Guided Reading and a Freebie!
Friends~When I can carry a story from Reader's Workshop to Writer's Workshop it is a bonus for me and also my students. Every year I make this happen with my very favorite author Patricia Polacco. Amanda does too over at One Extra Degree! Along with Valentine's Day goodies and fun I also focus on friendship. The story Emma Kate by Patricia Polacco does just that with a TWIST!
Patricia paints a beautiful picture of a friendship between a girl and an elephant. The twist is~ who is telling the story? The friendship is imaginary but even with finding this out my class still argues reality for Emma Kate.
Enjoy a Free download from my 10 page unit on
Emma Kate. Just click below!
One last fun tip! I loved all of the posts about having a $ store light in my Guided Reading area to show students I was working with a group but mine kept breaking or the bulb ran out. (So... maybe I forgot and left it on all day:) Well, this weekend while I was out at IKEA I grabbed this cute light and made a fun sign to go with it.
NO BUG Zone!
It turns off with a switch, looks super cute, and the bulbs last alot longer:)
CLICK the IMAGE to download your
FREE NO Bug Zone Poster!
Remember to give it a PIN so you don't forget it!