Non Fiction Big Question #2

In my persistent journey to be up to date with the newest educational research, I’ve learned about Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. They are the foremost educational researchers when dealing with fictional text and informational text. Because of my reading, I have learned about the three big questions when reading non fiction, as well as […]

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Non Fiction BIG Question #1

In my persistent journey to be up to date with the newest educational research, I’ve learned about Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. They are the foremost educational researchers when dealing with fictional text and informational text. Because of my reading, I have learned about the three big questions when reading non fiction, as well as […]

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Crenshaw

We’ve started our next read aloud, “Crenshaw,” by the amazing and talented Katherine Applegate. Please check out my scholar’s predictions below on the embedded Padlet. I’ve also embedded the trailer for this book. We will also be connecting and collaborating with Springdale School students during this process. Feel free to pick up a copy from […]

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Lewis and Clark

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What effects did the Lewis and Clark expedition have on westward expansion of the United States? Today we worked on an introductory lesson for Lewis and Clark and reviewed the Louisiana Purchase. We watched both videos below to encourage active listening skills and improving on our note taking abilities. We had a brief […]

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Louisiana Purchase

Here is a map that we are using to discuss the Louisiana Purchase. We will also be watching the embedded video below about the importance of this purchase and how it changed the face of the United States of America. ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What was the Louisiana Purchase and why was it important to the history […]

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Westward Movement

We officially kicked off our next unit in Social Studies today. Our focus for the day was having students generate questions about the Louisiana Purchase. I used a research based questioning strategy called “Question Formulation Technique,” or “QFT” for short. Students were given a guiding statement and a photo called a Q-focus. They then worked […]

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Persuasive Essays

Hi! First off, thanks for your joining in during out live stream presentations of your child’s eBook! This was an incredible way to flatten our classroom walls and have you all as part of your child’s learning journey. I am sorry that there was a few technical difficulties, but like anything, we monitored and adjusted […]

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