Differentiated Novel Study Choice Boards (Literature Circles)
Two differentiated choice boards for students reading any novel or participating in a literature circle. Dozens of prompts for responding to the text are included, meeting many different learning styles and covering Bloom's Taxonomy! Are you looking for more ideas for READING RESPONSE? Reading Sk...
I don’t know about you, but I love reading Kevin Henkes books to my students. The kids really seem to connect to the characters and their thinking really grows with the books. These books can be used for all kinds of reading skills and strategies: making connections, character analysis, comparing and contrasting, adjectives, descriptive writing,Read more
Jan Brett Author Study for K-1
This Jan Brett Author Study unit contains everything you need (besides the books!) for some great winter activities! All of the activities are aligned to Kindergarten and 1st grade Common Core Standards, but could well be used in Pre-K or 2nd grade as well. The focus of this author study surrounds J...
Mentor Text Highlight: When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polocco
Third grade teachers and I recently used a Patricia Polacco text called When Lightning Comes in a Jar. We charted information during our interactive read aloud about what traditions are, neat comparisons, and how Patricia "made the ordinary extraordinary." Here is a chart that Katie Schultz recorded with her children during our collaborative lesson. I have this mentor text and a large collection of many other Patricia Polacco books in my room. Please come by and I'll let you go through the…
Friday Favorites - Back to School - Mandy Neal
I believe most would agree that Fridays take on a whole new meaning in summer. As for this Friday, I cannot believe it is already the 9th day of August. Oh summer where have you gone? I just took my daughter back to school shopping for the first time today. She starts Kindergarten!!! I won’t […]
Leo Lionni: An Author Study Packet
This Leo Lionni author study packet has pages which are open-ended. This allows teachers to choose the books that they want to focus on during the author study. There are pages that correlate with Swimmy, Frederick, and The Alphabet Tree. Included are :information page on authorbook list Make Word...
Author Study Choice Boards
These are the choice boards that I will be using this year for my author studies with my 2nd graders. I love them because the students get to select a cumulative project that interests them AND there are taks that meet each of the multiple intelligences.