Thursday, January 28, 2016

Construction Complete!

I have been putting off updating my Journeys Units for some time now.
A Buyer wrote me a personal note with her disappointment in one of the Units.
I am committed to doing a Lesson each day until they are all Updated, Revised, and Improved!!
If you have purchased any or all keep your eyes open on MY PURCHASES as you can download the new versions.  YIPEE!!

Okay so Unit Four is now complete.
Check out my blog entry with all of the items in this packet.
All the Lessons in Unit Four will be similar.  Each Unit has its own twist!!

So after doing that I decided the Word Assessments needed updating too AND BEST OF ALL I GOT CREATIVE AND ADDED PROOFREADING!!
I think you will like these even if you do not use Journeys.  Best of all...THEY ARE FREE!
There is a large Proofreading poster for posting.
There are mini cards for each student.

 Each lesson then includes a mini book for practicing proofreading.

I use these two sheets for assessment.
For the High Frequency Words I have the kiddos read the words to me.
Those they need to practice get highlighted.

 Then all High Frequency words for the Unit and Spelling words for the Unit are on cards.
Students can color them.  Use them for flash cards. Put them on a ring for daily practice.
YEP it is FREE!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Superbowl 2016 Freebie!!

Are you ready for a Super Bowl Freebie?
Dress in your team colors and spend the day celebrating the Super Bowl with fun filled curriculum.
Let's check it out!

Have this on the student's desk when they arrive.

Do some reading using informational text.
If it is too difficult for some do partner reading.
Find San Francisco on the map.
Find Denver and Carolina.

  Get a little word work in.

And some writing...
Grab a clipboard or a book and poll your friends about who will win.

 Two games are to 10 and the other to 20 for differentiation.
Be sure they use the record sheet to keep score.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Journeys Revised

Last year I created packets for each Journeys lesson and then bundled them.  After a follower wrote and shared corrections on one of the packets I decided it was time for CONSTRUCTION!  I decided to start at Lesson 16 as that is about where everyone should be.  ABOUT!! My goal is to update one a night so that I can get through the year and those who have purchased can enjoy them.  So...
A new font and format for the focus chart so that it is easier to read.

New fonts on posters and vocabulary cards.  Easier to read.
Pre lesson question to fit with Essential Question.

Created comprehension sheets that were easier to follow and read.

Added to and underlined key words in informational text.

Took printing lines off pages of spelling for more room to write.

Added practice for High Frequency.

Added more practice to the "words with meaning" vocabulary.

Brightened these up!!

Made these easier to follow and work with.

Book covers color and black and white.

Ended with some fun!!