Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Discovering Mysteries

The second graders have moved on to the mystery genre.  They are really enjoying their detective books where they are recording the suspects and clues in The Case of the Missing Cookie.  Tomorrow we will be creating mystery cubes (pictures will be coming).  The mystery genre fits in so well with our current comprehension focus, questioning.  Nothing creates better questions than true curiosity.Mystery Genre Reading and Writing

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Focus on Comprehension

This week my second graders are working on building their comprehension skills by doing some close reading.  They are excited to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.  Today they got to be reading detectives and use evidence from their text to support their responses to questions about MLK.

Martin Luther King Jr Close Reading

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Office

I finally was able to make space in my very small home for a mini office.  Thank you to my husband for getting me a computer to help complete it.  Now, if I could only decide on a paint color.  I am thinking something bright to keep me motivated.  I am ready to begin my big project for this year.    I am going back through all of my work on my Masters to research reading interventions. Hopefully, I will have it complete by spring.