Back to Real Life + MLK Goodies

Looking for adjectives in our new poem!

It was back to "real life" today. Today we started a new read-aloud, brainstormed heroes and villains for our new writing project and dove into a new unit on adjectives.

Here's our new read-aloud:

It's listed on Scholastic Book Wizard as a Level R, so it makes a really nice extended text for us to dive into. The kids are in LOVE with it - especially the boys. Bruce Coville is a wonderful fantasy author and since we will be working on make-believe stories for the next couple of weeks, this is a perfect fit!

I'm also in the middle of testing out some new additions to my adjectives unit. As soon as I have them "kid-approved," I'll have another re-vamp ready to share with you.  A giveaway, perhaps? :)

I did manage to squeak out a new unit just in time for Martin Luther King Day. My kids are in LOVE with the "mystery word" activities. I also added a "mystery phrase" activity for this packet.

It is one of their absolute favorite things to do for Word Work, and it also makes a really easy sub activity. When I told them today that I would be out for "teacher school" tomorrow, one of their first questions was, "OOOH! Do we get to do one of those mystery word things?" Yup! You sure do! :)

Here is a peek:

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The pack has activities best suited for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classrooms that include:

 - an original poem, perfect for elementary classrooms
- primary and intermediate poetry connections
- 2 mystery word/phrase activities
- timeline activity
- 2 creative writing options
- character traits response (primary and intermediate) with book recommendations

I've listed it in my TpT store right now, but I'll add it to my TN store tomorrow.

I'm also linking up with my friend Denise at Sunny Days in Second Grade for her MLK Show and Tell. Make sure you hop over and check out the collection of fabulous resources she's found this week!

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I hope you're all adjusting well to being back at work. I know it was p-a-i-n-f-u-l when my alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. this morning! I missed those sweet faces, but I really enjoyed sleeping in!

I'll be back later this week with a freebie, a giveaway and a look at what's new in the world of adjectives!

Right now, you should go enter my sweet friend Aileen's book giveaway. A mutual friend of ours has recently published a book and Aileen is giving away a signed copy on her blog!

Head over and check it out!!



  1. That looks like an awesome read aloud! And I agree completely. 5:00 comes waaaay too early when you're used to sleeping in!


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