How do you begin your morning?
As soon as the little sweets walk in, they each have a Smart Cookie page on their desk.
Smart Cookies are REPETITIVE language and grammar skills that continually build & spiral.
Build & spiral.
Daily. Weekly. Monthly.
As kiddos bring their home readers to be checked by me, the rest of the little ones are starting on their Smart Cookie page.
This is an independent page, which was modeled by me at the beginning of the year, but is now completely independent.
How else could I check readers & keep 20 others quietly working?
Since the skills are the same, the kids know the expectation, have had much exposure to it, but because I progress the difficulty level, it is always a new challenge!
There is also a bit of reading comprehension added, so all the key components of reading comp are touched on.
This one here is on cause & effect:
This Smart Cookie had a little compare & contrast writing on the back of the page, about a whale & rainbow fish:
As I've said, these Smart Cookies are six years in the making, all of which have been perfected to meet and master those tough, grammatical & language pieces that are difficult to conquer!
Want to see results?
Try Smart Cookies.
I would never teach without them!