Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hey All, It Has Been Awhile

Well, I know its been awhile since I last posted anything.  So...let's play catch up!
  • It is Summer
  • It is Summer
  • It is Summer
This summer has already been jam packed with such fun.  I have already been on two great vacations, been to the beach, the pool, and have read many summertime books.

I have also been very busy working on many Teachers Pay Teachers products.  Here is what I have in the works:

  • Guided Reading Galore
  • More Cut-It Up Sentences (Simple Sentences)
  • Phonics Fun Spiral-Vowel Pairs #2
  • Phonics Fun Spiral-Bossy R
  • Phonics Fun Spiral-Compound Words and Contractions
  • Writing Center-Part 2

This week I have been putting the last minute touches on my Frog Street Splash presentation.   As you may remember, my presentation is all about Guided Reading and I am so excited (and a tad bit nervous) to share all of my fun, fresh ideas to my colleagues.  I sure hope that I get to meet some fellow bloggers at this conference. If you are going, please, come find me. I would love to meet you! It's gonna be a BLAST!

And now...for a freebie.  In honor of my guided reading presentation, I thought I would share with you one of my cute reading retelling/comprehension activities and a recording sheet that goes with it.  

 Get your recording sheet here-Bloomin' Questions Recording Sheet

First, gather the materials need to make the project.  I found my items at the Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby.  You will need jumbo craft sticks, some flowers, buttons, a hot glue gun, a sharpie, and little container to keep it all in.

Attach the flowers and buttons to a craft stick using the hot glue.  Write a number on each button and write a comprehension question on the stick.

Here is what I used:
1. Who are the characters?
2. What is the setting?
3. What happened in the beginning?
4. What happened in the middle?
5. What happened in the end?
6.What was the problem?
7.What was the solution?
8.What was your favorite part?  Why?
9. If you could change anything about the story, what would you change?  Why?

After students have read a book, they read the bloomin' questions and answer them on the recording sheet.

Enjoy!  I'm off to work on more stuff!

Happy Summer,
Coconut Cutie

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