Saturday, December 7, 2013
It's one of my very favorite times of the year. Lights in the park, lights on the tree, lights on the house, and lights in the classroom!! Light up your walls with some Holiday Text Feature identification practice. With so many different types of text features embedded in informational text, students often get confused on which feature does what, what the purpose of the feature is, and what it looks like. This new activity is an engaging game where students match the name of the feature to it's definition, as well as to an image that displays what the feature might look like. It can be done whole group, in centers, in cooperative teams, or individually. There's even a text feature reflection sheet. Students get practice with a necessary skill AND you can "string them up" to light up your classroom with a colorful, holiday display. Click on image above to grab!
How much fun can you have this time of year (AND YEAR ROUND) with these LED finger laser lights? The elastic strap slides over your finger for easy use. They come in four bright colors: blue, green, red, and white. I found them on Amazon (40 pk) for $7.00. Imagine sitting at your guided reading table having your students track print with these. How about locating evidence in the text, or pointing out the problem and solution? I'm thinking there are LOTS of possibilities! So let's have some FUN with them! Leave a comment with a suggested educational use for the LED lights in your classroom to share with other teachers. I'll put the first 10 suggestions in a hat, draw ONE out, and I'll SEND YOU an Amazon gift card for $15.00 to get a set of your own! That should even cover the shipping cost! Rules are quick and easy:
1.) One entry per person!
2.) Share only one idea so lots of teachers can participate!
2.) Email address must accompany your suggestion (so I know where to send the gift card!)
Bananas for those silly, little things that make me smile and say, "My students would LOVE this!" Happy Holidays, friends!
Posted by Michelle at 11:51 PM