My 5th grade students read “Thunder Rose,” and the boys seemed to really enjoy this tall tale! They really enjoyed creating a cowgirl representation of the main character, Thunder Rose.
I provided a hat, boot, face and person pattern and they traced a copy of each, onto various colors of construction paper. By adding art into my reading class, they were more than willing to write about the story.
I provided a template of sentence starters, on the Smartboard first, and then as a print out. Next, they added their own thoughts to complete the sentences. Finally, students wrote a paragraph using their sentence starter sheet. They were very proud of their hard work and I was too!
I am a mom of 4 teens! I have been teaching for 19 years. As a K-6 Collaborative Elementary teacher, I have taught grades PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. In each grade I have also taught Special education, written IEP's, modified & accommodated lesson plans & activities and I have also Co-Taught! When I began teaching Pre-K and then Kindergarten, is also when I was in the process of earning my Masters Degree in Education in Curriculum & Instruction. As a result, I combined my love for teaching, learning and writing into my "2nd and 3rd jobs" which are: Writing curriculum and writing for my handful of websites!!! (green bean kindergarten, elementary elephant)!
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