This week, I'm going to start with our "Fairy Tale Talk Show" that we did today. We're in the midst of our reading strategies unit and we've been learning about questioning while you read. We've learned that you ask questions before you read, during reading, and after reading. We've also learned about asking thin questions and thick questions. As a culmination to our week of questioning, we held a "Fairy Tale Talk Show" today! Yesterday, we read Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. After reading it, students wrote questions that were not answered in the book. They addressed the questions to the characters and had an opportunity to ask them at our talk show! Of course, we didn't REALLY have the characters come to our classroom....the students took on the roles of the characters! This means that they had to use their reading brains to formulate answers to the THICK questions being asked by their classmates!
Here are a couple of short video clips of those reading brains working...
Another activity we did that I loved was to create a Landform Dinosaur! Have you seen this idea on Pinterest?
And finally, this song has been STUCK in my head all week. Best doubles song ever! :)