- Spread your cards out on your desk.
- Start looking for CONNECTIONS between words.
- (If you can see connections between words, that means you’re really learning them and understanding their meanings.)
- Make piles of your connections.
Marcella--My ten-year-old brother is a NOVICE at reading books, whereas my sisters and I are CONNOISSEURS.
Shantelle: My mom was IMPUDENT to the blackjack dealer when faced with the ADVERSITY of losing a lot of money.
When the Twin Towers were attacked, it was an ADVERSITY for the country, and it was the CATALYST for increased security throughout the country.
We took a practice quiz when we were done to see how well we know the words. We will study the words we don't know this weekend to be ready for our vocab test Wednesday.
- We had storytime in both classes--first block listened to each tell tales; second block listened to me read Skippy John Jones.
- We read for twenty-five minutes.
- We did a Bookmark Journal for Compare/Contrast.
- We organized our binders and turned them in.
- I talked with people who had finished books.
They Say/I Say--Writing Instruction
- Everyone showed me They Say/I Say, chapter two.
- We talked about it.
- We had fifteen to thirty minutes (depending on where we were on the outline) to play vocab sushi.
- I conferenced with everyone about his/her essay outline.
- People continued working on their outlines, then turned in the typed drafts at the end of the block.