Do you want to be the coolest teacher in the school? Your students will think you are #ubbercool if you know what hashtags are and introduce them "for" learning IN the classroom--they are very popular with kids and adults alike and everyone's using them! Don't leave them left out of the #hashtagcraze.
This hashtag fluency product has everything you need to get a fluency center up and running in your class. Or, is a fun, fresh, 21st century addition to your existing fluency center.
The idea behind hashtags is they are a word or phrase that sort of sums up a post, picture, concept or idea by including the pound sign in front of a word or string of words without punctuation or capitalization. Many hashtags use literary devices like sarcasm, hyperboles, irony and connotations, and almost always overstate the obvious. (See the preview for a hashtag fluency rationale, explanation and examples.)
When Edward Dolch created the Dolch Sight Words Lists in 1948, he used frequently occurring words from children's books at the time. It has been found that Dolch Sight Words are in 50%-75% of children's book, library books, newspapers and magazines of today. Many hashtags contain Dolch sight words within them. Hashtag reading is really just a new twist on an old method--sight word and sight phrase reading. BUT, it is real reading, writing and self-expression, with a real purpose in real life. #justsayin Also, hashtag reading supports the Breaking & Taking work of Marie Clay, founder of Reading Recovery. She believed that students must learn to take words apart "on the run." With hashtag reading, students must take words apart and put them back together on the run. Reading hashtags also align with the Common Core Language standard 3 that expects students to "apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts..." including 3a in 2nd grade which expects students to "compare formal and informal uses of English" and language standard 6, "acquire and use conversational words and phrases..."
Fun hashtag fluency files included in this product include the following and shown in the preview:
*10 Student Lists & 1 Parent Letter
*20 In Class Fluency Lists for Fluency Center
*13 Student Progress Tracking Graphs
*10 Fluency Passages--called Hashtag Strings
*10 Award Certificates & 1 Class At-A-Glance Table
*20 Spin, Read, Highlight Activity Sheets & 2 Spinners
*40 Flashcard Sheets with 200 Hashtags & 7 Game Suggestions
*11 Hashtag Slideshows (10, 1 for each list & 1 with all 200)
This product is a ZIP file because in addition to the 148 page PDF of pages listed above, I also include a folder of Editable-ish b/w generic yet matching template files in the event that you and your students want to generate your own classroom hashtags. I also include the 3 Hello fonts used in the product as well as links to the 2 KG fonts I also used in the product. This product is a single user license.
This product is ideal for 2nd - 6th grade students, and any Kindergarten/1st grade students who have mastered the basic sight words lists or middle school students reading below grade level.
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Enjoy and All Aboard the #hashtagtrain
Jen Jones – Hello Literacy
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