Grammar

Homophones: Sounds Alike Story about Jeff Schultz – Official Race Photographer

Here’s another story using several homophones. Can you select the correct word? Do your best to decide which homophone is correct. After you’ve given it your best shot, click here to see the correct choices.  (There-their-they’re) sat Jeff Schultz editing the (pictures-pitchers) he’d taken of mushers and (there-their-they’re) dog teams that day. Jeff is the official …

Homophones: Sounds Alike Story About Iditarod

(I – Eye) am fascinated by words that sound alike, are spelled differently and have very different meanings.  These words are called homophones.  When speaking, or barking as we sled dogs do, people and other dogs understand what we mean by context, that is considering the word along with the words used around it.  When …

Olivia’s Story–Homonym Practice

(View this lesson plan) Olivia’s Story , about a sled dog’s race, provides practice with homonyms, words (which–witch) sound alike, but have different meanings and are spelled differently. Students think about the meanings of the words in order  (to–too–two) choose the correct (one–won)   (for–four)  the context of the sentence. (There–they’re–their) is another homonym lesson …

Daily Grammar Practice Sentences

Language Arts:  Daily Grammar Practice Improve grammar skills using Iditarod and Alaska themed sentences.  These sentences can be used at any grade level.  Sentences can be used in the manner that best meets your students needs and your daily schedule.  Assign a sentence a day or several to be competed during a week.  Use them …

Types of Sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, Exclamatory

Practice identifying sentence types the Idita-way!  (Worksheet and answer key can be downloaded below!) Kinds of Sentences Put the correct punctuation at the end of each sentence. Tell if the sentence is a declarative, an interrogative, an imperative, or an exclamatory sentence. 1.      ____________  Dog teams pull sleds in the Iditarod 2.      ____________ How many …