Kate DiCamillo Author Study

We are up and running with our Kate DiCamillo author study. The five books that are circulating in the books groups are “The Tale of Despereaux,” “The Tiger Rising,” “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” “Because of Winn Dixie,” and “Leroy Snicker.” Be sure to ask your child what book they are reading! Additionally, here […]

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New EdPuzzle: Crossing the River

This EdPuzzle video is my student’s homework for tonight. They must watch the video and answer the two open ended questions and one multiple choice question. We will also be using this passage tomorrow, in addition to multiple pages about crossing rivers while on the Westward journey. Students will be expected to synthesize information from […]

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March Book Madness!

As you are all very well aware, I am a huge proponent of the value of picture books in the classroom. Continuing with the already positive momentum we’ve used throughout the year to teach valuable lessons using picture books, I’m proud to have my classes participating in March Book Madness. Click the link below for […]

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Non Fiction Big Question #3

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 #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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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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Cell Phones and Children

Yesterday during literacy we read “Cell Phones and Children.” The focus of this lesson was for students to identify the stance of the author on this topic, as well as identifying the reasons and evidence from the text. After explicit modeling on my part, students read the last three paragraphs and completed the above task. […]

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