Yes it was a long week, yes the weather where I live is soul crushing (maybe a hyperbole) so...
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Here is a look back at our week with a flippin freebie too!
#1. It was literacy week at our school - so every student in the school wrote up a book recommendation. To get started we watched a Reading Rainbow video. I still love me some Reading Rainbow. They are a great model for quick student book recommendations and for making connections between fiction texts and the world. Here are some pictures of our book recommendation bulletin board (with a few book jackets thrown in for colour)
#2. We have of course been reading like crazy this week - but we also focused on poetry - I took out my collection of poetry books and students have been busy putting post it notes in the books to mark poems they want their classmates to read or that they want to read to the class - most of these involve classroom or potty humour of course!
#3. We made interactive notes for our reading notebooks. Click here to pick up a copy of the interactive note pages for idiom, hyperbole, simile and metaphor. We wrote a definition (based on my posters (see #4 and #5) gave an example and explained what the example means.
#4. We used my poetry posters to make an interactive bulletin board. We took a page from this reading response pack. Students read poems and looked for examples of figurative language or poetic devices. They recorded the author's words and how it helped them. They cut out the pencil and thought bubble and added them underneath the correct poetic device.
#5. I do not if you can tell but I really love teaching figurative language and poetry. My students love the humour in poetry, they love finding examples of figurative language in their reading and some love how short poems are.
Here is a peak at my poetry poster pack:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poetry-Posters-for-Features-Poetic-Devices-and-Types-of-Poems-701453
Right now I am using the poetry posters that explain different poetic devices - with an emphasis on figurative language. There are also posters that describe the features of poems, that explain different types of poems, examples of poems and poetry writing frames.
See you tomorrow!!