Category Archive: academic choice

Mini-Course: Handmade Card Making

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Our school is having mini-courses for the kids on three Mondays in May. I signed-up to do handmade card making mini-course with second, third, and fourth graders who are interested. I started creating… Continue reading

Writing About Reading: It’s Time to Kick It Up A Notch (or two)

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Jacquie McTaggart published an article in Reading Today‘s April/May 2008 Issue entitled “Appeal to Students’ Pride with Online Book Reviews.” This was a timely article for me since I just put together the… Continue reading

Of course you can write!

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My kids returned from lunch and recess looking like they were ready for a discussion, not a read aloud aloud. However, it was time for Interactive Read Aloud and we were supposed to… Continue reading

I’m a bit astonished!

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I am creating a list of writing partnerships for my students’ Literary Essay Unit of Study based on the texts they’ve selected to examine, from the packet of 11 texts I gave them,… Continue reading

Poetry Station: READY FOR LIFT-OFF!

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I think I’m going to have my students sign-up to use this for one week at a time since there are seven activities. Though it’ll take two weeks to complete all of the… Continue reading

Coming Soon: Poetry Station for Morning Work

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I provide my students with academic choices for a half hour, each morning, during our Morning Work Period. Some read, some write, some play math games, some do flash cards, and some need… Continue reading