Monday, December 22, 2008

Tone vs. Mood

tone-mood

CA and Math Proficient Descriptors

3rd Grade Com Arts Checklist

3rd Grade Com Arts Checklist
To print:

Click on the arrow by the ipaper logo at the top of the document for options. To get all the text on the page, you may want to save first and then print.

The Below Basic, Basic, Proficient and Advanced Descriptors from DESE are clustered for 3rd Grade Comm. Arts in this document. You can use this when tutoring students to chart individual growth or when you're teaching mini-lessons. Be sure to refer back to GLEs/EAT as all GLEs may not be included in this chart.

3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade Writing Scoring Guide 3rd Grade Writing Scoring Guide
To print:
  • Click on the arrow by the ipaper logo at the top of the document for options.
  • To get all the text on the page, you may want to save first and then print.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Teaching Order of Operations with Power Teaching and Links to the How-To Videos




Interested in Power Teaching?
Intro to Power Teaching Video
Intro to Power Teaching Lesson Two Video Clip
Intro to Power Teaching Lesson Three Video Clip

There are many more progressive lesson clips on www.teachertube.com. If you search their site, you'll find them easily. If not, let me know and I'll send them to you. Many teachers at Century are using parts of Power Teaching in their classrooms ... and teachers at Thomas and Inman too. I'd love to hear opinions from you as this technique is something totally new to me.


Love and Logic - How to Handle Whining and Arguing Students

Six Traits of Writing Resource Site



Excellent Website for Teaching the 6 Traits of Writing:



Determine the Reading Level of Books



Once you search and find the book you're looking for, click on the title of the book to get the Lexile, DRA Level and Guided Reading Level for most books.

Scholastic Teacher Book Wizard Widget

http://www.scholastic.com/tbwwidget/

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Static Electricity - Hair Standing on End



Visit www.sciencebob.com for more information. He has many videos posted on his site.

Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas Song

Newer Version

The 3rd Grade Teachers at Thomas are performing this next week ... Looks like fun!




Older Cartoon Version

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Guess the Covered Word Lessons


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More Guess the Covered Words Lessons. Simply click the links below.

Caves
Sharks

Volcanoes
Bats
Rivers: Strong Verbs (upper grades)

Guess the Covered Word Directions:

  • You can remove each covered piece simply by clicking the right arrow in the PowerPoint.
  • Record student guesses for the first word.
  • Uncover the onset (all the letters before the first vowel).
  • Cross out words that do not have the same onset.
  • Gather more words with that onset.
  • Uncover the rest of the word.
  • Repeat instructions above for each word.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Similes with Nonfiction Text -- Mini-Lesson


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Text: Volcanoes: Nature's Incredible Fireworks by David Harrison

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Word Problem Solving Fun



Click on the eyes on the top, right-hand corner to make the book large enough to read.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Writing Mini-Lesson Ideas: Organization, Adding a Grabber


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With M.A.P. approaching, many teachers are using a lot of prompt writing in their classrooms. I had the opportunity to present two mini-lessons to a class this week. One was on organization and the second was on stretching the graphic organizer into an interesting piece of writing (see PowerPoint).

Once I finished modeling my mini-lesson each day, the students continued working on their own writing pieces while the classroom teacher conferred with various students. They did not write to my prompt. It's important to BALANCE free writing with prompt writing.

The mini-lessons are posted for you to use if you'd like.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Writing Prompt Tutorial (Revised PowerPoint on 12/3)


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Simply click the right arrow to view the tutorial. After the prompt appears, it will underline the four most important words in the prompt before proceeding to the next slide. Keep clicking ...

Join me after school on December 15 to look at Writing Prompts, Writer's Workshop and the Six Traits of Writing. This session will focus on writing aloud during mini-lessons and effectively conferring to encourage students to progress to the next level of writing. Please R.S.V.P. if you would like to attend.

Summarizing Lesson with Chewy Louie


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