Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Prediction Lesson

 A Silly, Snowy Day is a wonderful book to use to teach making predictions. T!he students enjoyed the book. Shelley wasn't exactly truthful with her parents at the end, so we had a chance to talk about the character trait of honesty.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fun Rhyming Book

This Scholastic book was written in 2005, but it's new to me. I read it to my students today, and they loved it! The electricity goes out so Charlie takes a battery from his sister's doll. He ends up being sent to time out and finally uses his imagination to play with his little sister. You can find it on YouTube, but it's one I have in my library. You might check it out online before you buy it.

It's a great book for Rounding up Rhyming Words. Students can also easily make connections. I'll definitely use this book again.

Rounding up the Rhymes
We collected words that rhyme and then crossed out words that had a different rime (spelling pattern). The words written in red are transfer words. They didn't come from the book; the students supplied those words. This is a wonderful spelling lesson.

Students then signed into www.getepic.com and searched for Nursery Rhymes. They worked through a similar lesson with partners. See the example below. Jiddle, forn, and fen are not words. We'll talk about this in small group tomorrow. This student did a good job collecting rhyming words (except none and home) but needs to work on transferring the rime  to other words.