Thursday

Getting Ready for Book Clubs

We are about to launch into a book club unit with fourth grade. People have asked for copies of our talking stems and book club mats. We used The Reading Strategies book by Jenn Serravallo as a resource.  Here you go...


talkingstems
 Book Club talking Stems click here for download
talkingstems
Each child selects one Post-it that they want to talk long about.
bookclubmats
Book club talking mat click here 

Enjoy the beautiful day! 
Melissa 

Wednesday

Powerful Poetry Stations Part One


Laura has the most amazing poetry stations happening in her first grade classroom!!!  You can see from the photographs below some of the ways these first graders are learning about poetry.
Laura began the unit by posing the question WHAT IS POETRY? She set up stations. The kids were introduced to the stations and were told that over the course of the week, they would be experiencing each one. Laura put kids in groups of four. The first exploration lasted about fifteen to twenty minutes.

THE DISCOVERY CENTER
  • Choose an object
  • Draw and write what you see
  • THINK This makes me think...
  • Use your poet's eyes
  • Write 




MAGICAL WORDS CENTER
  • Read the poem together!
  • Stop when a word makes you think WOW
  • Write It

 
   


 RHYTHM CENTER
  • Listen together!  
  • Tap it out!
  • Look at the words.
  • Try your own.



Happy Poetry!

Friday

Friday Favorites

Favorite LITERACY related Things in School...

How To Stories In Kindergarten {love the illustrations} & Topics


Laura's class  coming up with new categories for books.



Making Predictions In Kindergarten

Writing Persuasive letters to David to follow the school rules!

Jess's POET TREE in first grade. 

Happy Friday!!!