Passages will vary, depending on skills and strategies we are working on in class. We will assign literature, informational text, poetry, or excerpts from longer pieces of text.
Later in the year, we will assign two passages on the same topic or by the same author, and students will work on comparing these.
These are simple symbols the students will use when responding and coding the text.
We tried to create some “fun” codes that kids could relate to, like LOL or OMG.
Please welcome Gina of Beach, Sand, and Lesson Plans!
She shares with us today a pretty snappy way to handle homework that’s fun for everyone. I’m Gina from Beach, Sand, and Lesson Plans, and I’m thrilled to be a guest blogger here on Minds in Bloom.
To set up the notebook, I had the students glue a general directions page on the inside cover.
On the first page, they glued in the “cell phone” text codes.
I think kids and families are extra busy these days. Kids are involved in sometimes several after-school activities. Homework doesn’t have to be long and tedious for it to be valuable.
With that said I’m super excited to share a reading homework idea that I have started to use this year in my 3rd grade classroom.