Sunday, July 22, 2012

Teambuilding Idea

These are three of my favorite back-to-school read alouds. They're wonderful for classbuilding.

Voki Example

For about $30 a year, teachers can use the ad-free version of Voki. With this upgrade, students can create a Voki without logging in. I plan to use Voki a lot this year for summarizing and sharing facts/opinions. 

Lesson Ideas for Big Al

Teambuilding Activity

Each student had his/her own color of construction paper to allow for individual accountability. They worked together to create a scene from the book, Big Al. Besides paper, the only supply available was glue. 

I got this idea at a cooperative learning workshop I attended years ago and have been using it ever since. 

Big Al is a big, mean, scary-looking fish.

Big Al disguised himself in seaweed so the little fish would talk to him.


Melissa said...

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:0) Melissa
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Cheryl said...

Hi, Melissa! Thanks so much for your kind words. I joined your site too. I can't wait to explore.