“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
-- Ignacio Estrada

Monday, October 29, 2012

Global Read Aloud ~ Week 4 Review

This week, like last, was quite a busy one! We had our Harvest Parties and Costume Parade  as well as a new student start this week.

We did read severe more chapters from our adapted version of Charlotte's Web and we completed the comprehension sheets. We reviewed all the "webs" that Charlotte had made for Wilbur. To compliment the "word webs", we created our own. We used this as an opportunity for the students to practice spelling and typing his/her name. (See below for our work - versions have been altered to keep names private) For this project, we used an app called SKITCH. This app allows you to take any photo and annotate it (which is basically a fancy word for add things to it or draw on it). I searched and saved a couple different types of web pictures. The students were able to choose which web they wanted to use. With varying degrees of assistance, the students then types his/her name onto the web. The students also had the option to change color of font and/or resize name.

This is the last week for the Read Aloud so we will be wrapping up Charlotte's Web by completing our comprehension books as well as creating our favorite setting from the story to complete the story web outside of our classroom.

I hope you enjoyed Charlotte's Web as much as I did. Even though the book was a little above our reading level, the students did a great job of identifying the characters by animal name and some, even by character name. They also were able to recall the various settings of the story. Looking forward to #GLRead13 already!

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