Last March I spent quite a bit of money on a new electric pencil sharpener. It lasted me the rest of the school year without any issues, so I was very pleased with my new purchase, because I usually go through at least one pencil sharpener a year. Unfortunately, despite all of my directions and modeling on how to correctly use a pencil sharpener, I had someone try to sharpen a crayon. It didn’t work. I really do have a good procedure for sharpening pencils, but this was one of those darlings who has such a difficult time listening to and following directions.} We finally managed to get it working again, but it would just barely sharpen our pencils with a pretty dull point.
There are 24 dictionary skills task cards, with a combination of guide word questions and words with multiple meanings questions. This is always SUCH a challenging skill for my students, so I’m grateful for the extra practice. I especially like the task cards that have students choose which definition best describes how the word was used in a sentence.
There are also 12 cards with Valentines themed sentences, and students have to find and correct any capitalization and punctuation mistakes. This is a great way to practice editing with capitalization, punctuation, and dialogue.
There are 24 cards in a parts of speech sort that include nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Each card includes a Valentines themed sentence with one word underlined. Students should place the card underneath the correct part of speech.