Sunday, August 12, 2012

Wags, Words, and Writing .. Literacy Workshop based on "How Rocket Learned to Read" and "Rocket Writes a Story"

The entire 200 page "Wags, Words, and Writing"  Literacy workshop is on TeachersPayTeacher!

Here's the Description ... I was literally pasting it in when the update was aborted.

Book Unit -- Writing and Word Work Activity Pack

This 13 page lesson guide contains four ELA mini units based on BOTH books by Tad Hill’s:

                “How Rocket Learned to Read”

                “Rocket Writes a Story”
If you have a multi-aged group classroom, homeschool young children, or just largely different levels of writers in your classroom then this package is for you.

This activity pack will make you smile.  It  has over 17 different games, graphical organizers, and writing prompts that range in difficulty from Kinder to 2nd grade.    

Download the idea guide for FREE.   If you would like to implement the workshop, purchase a fully licensed package and receive the following:

 1.    6 Word Work Games
2.    100 Dolch Sight Word Cards
3.    Over 100 words cards from BOTH books.
4.    Phonics / Handwriting Games
5.    Graphical Organizers
6.    Writing Prompts.

 Wags, Words, and Writing is geared to first grade and beginning 2nd grade writers.   There are some easier prompts for struggling or younger writers.  Addtionally there are some challenging prompts for the more progressed writer.  
The second grade writing prompts tie into the 2011 2nd grade Treasures “Pets as Friends” unit.     

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wags and Words -- How Rocket Learned to Read & Rocket Writes a Story

Word Wall
I am wrapping up summer with a book unit theme based on two stories by Tadd Hills,  "How Rocket Learned to Read" and "Rocket Writes a Story". 

The book unit consists of three types of activities: word work, writing, and handwriting.
Here is a sneak peak!
Product release this Sunday!

Character analysis, character comparison, story mapping
Handwriting, Letter Sounds,

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Showcase great or important work with a Hollywood Movie Marquee

A teacher recently commissioned a "Now Reading" marquee. Her idea is really clever. Place the marquee in the center of the bulletin board and surround the announcement with a book reading list or sight word list (popcorn words).

The second graphic created for the set displays the phrase "Now Showing" . You may use this marquee to highlight students work on the bulletin board. Each poster is 24 by 10. They print on three 8.5 by 11 sheets of paper.

Marquees are $3 for the set.

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