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Curriculum
   Hotdogging
   Dictation
   Type and question
   LCD projector
   Word lifting
   Use daily posters
   Read around
   Read aloud
   Oral writing
   Sound Handwriting
Hotdogging

 Fold paper like a hotdog
 Put your name on top
 Write the words on the monitor
 Let’s try it!
bake
bagel
dough
knead
bake
bagel
dough
knead
Dictation
  Recite a sentence.
  Students write it, spelling the best they
  can.
  You can show them how close they came
  after the dictation.
  Stress handwriting techniques.
  Use key vocabulary words in sentences.
Dictation
Monday: _______________________
Tuesday:_______________________
Wednesday:____________________
Thursday:______________________
Friday:________________________
Type and Question
  Connect a computer to your classroom
 monitor.
 Type a question about the story or theme
 or the end of the book.
 Randomly select a student to answer.
(I use sticks with their names on them.)
 Let’s try it!
Type and Question
What was the little girl’s name in the
 selection, ‘Julius’?
LCD Projector
 Use for handwriting practice
 Use for reading and finding details
 Use for reading comprehension

 Now I’ll demonstrate a few things…with
 your help, of course!
Finding Details
Handwriting



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Word Lifting
 For this you’ll need a ruler and a piece of
 tagboard.
 Project a transparency and lift words you
 want the children to focus on.
 You can lift parts of words.
 Let me demonstrate with a spelling list.
Word Lifting
 sat
 cat
 bat
 mat
 rat
Daily Posters
 Take a minute to read a few of the daily
 posters in your packet.
 Read around goes with the poster.
 While students work on a warm up
 puzzle, I call students up to read the daily
 poster with me.
 Children are grouped in an overlapping
 reading level way. Let me explain.
I begin with my top group because they
finish the warm-up quickly.
They each read the sentences at the
top.
I ask if they need any words clarified.
We have a little discussion relating to
information from the anthology.
I keep two of them with me and send the
others on their way to begin
independent work on their posters.
I call another 4 students up.
I have them follow as the two students read
the sentences for them.
The four students read the passages one at
a time.
Again, I hold two back and call up another
4.
Guess I could call this…keep two and call
four.
We continue like this until every student has
read to me.
So you see, every student reads to me every
day.
This process takes the first 25 minutes of class.
If you have a student teacher or para
professional he/she can also call groups.
My student teacher and I have completed this
process in 15 minutes.
Daily Posters
Daily posters serve as a way to help
students stay organized and complete
activities about the selections.
They are meant to be independent
work, however, some students may
need additional instruction. Let’s look
at some.
   Jalapeno Bagels
   My name is_________________.
   In the story, Pablo helped make pumpkin turnovers.
   Pumpkin is very delicious!
   As a matter of fact, I think that pumpkin pie is my favorite kind of pie.
   Have you ever noticed the second ‘p’ in the word pumpkin?
   The word pumpkin has two syllables.
   The first syllable is ‘pump’ and the second one is ‘kin’.
   I have never had a pumpkin turnover like Pablo made.
   I’m pretty sure I would love them though.
   We’ve had pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner many times.
   Maybe next year we should make pumpkin turnovers instead.


   Find the pumpkin turnovers in the anthology and draw a picture of one. Make it golden
    brown.
   Copy this sentence but change the contraction to the two words it stands for.
   They’re very happy in the anthology and seem to like making Jalapeno bagels.
   ________________________________________________________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________
   Write a sentence for each of the following spelling words:
   I’ll you’re    you’ll    we’ll   Use a separate sheet of paper.
   Look in the table of contents. What page does Jalapeno Bagels start on? ___
   Journal Writing: Write about a time food made you happy or a time it made you sad.
   Jamaica Louise James
   My name is _______________________.
   1. Jamaica had a plaque put up in the subway with her name on it.
   2. The tile in the subway is very shiny.
   3. A booth in a subway is made of glass so the man can see you.
   4. We stopped at station 86 when we were riding the subway.
   5. A token is a coin that you buy to ride on the subway train.
   6. The mayor put up the plaque with Jamaica’s name on it.
   7. The mayor is a man or woman in charge of a city.
   8. A subway is an underground train.
   9. There are a lot of signs in the subway to read.
   10. The signs help you find out which way to travel.
   Look up the underlined words in the dictionary and write the definitions for them.
   Design your own subway token.
   Write two sentences or more telling
   about your subway token.
   _____________________________________________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________
    _________________
   List any compound words you find in the sentences.
   1, __________________ 2. _______________ 3. ________________
   Write the base word for:
   stopped ____________ shouted _____________ riding ____________
Every bit of the work on the poster
comes from the reading selection.
I find that telling stories in the
passages about the same topic as
the selection is very beneficial.
For one thing, I can use the key
vocabulary over and over again.
Testimonial
 I used posters every day of the
school year beginning in
October. Our test scores went up
29%! I really think this works!
Anthology Assessments
I use the standardized test format for all of
   the selection assessments.
They are used throughout the school year.
Check one of them out.
Ants
My name is ___________________________.
Listen to each passage. Fill in the circle for the line that has to be edited.
1.
   O Ants are insects that have
   O six legs and three body parts.
   O ants are black sometimes.

2.
     O when you see an anthole
     O you know that there are
     O many ants below the ground.

3.
     O Colonies are where the ants
     O live. they work as a team
     O to get food for the colony.
Daily Warm-ups
I use Puzzlemaker.com to create daily
word puzzles. This is the first activity
of the day. All puzzles use words or
information from the selection we
are working on currently.
Here is an example.
ANT
My name is   _______

     FBYLFESV LA RTLFAWM
     OAXRBCQRSNJMQMHS
     RWV MY YNBATA RKM VV
     YSPZW NCSB VUEQ UAII
     GLFDFQNSEPELECHRG
     DEO XJ WL L NKN BDCC EB
     KTTKO XAIVW LW ZPBHK
     MFLHCFCTURECOLNJX
     WGLITDLMZUOSHDS SY
     HG Q WSQ UYIL L L ADFAU
     RKH QG L BBO BCY NEEU
     QBPHJZIUNCNTEAMW O
     RKTK PAO YNAVA MFIV S
     ZRVTX GN


    ANT
    COLONY
    EGGS
    LARVAE
    PICNIC
    QUEEN
    TEAMWORK
Read Aloud
  I love using the LCD projector to read aloud
 to kids. However, you don’t need one to do
 this activity each day. My students got really
 turned on to novels this year because we
 took time and I read aloud to them. I chose
 one book from many series to get them fired
 up to read all kinds of books.
 Choose topics that are related to the
 selection.
Oral Writing
This is fun but not that easy, especially at
first.
For this activity you’ll need a powerpoint.
I’ll show you how this works. Then you’ll
get a turn.
Oral Writing
   Students sit in large group.
   I loop the key vocabulary or spelling list for the
    week on a powerpoint.
   A student who volunteers picks a topic.
   This is something they are an expert about.
   They speak sentences about their topic using
    the key vocabulary words.
   Let me demonstrate.
hug
from
any
fun
Try Oral Writing
with a partner.
they
give
just
after
Sound Handwriting
Whenever I write a word from the reading
program, I use the opportunity to teach
handwriting along with it. Remember,
when you write, you are modeling your
expectations. As I write the word I make
sure to say the sounds the letters and
blends make.
Sound Handwriting

stop
drop
I hope this was helpful!
Thanks for listening!
Ev Finn

				
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