|Not the neatest charts, but we did them together and helped me complete my lesson!|
|Excuse the light...my iPhone skills aren't the best!|
I did have to pull in my own non-fiction texts and our Texas History book to illustrate a couple of features, but it was still a great lesson!
It was also a great segue into writing. Our portfolio project this 6 weeks is research. Now, with the writing STAAR right around the corner, it's hard to get off the "prompt" writing and do something different. But it's also a fantastic way to continue expository writing and connect the text to writing. Ooohhhhh...now I get the reading/writing connection! LOL!
Students collected research last week in the tech lab, so they are using what they selected to complete a foldable. The foldable will be their "sloppy copy", or planning page.
|Students are writing about a person, animal, or place of their choice. These were their foldable guidelines, based on their choice.|
|Here's what their product looks like.|
We received a new student today...yes, the day before a Math benchmark. Go figure. She is also a NES (Non-English Speaker), so we have our work cut out for us. Right. Before. STAAR. Ugh! I can compare it to teaching first grade AND fourth grade. At the same time.
Well, I hope my kids give the Math benchmark their all. Confidence is the key.
Nothing is impossible. Even the word itself says, "I'm possible." --Audrey Hepburn