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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Point of View Foldable

Happy Thursday Night!

I've been wanting to share this with you for quite some time; however, there is never enough time in the day...until today that is!  Below are pictures of a point of view foldable we made in our class.  Every week with our Shared Reading I ask students to identify the point of view the passage is being told from and defend their answers using evidence from the text.  

I've used notes, thinking maps, and graphic organizers in the past to drive home the abstract idea of point of view and nothing has worked until now.  This foldable has been the most valuable tool my kids have used to help solidify understanding of point of view.  I don't have a printable of the inserts.  I make my students do their own writing to have more accountability in the information.  I hope you can use this idea with your class.  Comment if you need a better close up of the information to put inside the foldable.  Happy almost Friday!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Spiraling CCSS Morning Work Volume 10 Freebie

Happy Monday Night Everyone!

Since I last blogged I have completed my first half marathon.  I actually ran 13.27 miles and really enjoyed the experience.  We went to Charleston, SC for our half marathon and it's an indescribable experience I think everyone should have.  We enjoyed it so much that we are going back next year to complete the full 26.2 miles.  Any who, below you can grab volume 10 of the morning work series.  Please leave me a comment if you download it.  Have a great week!  Until next time... :))

Pre race photo.  I'm the one in the white shirt.

Our medal :)))

Click the picture to grab your freebie

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Common Core Spiraling Morning Work Volume 9

Happy Saturday Night!

I finally have volume 9 for you to download and use in the classroom.  Click on the picture below to grab your free copy.  I should be back in a few days with a post/idea for Reading instruction.  I'm headed to bed for my final run before our half marathon next weekend in Charleston!  Stay tuned! :))  

Friday, January 3, 2014

After a Month Long Hiatus, I'm Back!

Freebie Fridays

Happy Friday Everyone!

Happy New Year!  Wow!  I can't believe I've been out of the blogging world for exactly one month now.  It definitely wasn't a planned hiatus, but life took over so the blog was pushed to the side.  December is such a crazy month because of Christmas and our little nugget's birthday!  We had parties and family keeping us busy until this week.  I was finally able to get some more morning work done for you.  So sorry for the delays, but my resolution this year is to get back on track with at least one weekly blog entry/freebie for you all.  You can grab Volume 8 of the morning work freebie by clicking the picture below.  I'm now going to get Volume 9 started while our little nugget sleeps.  Have a fantastic weekend and leave a comment if you download please!  I love hearing from everyone! :))))