Reading, Teaching, Learning

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fantastic Friday

  

This month students started reading mysteries, adventures, or action books.  Here are our group books:

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea   The Westing Game  

Three Times LuckyChasing The Falconers (On The Run, #1)

Some books students picked as their independent books during this unit:

The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)  The Secret Tree

Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road, #1)Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, & a Very Strange Adventure 

Chasing VermeerDead End in Norvelt



 




The Maze of Bones  (The 39 Clues, #1)












Spin Cams (thanks, David Etkin, for your idea) of independent books and small group books:

http://spincam.net/s/dfx7

http://spincam.net/s/uryb

http://spincam.net/s/o54s


This week I read two of my favorite picture books to enjoy and practice inference and visual literacy.  I'll use them later during our mystery unit for mood/tone also.  I loved the way the kids giggled through I Want My Hat Back and then laughed hysterically at This Is Not My Hat.

I Want My Hat Back   This is Not My Hat

After we finished, we had a discussion and then fill out the activity sheet:







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