Zathura

Yesterday we discussed KEY EVENTS and fictional summaries during Reader’s Workshop using “Zathura,” a book written by Chris Van Allsburg. I have posted a photo below of helpful charts with visual clues that we use in the classroom. It would be a great idea to have a conversation at home with your child about the […]

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The Sweetest Fig

During Reader’s Workshop, I read a story by Chris Van Allsburg called The Sweetest Fig. Students worked in collaborative groups to fill out a story map.  A story map, of fictional summary,  consists of the following components. Characters Setting Problem 3-4 main events Solution Ending Click the link below for an overview of the story. […]

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What is Genius Hour?

Yesterday I introduced the concept of genius hour to my class. This is a fantastic idea that I have read about using Twitter and reading blog posts from my professional learning network online. Please click the link below to read a more detailed description. Genius Hour Description Purpose: Essentially, genius hour is an hour in […]

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