Sunday, January 22, 2017


I love teaching visualizing. There are so many great lessons that I do every year that the kids love.  This year I made a new lesson to test out in my class. I think it went pretty well!

We read the My Ice Cream Cone poem and highlighted the words or phrases that helped us create a mental image.  Then the students used their highlighted notes to create their mental images.  We compared our mental images and discussed how they were the same or different and why that might be.

We also discussed which words were the most helpful to help us visualize.  The class completed this cut and sort page of helpful/not helpful words.

What Color Is Camouflage?

What Color is Camouflage is a great nonfiction text to use in class for many different lessons.  I recently used it to reinforce main idea. We discussed the book and worked together to think of the important details in the story that supported our main idea.

Poetry Fun

We read a couple books in class to discuss rhyming stories.  We discussed how the rhymes came at the end of the sentence.  Here are the lessons I used with my class for this quick introduction to rhyme!

First, we read Rumble in the Jungle!  This was a class favorite! 

After discussing the book and the rhymes we looked at the book again to complete the rumble in the jungle rhyming page.

Then the kids chose their own jungle animal to draw and write a rhyming poem about.

Another fun rhyming book we read was The Caterpillow Fight.  

After reading the book, we worked together to find all the ending rhymes in the poem and added them to the caterpillar page.  Then, the students wrote their own poem.


I love Beekle and so do my students!  We recently read Beekle in class when we were discussing character traits.  I made a quick little lesson and page to go with the book.