Thursday, March 7, 2013

Graphic Organizer: Not Another Dinosaur!

We read Not Another Dinosaur by Alan and Lea Daniel and used this graphic organizer to record the characters, setting, problem and resolution. 

Download the graphic organizer in a SMARTnotebook file here and the PDF version here

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Explanatory Writing

We have been reading a lot of different explanatory texts and working on shared explanatory writing.  Small groups have started working on their own explanatory writing that answers the question Why is your tongue important?  Groups have been working together gathering facts, writing rough drafts, editing and completing a final copy.  This group finished yesterday! 

Reading New Words using Rhymes & Rimes

We found the rhyming words in the poem Bubblegum Benny by Sheree Fitch and then we identified rime patterns and used them to read and sort new words. 

You can download the activity in SMARTnotebook here.