Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks!

We began this holiday season celebrating the spirit of Thanksgiving.
Although limited in content and text complexity, this little book speaks volumes to first graders.  I read through the book once before we practiced the strategy - "turn and talk". I used "turn and talk" during this activity as a starting point for meaningful conversation.  Later, we created a Thanksgiving word web to build on the initial discussions.
Link to upload writing prompt
Writing after reading   ...   the children did a nice job putting their ideas into well-crafted sentences.

He wrote about a classmate.  :)

 One of the advantages of  being a first grade teacher... :)



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