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Friday, September 28, 2012

This Week's Meta Response Exemplar


On the back of each week's reading log, there is a Meta-Response prompt. The meta-response lets students write about what they are thinking as they read. Below is one exemplar from the week.

When I was reading: The Pink Locker Society I thought about: school and when I get a locker. I wonder what I am going to do with my locker.

Happy Trails,
Mr. Rabinowitz

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Student work

Yesterday 4th grade readers wrote down what happened at the end of each page they read on a post it. This mini lesson encouraged students to monitor their comprehension as they read. The photos are student selected examples.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

This Week's Meta Response Exemplar

On the back of each week's reading log, there is a Meta-Response prompt. The meta-response lets students write about what they are thinking as they read. Below is one exemplar from the week.


When I was reading: Calvin and Hobbes I thought about: the time I though that there were monsters under
my bed. I was so scared I pulled the blankets over my head, hugged my stuffy tight and cried, "MOMMY!' In the book, Calvin thought there were monsters under his bed. he reacted the same way I did.       Happy Trails, Mr. Rabinowitz

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Last week in literacy

This past week in Literacy, we began writing about small moments and observing the world around us. We had the opportunity to go outside and use our 5 senses to connect with our surroundings and take notes! The kids loved it and we had a beautiful day for it. In reading, we focused on using context clues to decode challenging words and worked on sharing texts respectfully and with purpose.

Art

Original Works is a fundraiser for the Westerly Creek PTA. Ms. Glassick will be helping your child (K-5, ECE classrooms will make their artwork in their classroom). The artwork should come home right before fall break, October 23rd. Then you can choose from over 30 products(some of these are displayed near the front office, in the display case) to turn you masterpiece into a great gift of keepsake, just in time for the holidays. If you have any questions please contact Meg Evans at mega700@comcast.net. You can also check www.originalworks.com for more information.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

2 Exemplars of the Reading Log Meta Response

On the back of each week's reading log, there is a Meta-Response prompt. The meta-response lets students write about what they are thinking as they read. Below are two of many exemplars from first two weeks of school. Each one is from a different class.

When I was reading: Sea of Monster, I though about: the time I play dodge ball at recess because in the book, Percy plays dodge ball against monsters and they have fire balls!

When I was reading: Mallory's Super Sleepover, I though about: why her friend Mary had ideas and was changing things. When it was Mallory's 10th birthday. Also why she didn't do anything when a water balloon fight went wrong.

All Students are strongly encouraged to fill this out.

Happy Trails,
Mr. Rabinowitz

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Book buddies

Today 4 th graders read to their 1st grade reading buddy.

Monday, September 10, 2012

9/10/12

Tonight's homework is for students to share orally their 'moment' story. Hopefully, they include some details. Try to let them tell the entire moment without interruption. Family members should sign off on the assignment in the planner.

Happy Trails,
Mr. Rabinowitz

Friday, September 7, 2012

This Week

Hi-
Today we took our first spelling test and read with our first grade book buddies. It is wonderful to see the 4th graders as reading mentors and modeling great reading behaviors. In addition, we took day 2 of our writing interim. The tests will be graded next Friday and the data will help guide our instruction. Next week, we will try to get into the computer lab for Spellingcity.com and begin some poetry.

ATTN: I still am in need of a room parent for this year. Please let me know if you are interested.

Thanks,
Mr. Rabinowitz