subscription.  Fuh-ree.  You can view the noun neighborhood of Grammaropolis without a log in.  Go visit Grammaropolis now.  And take your students with you.  (They have a way cool iPad app, too)

After taking a stroll though Grammaropolis, they're free to visit other websites with games focusing on that parts of speech.  I put them all together here to make it easier.


Finally, we top it all off with Pendemonium.  What's that?  You've never heard of Pendemonium?  It's an awesome series on Discovery Education.  There are 12 different videos each about 23 minutes long. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, capitalization, prefixes/suffixes/root words, you name it.

You could also add in word sorts, practice sheets and art projects.  Whatever it takes to make it!

Good luck!



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11 comments

  1. I love those parts of speech books. I didn't even think to check for a website for them until this year and I think the games are kind of cute and fun.

    http://www.brianpcleary.com/words/index.html

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  2. I've never heard if grammaropolis. I'll have to check it out.

    Angie
    Teaching with Class

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  3. Thanks for the grammar web site suggestions- hadn't heard of them but they look great, especially for my own fifth grade son (who doesn't exactly "love" grammar!
    Love you new welcome pic- very pretty! :)
    Karli
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

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  4. Wowee!! Thanks for compiling so many great grammar sources in one place! You rock. :)
    Jivey
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  5. Thanks Megan! I will have to look into Grammaropolis over the summer.

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  6. I love the Brian Cleary books. I haven't seen the Grammaropolis. I am definitely checking it out. It's so great to come back in August with something new.
    Tammy
    Primary Paradise

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  7. LOVE the Google site that you created! I just created my first one for Kindergarten computers. Now I need to know how you gave it the same background as your blog!

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  8. Thanks for the Grammaropolis suggestion! I can't wait to check it out and use next year! Love Brian Clear books, too!

    Kelly
    Teaching Fourth

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  9. Note to self....grammar can be fun! I think this will help me next year! Thank for linking up!

    Diane
    Teaching With Moxie

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  10. Thanks for the idea! I will be doing this next week (our last week of school). Fun, easy, & educational. I love Brian Cleary books :)

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  11. Hi Megan!! I am SO happy I found your blog! I can't believe I never have until tonight. The title of it caught my eye on someone else's blog because for Halloween I am always Wonder Woman with a sign that says "I Teach- What's your superpower?" LOL. Then when I arrived at your blog I fell in love with the design!! Can't wait to read more.

    Sarah
    The Eager Teacher

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