Friday, January 20, 2012

Rain on the Rooftops

This week we practiced reading our poem with and without motions. Below are two videos showing both ways.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Accuracy Lesson on Syllables

A new CAFE strategy that I introduced this week was "Count syllables in one to three segments." We have talked about syllables before this week, but decided to add it to our CAFE board as a new strategy under the "A" for Accuracy. Below is a video of our mini-lesson in action. The class sat in a circle with a pile of our class names in the middle upside down. Each student took a turn and pulled a name out. That student read the name on the card, clapped the rhythm of the name, told us how many syllables and then the entire class clapped the name together!

 
 

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