Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Walking the LINE & More Dr. Seuss Bulletin Boards!

 I have been working very hard to help my students understand the difference between Predicting and Inferring.  It really is a fine line.  With our new Fountas and Pinnell levels it has been difficult to show growth once my students hit a level M.  (End of the year for 2nd grade)  I know it is there and their Lexiles are going up but the retelling stops them when it comes to inferring.  The inferring is really challenging in the short passages they read.  So I started working on a Readers Connect Inferring mini unit.  We started today and were able to spend a good chunk of our reading time working on inferring in different settings. 
Here my students are working on inferring from pictures and recording & labeling their inferences.  They loved this because I brought in pictures of my family for them to look at.  
Next week, they will be getting a homework assignment to bring in their own photo for us to infer from.  Download your copy of my Homework sheet below.  

Or you can download my Readers Connect Inferring Unit by clicking the image below!
It is on sale until the end of the day on FEBRUARY 29th!

I also wanted share one more thing that I am super excited about.  When I made my table top cart and I used the panel board that I bought at Home Depot I bought an extra sheet. I then made a template of my kidney shaped table out of bulletin board paper and  had a very kind parent cut the panel board using the template and take a look at my Guided Reading Table NOW!

 Yep that sure is a DRY Erase table top for my reading groups!  
I am so excited and my kiddos love it! 

Before I head off to softball...Check out how fantastic my teams bulletin boards turned out!  We incorporated Thinking Maps into our boards and had the students participate in creating the items for the boards!

Mrs. Conklin's & Mrs. Thompson's Class

Mrs. Anzeberger's & Mrs. McDaniel's Class

Again, this is My board and Teamie's Board

Have a great rest of the week friends!