March 18, 2013

It's Manic Monday Again... Vocabulary Freebie

Love, love, love Manic Monday! It's one of the things that I look forward to each week on this dreaded day. Last week was the first time that I tried my hand at offering a freebie for MM. I also made plans for future MM's. What could I post?

I've been poking around in my original Teacher's Desk, cleaning and sorting. I specifically was looking for vocabulary ideas and activities what with the CCSS's heavier emphasis on this skill for our students. I used to use a lot of vocabulary centers in my language arts classes, but over the years and the many building moves I've made, things got packed away and forgotten.

This week for Manic Monday I'm offering Nursery Rhyme Rhetoric. This activity can be used as a literacy center or a whole group filler activity. It's a little like the typical Christmas Carol brain busters during holiday time. Presented with a convoluted nursery rhyme title, students must determine a familiar nursery rhyme's title,  while focusing on the unique wording and synonyms. You can download the freebie HERE or by clicking the link below the pic.

Don't forget to visit the Manic Monday blog post this week for LOADS more freebies for your classroom. There are some TERRIFIC ideas and activities there.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. What a neat idea! My kids are all 5 and under -- they love nursery rhymes, though, so I will pin this for the future. Might be a fun game in the car on those long trips. Thanks!

  2. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!

  3. How fun! My 4th graders will love this challenge! Thanks:) I'm your new follower!
    Pinkadots Elementary

  4. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower!
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  5. Thank you! I will use these with my kiddos that are working on fairy tales with a parent helper. What a fun idea. We are your newest follower!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies


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