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Posts Made By: thetateach
Board: Second Grade 07-23-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By thetateach
book drawers

I personally have always used small "laundry" looking baskets that I got from dollar tree over the years. (gotta love $1 baskets!) This year as i was looking around Pintrest i saw a new idea using...
Board: Second Grade 07-23-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By thetateach
I used the ideas from

Units of Study Nonfiction for k-2. It breaks down the process to very simple steps and even goes into elements of nonfiction books. I had the UoS books at my old school, but there are some great...
Board: 4-Blocks Literacy 07-05-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By thetateach
Thank you!

I think these are the ones I remember. If not, they look good anyway. Thanks so much! You mentioned a list in your post. Is it paced out by week? How did your school develope it?
Board: Third Grade 07-05-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By thetateach
I have used edm for 4 yrs

In three grade levels (6,2,and 4). I have been to numerous training and the advice I always give the first year is the same. Include mental math, math message, part of the lesson, and the math boxes...
Board: 4-Blocks Literacy 07-04-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By thetateach
second grade words

I have moved to a new state this summer and all of my books are in storage! I know I will be teaching 2nd grade and I'm planning on using Month by Month phonics as a resource. I had the word wall...
Board: Second Grade 06-28-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By thetateach
Parts of Speech

I always taught at another time. I did find a book called Mastering the Mechanics Grades 2-3 by linda Hoyt. It has mini lessons for editing and specific grammar skills. My school was VERY strict...
Board: Second Grade 06-26-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By thetateach
Beth Newingham is amazing!

I love her site for any grade level. I understand how frustrated you are. I have been teaching for five years and I have been moved almost every year! It gives you a lot of experience, but...
Board: Second Grade 06-26-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By thetateach
Strategies that Work by Stephanie Harvey and

Ann Goudvis

I have used these ideas in fourth grade, but they are simple and could easily be transfered to any grade level. The thing that I gained most from reading this book is that students...
Board: Second Grade 06-26-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By thetateach
Two Great Books

I had zero experience with phonics when I moved down from sixth grade (math only) to second grade. The best books I found to help me first and then my students as well were:

Month by month...
Board: Second Grade 06-03-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By thetateach
Strategies that work

This book has great ideas for teaching comprehension at all grade levels. You may have to tweak them a little but the lessons would compliment CAFE well.
Board: Violet Room 03-19-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By thetateach
So sorry!

I haven't checked back here in a while. The book is actually called Barack and is by Jonah Winter. The book is a little older and gives details and facts about Obama's early life. My second graders...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-20-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By thetateach
I'm reading

a book right now called Trackers by Patrick Carmen. He also wrote a book series called Skeleton Creek. The coolest part of these books is that they incorporate technology throughout the story. You...
Board: Violet Room 02-06-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By thetateach
Fairy tales can be a good way to introduce thus...

Fairy tales can be a good way to introduce thus concept. Most kanalready know the story line and can focus on the element you're teaching. They also have characters with strong traits that are easy...
Board: Violet Room 02-06-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By thetateach
I've used a biography to teach this concept...

I've used a biography to teach this concept before. I chose a book called Obama. Itgives facts about the president but also inserts opinions about his life. Then we made a chart that listed facts...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-03-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By thetateach
If you haven't read The Sister's Grimm books,...

If you haven't read The Sister's Grimm books, look them up. We read the first book this year in my class and the kids loved it.
I use fractured fairy tales at the beginning of the year to introduce...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-03-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By thetateach
Check out writing fix. com (no spaces) and look...

Check out writing fix. com (no spaces) and look for the lesson using I Wanna Iguana as the mentor text. So cute and the kids really understand the idea of looking at something from "the other point...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-03-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By thetateach
Partial Quotients

So much easier than long division! I always teach the concept of division as sharing. I wouldn't share with my friend unless everything was equal and fair (same amount for everyone). Division helps...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-03-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By thetateach
this sounds crazy but...

I teach the difference between singular and plural nouns this way. Who you're alone and not married or dating you're single (one=singular), When you have "a man" you're plural!
Sounds weird, but...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-03-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By thetateach
blog accountability

I'm not using the blog right now for any type of grade. We're just having fun with it, but I could totally see using it for some sort of comprehension grade. I do require that they respond every time...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-01-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By thetateach
Glad you liked it!

I let the kids post at school and at home. I have two computers int room and I let the kids get on during the day when they have free time. A few of the kids have computers at home and they can post...
Board: Fourth Grade 02-01-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By thetateach
Online Blog

I'm running a blog right now with my fourth graders to discuss the novel we're reading. I'm also going to have them illustrate the setting using information from the test to justify what they draw....
Board: Violet Room 12-29-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By thetateach
Maybe The Giving Tree

Maybe The Giving Tree
Board: Forget-me-not Room 11-21-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By thetateach
Use pictures

I recently did a lesson with fourth grade using two outdoor scene pictures. The first I modeled how to use your imagination to think of things you would see, hear, taste, feel, and smell if you were...
Board: Daily 5 08-04-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By thetateach
funteacher7

We were trained to have kids stagger read for guided reading (reading aloud all at the same time to themselves at different points in the book). I agree that it is very distracting! mostly for me :)...
Board: Daily 5 07-28-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By thetateach
itunes

I have downloaded some books from itunes in the past. Pictures books are not too expensive, but if you're looking for chapter books they can be kind of pricey! I have also recorded myself reading on...



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