Saturday, January 17, 2015

You Oughta Know: Constructed Response Resources

            I'm joining Buzzing with Mrs. McClain for her monthly You Oughta Know blog hop. One of the biggest changes in Tennessee for the upcoming TN Ready assessments is the use of constructed response questions. Many of our students have not had nearly enough practice with this skill. So I've been searching high and low for resources to help my students. Here is what I have found out there. (All free of course)

RACE Written Response Mnemonic Strategy Lesson & Evaluatio

Julie Faulkner created RACE Written Response Mnemonic Strategy Lesson & Evaluation Pack on TPT for free. I love using mnemonics to help my students remember. 

Constructed Response RACE Strategy Resource
Teaching Lane created Constructed Response RACE Strategy Resource on TPT for free. 

ACE BCR Questions Poster
MsHayden created a different mnemonic to answer constructed response questions. 

Caffeine and Lesson Plans has a great blog post about how color coding can help your students answer constructed response questions. 

We All Scream for Constructed Response
Lastly, Brenda Martin created this adorable We All Scream for Constructed Response resource for free on TPT.

    I hope you have found something that you can use to help you students answer constructed response questions. Be sure to check out all the other great bloggers and their You Oughta Know posts. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Peek at My Week: January 12-16 Lesson Plans and Materials


I am joining Mrs. Willis' Kindergarten for a Peek at My Week! You should head over there and check out all the other teachers' lessons. 

Click here to download the daily agenda PPT. 

Click here to download the daily analogy of the day PPT.

Click here to download the daily exit ticket PPT. 

Click here to download the daily TCAP question of the day PPT.

Other Materials: Click on the item to download (quizzes will be added to the blog post on Monday) 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tech Thursday Twitter Chats

      I love anything tech related, so I am joining Teaching Trio for Technology Thursday. One of my favorite parts of Twitter is the daily chats for educators. They have chats almost hourly and they all have a specific topic or group. 

You can find a daily schedule of chats to join here. I usually join in on the TN chat and the ELA chat. To join in on the twitter chats I use Tweet Chat

Tweet Chat is easy to use and free. Find the hash tag of the chat you would like to be apart of and click go. 

      Once your at your chat, you'll be able to see all the tweets with the same hash tag. You will also be able to retweet and tweet from this page. I've found many new ideas to use in my classroom from chats.

              Head over to Teaching Trio to find out about other awesome tech ideas and sites. If would like to follow me on Twitter click here


Monday, January 5, 2015

Pinterest Pick 3 Party

I'm linking up with Inspired Owl's Corner 

Here are three pins I'll be using this month! Click on the picture to go to the link. 

Freebie Martin+Luther+King,+Jr.+Day+is+the+third+Monday+of+January,+and+this+close+reading+activity+would+be+a+perfect+way+to+learn+all+about+his+role+in+the+civil+rights+movement.+In+this+freebie,+you+get+four+differentiated+texts+about+Martin+Luther+King,+Jr.,+activities+for+second+and+third+reads,+and+a+writing+response+activity.
Awesome close read freebie from Fifth in the Middle

Freebie from Teach at the Beach on TPT

Compare and Contrast Martin Luther King Jr.
Compare and contrast freebie from Literacy Loves Company.

Be sure to go check out what others have pinned. Also make sure to follow me on Pinterest!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Lessons and Materials for January 5th-9th

I've join Mrs. Willis' Kindergarten for a Peek at My Week. Head over there to see other teachers lessons and materials. 
             I'm kicking off the new year focusing on writing for the upcoming writing assessment in February.  I've posted my daily agenda and materials below.

Click here to download the Daily Agenda Power Point

Click here to download the Analogy of the Day Power Point. 

Click here to download the TCAP Question of the Day Power Point. 

Click here to download the Daily Exit Ticket Power Point. 

Other Resources: Click on the item to download

            Hope everyone has a great weekend! If you do not follow Oodles of Teaching Fun on Facebook click here. I post flash freebies from my blogs and others throughout the day. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Currently

          I'm joining up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for here monthly Currently Linky. I love this linky, because I always find news blogs to follow. To check out all the blogs that have linked up click here.

    I'll be posting my lessons and materials for next week tomorrow. Be sure to stop back by. Also, if you do not follow me on Facebook, be sure to click here. I share lots of flash freebies and giveaways on my Facebook page. 

Oh' Boy 4th Grade