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Grades 4-6 Literacy Program

Contributor: Lyle Musser

Shalom Mennonite School staff created literacy objectives for students in grades four through six. Their focus was on analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing what is read and creating independently ... Read More

Grades 7-8 Literacy Program

Contributor: Lyle Musser

Shalom Mennonite School staff created literacy objectives for students in grades seven and eight, with stated purpose "to produce a thinking student, with skills to analyze and ciritque information th... Read More

Grammar Objectives

Contributor: Lyle Musser

Shalom Mennonite School staff created grade level grammer objectives for students in grades 2-8. Each grade's objectives are broken into smaller sections including punctuation, capitalization, specif... Read More

Grades 2-3 Literacy Program

Contributor: Lyle Musser

Shalom Mennonite School staff created literacy goals for their students in second and third grade, focusing especially on comprehension and writing. They included a list of suggested writing activies... Read More

Sample: Creative Writing I from Sparkling Bits of Writing

Contributor: Andrew Yoder | File type : Teaching Material

This is an excerpt from Sparkling Bits of Writing by Jennifer Yoder. For more information or to purchase a copy, contact Andrew and Jennifer Yoder at (330) 704-6030 or rayoder389 at gmail dot com. Boo... Read More

Using Geoboards to Support Literacy

Contributor: Brianna Martin | Length : 3 | File type : Video

Geoboards have proven helpful in teaching math skills and geometry concepts. Brianna Martin says that geoboard practice also enables first graders at Pleasant Valley Mennonite School to succeed more... Read More

A Better Grasp of Grammar Use (Curriculum Review)

Contributor: Travis Zook | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Are your students growing in their grasp of English grammar? Do you, and they, enjoy the subject?Travis shares the benefits he and his students realized in using Grammar and Writing from Curtis ... Read More

Developing Speaking Skills Across The Curriculum (Jonas Sauder)

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 61 | File type : Audio

Sometimes students can learn to express clearly articulated thoughts better in settings that are not formally called “public speaking." We will consider ways to develop students' oral skills as they... Read More

Lesson 4: Writing Poetry without Rhyme or Rhythm

Contributor: Yvonne King | File type : Teaching Material

In this lesson, students learn about alliteration and colorful words in poetry. Students are introduced to poetry that doesn't have a strong rhythm or rhyme scheme. Students write a poem about an anim... Read More

Lesson 3: Writing Poetry Counting Syllables

Contributor: Yvonne King | File type : Teaching Material

In this lesson, students learn to count the number of syllables in a line of peotry. They learn that a number pattern of syllables in a stanza causes rhythm. Students write a two-line rhyme with eac... Read More