Saturday, November 24, 2012

Literary Devices Posters - Updated

Finally!  I have updated my Literary Device poster set.  It took awhile but I got there! :)    My set now includes 20 pages.  Here is what you get...

1. Title Poster - Literary Devices
2. Personification
3. Hyperbole
4. Onomatopoeia
5. Metaphor
6. Simile
7. Alliteration
8. synonym
9. antonym
10. homophone
11. idiom
12. palindrome
13. pun
14. oxymoron
15. assonance
16. repetition
17. proverb
18. cliche
19. paradox
20. adage




Each poster features the definition, a sentences that demonstrates the literary device and a matching picture. These posters looks great when put on a black, construction paper background and laminated. You can use them to help teach and reinforce the literary devices.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Oh National Boards....

Where have I been for the last four months??  I actually have no idea.  I think I got sucked into a black hole or something like that.  Actually I was sucked in, chewed up and then spit back out.  I know, gross. :)

I decided this year to undertake and tackle National Boards.  Why didn't anyone warn me, hit me over the head, splash water on me to bring me to my senses?  I've had more emotional breakdowns this past few months than my whole life put together.  I am not going to lie and say it was great, full of exploration and growth.  It is like solving one of the hardest puzzles you've ever had to solve in your whole life.  Being as awful as it was, I still managed to get it done (ok well it is almost done, I still have one more week until it is officially due and well I am taking full advantage of that week).

I think it would have been a lot less stress if I didn't decide to go and hurt my knee 10 weeks ago.  It was one of those things that I kept on saying the knee would get better and then I would be able to work on it again, but nope the knee never got better.  Working on it was, well, literally a pain.  So guess who is in surgery just days after turning in her National Board work!

All in all, I do recommend the process if you are looking a challenge.  I promise that you will cry and you will have over 1,000 meltdowns and that you will want to quit at least every other day.  But... once that box is in the mail, I think you will be glad you at least attempted it.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

How to Eat Fried Worms Literature Circle Packet

How To Eat Fried Worms
By Thomas Rockwell

I just uploaded a new Reading Response / Literature Circle Packet onto TPT and TB stores.  This is a 27 page packet that helps to supplement your How To Eat Fried Worms novel study.

Check it out:    

First two readers to leave a comment receive a free copy of this packet!  Be sure to leave your email address so I know where to send it!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Literary Device and Figurative Language Posters Revised

Good Morning!

After several requests for added terms, I have revised and updated my Literary Devices Posters!  These posters now contain...

1.  Alliteration
2.  Simile
3.  Metaphor
4.  Onomatopoeia
5.  Hyperbole
6.  Personification
7.  Synonym
8.  Antonym
9.  Homophone
10.  Idiom

Let me know if there is anything else I can create or add to these posters!


Literary Devices PDF

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mystery Genre Vocabulary Posters

Mystery Genre Vocabulary Posters

I made these posters to go along with our study of the mystery genre and thought I would share them!  They cover the vocabulary that students would possibly come across when
reading something from the mystery genre.


Mystery Genre Vocabulary Posters


Monday, July 4, 2011

A Crafty Bookmark Idea...

I found this while surfing the web this morning.  How cute are these bookmarks?  They seem simple enough to make... jumbo paper clips and ribbon.  These would make good back to school gifts or holiday gifts for the kids.

Here is the link to the original blog article that I found these from:

Remember to vote for Guided-Math on the Really Good Blog Contest (under the specialty category... here)!  You can vote once a day!

Happy 4th of July and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Giveaway at Guided-Math

My Guided-Math blog has reached 200 followers!!  In order to celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway.  Head on over there to enter in a math game giveaway!

See you there!