Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. Have students crumple the heart each time unkind words are spoken during the read aloud. Afterward, smooth
Activity for Chrysanthemum. Every time someone says something mean to her, kids crumple up a smooth heart. Try to smooth it out at the end when they say nice things. Message: hard to smooth a wrinkled heart.
Chart the genres of the books we read aloud during library time all year. Love this idea!
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Teach the girls so they can finger knit doll scarves during read-aloud time
FUN read aloud ABC book, with animal sounds and words for each letter! Alphabet Animals - Alphabetimals - The ABC Song
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Chrysanthemum (by Kevin Henkes) celebrity read. Great for the beginning of the school year! (Free.)
Make sure students are engaged during Silent Reading by using highlighting tape and this bookmark. Especially the lower readers who are challenged by trying to record their thinking with pencil and paper.
"While you read today, use the tape to track your thinking/learning."
Green: use to mark main
Orange:use to mark new vocabulary
Words you learned
Pink: I have a question here,
Vocabulators. These would be fun to do as a project with the students during synonym time. Each team could have a different theme.
FIX IT UP SENTENCES (APRIL) - NOW AVAILABLE! This pack makes great morning work, literacy centers, homework, or a mini lesson. Students are required to correct each sentence by capitalizing words at the beginning of the sentence and a few other words such as Easter and add the correct ending punctuation. Your students will have FUN "fixing" each sentence. Take a look! $
Comprehension 2- Plate sequencing activity. The teacher will read a story to the students aloud. After the story, the teacher will hand students pre-cut images of events in the story. Students will place the images in correct order. The book should be available for reference if students need help during the activity.
Have people Skype in to read aloud to the class!
FREE - Do you let students "Read Around the Room" during daily independent reading time? This bulletin board display idea was passed on to me from a colleague and it's a lifesaver during Reading Workshop so I want to share it with you too! Simply print, laminate, cut and display the bulletin board set. Write student names on large popsicle sticks and pull sticks each day to select a handful of students who get to "Read Around the Room." #wildaboutfifthgrade
I am requesting from the universe that this statement be read each and every time one of my students asks for a pen because they have lost the 300 billion that they had yesterday...