Hello, Everybody! Today, I am linking up with Jennifer from Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for her fun linky, A Peek at my Week.
A big chunk of my week (as well as last week) will be spent on report cards. In our district, we write narratives for each subject, so parents can get a clear idea of how their child is performing. I will finish up this week.
In reading, we will continue our focus on the influence of setting. One book I love to use for teaching setting is The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders.
I absolutely love using poetry to teach reading and writing skills. There are a couple poems in this book that I will use to model great word choice to describe settings. Some of the poems describe real places, such as Monterey Bay.
One activity that I love to do is read the poem, "In the Heart of South Dakota". When I am reading this poem, I do not show students the picture. After reading the poem, I have the students guess the setting of the poem. (They always get it.)
After sharing poems throughout the week, I will have students play "Name that Setting". Students will write a paragraph describing a common setting. If they included enough detail, other students should be able to guess the setting.
You can get "Name that Setting" for free by clicking here.
That's a peek at what I'll be up to this week. I am off to check out what everyone else will be up to. Thank you, Jennifer for hosting this linky. Make sure to stop by and see everyone's plans.
Have a great week!