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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Posting standards a "new" way

I like things simple. But with the requirement of posting standards or I can statements for each lesson I found a different way to present them to the kids. With Tennessee's new evaluation, we are required to state the objectives/standards/I can statements several times during each lesson. So I finally figured out that since I am already posting them on my website as our "weekly update" that it would make more sense just to post them in the same format. That way I can just use the SMARTboard to project them.

This is what the kids had last week.
November 1, 2011
AR Book Finder
BCE AR Quiz List Finder
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Click above to download home reading log.

Student Learning Targets
Review week for Unit 2/Reading and Language Arts
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click here to view Unit 2 Student Learning Targets
Reading Comprehension
I can retell fiction stories with a beginning, middle, and end.
I can identify the main idea and supporting details of non-fiction selections.
I can identify the author's purpose.

Writing - Grammar
I can make two words into one word by using  contractions: let's, he's, she's, it's, didn't, can't.
I can identify nouns as naming words.
  I can identify proper nouns and write them correctly using a capital beginning letter.

I can read and spell short vowel words.
I can use consonant blends at the beginning and end of CVC words.

Text Features
I can get information from signs by looking at the symbols, pictures, and words.
I can use diagrams and labels to understand a photograph or illustration.

Readers Workshop
I can use my schema to make connections to what I read. I can create mental images of what I read using my senses. I can identify the author's purpose for writing the selection.
Treasures Reading Activities: Book TwoSchoolCenter Picture

Read and listen to Treasures reading stories.

Writer's Workshop
I can develop an organization to my writing.
I can plan the beginning, middle, and end of a personal narrative. I can begin using sensory words to create mental images for the reader. I can begin adding descriptive words to my writing.

  Math Workshop  
Pattern block manipulatives

Topic 8: Geometry
I can identify plane shapes. I can put together shapes to form a new shape.

Science/Social Studies
I can use maps and map features to understand my neighborhood.

Sequence of Events 

 With the Smartboard directly in front of our meeting area it is easy to refer back to the standards. Now...on to the dreaded evaluation!!!

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