Well, I had to look a few times, but I kept getting the same results...
Today is only Tuesday.
I was SO wishing it may have been Thursday. It feels like a Thursday.
Oh, Calgon. Take me away!
Luckily, there are many, many, many activities to teach during this time of year.
This week is our Gingerbread week and the kids are loving it.
There are so many gingerbread books to read and compare. With each read, the level of excitement rises. It has been fun, but "WOAH" these kiddos are fired up!
As my students are becoming "close" readers this year, I have decided to dig deep into one of our gingerbread stories, The Gingerbread Man. (had to go with the original)
As I mentioned in the last post, this is a 5 day lesson plan format using the same text. Each day, we spend about 20-30 minutes digging deep into the story.
The routine goes a little something like this:
Monday - Read for Enjoyment
Tuesday - Analyze the text for Vocabulary Words
Wednesday - Text Coding
Thursday - Use the text for Writing Response
Friday - Use the text for Fluency Drill
*Remember - Questions, responses, and activities are all planned around using the text. Everything goes back to the text. Basically, forcing the kids to go back into the text.
Feel free to use this and let me know how it works out for you.
Tomorrow is kind of a big day, it's 12/12/12!
In honor of such a cool event, Stacy over at Simpson's Superstars is hosting a 12 on 12th Linky Party. Those interested in joining the party will be posting 12 random pictures from the 12th day of the month. Pretty easy and fun!
Click on the link to join Stacy's party tomorrow.
Have a THRILLING 12/12/12!