Showcasing and reflecting on the hard working teachers and practices at CLETS :-)
This "STAT Spotlight" edition focuses on Erin Pennington's first grade class. Erin uses rigorous student centered learning centers as her students engage in their language arts activities.
Erin worked with a small group on syllables. Her students were engaged as they were learning new vocabulary words that identified text features and how to spell them. Students went on a text feature hunt through their leveled reader to find text features. The group practiced pronouncing the word then practiced spelling the word on white boards using what they knew about syllables.
At the collaboration station students were working on text features. Students looked through non fiction magazines to find examples of text features. They then glued their examples in a non fiction text feature notebook.
Work on Writing
After reading "Me on the Map" as a class, students applied their own geography to their own personalized Me on the Map book.
Reading for Understanding
During the Reading for Understanding center, students had a choice of which Pebble Go story to read. Students had the choice of: In my neighborhood, In my State, In my Country, or In my World. Students then filled out a 3-2-1 graphic organizer based on the main idea and details from the text.
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