Anyway... enough drama.
My kiddos just finished up a comprehension unit of study in readers workshop. As much as I love our ISD and the plans that they give us for the units, I still feel the need to fill in and beef it up- my kids are ready and they love deep thinking :) As a supplement, I used Tanny McGregor's Comprehension Connections and some ideas that I've gotten from the bloggy world (check out Holly at Crisscross Applesauce , she uses it too). It is a MUST for grades 1-2. My literacy coach argues with me about it for firsties, but it's my class and she has more important things to do than focus on little old me :)
I love me some anchor charts and was sad to take them down last week. However, I'm a strong believer in only having up the charts that are being used every day- no need to let them become part of the wall permanently. I recreate them every time I teach, but I will take a photo to remind myself of the lesson for the following year. I feel it's more authentic if the students feel that they helped create the chart as we were learning. I would refer to these through our workshop mini-lessons and use them to prompt and give students the phrases to use during partnership time. Here are some of them that my class and I created in response to our new learning:
|The writing/reflection came from Abby at The Inspired Apple .|
Happy ready (and comprehending)!