Book to use for teaching "small moment" personal narrative writing
christmas personal narrative stories - Google Search
Bookcase Shadows- This has LOTS of possibilities. What about having the kids MAKE an outline of something from their favorite book and use it to bring your classroom bookcases come to life? VERY COOL!
My best friend is as sharp as a pencil : and other funny classroom portraits by Hanoch Piven
Transition words anchor chart PLUS a free graphic organizer to go with it.
Think I've just about got these down now!
Reminder of a good book for emphasizing "juicy words" - Also this comes from a great blog with great books for teaching inferences, synthesizing, making connections, etc.
Write a story about this picture. Or use as a cause & effect prompt-- half the class writes a paragraph about about what caused this and the other half writes a paragraph or two about what the effects of this picture are. Then randomly match one of each together and read out loud. Kids love it!
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Differentiate homework & give students choice... Students choose when to do deliberate practice in math 20 min. [review (meet expectations) or take on a challenge (exceed expectations), & in literacy [write for 60 min./week & read for 60 min./week.] Logging what they have done & showing their progress to the teacher throughout the week is mandatory.