I am plugging along at school. We have one week and then we have a week off. It will be nice just to take a week to read for pleasure and watch The Today Show.
Here are some photos from my lessons:
I found this on TPT and used it with my word study group.
I began a unit on working on determining character traits in stories and poetry. I used the acronym FAST. I have used this strategy in the past - See this post: Character Traits Lesson
The boys are minimalists. LOL.
Applying it to a poem:
The poem was from Super Teacher Worksheets. Another great website, I recommend.
We then began writing the response to the prompt about the character traits from the story:
We need to work on the rest of the essay next week.
Earlier this week I went to a workshop about student engagement and then the next morning this popped up on my twitter feed:
Student engagement is hard to find for struggling readers. Everyday I try something new.
I often wonder how to motivate those students who have no interest, no motivations, no commitment.
I am ready to try something new with my one 7th grade group. I am just not sure what type of unit.
Here's to a great week!