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Last week, we had the opportunity to learn more about the components of fluency instruction in our reading work, as we watched the replay of Teacher Talks Live Webcast Series: Tim Rasinski on Fluency . This week, I'm excited to share a few of my favorite fluency strategies with you. Download printable resources as well as a new bookmark I created, to help keep your students from sounding like robots! We'll build comprehension and teach our students to become fluent readers while we have some fun. Have Fun With Fluency! Here are my favorite fluency mini-lessons for you to try with your readers.
This post is part of my Setting Up Your Classroom Series. As we continue to get those room ready for the fall, let's chat about the Classroom Job Board. Which is also a classroom management topic.
Do you remember the classic game "Pick Up Sticks?" I created a new game for my class last week based from the childhood game. My fourth grade social studies curriculum is the regions of the United States.
I picked up this puzzle at a yard sale a few weeks ago. I intended to frame it in Matthew’s room, but unfortunately I realized one piece was missing. Bummer! I still love the look of the pieces, so I decided to turn the individual states into magnets.
We started Expository writing today and we started with two staples: 1. Brain Pop Jr. Video- "How to Essays" 2. An Anchor Chart (that the students helped create)!!!!
Today we had a 6th grade Language Arts teacher planning day. I was really excited about it, but I am bummed at the lack of things we actually got planned today altogether. I wish I could have just had a whole day to plan alone because I know I could have at least gotten a 6 weeks taken care of. I was actually excited to dive into the C-SCOPE materials because I have really struggled with not having a real scope and sequence to use this year. Well, I know what I am going to be doing over the Christmas break!
It's part two of. . . Picture Book Bonanza! More picture books as recommended by you. (No giant asparagus included.) Becca of Whole Words uses Children Make Terrible Pets to teach plot diagram.
My students use their reading and writing notebooks daily during our Daily 5/CAFE block. I made these notebooks for them a few weeks into the school year and am SO happy with them! My students love that they each had a unique binder and a place to store all things reading and writing related!
Today I am going to be starting a week-long series on how to use Google in the classroom. We were very fortunate this year and transitioned over to Google for our e-mail system. We got all of the perks that came along with Google, including Google Docs, Calendar, etc.
Over 100 free, printable graphic organizers for a wide variety of topics. This book review worksheet could be used as a part of an oral report, with a book read outside of class or with summer reading. Plan a short story with the setting details, point of view, characterization, genre, and a graph of the plot.
Have you ever made a paper bag book? I hadn't, but I'd seen them floating around pinterest and finally decided we had to try! One of our current favorite activities is creating books. I like to staple a few pieces of paper together and have my son draw pictures on the pages and then we talk about the pictures and I write down what he says or have him write down his own stories.
As the end of the year approaches, it can be more and more challenging to keep your students' attention. Brain Breaks are important, but there are plenty of things you can do within a lesson to keep kids from day dreaming...or worse yet, nodding off. Here are some ideas: Desk Switch: Students have ten seconds (count down from ten) to find another desk to sit in that is in a different part of the room than his or her normal desk.
I have a cute teeny tiny little stamp that I use on tags that I use when wrapping up an order. It's a cute touch. However, sometimes, I just want more impact. At the beginning of summer, I purchased 100 lunch bags for 1.99. I only needed 6 or so to make my summer banner. Needless to say, I was left with 96 paper bags and nothing to do with them.
My students were giddy this morning when everyone woke up to the first snow of the season here in Kansas! It wasn't much, but enough to get everyone excited.
2. Measure your Stitch Witch by placing it on top of the bandana and cut a strip the length of the bandana. 3.