Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thinking Ahead and a "freebie"!

I was thinking ahead this weekend and decided to do a new packet on Earth Day.  It is filled with activities everything needed for a balanced literacy based week.  This has worked so well for me this year.  I have embedded all my science and social studies standards into my Literacy Program and I love it.  Students can read and write about these critical pieces of information.  Guided Reading can enhance the theme, videos can enrich understanding about the topic, essential questions can help students make connections and build meaning.  This done you can work in vocabulary related to the theme (Word Work), writing about the theme and finally reading related leveled readers.  Can't think of a better way to spend the morning and to gain real information and understanding about our science and social studies standards.  This being said welcome to Earth Day...Let's Celebrate!

This is a wonderful way to build vocabulary and assess student understanding of the concepts presented.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the Earth Day freebie. It's great. I love the idea of having the students make their own bingo sheets- great extra reading and writing practice!

    Granny Goes to School