One of my second-grade teachers is implementing the Reading Units of Study, at the end of the non-fiction unit of study the classroom held a Topic Museum. The students were excited to become Tour Guide experts.
Now that the second graders have become experts about non-fiction topics, they are prepared to share their learning with first-grade classrooms.
The got special hats.
They made special signs for their stations. They used post-its to mark important facts in their books to share. They practiced reading with VOICE. They learned to present their information using different voices for different facts. They worked in partnerships.
They wore TOUR GUIDE labels.
She has one student who was struggling to learn her letters. At first, she was playing games using magnetic letters and the child would get frustrated. The teacher decided to read simple pattern text and then created these little word books. The child was able to choose what to put on the different pages of the book and take part in the illustrations. PRESTO... she started to learn the letters. These books were added to the child's book bucket.
I have been learning how to take part in Twitter Chats. Last night, I participated in a chat with Majorie Martinelli, who wrote the book Chart Chums. I love her advice below about making charts.
Joyfully yours in five more school days until February vacation,