As a teacher, I know the many responsibilities you have and it can be very challenging to find the time needed for planning engaging and effective lessons. I hope this product saves you some much-needed time in your classroom.
I have been teaching grades 4-6 for the past 13 years. I love being able to have a large collection of activities and strategies available in my classroom so I can keep my students engaged and meet their varying needs. My activities are aligned with the Common Core and can easily be adapted to suit the needs of different grade levels and abilities.
SUGGESTIONS FOR HOW TO USE THIS PRODUCT:
This activity is designed to have students think critically about the reading they have done throughout the week. Students write a letter each week to summarize what they’ve read in class or at home. They are required to engage with the material on a deeper level to make connections to the reading. Students follow the guidelines included for what should be included in each paragraph. This letter also provides an opportunity for students to work on their summarizing skills, as well as their writing skills, including grammar, punctuation, and complete sentences.
This weekly journal is a great way for teachers to stay informed about what their students are reading. Entries can also be monitored to ensure students are using higher-level thinking skills and making connections to their reading. Teachers can provide feedback to students about their writing. This is a great way for students and teachers to communicate about books and literature.