I am teaching grades 5-7 and I have been a busy bee! On the second weekend of school I took this picture:
My husband keeps saying I have my dream job "getting paid to read." He knows me well!
I push into classrooms in the AM helping the students in ELA. Last year I did this in one 5th grade classroom. I am working with some of the same teachers from last year. In the afternoon, I work with small groups.
Here are some pictures of some lessons I have taught to my small groups.
I am beginning each 40 minutes lesson with a vocabulary building lesson.
If you have never used StoryWorks Magazine, I recommend it!
Inside there is The Word Nerd.
I modeled how to use the pictures to figure out the word meanings.
We also have dictionaries.
We then wrote a simpler sentence together.
Another StoryWorks article.
We read aloud the text.
The kidos highlighted text for questions
I asked orally.
The kids ate two Oreos.
Then we compared/contrasted the Oreos in two countries.
This was the start of our list.
I have some new 5th graders this year, so I was able to do one of my favorite lessons. "Mystery Main Idea."
Well, there is just a little snapshot. I am hoping to share some more pictures soon.