Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy B-Day, Blog

What am I reading now? The View from Saturday (E.L. Konigsburg)
Annnnd. . . what do I think so far? Abandoning

Busy week!
I've been teaching all week--all week--one full-day session with kindergarten teachers and six half-day sessions with Reading Recovery Teachers, plus one half-day spent demo'ing a comprehension lesson then a guided reading lesson in a 3rd grade classroom, (This was my favorite part of the whole week. I love teaching.) so this weekend I'm sitting around relaxing (read~learning to develop a blog).

What you might see here if you follow:
•Super secret tips for teaching
•Great original recipes
•Crazy thoughts and ideas
•Shocking personal details (okay, probably nothing truly shocking, but I'm pitching for followers *wink*)

Here's the first teaching tidbit.
5 Ws & and H
It's a wheel for students to use (Oo, physical mediator) to add more details to their stories. Cut them out and put them together with a brass butterfly brad then model how to use it by aligning two words to ask yourself a question. Such as: 'Where' 'is' the main character now? Then answer the question aloud, place a caret in your story and write the answer into your story.

Download template for 5W's & an H here.