Workshop Wednesday - Seasonal Reading Activities
Elementary AMC December 11, 2013
Woohoo, it is hump day!! The perfect time to link up with Jivey for Workshop Wednesday!!
This week people are sharing seasonal reading activities, so be sure to check out all the posts for ideas to get you through the next few days!!
We just finished a unit on non-fiction texts so I thought I would do a quick review of story elements, theme and making connections before the holidays.
We have been using a few of the templates from Joanne's holiday pack. My students have really enjoyed them. I switched out our regular home reading response pages with these pages this week and they were so happy! We used the story summarizers, Oh Christmas theme and the connecting lights. The story summarizer (Short & Sweet) was really short and sweet for my low group - they loved it and felt successful.
I also updated my making connections pages from earlier this year so that they have Christmas graphics instead.
If you want a copy of these pages, just click here.
A few books that we have been enjoying are...
Check out this list of books too for some different book ideas.
We also used the interactive templates from Collaboration Cuties. This is the one for pronouns, only we cheated on this one and did not find pronouns in our text, we found them in the video on pronouns from Schoolhouse Rocks. But we will be using their grammar hunt to find parts of speech in our reading on Friday. It will be a lovely review before Christmas of all the things we have studied and will keep my students working quietly as they search through Christmas stories looking for parts of speech. They always treat these activities as a contest.
Enjoy the rest of your week, I am still keeping my fingers crossed for a snow day! I have so much to do at home!!!