We’re moving toward test prep, but I don’t just want to do test passages.
We just wrapped up figurative language, but will of course spiral back through it. I love these posters I go from Molly Maloy. Find ‘em here.
I got these super cool Black History Month partner skits to practice fluency with my intervention group from Elementary Lesson Plans. I’m so excited to use these!
I ALSO picked up a Point of View pack from Nicole Shelby. It’s got some great ideas and activities for my groups! It was easy prep, so it’s all ready to go.
I saw that my students needed more practice with author’s purpose (even though it feels like we talk about this ALL THE TIME), so I picked up some differentiated task cards from Teaching with a Mountain View.
In writing, we had a lot of fun with Scribble Stories from Elementary Lesson Plans (yes, again, I love her stuff!). Check out the creative Elvis pic below. I was impressed! I feel like I push such a multiple choice world on the students that they don’t get to explore thinking outside the bun. An activity like this every now and then is good for them!
We did some expository writing with I Heart Books. Nicole Shelby (yes, again) has an awesome pack called I Love Reading that has many different options and ways to use it. I really wanted my students to focus on revising and editing their writing, so they wrote just a paragraph about their favorite book and why. Then, they REALLY revised and edited their work. Their published drafts are on the bulletin board.
We are all up in the middle of measurement. We’ve been using some stuff from the curriculum and It’s a Zoo. See my post on It’s a Zoo at The Math Penguin. I love teaching students how to convert measurements. It seems so hard at first, but they get the hang of it. I gave a Quick Quiz at the end of the lesson today and most of my kiddos have it down. YES!
What’s ahead in the next couple weeks for you?