Sunday, September 29, 2013

Journeys: Work on Writing FREEBIE

My school has adapted the reading program Journeys this year. It's such a comprehensive reading program that is aligned with the Common Core, so it's fantastic! I wanted to share briefly with you how I integrate part of the Daily 5 with Journeys.  One of the Daily 5 rotations is Work on Writing. Since the Common Core is heavy on writing about reading, I've developed some journal prompts that go along with the book we are reading in Journeys. Below are the journal prompts/questions for Unit 1 Lesson 3, Dogs. The kids did a great job with these, with modeling of course!

If you use Journeys, you can grab these for free here!  I'll be creating these for every one of the whole group stories in Journeys.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Common Core Reading Response Pages

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

I just finished my Common Core Reading Response Pages pack for 2nd grade! I am super excited about using these next week during my guided reading groups! They can also be used for students to fill out during independent reading time or work on writing time--since the common core is BIG on writing about reading.

Here are just a couple of the pages from the pack!



I have decided that during my Work on Writing station for Daily 5, I'm going to have my students "Write about Reading" instead.  They will respond to the selection we read together from our mini lesson in their reading journals. I will provide them with a reading journal prompt--aligned to the common core of course, and they will respond to that independently. If they finish early and there is still time left in that rotation, they may participate in the "real" Work on Writing (writing about anything they want).

I will be working on these reading journal prompts tonight or tomorrow!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Common Core Matching Activities

I'm so excited about my place value/number sense matching activities pack! I literally just finished this baby and uploaded her to TPT! I will be printing these out early Monday morning and sharing them with my precious 2nd graders! I know they will love them because they love cutting, matching, and glueing!

Since I do Guided Math Rotations in my classroom, this will be my Independent Work Station. Once modeled for the kids, this is definitely something they can do independently.

These pack covers the following Common Core standards:

*   CCSS. Math. Content.2.OA.3.3 (Odd and Even Numbers)
*   CCSS. Math. Content.2NBT.1.2 (Count within 1000; Skip count by 5s, 10s, and 100s)
*   CCSS. Math. Content.2NBT.1.3 (Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, and   
     expanded form--I've included tens and ones for review from first grade in addition to hundreds for   
     2nd grade)

Here are a couple of pictures from this pack.







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