Included in this packet are “selections” from two books, Bad Boy, by Walter Dean Myers, and The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros. Fifth grade students will do “close readings” to think and interact with the given selections. There are handouts I give to students that include a mini-lesson on writing summaries. There are also examples of “blogs” about two books, Wonder<br />
and Mockingbird, that a fifth grade student wrote to demonstrate to students what good “Book Reviews” look like, including writing a summary of the book, excluding the ending. Students then have an assignment to write “blogs” about the selections they have read in class, beginning with writing a document in “google docs” that<br />
teachers can comment on. Students can then copy and paste revisions on a blog of choice, (I use Blogger). Students can choose to write their blogs with chosen “elements” from the demonstrated fifth grader’s blogs. These Book Review “blogs” can continue throughout the year as students independently read. Integrating literacy and technology is a motivating and<br />
Powerpoint consists of extracts of character descriptions from a variety of books with question prompts to explore author's viewpoints and methods of description. This can be used to show how description can be 'weaved in' to writing rather than just a list of characteristics/ features.
Originally used with Y3 and 4 as part of a space topic. Children made the cocktails using differentiated recipes and then surveyed staff as to their favourite cocktail. This was then used as part of a handling data project
Students will use note taking skills to paraphrase notes on third-person-point-of-view. Notes will provide and promote better writing when writing various text, constructed responses, and extended responses. Notes are excellent for understand which point of view a piece of text is written from, and changing a point of view when writing.
A detailed scheme of work with full colour PPTs and resources. Relates to Bloom's Taxonomy with clear AOs and leads clearly to summative assessment. Starters focus on grammar and literacy skills. All lesson plans included.