Wednesday, September 26, 2012

AUTHOR'S PURPOSE with a freebie

Well....we have been in school for about 12 days and the students are just settling into routines and procedures.  (This week I will share with you my job chart board and behavior chart.)

My co-teacher and I have started our first mini-unit on REALISTIC FICTION!  We are modeling this with the cute story, Ruby the Copycat.  The students love this story and can relate to it.  This story opened up to a discussion about friendship, being yourself and confidence. 

In addition to reading this story, we have started our guided reading groups and centers.  I have many center activities for sale in my TPT store.  Centers included:  listening center-the students will listen to our current read a loud AGAIN or a book of their choosing, computers to work on Raz-kids, book shopping/partner reading/reading phones and guided reading. 

Our mini-lesson tomorrow will focus on Author's Purpose.  I felt that this story would be a great introduction to why author's write.  We will detail the 3 different categories for authors and decide where Ruby the Copycat would be.  After this, students will work at their tables to sort a basket of books into 3 categories: Persuade, Inform and Entertain.  

Here is a freebie for you to post in your classroom, FIND IT HERE
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  1. Your chart on Author's Purpose is great! I like how you made it on only one sheet so I can give one to each of my students to paste into their ELA notebook! Thanks a billion!!

  2. Great idea! I am your newest follower.
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  3. Hi Kristin,
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    Corinna :)
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!