By Sharena Downey Drawing conclusions and inferencing is one of the most challenging skills for many students. In order to master this skill, students must learn and know how to make an educated guess based on the clues in the text provided whether it is an image or passage. Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com QAR … Continue reading Drawing Conclusions and Inferences
"Now Here is a Story..." All about how I use The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song to teach plot to my students. Throw it back to the 90's when family shows were popular such as Family Matters, Full House, Saved by the Bell, Hanging with Mr. Cooper, and Step-by-Step were all the rave along … Continue reading Plot Diagram X Will
The plot diagram can be hard for students to understand. As a result, I try to make it interesting and fun, but also I give them visuals that will help them remember each stage of the plot, and I do this by showing a video of a local roller coaster that my students can relate … Continue reading PLOT ELEMENTS
For the past few years, I have used ClassDojo in my classroom. It was a great way to connect with parents and students through messages to keep them posted about what was happening in the classroom. The students loved having an avatar and receiving positive points for doing task such as being prepared, participating, working … Continue reading ClassDojo Toolkit
A great way to review cause and effect with your students! There are enjoy playing cards to use in groups, teams, or for the whole class! After the students match the cards, have them complete the cause and effect worksheet to check for understanding.
You will need: 10 bowling pins 1 bowling ball 1 writing prompt with written introduction 1 score board 1 graphic organizer (You can use the graphic organizer found here for FREE along with the score board and written introduction, or you can create your own.) Duck tape for lines How to Play: Create five teams … Continue reading Bowling for Body Paragraphs