Using the Comprehension Strategies | Scholastic
Reading Comprehension Strategies - Scholastic - This is a great resource when you're looking for explicit wording for your anchor charts.
Daily 5 Update
According to our class Days In School Chart we are in 33 days! I finally feel like the mounds of work are dwindling and I am able to leave the classroom at a decent hour. Luckily there has been no surf, so I have devoted more time into my class. I know that sounds horrible, but if there are any sort of waves near me I leave school as quickly as possible to be in them!! I wanted to share with you how my Daily 5 rotations have been going this year. I started out slow by taking it step by step…
72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know
As we all know, students already get plenty of tests, so why not let your students show what they learned creatively? Whether your students are reading independent books or your class has just finished a unit on space or pioneers, a culminating project can really cement that learning. Here are 72 fun and creative ways for your students to show what they know. Create a
First Day of School Traditions and Ideas - From The Dating Divas
We've rounded up some first day of school traditions and ideas to make heading back to school extra special for the kids!
Back to School Books - A Grade Specific Reading List
Many parents and teachers feel so helpless when their child's stomach is in knots because it's the first day of school in a new class. ...
Annotated Text Poster designs and Annotated Text Reference Sheet
Marking and highlighting a text is like having a conversation with a book - it allows you to ask questions, comment on meaning, and mark events and passages you want to revisit. Annotating is a permanent record of your intellectual conversation with the text. -Laying the foundation: A Resource and ...
Here is a list of the 234 childrens picture books on video offered on Discovery Education, play the video on your SMARTboard so that all of your students can follow along. Most have closed captioning, so your students can read along, too!
literary report card
We have just finished reading Among The Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix. One activity I did was to have the students produce a "report card" for Jen, a pivotal character in the book. I picked the subjects (which are closely related to character traits) and the children gave her the grade. They also had to produce some text based evidence as to why they gave the grade they did. The students debated what the appropriate grade would be - I wrote what I could see would be the average . Later…
Free Fonts...For Real! - Sweet Rose Studio
Well friends, its time for another one of our favorite posts: free fonts! Seriously, there’s nothing better than getting something for free that just makes your day that much better, right? I already have oodles of ideas for printables and other fun goodies for the blog using some of these new beauties. Hotel Paradiso (title) […]