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Posts Made By: dan4th
Board: Third Grade 05-29-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By dan4th
Book Wizard

Go to http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/ and search by 3rd grade interest level in any genre, author, etc. You can search by Guided Reading, DRA, Lexile, or grade level. Make yourself some great...
Board: Third Grade 05-29-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By dan4th
used many systems

I've used many systems, and most of them work for a certain length of time then the kids and/or I get complacent and it falters. I always have a backup plan to switch to and sometimes go through 5 or...
Board: Third Grade 05-29-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By dan4th
3rd is the best

Even though I teach 4th now, 3rd will always be my true love. The kids are absolutely terrific.
Board: Fourth Grade 05-29-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By dan4th
bok lists and hormones

There are 2 related places I go to find books. If I want to find lists of books that are already made by other teachers I go to
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Board: Fourth Grade 05-27-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dan4th
If you are doing writing as well...

Character Scrapbook for excellent character analysis...teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scrapbook/

Story Starters is a fun way to get'em writing...www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/
Board: Fourth Grade 05-27-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By dan4th
Aren't hormones wonderful?

I've been in 3rd most of my years and only had a few problems. Fourth is a whole new ballgame the last few weeks. Come down hard but have a sense of humor (yes it can be done). Read some Roald Dahl...
Board: Fourth Grade 05-27-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By dan4th
plenty of book lists

If you want to explore and use loads of book lists go to www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/ready-go-book-lists-teachers

They are categorized in many different ways. You can copy, edit, etc.
Board: Fifth Grade 04-30-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dan4th
lots of titles

Book Wizard had 93 titles for 3rd-5th interest level on ecology.

http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/
Board: Fifth Grade 04-30-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dan4th
If you have computer access...

There is a great weather unit where your students can make "snow" while changing variables.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/investigate/weather_maker.htm
Board: Fifth Grade 04-30-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dan4th
Storia app

If you have an iPad, android, or Windows I would download the free ebook Storia app and buy a lot of nonfiction stories to go with it.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/ereading-resources/
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 04-30-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dan4th
got a list for you

I went to my favorite book finder and found at 6th reading level about 75 "humorous" book titles to choose from. Go to http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/ and do your search.
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 04-30-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By dan4th
one more site for next year

Three poets and three styles for your students to practice.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/index.htm
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 04-30-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By dan4th
centers

computer research, puzzle solving (crossword, sudoku, brain teasers), free reading w/journal writing, math practice/games, purposeful writing of some kind
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 04-30-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By dan4th
favorite book finder

If you haven't discovered Book Wizard yet, you have to give it a try. Put your topic in the search and it gives you a list of books that you then narrow down by gr. level, Lexile, Guided Reading, or...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 04-30-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dan4th
view these booktalks

There are loads of written and video book talks on this site. Take a look before you make your debut.

http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/ab/booktalks.htm
Board: Fourth Grade 04-30-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By dan4th
good idea

Ask the 5th grade teachers what they would like to have a head start on and then do that. I'm sure you will find that the kids need a lot of review of 4th materials to do the 5th.
Board: Fourth Grade 04-30-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dan4th
one idea

I don't know what you teach in SS, but maybe you can have the kids write their own story problems that would revolve around the era you are teaching and incorporate the math in a "text book" from the...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-27-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By dan4th
one idea

go to a stock website and call one of their phone numbers I'm sure they all have reading stocks for dummies type pages they will email you
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-27-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dan4th
do a search

I went to Book Wizard and put "choices" in the search box and came up with 16 titles for 7th gr. reading level. I teach lower grades, so didn't recognize any of the titles.
...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-27-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dan4th
Watts series

I looked into Book Wizard to see if it had nonfiction series, www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/. They listed something new to me called the Watts Library series. It looks like there are a lot of...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-27-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dan4th
If you go with weather...

This site has lots of things to do...
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-27-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By dan4th
a treat for those who can read

Come up with your own text speak that will baffle them, but is logical (just like text speak to us). Have some sort of treat for those who can read a treat handout. Those who use regular English will...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 03-27-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dan4th
get books on tape for free

My mother had terrible vision, not legally blind, but close. She was able to get free audio books through the public library, I think through a federal dept. I can't remember any of the details, but...
Board: Fifth Grade 03-27-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By dan4th
resource for Bridge to...

Here is the link to several activities for Bridge to Terabithia---all free.

www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/bridge-terabithia
Board: Fifth Grade 03-27-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dan4th
Ukrainian painted eggs

Here is the URL for a read and do type lesson for Easter

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/classroom-solutions/2012/03/ukrainian-painted-eggs-and-patricia-polacco--perfect-pairing



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