Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vocabulary Bookmarks

Your students might love the Bookmark Strategy!

Learning new vocabulary begins with making a first connection.  I am assigning these to my students who will collect interesting, unusual, and new words from their independent reading books.

Later students will delve more deeply into learning the new vocabulary.  We could use these for Academic Vocabulary too.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

National Writing Day Celebration

Let us all celebrate National Writing Day...teachers, students, parents...all of us!  Take a few minutes to write a message to someone you know or to someone you don't know.

  • Maybe you might write to a family member you sometimes take for granted and express how much he/she means to you.
  • Maybe you might write to a relative or a friend who does not live in your hometown and tell that person you miss him or her.
  • Write to someone who encouraged you or inspired you and say thank you.
  • Write to a public official with a suggestion for a current issue.Take a few minutes and send your message by text, email, or snail mail.
Mention that you're celebrating National Writing Day!

I have lots of cards, postcards, and stationery in my room!