This week my focus is on tweaking several of my classroom activities so that they fit my teaching style and student needs. Since I accepted this job the week before school started - I had planned to sub this year - I did not have much time to plan. My partner shared all of her plans with me, and I jumped right in to the year. Now after having a little time to get adjusted, I am beginning to figure out what will work better for me as I instruct these great kids. One of our big focuses in this class is to increase student vocabulary, so this week we started a Word of the Day activity. I have several vocabulary maps and think charts that work great for this; however since this is new to most of my students, I wanted a simpler form to use at first. I came up with a half sheet that gets straight to the point.
Word of the Day
This week I also started a daily reading log with my students. I have a great one that is for an entire week, but once again, since this process is completely new most of my students, I created a single day form that they can fill out once a week. I can then use this as a formative assessment. This too is a half sheet, so I may print them on the back of the W. O. D. sheets for a few weeks.
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