I am finally getting time to post the last of our monster goodies!
When we first started the unit (see post here) we made smoosh monsters.
Then the kids wrote descriptive paragraphs to identify their monster,
BUT they could not use any color words.
They had to focus on the other attributes that their monster had.
Here are some of their finished monsters...
Can you match the monster to the descriptions below?
Most of them did a great job describing their monsters!
This week we began working on making connections in our reading.
We talked about what schema is and how we use our schema when we make connections.
I started out by reading these books, both about tough financial times,
to which my student and I can all relate.
Next, I created these anchor charts.
While the kids did their independent reading, they made note of their
connections and added their sticky notes to the chart above.
We discussed their connections and whether or not they aided comprehension.
Here are some of their responses...
Tomorrow we will continue making more connections with these books...