My daughter Maggie and I went shopping today, and I made some interesting purchases for my classroom:
- The Daily Spark: Spelling & Grammar
- The Daily Spark: Journal Writing
- The Daily Spark: Critical Writing (Barnes & Noble link, not available through Amazon)
Each book is a collection of 180 class activities that can be used as warm-ups, homework, or extra credit. I plan to use most of them as warm-ups, but I think some of them will be good full-lesson assignments on their own.
Here is a sample from the Spelling & Grammar book:
Where in the Whirled?
In the next five minutes, brainstorm as many words as you can that contain the letters, w, h, and e.
What is the longest word you came up with? How many words did you think of that contain w, h, and e, but don’t begin with any of those letters?
This series is published by the makers of SparkNotes. They also have vocabulary, test prep, and math books.