Sunday, January 22, 2017
Title, Table of Contents, Glossary, Captions and Images are all Tools to Help Readers Gain Understanding of What They are Reading!
Additional Practice with Text Features
Monday, January 16, 2017
Cupcake Mix & Match - Create a Felt Board, and Matching Felt Cupcake Bottoms and Tops. Next, mix them up and have children create matching pairs.
Design matching pairs in which the tops and bottoms can be changed. This activity is designed to challenge children in making numerous cupcake matches.
Materials Needed: Stiff Felt Sheets in Varied Bright Colors and Template (on this Post )- Using the Template cut out different colored bottoms and tops. It is important to make matching pairs so that they can be matched. Next, place felt stickers purchased at any craft store on the tops of the cupcakes. Again, make sure there are matching pairs.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Shades of Meaning are Similar Words of Increased Degrees of Meaning! For example the word ecstatic demonstrates a stronger emotion compared to the word happy as shown in the following sentences: (1)Jimmy was ecstatic when he got his puppy; (2) Jimmy was happy when he got his puppy. This is a fun collaborative vocabulary activity to teach/practice shades of meaning. Supplies needed : mini pocket chart, word strength meter, cards and practice pages! In collaborate groups have children discuss sets of words (five in each set) and have them order the words according to the following degrees of intensity: weak, slight, moderate, substantial and strong and ask them to defend their word order.
Word Strength Meter Resource - Sets of words should be ordered accordingly.
Shades of Meaning Practice Page
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Combining Geometry with Reading! What a Find! I am always on the hunt for highly engaging learning activities! I found Customizable Icosahedron by Teaching Tree at the Dollar Store! The activity contains 20 blank triangles.