Wordly Wise Time!

“It’s a Wordly Wise day? Awh mannnnnn!”

That was the chorus I heard at the start of every sixth grade class period today. I knew, going in, that students weren’t huge fans of learning the new vocabulary words and then being tested on them every day of the week. It’s monotonous. I totally get it! But…my goal was to present the words to them in a slideshow that was fun and could keep them a little more engaged. Continue reading

Figurative Language Focus

Today’s focus with sixth graders was on figurative language. The class activity was song/music based, where students were asked to look up different (previously selected) songs and find examples of figurative language. This was a computer activity. Students downloaded a google document, which was a Double Entry Journal. They put the song title, example of figurative language and then filled out a ‘What I Inferred’ column with what they thought the example was saying. Continue reading