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Posts Made By: dewdrops
Board: Fourth Grade 08-21-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By dewdrops
Unpacking the Common Core Standards

One suggestion is to look at the unpacking of standards work that has been completed
by various departments of education across the country. The state of North Carolina
has done a wonderful job...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-05-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dewdrops
Note Taking Tools

I teach the students different organization tools that they can use to take notes.
We begin with the basic "boxes and bullets " where the students identify a main idea
and supporting details. We...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-03-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By dewdrops
Classroom Motto

I tell my students there is only one rule in this class and that is
"We do our best to promote a learning environment"
Then we go into a discussion on what behaviors keep us from learning. We end...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-03-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By dewdrops
Getting to know your students

Aside from personally getting to know your students, you must also get to know them academically. This knowledge is what is going to drive your instruction. Be sure to review test scores, reading...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-03-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dewdrops
Common Core Writing

We don't use a " writing program"...we create lessons to support the Common Core Curriculum writing standards. We teach opinion writing, informational writing and narrative writing as well as...
Board: Units of Study 08-07-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By dewdrops
narrative mentor text

Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe
Board: Units of Study 09-18-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dewdrops
Teaching Second Graders

I haven't looked at the "new" curricular plans for 2nd grade...but I'm assuming they begin with launching the reader's workshop. You can use these lessons to play catch-up from 1st grade...this way...
Board: Units of Study 09-10-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By dewdrops
Great idea!

I love this idea !!! Thanks!!!
Board: Writing & Language Arts 09-06-2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By dewdrops
How-To Play ....

I take my first graders out to the schoolyard and bring a chart tablet and markers with me as well as a box with various schoolyard props, such as jumpropes, balls, cones, etc.. I gather the students...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 09-06-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dewdrops
Character development

Hello! You are on the right track...after you introduce what a narrative is, and give some examples, the next thing to do will be to develop a character. But even before that you might want to...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 09-06-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By dewdrops
Revising

I recommend " The Revision Toolbox" by Georgia Heard. It gives many strategies for teaching revision.
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 09-06-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dewdrops
Summarizing

Hello!
Teach the students to summarize:
1. across the fingers- first, next, after, then , last
2. begin with the main event and then tell what led up to that
3. character timeline- important...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 09-05-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dewdrops
Book Club

Hello! Usually the best thing to do is have the students choose the book they want to discuss. You can give them a couple of options. Also you might want to use a series of books, in order for the...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 09-05-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By dewdrops
Book Club

Hello! Usually the best thing to do is have the students choose the book they want to discuss. You can give them a couple of options. Also you might want to use a series of books, in order for the...
Board: Units of Study 09-05-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By dewdrops
Writing Stamina

Hello ! Please keep in mind that first graders might not have a 30 minute writing stamina to begin with...begin with 10 minutes and add extra minutes each day...At the beginning you might want to do...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-04-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dewdrops
Everyone Smiles in the Same Language

The most important thing to do is make the student feel welcome and that she is part of the class. She is at a stage where she is listening to the language and trying to make sense of it. You can...
Board: Bluebonnet Room 09-04-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By dewdrops
Small group instruction

My small group instruction routine is similar to hrbernard's routine. I make an effort to meet with all of my students during the week. While I teach my mini lesson the reading support teacher, sits...
Board: Bluebonnet Room 09-04-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By dewdrops
Conference Notekeeping

I usually record what I observe the student doing well, what my teaching point is and what next steps will be taken.
Board: Units of Study 09-04-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By dewdrops
First Grade Friendly Reading Log

When I taught first grade, I used to have the students just tally the number of books they read during independent reading time. This avoided them taking forever to write the title and author....
Board: Units of Study 09-03-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By dewdrops
Writer's Workshop Supplies

I use the following materials when implementing the Writer's Workshop in my fourth grade classroom :
1. Mentor texts - books which contain examples of good writing craft
2. Writer's Notebook- I...
Board: Units of Study 09-03-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dewdrops
Launching Reading Workshop in Fourth Grade

We launch the reading workshop for the first four weeks ..here are the lessons we planned:
Week 1 Total Recall : Since our students have taken part of reading workshop since kindergarten, during...
Board: Units of Study 09-03-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By dewdrops
Right Away!

You can begin teaching mini-lessons right away. Focus you first lessons on routines such as where to find tools, coming to the meeting area, what to do when you finish, etc..Once the management of...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 05-13-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dewdrops
Non Fiction Writing

Teach various methods of nonfiction writing for example, Question and Answer Books, Non-fiction Poetry, Field Guides, Literary Non-fiction. You can show students different types of writing and...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 05-13-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By dewdrops
Writers Notebooks

If you visit Ralph Fletcher's website, you can find lots of ideas on how to begin a writer's notebook. It is basically a blank journal, where students simply gather ideas for writing and develop...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 05-13-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By dewdrops
Units of Study

If you are referring to Reading and Writing Units of Study.. then in September you would begin by putting in place routines. For example, show students how to use the library, review what good...



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