One thing we are focusing on is nonfiction features/ conventions. Tomorrow we will be going on a nonfiction "scavenger hunt." I know this is not a new idea, so I don’t feel guilty sharing!
On a sheet I have listed all of the features that students must be familiar with in third grade (according to my district). As we come across in an informational text we will make a tally mark and record the page number (as evidence). I wanted to make sure that I had a large enough text that all students could see and search for features. A big book would not be big enough and would not cut it.
I found this awesome site that has an online preview of a Ranger Rick magazine. I am going to show the magazine on my Promethean board and then tally the features on chart paper. Then the students will then get a copy of the hunt and look through informational guided reading text looking for features.
I know Valentine’s Day is JUST around the corner! I need to make my Valentines. I was posting my plans for next week (or starting to) today and was able to put in my graphingValentine’s Day lessons! I pat myself on the back as I cut and pasted! The packet is just $3.00 and includes everything for line plots and bar graphs- including TWO days of complete lesson plans for math! Click here to see it!