Literary Foundations: Story Mapping

Making the family connection: Discuss: “What does it mean to map a story?”; “How is a story map different than a story’s rough draft?” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the topContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Story Mapping”

Literary Foundations: Lil’ Quin’s Wintery Day

Making the family connection: Discuss: “Lil’ Quin’s Wintery Day” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill. Today’s literary connection: subject. Guided drafting: Begin asContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Lil’ Quin’s Wintery Day”

Literary Foundations: Making Connections

Nonfiction reading is a great source of graphs, diagrams, tables, charts, etc. Visual literacy is an an important skill for your students to have, especially in science and math. Critical reading is a skill in which the reader is engaged with the resource to gain new information, to explore new techniques, and/or to discover theContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Making Connections”

Literary Foundations: Snowman Story Building

Making the family connection: Discuss the slide above: “What do we know about this story’s outline?” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill. Today’sContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Snowman Story Building”

Literary Foundations: Christmas Comic Strip

Making the family connection: Discuss: “Christmas Comic,” as well as the word choice list. Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill. Today’s literary connection:Continue reading “Literary Foundations: Christmas Comic Strip”

Literary Foundations: Sleigh Ride Adlib

Making the family connection: Discuss: “Sleigh Ride Adlib?” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill. Today’s literary connection: Family Sleigh Ride. Guided enquiry: AskContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Sleigh Ride Adlib”

Literary Foundations: December Writing Prompts

Making the family connection: Discuss: “What do you know about writing a paragraph?” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill. Today’s literary connection: subject.Continue reading “Literary Foundations: December Writing Prompts”

Literary Foundations: Lists

Making the family connection: Discuss: “How do lists help us in our every day life?” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill. Today’s literaryContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Lists”

Literary Foundations: Thanksgiving Fun!

Making the family connection: Discuss the 3 gaming examples: “Which game should we play?” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons, 1 or 2 dice, and M&M’s or Skittles. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of theContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Thanksgiving Fun!”

Literary Foundations: Independent Readers

Making the family connection: Discuss: “What does ‘reading to your self‘ look like for you?” Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill. Today’s literaryContinue reading “Literary Foundations: Independent Readers”