Tag Archives: reading

Linking Children’s Literature to PYP Profile/Attitudes

“The aim of all the IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.” (Making the PYP Happen) The IB Learner … Continue reading

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From edmodo to Google Groups

I have used and blogged about edmodo before as a learning space for literature discussions. Since our school has gone full speed ahead with Google Docs and Google Site Portfolios, I decided to try and use Google Groups this year instead of … Continue reading

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Literature Circles with edmodo

edmodo is an online tool that allows teachers and students to connect and collaborate. I have used edmodo before with grade 5 students, but this is the first year I’ve used it with grade 3. I started with setting up … Continue reading

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Read one more chapter, pleeeaassee!

I am currently reading The Monster’s Ring by Bruce Coville aloud to my grade 3 class. They love the book and I love hearing them moan and groan when I stop reading for the day. The story focuses on young … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling-Green Screen in action

After our successful work with iMovie for our Book Talks (see my previous post here) my students and I decided to take on a new project using a green screen for our study of Taiwan. After 4 weeks of inquiry … Continue reading

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Book reviews with iMovie

This year my students and I were inspired by Mr. McGuire’s Book Talks. We enjoyed watching the students share their book recommendations so much that we decided to try our hand at making our own. This was also the students … Continue reading

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Literature Circles Video by Fifth Grade Students

My fifth graders decided to direct and produce their own information video on literature circles. We were inspired by a video we watched regarding quality commenting from Langwitches Blog that you can view here. The class made up of 18 … Continue reading

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I want to be Discussion Director this time!

Literature Circles: A group of students reading a novel and engaging in discussion as they respond to the novel with critical and reflective thought. I have used Literature Circles for a few years now and really enjoy the way students … Continue reading

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