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Spelling Strategies

Students continue to become familiar with the phonemes (sounds) and graphemes (spelling choices) on the THRASS chart. They are improving with isolating phonemes then choosing a grapheme to help spell a word.  As a class, here are some spelling strategies we have come up with so far: 1. Sound out each phoneme. 2. Sound out each syllable. […]

Mind Map

    Do you know what a “Mind Map” is? Well, this is the right blog for you. I am going to tell you all about Mind Map. I am going to tell you  why you use it and how you use it. Why you use it: You use it when you have a general […]

Mind Map

    Do you know what a “Mind Map” is? Well, this is the right blog for you. I am going to tell you all about Mind Map. I am going to tell you  why you use it and how you use it. Why you use it: You use it when you have a general […]

Mind Map

    Do you know what a “Mind Map” is? Well, this is the right blog for you. I am going to tell you all about Mind Map. I am going to tell you  why you use it and how you use it. Why you use it: You use it when you have a general […]

Transition Words and Phrases

Essay Transitions Example Openers: (Transitions that allow you to introduce evidence) • For example • For instance • Most noticeably • In the story/poem/book/chapter • As seen in the story • In fact • In addition • Another example/instance • To begin with • As presented by the author Support Transitions: (Transitions that allow you […]

BIG NUMBERS

On January, 30, 2012,  we found out what number person we were when we were born. We also got to find out how many people are born and die in a certain country every hour. India has the most births and deaths. The world has about 7 billion people. An average American male lives until […]

Literacy at it’s Best!

Shooting Stars’ Parents, Having your child reading and writing on a daily basis is extremely important for their overall development in literacy.  The more frequently they carry out these two acts, the greater knowledge they will attain, and will be  strengthening their skills in the process. It’s important to ask questions about literature your child […]

Father Time…Baby New Year…

Farewell 2011 and hello 2012… as a welcome back activity, the Yodalandians created a bulletin board full of reflections on what made 2011 such a good year, and their resolutions and goals for 2012. Of course we had a Word Detective discussion about the meaning of the word before we could write our resolutions. Do […]