March 31, 2013

It's That Time Again... Manic Monday FREEBIE!

I think I'm beginning to like Mondays! Well, maybe a little! Only because it's Manic Monday! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE seeing all the freebies and surfing through all the blogs! I collect such great ideas that I'll have to teach another 32 years so that I can use them all.

Here's my FREEBIE to share this week in honor of April Fools' Day- Senseless Sentences.

This is a literacy activity that gives students practice fooling around with proofreading skills. Someone has written sentences with foolish mistakes. Your students will need to carefully read the sentences to determine the mistake in spelling. This is also a good activity to point out the foolishness of depending on a word processor's spell check, for the mistakes made in these sentences would never be indicated with spell check. Here's how it works:
Given a sentence such as Be careful of the name dog. Students would use context to determine that the correct sentence should be Be careful of the mean dog. I've used this activity as a warm-up for Language Arts class, as a small group mini-lesson, and even as a literacy center. It's quite versatile and provides great practice with proofreading without a worksheet.

I've recently uploaded some new materials to my Teachers Pay Teachers Store that also focus on literacy in a unique way. Stop by my store and check out items similar to Senseless Sentences. I'm holding a sale now through April 2nd. All items are 10% off.

Then scoot on over to Classroom Freebie's Manic Monday for great freebies to use in your classroom.

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Happy Teaching,
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  1. This is a really good idea! It seems like it will be very helpful in teaching a lot of ages! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!

  2. Good idea for April Fool's Day! I feel bad, I didn't do anything with my kids. They didn't even mention it...

    Literacy Spark


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