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4th Grade Writing
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I’m a big fan of one-on-one conferencing with students as a way to connect with them and check for understanding. I use this “deli-style” format with students as a fun way to let them know it is their turn to conference with me. Each student is given a ticket (from 1 to how ever many students you have in class) at the beginning of class and meets me at the designated conference area in the room when they hear the “DING!” and their number appears on the projector screen. Kids love it!
Doodle a Story is something I use in the classroom to help children learn about identifying important details in a story. As I read a story, I stop at certain points and have the children "doodle" what is happening at that moment. By the end of the story, they have a retelling right in front of them. I then have them break into partner groups to retell the story using their own pictures.
Writing Folder - Resource Tool for Aspiring Authors! As always it is great to have reminders up on the walls that students can refer to to see what writters do, why we write, and this nifty poster has ideas for writers. Its easy for young writers to get stuck and this is a fun way to inspire and give them some idea that they can write about.