We started something new the end of last week and I'm kinda excited about it:)
Let me back up.....it started with this pin from The Balanced Literacy Diet. They recommended that the student find 2 words in their reading and then become masters of those words making a card with pictures and clues for that word. Then their classmates try to figure it out.
There's so much I love about this! So, we made our first card last week. I made it part of their homework. They have to read every night so I told them while they were reading to search for great vocab to make a card on. Here are some pics of some of them:
The word for this one was reluctant. Love that pic:)
They did a great job for their (and my) first time doing this. We are going to do it at least once a week. For the next one they have to have the definition with the word on the back:)
They really enjoyed taking turns putting their pic on the ELMO and having their classmates guess:) I am hoping for several things by doing this:
- each student will expand their personal vocabulary by looking up and illustrating words from their reading
- each student will expand their vocabulary and learn new words during the sharing with their classmates
- these words will "stick" and some be used in their writing to strengthen it:)
- we will have fun while learning and sharing
The kids really got into this and I am sure next week will have some super challenging words:) I am going to give each kiddo a ring so they can keep all their cards on it and have it handy for writing:)
Thanks to Head Over Heels for Teaching, Flashlight Friday is a huge success again this year! The kids love it and can't wait for Friday to have some flashlight reading time.....except last week!
Hard to tell in the pic but there are 23 littles on the carpet in from of me! This time I had the flashlight for a read aloud! Their idea....all because they are HOOKED on this book!!!
and I mean HOOKED!! I LOVE that they LOVE to be read to:)
I'm ending this post with a little giveaway:)
Since Valentine's day is just around the corner, I am giving away my 2 V-day themed sets.
Ends at midnight:) I'll choose 2 winners to win both each:)
Have a blessed Sunday!
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