Living in an area with snow, warmer weather is a welcome commodity. With the higher temperatures comes the opportunity for planting season. As a teacher with a more flexible summer schedule, gardening is a great way for me to relax and enjoy the fresh veggies I grow.
“The Farm” is a story that highlights a refreshing aspect of summer, and is a story you can provide to your students to help them avoid the summer slump – that time of year where writing and grammar skills might diminish due to lack of use and practice. Have students edit the sentences for spelling errors and to correct the use of nouns and verbs.
Commonly confused words, such as our and are and bye, by, and buy can be practiced with this lesson. This story includes chances for students to ensure they understand agreement between nouns and verbs. Also, commonly confused words, such as our and are and bye, by, and buy can be practiced with this lesson.
To help students stay sharp over the summer, download The FarmEditing Errors Activity to provide them an opportunity to practice editing a summer story. An answer key is also available.