This is truly a SHOUT OUT!
Katie Knight, from:
sent me this wonderful packet out of the kindness of her heart:
Let me honestly say, WOW.
Well done, my friend!
I was impressed, and I am a picky lady.
Although the unit has more to offer than what I used, I loved every bit of it.
Here are the American Heroes I wanted to give mention to and/or teach in depth about:
Don't these look just wonderful?
I'm going to leave them up!!
I've never had anything like these guys to hang up like this!
We started with Martin Luther King, Jr.
For these passages, we read them aloud.
We highlighted the vocab words in the box, & in the story as we read them aloud.
This gave further meaning into these new words.
We did a 3 minute race of coloring nouns or adjectives in the passage.
We did a fluency read, and graphed our results.
Since we are 2nd grade, all my students were able to successfully complete the tasks.
My little babes flowed right through!
I love this feature about this unit!
Then, we read about Rosa Parks, and did the same as with Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rosa Parks was our 2nd story we read, & graphed.
Notice the noun hunt?
They are the words boxed in blue.
The green highlights are the story vocab. words.
This was funner when I told them they had only 3 minutes to find, box & color their nouns!
Although I know the graph is intended for the same story, we used different stories, since they are all closely related.
This can work either way, which is the beauty of this unit.
It can be manipulated to fit your needs for the class, and be successful for all!
Alexander Graham Bell. iphones. Gotta thank this gentleman & Katie for bringing this to my class.
My kids really enjoyed him (they can relate so much more now, since cell phones are in their little hands!). For this page, we hunted for adjectives!
So for each of the 3 stories, we did a fluency read, graphed, & labeled each one.
We had searches for nouns, verbs, & adjectives.
We found these parts of speech independently, together, and in a race!
Love the variable here!
Here are a few other ADORABLE posters I laminated & put up.
I will be keeping these adorable helpers up,
(so sorry about that glare!)
I saved Pres. Washington & Lincoln for President's week, BUT they are already copied & ready to roll!
There is sooooo much in the unit, I will be using these pieces later.
This unit is not for one time period.
It's for all through the school year.
Truly, I have felt for myself that blogging & sharing ideas to & with each other has made me a better teacher.
I am so happy Katie sent me this unit.
These American Heroes truly need to be taught to our students, and I don't think I would have covered AS much without this unit.
I love it so much!