Have you ever envied the math teachers that get to do all of the fun hands-on lessons? I know I have! Being departmentalized, I always miss the hands-on experiences from Math and Science.
I am bringing Hand-On Reading (Character Traits) to you!
-THREE levels of task card passages. (2nd, 3rd, and 4th)
-Instructions for the students.
-Instructions and pictures for the teacher.
-Rubric included on the task card for easy assessment of mastery.
What is Hands-On Character Traits?
A Character Trait lesson that will allow students to read a passage, construct a graphic organizer with their hands and some simple supplies, then complete their graphic organizer.
-Pass out a reading task card to each student. Cards are differentiated in three -different levels. Level=Grade Level.
-Pass out a bag with the Graphic Organizer Supplies to each student.
--9 paper clips per student
--Two dry erase markers per student (or just one without doing the bonus.)
--Each student will read the task card.
--Using 9 paper clips, the students will form the “paper clip person” shown in the graphic organizer.
--Using 5 paper clips for the body and 4 paper clips for the head.
--Once their paper clip person is made, they will use a dry erase marker to write traits all around the person to describe Trina in the story.
--Bonus: They can use a different color, write the different feelings Trina went through in the text (under the paper clip person.)
--After their work has been checked, they will take apart their paper clips and place them back in the bag, and erase their desk.
The kids will be highly engaged and will love working with their hands. Building the graphic organizers also makes the graphic organizer more meaningful to the students.
More Hands-On Reading:
Hands-On Reading: Main Idea
Hands-On Reading: Author's Purpose
Hands-On Reading: Summary
Hands-On Reading: Sequence
Hands-On Reading: Cause and Effect
Hands-On Reading: Text Features
Hands-On Reading: Compare and Contrast
Hands-On Reading: Inference
Hands-On Reading: Point of View
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