|Our third graders do a unit on series books, and last year I found I was a bit unorganized with the way in which my lessons were presented.|
So - I put together goal sheets and reflection activities that have really helped.
First I looked through our district's targeted skills for possible "I can..." statement topics.
Then I looked through lessons that our literacy coach had suggested.
The lessons were great but didn't have follow-up activities that I felt I needed to review when preparing for report cards.
The result was a product I put together that includes "I can.." statements for posting, matching smaller "I can..." statements for students to put in their Reading Response Journals, and reflection activity sheets. Sometimes I have the students do the reflection sheets, and some days I just have them glue down the "I can..." statement in their journal, and write their own reflection on the topic.
The lessons have been going very well!
|I used Nate the Great books as mentor texts for the beginning of the unit.|
|My students compared their thinking to the thinking of a character in one of the lessons.|
|I used the capture tool on my Interactive Whiteboard to capture this page from the unit for modeling the skill.|
Some lessons are for large group, and some I've been using with small book groups.
I was pleased to see the author investigation work that some of my students did in small groups today.
A group used our three iPads to research authors of series books.
You can find this unit in my TpT or TN store!
Also - check out all the creative ideas popping up this week through the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Teach Creativity Blog Hop!
Here is the schedule for the week:
January 14: Beach Sand and Lesson Plans
January 15: More Time 2 Teach
January 16: Learning in the Little Apple (That's me!)
January 17: Ms.Fultz’s Corner
Thanks to Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for hosting the Tried It Tuesday Linky!