#inferencing #predicting #vocabulary #youcantgowrongwithdot
“Dot Gets Her Message Across” was born out of a desire to waste less class time! My students were so desperate to hear “Dot stories” everyday, that I had to make them into a meaningful learning experience. Dotkitten is my three-year-old cat. She was found under a bush at one or two weeks of age, and although her early struggles seem to have stunted her growth (she is still the size of a small kitten), she behaves as if She is a massive lion, ruling the jungle under that bush. Dot screams at us if her food dish is half full (because starvation is eminent), if we are taking up too much of the bed, or if we are working at the computer and won’t let her sit on the keyboard (like right now). Her dog brother, Steve, probably frustrates her the most. My students have suggested that we buy her a cellphone, get a massive family plan, and let her go. They constantly asked what I think Dot would say if she had words or if she could text. As an avid user of task cards, I couldn’t resist. All of a sudden, my students love to predict, make inferences, and expand their vocabulary.
24 cell phone shaped task cards including texts from Dot (to Mom)
2 student answer sheets
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