Friday, April 20, 2012

Blackline Hamburger 3rd & 4th grade

GIANT HAMBURGER ORGANIZER with tips and reminders for the students at the top of each hamburger part. I have the students write their 3 BIG ideas in the left hand margin. (not on the intro or conclusion) That way when I check their topic sentence, I make sure it matches what their original brainstorm idea was. Notice how I sign off with my initials on each paragraph in the margin before they can move on to the next one?  Oh, and I won't even look at it if they forget to indent :) Click on hamburger for freebie!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Big Hamburger

I have many hamburgers I will be posting in the near future.....sooooo please stay tuned!!! I use this particular 5 paragraph hamburger for my 3rd and 4th graders. One of the things I do is to use it under the Elmo to model great writing. We usually create a story together. When students use the 5 paragraph hamburger independently, I have them brainstorm to get their 3 BIG ideas, and create a hook (see previous HOOKS blog). I allow them to write directly on the hamburger. I have blackline hamburgers similar to this that I will be posting in the near future. After editing etc., they can then make their final copy with 5 paragraphs!  Here is the FREEBIE enjoy! Oh, I wanted to mention that this hamburger is 11 x17 which makes it EXTRA CooliO! 
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Word of the WEEK

I teach one different vocabulary word per week to each different grade level. I know it's weird to have a favorite vocabulary word, but 2nd grade has my favorite work this week.... "putrid" It's so funny when they can use it in their writing. It makes them so proud. I took some pictures of 1st grade student work this week. I had them illustrate their vocabulary word on individual white boards. Then we made a class train and students followed me around the room while we looked at all the cute illustrations. These pictures were my favorite illustrations of the word JUMBO :) Get your Freebie HEREPin It