Showing posts with label Teachers Notebook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Teachers Notebook. Show all posts

Monday, January 23, 2012

Groundhogs Galore!

You know that freebie I mentioned?

It's here!

Groundhogs Galore! Freebie

This is part of my new unit - Groundhogs Galore or here on Teachers Notebook! If you like what you see and would like a little bit more, it's in my TpT store for one whole dollar. I've included a Groundhog Day poem, response activity, compound words printable, punctuation printable, the making words activity and a creative writing page.

Can you believe all of that is packed into one whole dollar? :)

If you're like me and don't have access to Scribd at work (insert horrified gasp), you can still download the freebie on TpT - it's the preview file. 

Either way -  if you like what you see, leave a little blog lovin'!

Happy Monday, Peeps!


Monday, December 19, 2011

December Dictionary Dee-lights!

Hi Peeps! 

I've been hard at work on a Dictionary Skills Unit for the last couple of weeks. I'm almost finished and I need a couple of proofreaders! The unit covers:

  • ABC order
  • Using a dictionary page
  • Guide words

I'll do this like a "giveaway" because - well, it is! It will also make me sit down and finish the last two parts. :)

I'll pull three names out of a random number generator. All you have to do is:

A) follow my blog and tell me that you do!


B) become a follower and tell me you did!

Easy peasy, right?

I'll only leave it open until Friday at 9:00 pm. All I ask of the winners is that you help me find any grammatical errors or typos that my tired eyes may have missed. I'll also send the winners a free copy of the proofed and final packet.

Good Luck!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Poetry Notebooks

Does anyone else out there use poetry on a weekly basis with their students? This is one of my goals for the new school year. We will have reading "binders" that house their reading journal, guided reading work, center activities and a poetry notebook section.

Each Monday during my Skills Block (think: Vocabulary/Grammar) we would read a new poem and introduce a new skill. The skill is always embedded into the poem. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we reinforce the skill through partner games, poem-related activities and other printables. We reread the poem everyday to build fluency. I'm going to post the poem each week as a center workstation and have the kids do an activity that connects the poem to a reading skill... visualizing, connections, etc. On Friday, I assess the current skill as well as reviewing skills previously taught during Skills Block.

Each unit I've created has been posted in my TpT store. For some reason, the unit on singular and plural nouns will not upload to Teacher's Notebook. The order of the units for me is based on the skills mandated by my state (GA) and school system.

Week 1: Prefixes (just un- and re-... We go back and add more throughout the year.)
Week 2: Synonyms and Antonyms
Week 3: Homophones
Week 4: Singular and Plural Nouns
Week 5: Contractions
Week 6: Suffixes
Week 7: Review and Extend

(I only have 7 weeks for this quarter because we spend the first week of school introducing the 7 Habits, Reader's Workshop and Writer's Workshop. The second week is spent reinforcing rituals and routines and introducing Words Their Way.)

I just finished a fun new unit on suffixes! I'm putting it up in my TpT store and my Teacher's Notebook store. It's only $2 right now!

Week 6 - Marvelous Suffixes) PREVIEW

BACK to my original question....

How do you use poetry in your classroom? I would love to hear from you!

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