Thursday, May 30, 2013

Close Reading and our Book Talk

Audrey, Cheryl, Renee, Rebecca, Colleen, and Jo,

Bless you all for making the Book Talk meaningful and worthwhile.  Wow!  Our collective experiences and insights are amazing.

I wanted to share these Prezi projects with you but time was not on our side so I skipped them.  They offer a different slant on What is close reading  and How do we prepare for a close reading?

My take away from today is the work we did with planning for a close read based on the excerpt from Tuck Everlasting.  I only wish I had written down all of the ideas!  I snagged a few.  I love the idea of exploring feelings the words evoke.

Thanks again!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

K-2 Read Write Think...all rolled into one!

Picture Match is a nice little interactive game from Read Write Think for K-2 students. Picture Match asks students to match objects to the first letter of their names. After students have mastered matching beginning letters to objects they move on to identifying short and long vowel sounds to objects whose names have those sounds. At the end of each activity students can print a PDF of their successes (Richard Byrne "Free Technology for Teachers)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Literacy Strategy of the Week

The Double Journal Entry is a strategy which works wicked well as a during reading fosters that active reading we want our kiddos to be practicing.  I have found it terribly helpful to do a Think Aloud with this one first. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Winner of the Drawing

Blog Commenter!!! Amanda Beals reels in goodies!

Thanks to everyone!  Your Comments added so much to our blog community.