Monday, July 15, 2013

Chapter 7: Introducing Booklets

My thoughts on this chapter are swirling madly through my head. Wowzers! There was so much in this chapter that I loved.

-Introducing booklets slowly. I usually introduce them as a whole class. When teaching my class, I typically show them a completed booklet but allow them the first page, then the second, and then the third. The next time we use booklets, I give them their whole booklet (usually three pages) and show them how to sketch out their story with a little bit on each page. There's usually lessons on B-M-E thrown in there as well.

-Love the lessons! It always helps me to see how someone else words/explains things to their students. The lesson ideas itself are spectacular as well.Breaking down how to make sure your characters have the same clothes through out the story, writing about one little bit (seed story vs watermelon story), and how to make your story make sense.

-The resource ideas! Couldn't tell you why I've never thought of adding a class list to my student's writing folder. It's kind of a 'duh' moment for me! I am happy to say that I do use an alphabet chart for my students. It's one of our first week activities that they get to come in and color it :) But, ours has gotten old and grainy from all the copying. So I created my own for this year and would love to share with y'all! Click the picture below to grab it!

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