This is a picture of my fourth grade students participating in a pair share discussing our unit. This gives students an opportunity to get out of their seats as well as give them another opportunity to verbalize the material they are learning.
This is a picture of students reading the paper. The Tulsa Word has a Newspaper In Education program that we are taking advantage of this year to follow the election. It is a great program that allows schools to get newspapers for free!
Students unlocking the ideas puzzle. One of the things we focus on is writing and one of the traits we work with is Ideas. This activity required students to notice the details of puzzle pieces, trying to guess what it was a picture of. In the same way, we have to be specific and give details in our writing so our readers can get the full picture in their mind.
These are just a few of the activities we've done so far. I'll have to upload more now that I have the blog up and running.