Graphic organizer anyone? I love a T-Chart, KWL, Word Diagram, Tree Map, or Bubble Map in the classroom! Graphic organizers are a powerful tool for students to extend and deepen their understanding in the classroom. Graphic organizers allow students to … Continue reading
Different types of learners learn in different types of ways. We all know this, but how often do we stop to make sure all of our learners have what they need? Vocabulary is great to read and hear about, but … Continue reading
As a former reading teacher, I am always looking for ways my students can become better readers. One of the ways they do this is become exposed to as many words as possible and look for words everywhere! Have you … Continue reading
Do your students like games? Are they willing to learn without realizing they are learning because it feels like a game? I know my classes (especially the morning class) will do anything if it is a game. Vocabulary acquisition can … Continue reading
Using new vocabulary words in our daily lingo is a fast track way to making these new words a permanent part of our personal dictionary. So how do we help students use their new vocabulary on a daily basis? The … Continue reading
Vocabulary is one of the most important parts of science and social studies instruction. Students who do not know the meaning of words or have the background knowledge to make connections to, struggle the most with science and social studies. … Continue reading
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope the holiday has found you in good health, surrounded by loved ones, and blessed beyond belief. I have a small (late) Christmas gift for you!
My fifth graders loved our last book study so much, I knew I had to get another great book into their had. The book Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell is a great read about a young girl whose brother goes to war in Vietnam. She is so excited for him, at first, but has a change of heart when he starts having her develop film for him.
This book packet is meant to help students reading the book independently or as a group better comprehend the story, make connections, and think about the order of events more closely.
I created this packet specifically for my students, so somethings are specifically done for my class (question types change throughout the packet, summaries are focused on during reading of book, book report / response to literature is completed digitally and is not included in packet). For these reasons, this packet is currently FREE! Take advantage of it while you can!!!
As I continue to share new products, especially the vocabulary packets, I want to highlight a different part of the packet each time.
Today’s packet is over World War I and the piece out of each packet that I use no matter what is the interactive notebook pieces.
I have used these two different ways. 1. I have students cut out the pieces with the word and definition attached. We then fold them and glue one side down. We write the word on top so that they can see the word, try to remember the definition, and then flip it open to see the actual definition. 2. I have students cut out the definition and put a post it note on top of it (like pictures).
The Georgia Standards of Excellence are being taught this next school year and that means more changes. Luckily for fifth grade there are not a ton of adjustments to be made. I have updated four products to include these new … Continue reading
Years ago I had the pleasure of going through some training about different learners and how they learn. I have also had a good bit of training on interactive notebooks. Between the two I have come to LOVE having my … Continue reading