The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

Grammar Games

February 20, 2018
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Grammar Games and Center Activities

The best method for building grammar and punctuation skills in students’ writing is with repeated exposure throughout the school year. Improve students’ vocabulary, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation with a mixture of interactive games and language review lessons sprinkled into your … Continue reading

Chalkboard with Vocabulary Words and Games

January 31, 2018
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Vocabulary Journals and Games for Your Classroom

Vocabulary instruction is directly linked to reading comprehension and word knowledge. On average, students are expected to add 2,000 to 3,000 words to their vocabulary every year! (Effective Vocabulary Instruction by Joan Sedita.) Students need multiple and engaging opportunities to … Continue reading

Homeschool mom and daughter reading together.

September 11, 2017
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Language Arts: Vocabulary Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Click here to download Evan-Moor’s Vocabulary Homeschool Curriculum Guide. When my daughter was about 3 years old, she wanted to know “big words.” I got a kick out of teaching her words like “foreshadowing” or “nemesis” when we would discuss … Continue reading

January 20, 2017
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3 Simple Activities to Increase Your Child’s Vocabulary

Reading Aloud Reading aloud to your child is one of the simplest ways to help expand his or her vocabulary. Authors include word choices that aren’t used in everyday conversations. When children read alone, they are often left on their … Continue reading